Symposium: Frontiers in Science, Technology, and the Arts

A symposium at MIT exploring the intersection of the frontiers of science and technology with artistic practice.

When: Tue, February 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: MIT Wong Auditorium, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

Co-organized by MIT.nano and the MIT Center for Art, Science, & Technology (CAST), this afternoon symposium will examine art forms and expressions enabled by the emergence of new materials and by advances in computing paradigms.  The program will showcase research, artistic collaborations, and innovations from across disciplines.

The four sessions are:

1. Frontiers: Art and Computing

2. Frontiers: Art and Materials

3. Frontiers: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and the Arts

4. Collaborations in Art, Science, and Technology at MIT

Each session will feature lightning talks, panels, and presentations from an interdisciplinary array of MIT faculty, visiting artists, and other researchers, practitioners, and innovators. This event is free and open to the public. Registration required.

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The symposium will help kick off a collaborative initiative that will use MIT.nano’s facilities, toolsets, and exhibition spaces as the platform for an exciting addition to the landscape for the arts at MIT. The initiative, ARTS.nano, will augment existing efforts to pair visiting artists with MIT faculty and students to explore collaborative projects using the tools of MIT.nano; support creative work ranging from art and new materials to computing, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence; and introduce much-needed exhibition space on campus to display imagery, objects, and artistic collaborations from the MIT community.