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Explore the engineering design process as we create toys for our (very bored) pets! Join our Virtual Idea Hub webinar on...
07/20/2020
Virtual Idea Hub | MIT Museum

Explore the engineering design process as we create toys for our (very bored) pets! Join our Virtual Idea Hub webinar on July 24, 11:00 am for Pet Puzzles: Enrichment Toys for Pets and other Animals.

Check it out and pre-register here: http://ow.ly/8lQZ50Aze0N

Virtual Idea Hub OngoingVirtual Idea Hub Making and Tinkering Programs    Looking for some creative hands-on learning experiences you can do from your kitchen table? Join the MIT Museum for our new weekly series bringing making and tinkering programs from our Idea Hub makerspace straight to....

How many shapes can you make with bubbles? Find out this Friday at 11:00 at this week’s Virtual Idea Hub webinar, Square...
07/15/2020
Virtual Idea Hub | MIT Museum

How many shapes can you make with bubbles? Find out this Friday at 11:00 at this week’s Virtual Idea Hub webinar, Square Bubbles: Fun with 3D Geometry and Kitchen Chemistry.

Check out the materials you'll need and pre-register here: http://ow.ly/QMoH50AyitA

Virtual Idea Hub OngoingVirtual Idea Hub Making and Tinkering Programs    Looking for some creative hands-on learning experiences you can do from your kitchen table? Join the MIT Museum for our new weekly series bringing making and tinkering programs from our Idea Hub makerspace straight to....

See what @medialab researchers have to say about The Matrix. Join us tomorrow night at 7pm for a Movie Night. Click the ...
07/15/2020
Movie Nights | MIT Museum

See what @medialab researchers have to say about The Matrix. Join us tomorrow night at 7pm for a Movie Night. Click the link to register: ow.ly/pJYX50AuCcp

Movie Nights OngoingJoin us for Movie Nights, a new series combining great flicks and lively conversation all from the comfort of your own home. You supply the popcorn and we’ll invite the MIT researchers who will weigh in on the movie’s subject area. After we all click PLAY at the same time, we...

Grab popcorn and join us for Movie Night with researchers from the MediaLab After an intro, we'll all hit PLAY, then re-...
07/13/2020
Movie Nights | MIT Museum

Grab popcorn and join us for Movie Night with researchers from the MediaLab After an intro, we'll all hit PLAY, then re-group for more discussion. July 16 at 7pm.
Click the link to register: http://ow.ly/pJYX50AuCcp

Movie Nights OngoingJoin us for Movie Nights, a new series combining great flicks and lively conversation all from the comfort of your own home. You supply the popcorn and we’ll invite the MIT researchers who will weigh in on the movie’s subject area. After we all click PLAY at the same time, we...

What will you create when you let art and science collide? Tomorrow is the last day to register for the first Maker Spac...
07/11/2020
Helen Day + MIT - Helen Day Art Center

What will you create when you let art and science collide? Tomorrow is the last day to register for the first Maker Space in a Box challenge, a joint program of the museum and Helen Day Art Center inspired by #ArthurGanson ’s #kinetic #sculptures. Click the link to order your exploration box. http://ow.ly/opdJ50AuBUp

Helen Day Art Center - A Member Supported Community Art Center in Stowe, VT - Contemporary Art

Take a peek at the some of the tools and supplies we’ll send to you when you register for Maker Space in a Box, a fun ne...
07/10/2020

Take a peek at the some of the tools and supplies we’ll send to you when you register for Maker Space in a Box, a fun new series hosted by the Helen Day Art Center and the MIT Museum. Then get started exploring, creating, and having fun. http://ow.ly/j4i150AuATP

Explore the art and physics of balance in this week's Virtual Idea Hub featuring, Balance Toys: Creating Whimsical Sculp...
07/09/2020
Virtual Idea Hub | MIT Museum

Explore the art and physics of balance in this week's Virtual Idea Hub featuring, Balance Toys: Creating Whimsical Sculptures. Tomorrow at 11am.

Find the Zoom link and materials list here: mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

Virtual Idea Hub OngoingVirtual Idea Hub Making and Tinkering Programs    Looking for some creative hands-on learning experiences you can do from your kitchen table? Join the MIT Museum for our new weekly series bringing making and tinkering programs from our Idea Hub makerspace straight to....

