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October 13, 2017

ACT graduate open house

MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

On the Record: Broadcasting Practices workshop with ACT and NODE Berlin/Oslo and Bengler, 2016. Photo: Irina Chernyakova.

Event includes a tour of ACT facilities and other arts-related venues, opportunities to meet faculty and students, and a discussion of portfolio guidelines and the application process. Immediately following the event, ACT will host a lecture by Postcommodity, an interdisciplinary artist collective comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Register now!

The Master of Science in Art, Culture, and Technology at MIT is an academic program and hub of critical art practice, artistic intelligence and discourse within the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ACT is headed by distinguished artist-professors and supported by a dynamic cast of practitioner graduate students and staff, visiting artist-lecturers, affiliates, and guests. Through an integrated approach to pedagogy, hosting, public event programming, exhibitions, and publication, ACT builds a community of artist-thinkers around the exploration of art’s complex conjunctions with culture and technology. It is not an art school in the traditional sense. The program’s mission is to promote leadership in critical artistic practice and deployment, developing art as a vital means of experimenting with new registers of knowledge and new modes of valuation and expression; and to continually question what an artistic research and learning environment can be and do.

Born out of the 2009 merger between MIT’s influential Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS, founded in 1967 by György Kepes) and Visual Arts Program (VAP, founded in 1989), ACT shares in a rich heritage of work expanding the notion of visual studies and pushing the capacity of art to enlist science and technology in cultural production, critique, and dissemination at the civic scale.

As part of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, ACT inhabits a vibrant ecosystem of programs, centers, and research labs that continue to promote this interplay between science, technology, art, and design.

In addition to engaging in transdisciplinary projects with researchers in departments, labs, and centers at MIT, ACT faculty work with scholars and institutions in the US and around the globe including Iceland, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, UK, Finland, Norway, Germany, Bosnia, China, and Japan, bringing external reviewers, artists, speakers, and students to visit and collaborate with ACT students and faculty. The Office of the Arts at MIT extends the opportunities available to students for collaboration and exchange with internationally recognized artists and scholars.

Faculty
Judith Barry / Renée Green / Gediminas Urbonas / Azra Akšamija / Lara Baladi / Tobias Putrih / Marisa Jahn / Lucy Siyao Liu / Lars Bang Larsen / Pedro Reyes / Sam Auinger

Questions?
Contact Hana Omiya (homiya [​at​] mit.edu), ACT's Academic Assistant.

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