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2011 Festival Events Schedule

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Fri 04/22/2011

Join Assistant Professor of Art Cat Mazza’s digital media class aboard the 64-foot coast guard vessel for a lecture by artist and writer Greg Sholette on his new book Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture. Sholette will touch on collective art practices use of new technologies. The boat ride starts at Fox Point Dock on UMass campus and stops on a pier near the Institute for Contemporary Art where [...]

Thu 05/05/2011

Class is in session at the MIT Museum, as the Boston video game industry comes together with the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab for this unique event. Representatives from local game companies including Harmonix, Moonshot Games, SCVNGR, 38 Studios, Owlchemy Labs, and Fire Hose Games will showcase the diversity of work that goes into the creation of games. Enjoy a series of short talks, then break for recess to play with g [...]

Fri 04/22/2011 - Tue 07/05/2011

Join the museum for an open reception of “Virtual Kinetics, and the Art of the Image” by David Gordon on April 23, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. This new exhibit at the museum asserts that technology can be used to both create beauty and stimulate a sense of wonder. By combining historical and new media technologies, artist Dave Gordon achieves effects which are at once magical, beautiful and understandable. Much of th [...]

Sun 01/16/2011 - Sun 06/05/2011

Sound artist Halsey Burgund and the Museum of Science collected the voices of more than 250 people who live in towns along the Route 28 corridor and created a compelling audio scape of personal stories that reveals how we are all different and yet the same. To organize the world around us, we use broad strokes to label people and places, often relying on stereotypes. These simplifications stand in marked contrast to th [...]

Fri 04/22/2011 - Mon 06/06/2011

The MIT Museum presents Wen-Ying Tsai's 1970 work Cybernetic Sculpture #301. Tsai was a Fellow at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), where the work was created, from 1969-71. This sculpture is part of a small collection of historically important kinetic works created at CAVS and in the collection of the MIT Museum. The MIT Museum is also home to the ongoing exhibition, Arthur Ganson: Gestural Engineering, a [...]

Wed 05/04/2011

A three-part evening celebrating our love affair with the galaxy. First, encounter Moonwalk, an experimental film designed specifically for full-dome planetariums. The rough cut received the IBM Innovation Prize at the 2007 Boston Cyberarts Festival—now we premiere the finished film in the new Planetarium. Next, journey farther out through a cosmic story slam: What will galactic life be like in the future? What does an al [...]

Mon 04/25/2011 - Sun 05/08/2011

Where I Live… is an interactive sound installation featuring the voices of over 40 high school students speaking about their neighborhoods, and the psychic effects of growing up in an urban environment. The installation is activated by visitors’ movements through the gallery, which trigger ambient sounds and story fragments from surrounding speakers. Filling Urbano’s gallery, Where I Live… uses motion-tracking software, a [...]

Thu 04/28/2011 - Sat 04/30/2011

sübSamsøn presents an audience participatory performance by Zsuzsanna V. Szegedi. “Trace with me” combines the tangible mark making experience with indirect media elements and relies on the public‘s interaction. In a semi dark room moving projected dots dictate the form and rhythm of the yet drawn image pattern. The audience is supplied with mark making materials. Szegedi’s recent work is part interactive performance, vid [...]

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