Registration for the first Helen Day Art Center Maker Space in a Box challenge on Sculpture closes July 12. Sign up now ...
07/07/2020
Helen Day + MIT - Helen Day Art Center

Registration for the first Helen Day Art Center Maker Space in a Box challenge on Sculpture closes July 12.

Sign up now to receive your exploration box with tools, supplies and resource guides, then join us for a live webinar hosted by museum staff.

What will you create when you let art and science collide?
http://ow.ly/EPFf50ArZFa

Helen Day Art Center - A Member Supported Community Art Center in Stowe, VT - Contemporary Art

The saying goes, studying at MIT is like ”drinking from a firehose.”  Hear from experts in these Firehose Chat webinars ...
07/03/2020
Firehose Chats | MIT Museum

The saying goes, studying at MIT is like ”drinking from a firehose.” Hear from experts in these Firehose Chat webinars presented by the MIT Museum Nord Anglia team.

Enjoy Designing for Developing and Emerging Markets with Dr. Amos Winter of the Global Engineering and Research Laboratory in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. Learn powerful insights into the process of product design for developing and emerging markets.

http://ow.ly/lQ0e50Ahd3P

Firehose Chats OngoingThe saying goes, studying at MIT is like 'drinking from a firehose.'  Hear from experts in their fields in these webinars presented by the MIT Museum Nord Anglia team. Approximately one hour in length. Designed for middle and high school students, appropriate for adults as ...

We’re excited to partner with the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, VT to bring you Maker Space in a Box, a new series of e...
07/01/2020

We’re excited to partner with the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, VT to bring you Maker Space in a Box, a new series of exploration boxes containing all the science/art tools and supplies you’ll need to explore and create around a certain subject, mailed directly to your home. Live webinars by museum staff will help you through the challenges.

Sign up for one, two, or three boxes of makerspace fun. Find out more details here:
https://www.helenday.com/online/helenday-mit

No Virtual Idea Hub this week. Enjoy the holiday weekend and we’ll see you again on July 10 for Balance Toys.https://mit...
07/01/2020
Virtual Idea Hub | MIT Museum

No Virtual Idea Hub this week. Enjoy the holiday weekend and we’ll see you again on July 10 for Balance Toys.
https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

Virtual Idea Hub OngoingVirtual Idea Hub Making and Tinkering Programs    Looking for some creative hands-on learning experiences you can do from your kitchen table? Join the MIT Museum for our new weekly series bringing making and tinkering programs from our Idea Hub makerspace straight to....

Roundup the kids and join us this Friday at 11am for our Virtual Idea Hub series.  This week's feature is Paper Engineer...
06/25/2020

Roundup the kids and join us this Friday at 11am for our Virtual Idea Hub series.

This week's feature is Paper Engineering: Creating Playful Pop-up Card with 2D-3D Geometry. Learn the basic pop-up folds and combine them with your own artwork to make fun three-dimensional creations.

Register here for the free webinar: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

Virtual Idea Hub | Join us Tomorrow at 11am and build your own Kinetic sculptures: Bring a little #Ganson to your kitche...
06/18/2020

Virtual Idea Hub | Join us Tomorrow at 11am and build your own Kinetic sculptures: Bring a little #Ganson to your kitchen table.

Click here for pre-registration and materials: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

Acclaimed photographer, Felice Frankel, shared this encouraging perspective on science photography in our kick-off Imagi...
06/17/2020

Acclaimed photographer, Felice Frankel, shared this encouraging perspective on science photography in our kick-off Imaging Science webinar.

"It's not about making something pretty, science is already beautiful. It's just revealing the beauty that's already there."

Are you inspired? Share your observations of science with us and see what others are doing at #MITMImagingScience.

The final Imaging Science webinar event will be Saturday, June 20 at 1pm. This event is co-hosted by the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT. http://ow.ly/GBMa50AaGGD

Image: Felice Frankel, composite of separate images.

Join us and the MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research for the final Imaging Science webinar event, Saturday...
06/15/2020

Join us and the MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research for the final Imaging Science webinar event, Saturday, June 20 at 1pm.

See what others are doing and share your science photograph with #MITMImagingScience.

