Imagining New Technology: A celebration exhibition at the MIT Museum
The MIT Museum presents a new exhibition, Imagining New Technology: Building MIT in Cambridge, to explore the design, development, and impact of the Institute’s “new” campus. Rare drawings, plans, documents, photographs, films, and most important, interviews (audio and video), are used to reveal many untold stories from multiple perspectives. Running February–September 2016
The museum is open daily 10 am to 5 pm, with the exception of major holidays.
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From the MIT Museum
When MIT President Rafael Reif and Cambridge Mayor E. Denise Simmons place small replicas of MIT’s Great Dome and Cambridge’s City Hall into a one-of-a-kind 3-D map at the entrance to the new MIT Museum exhibition, they will be launching a project that the combined MIT—Cambridge community will help to create over the life of the exhibition: a crowd-sourced, community-created 3-D printed model of the MIT campus and surrounding community.
The anniversary celebration will host a range of activities including this unique exhibit, Imagining New Technology: Building MIT in Cambridge. Rarely seen architectural drawings, photographs and artifacts will show the dramatic impact the design of the Institute has had on the physical, economic, and social development of Cambridge, Massachusetts, now entering its fourth century of educational renown.
The Cambridge campus developed into a new kind of educational campus, one that, through its architecture, was able to promote the cross-fertilization of ideas and concepts. Today, multidisciplinary work continues—from bioengineering to ocean science to inventions coming from the Media Lab, new fields have emerged because of the physical and collaborative space students and professors inhabit.
The MIT Museum invites the many communities that comprise MIT to become part of this new exhibition. This exhibition will offer you the chance to print out a building with a 3D printer of your choice, or perhaps you’ll submit a drawing to the contest soon to be announced—the MIT View of the World. The Museum will also be presenting a number of programs and workshops all being planned to aid in envisioning the next stage of “Building MIT in Cambridge.”