Need a little extra help? Watch our video tutorials that cover everything from sharping your images to an in-depth tour of your camera settings. http://ow.ly/DFLJ50A8hBW

We are loving all the submissions for #MITMImagingScience challenge with the MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer R...
06/11/2020

We are loving all the submissions for #MITMImagingScience challenge with the MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

If you need support or inspiration, we have some great video tutorial here: http://ow.ly/sUYS50A5tVR

June 11, join us for the Science Research Mentoring Program Symposium 2020, showcasing the research projects of high-sch...
06/09/2020
Science Research Mentoring Program Symposium

June 11, join us for the Science Research Mentoring Program Symposium 2020, showcasing the research projects of high-school juniors and seniors in astrophysics. We are hosting this free Zoom Webinar with the Harvard Public Affairs and Communications Office. Registration is required.
For more details: http://ow.ly/f5Lb50A2Uln

The MIT Museum and the Harvard Public Affairs & Communications Office invite you to the 2020 Harvard-MIT Senior Research Mentoring Program Symposium Let our incredible students tell you about the cool science they have worked on all year! Event Details: Ourhigh-schoolstudentswill talk about their sc...

Virtual Idea Hub | Friday at 11:00amBalance Toys: Creating Whimsical Sculptures, defy gravity or just create balance wit...
06/04/2020

Virtual Idea Hub | Friday at 11:00am
Balance Toys: Creating Whimsical Sculptures, defy gravity or just create balance with whimsical sculptures using everyday materials.

Register for this live Zoom webinar and find the materials list here: mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

Round up the kids and join us every Friday at 11am for our new Virtual Idea Hub series.This week's feature is Spinning T...
05/27/2020
Virtual Idea Hub | MIT Museum

Round up the kids and join us every Friday at 11am for our new Virtual Idea Hub series.

This week's feature is Spinning Things: Building Tops with Everyday Materials. Find the Zoom link and materials list here: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

Virtual Idea Hub OngoingVirtual Idea Hub Making and Tinkering Programs    Looking for some creative hands-on learning experiences you can do from your kitchen table? Join the MIT Museum for our new weekly series bringing making and tinkering programs from our Idea Hub makerspace straight to....

Our popular Teen Science Cafe goes virtual on Monday, May 25th. All high school students are invited to Join us for Desi...
05/20/2020
Virtual Teen Science Cafe: Designing the Future | MIT Museum

Our popular Teen Science Cafe goes virtual on Monday, May 25th. All high school students are invited to Join us for Designing the Future, a free Zoom event.

Teens will have the opportunity to interact with #MIT professor and researcher, Dr. Josephine Voigt Carstensen. Hear about her work in the development of advanced structural design methods, including generative design, a field of engineering that uses computing to find efficient solutions to complex problems.

➡️ Save your spot for this free Zoom event now: http://ow.ly/Hsyx50zL3m5

Virtual Teen Science Cafe: Designing the Future May 25, 2020Our popular Teen Science Cafe connecting teens with scientists goes on-line! Meet researcher and professor Dr. Josephine Voigt Carstensen in this Zoom webinar. Hear about her work in the development of advanced structural design methods, in...

05/17/2020

Here is more inspiration for the next MinMake challenge, use his work as inspiration (search Arthur Ganson on YouTube), create your own moving sculpture, and share it at #MITMuseumMiniMake.

The intricate kinetic sculptures of artist/engineer Arthur Ganson are among the most popular objects on display at the MIT Museum. http://ow.ly/2sPC50zIxpq

Ganson combines gears, cams, and linkages to animate beautiful displays and tell playful stories.

Clip: Arthur Ganson, Cory’s Yellow Chair (1997).

05/15/2020

The intricate kinetic sculptures of artist/engineer Arthur Ganson are among the most popular objects on display at the MIT Museum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfbMtNR_pgc

Ganson combines gears, cams, and linkages to animate beautiful displays and tell playful stories.

For the next MinMake challenge, use his work as inspiration (search Arthur Ganson on YouTube), create your own moving sculpture, and share it at #MITMuseumMiniMake.

Clip: Arthur Ganson, Cory’s Yellow Chair (1997).

Now there are three ways to join today’s BEEAM high school research internship End-of-Year Symposium and Celebration. ✓ ...
05/14/2020
Channel 9 Live Stream

Now there are three ways to join today’s BEEAM high school research internship End-of-Year Symposium and Celebration.

✓ Zoom webinar hosted by the MIT Museum: http://ow.ly/AjJY50zEDHz

✓ CCTV's Channel 9

✓ Cambridge Community Television’s page.

See you at 3:30!

You are watching programming originating from Cambridge Community Television's cable Channel 9, in Cambridge, MA.

This Thursday at 3:30pm we are hosting a virtual symposium and celebration for the Broadening Engagement through Enginee...
05/13/2020

This Thursday at 3:30pm we are hosting a virtual symposium and celebration for the Broadening Engagement through Engineering At MIT (BEEAM) internship program.

Watch local high school students present their research and journey throughout their internship.

Pre-registrar here: ow.ly/75fK50zD6DV

Final call for MIT Monderns #MITMuseumMiniMakes activity. Design your own poster inspired by the MIT style and share it ...
05/12/2020

Final call for MIT Monderns #MITMuseumMiniMakes activity.

Design your own poster inspired by the MIT style and share it with us using #MITMuseumMiniMake.

In the 1960s-80s, a group at #MIT embraced a bold, modern style that stood out with geometric shapes, carefully chosen colors, and clever use of negative space. Not to mention a sense of humor! The museum has an important collection of these posters, some of which are on display in our MIT Moderns exhibition http://mitmuseum.mit.edu/mit-moderns

We can't wait to see your designs!

05/11/2020

A little Arthur Ganson magic to remind us to Stay Cool and Stay Inside.

Credit line: Video: Machine with Chinese Fan. Courtesy Arthur Ganson
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#mitmuseum #kineticsculpture #engineering #arthurganson #movingparts #museumfromhome

When signs and screens scream out to us from every direction, how can a poster break through the noise? In the 1960s-80s...
05/10/2020

When signs and screens scream out to us from every direction, how can a poster break through the noise? In the 1960s-80s, a group at #MIT embraced a bold, modern style that stood out with geometric shapes, carefully chosen colors, and clever use of negative space. Not to mention a sense of humor! The museum has an important collection of these posters, some of which are on display in our MIT Moderns exhibition http://mitmuseum.mit.edu/mit-moderns

In our next MiniMake activity, design your own poster inspired by the MIT style and share it with us using #MITMuseumMiniMake. We can't wait to see your designs.

05/10/2020
Professor Mom

Happy Mother's Day! Here is a story of one inspiring mother and MIT professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Desiree Plata juggles keeping her “lab family” running remotely while caring for her three children, ages 6, 4, and 3 months. 👏 #HappyMothersDay2020 http://ow.ly/xkKN50zBH0i

Desiree Plata, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, juggles science projects with her children at home, while leading PhD-level scienc...

When signs and screens scream out to us from every direction, how can a poster break through the noise? In the 1960s-80s...
05/08/2020

When signs and screens scream out to us from every direction, how can a poster break through the noise? In the 1960s-80s, a group at #MIT embraced a bold, modern style that stood out with geometric shapes, carefully chosen colors, and clever use of negative space. Not to mention a sense of humor! The museum has an important collection of these posters, some of which are on display in our MIT Moderns exhibition (mitmuseum.mit.edu/mit-moderns​).

In our next MiniMake activity, design your own poster inspired by the MIT style and share it with us using #MITMuseumMiniMake. We can't wait to see your designs.

05/04/2020

A little Ganson magic to remind us that "dreams have not been cancelled." Have a good week.

Video: The Dream. Courtesy Arthur Ganson
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#mitmuseum #kineticsculpture #motivationmonday #aroundmit

Architects need to consider practical functions, but the most interesting designs express meaning through materials, pat...
04/30/2020

Architects need to consider practical functions, but the most interesting designs express meaning through materials, patterns, colors, scale and shapes. Nowhere is this more obvious than on the MIT campus.

For our next MiniMake, create your own meaningful architectural design or reinterpret an existing building by sketching or modeling. Then share it using #MITMuseumMiniMake.

"The team of moderators who spearheaded the project from its beginnings are already in talks with the MIT Museum about p...
04/29/2020
MIT Out-MITs Itself; Builds Full Scale Campus Replica on Minecraft

"The team of moderators who spearheaded the project from its beginnings are already in talks with the MIT Museum about preserving and displaying the virtual campus as an artifact.” - Boston Magazine

Students were looking for a way to connect in an era of college closures and social distancing.

04/27/2020

Some days I'm Margot's cat. Some days I'm the chair. Have a good week everyone.

Video: Margot's Cat. Courtesy Arthur Ganson.
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#arthurganson #museumfromhome #kineticsculpture #catsofinstagram #mondaymotivation #aroundmit #quarantinelife

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