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Are your students fans of Star Wars or Transformers? #MayThe4thBeWithYou as you replicate the James Webb Space Telescope, moving parts and all, with this 3D printing activity by @MITMuseum's Brian Mernoff!
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60 years this month, a group of MITers released Spacewar!, a computer game that inspired a video game revolution:
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“Visualizing the Proton” through animation and film: An art-science collaboration tests the limits of visual technologies.
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To celebrate #EarthDay in 2017 hackers turned the Great Dome into the Great Globe, with the northern hemisphere on top and the southern hemisphere suspended underneath the dome in the Barker Library Reading Room as a special treat for those who ventured inside. #MIThacks
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It was terrific holding our Spring Lecture Series for High School Students in-person for the first time in three years! Huge thanks to everyone who made it happen: @MITMuseum, @pinkerteach, @miniPCR, @iaincheeseman, @the_objective, @plantsPOV, @pushkal_sharma, @alexpnavar...
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Enjoy the sunshine today and take in all the public art MIT has to offer! Visit our Mobile Public Art Map to start exploring ⤵️
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Attention shoppers! The MIT Museum Store is now OPEN. Come by our new location to browse, shop, and say hello.🛍️ Find us at 314 Main Street, Cambridge next to the Kendall/MIT inbound T-station. Open daily 10AM-6PM.G
Project Vannevar, a massive endeavor to bring the museum’s historical photographic collection online, hit a milestone this week: the final hand numbering of over 84,000 unique photos. Soon, 150 plus years of MIT history will be accessible online. Final label number: GCP-00084236
We’re teaming with @mitopenspace for our next Teen Science Café — high school students can join as we meet scientists, explore new research, and connect with peers who share similar interests💡 In-person event at Kendall/MIT Open Space Sat April 2,…2l
Let’s throw it back today to the days of mainframes! Here’s an IBM System/360 in use in MIT’s Building 39 many years ago. #TBT
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Attention Teens! Join @MITMuseum Teen Programming Council for an afternoon of learning, food and friends🧪👩‍🔬 Meet scientists, explore new research & career pathways, and connect with peers who share similar interests. Learn more…lLik
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We thought #PiDay would be the perfect day to announce that the MIT Museum will re-open in its new location at 314 Main Street on October 2. Good news – no matter how you slice it! See you soon.🥧o
In celebration of International Women's Day here is a look at 10 pioneering women in STEM from the @mitlibraries rare books collection: #IWD2022
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Architect Maria (Kivisild) Ogrydziak ’69 was one of ~50 women in her class of 1,000 – and the 1st woman elected Undergraduate Association president. “It was a big part of my MIT experience to break through what I perceived as being the same old, same old.” #IWD
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☁️ Just clouds drifting through the Martian sky. These wisps were ~50 miles (80 km) above me & the height suggests they’re made of carbon dioxide ice. These digitally-enhanced images from one of my navigation cameras were put together into 8-frame GIFs.
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Wishing you a happy #ValentinesDay with this “histology heart” from the Hynes lab!
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My great grandfather Robert Robinson Taylor - child of a former slave, first Black person to attend MIT (class of 1892), first accredited Black architect, and designer of buildings at the Tuskegee Institute - was a trailblazer “On Whose Shoulders We Stand.” #BlackHistoryMonth
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To mark the beginning of Black History Month, we look back on the history of the MIT Black Students’ Union (BSU), founded in 1968 to provide students with a forum for community and advocacy that continues today.
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This past weekend in Massachusetts at 1000 frames per second (no audio). #SlowMotion ❄️ #DocEdgerton
Immersive video game explores the history of women at MIT: "A Lab of One’s Own" invites players to engage with archival materials in a virtual environment.
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Plus, we're revisiting some lessons and ideas from guest experts in astro imaging:…
The James Webb Space Telescope has reached its destination 1 million miles from Earth. #JWST To follow along, Brian Mernoff (Education Coordinator) designed + built this 3D printed model that shows all the key unfolding steps. Make your own at this link:…
Planetary scientist Richard Binzel describes MIThenge as “a major cultural moment on campus … when the heavens and MIT seem to align.” Video: Christopher Harting for MIT News
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The World According To Sound: Listening To Black Holes Collide @ScienceMIT @scifri
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“Design most definitely involves aspects of both humanities and STEM,” says senior Ibuki Iwasaki. The art and design and computation and cognition major seeks to develop technology that prioritizes how human users think.
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Soft City, a collection of large-scale woven textiles that represent historically Black neighborhoods in the Boston area, is just one of the many arts projects supported by the Council for the Arts at MIT. Learn more at CAMIT's February 8 info session:
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The Experimental Music Studio (1973-1988) was the first facility in the world to dedicate digital computers to research and composition of computer music. Visit our Special Collections to learn more: #throwback
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❄️ "Looking out window at bird in snowy tree." Archival slide from the Martin Klein Collection.…
The MIT Museum Studio connects MIT undergraduate and graduate students with the unique learning opportunities of @MITMuseum. Learn more:
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“Art has the capacity to go deep into perceptual experience. And we work with students to gain consciousness of that process.” - Seth Riskin A look inside the MIT Museum Studio, as students explore visual perception through the process + creation of art:…
Happy birthday, Ellen Swallow Richards! Born OTD in 1842, the pioneering industrial and environmental chemist was the first woman admitted to MIT and the Institute's first female instructor. Image: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT
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What are you thankful for? Members of the MIT community express gratitude for family, friends, colleagues, professors, beautiful fall weather, good health — and the ability to be at MIT, in person. Watch the entire video by Melanie Gonick/MIT:
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We hope you've enjoyed our thread of 50 posts over 50 days. Thank you for 50 years of exploration and discovery, conversation and debate. We plan to pick up where we left off when we open again in April 2022.
Many thanks to @biogen for their generous support of the museum and for honoring our friend and supporter Phil Sharp.…
Now all we have to do is fill the place!
A last response to the question "What are you looking forward to in the new museum?" Museum director John Durant gives us his thoughts.
Meet members of our staff and learn what they're looking forward to in the new museum. Today we hear from David who looks forward to bringing stories and experiences into the digital space.
All systems go. New website, new ticketing system, new state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment is coming along with our new museum.
We sought a new brand identity that reflects the essence of who we are, and our amazing team at @pentagram developed guiding principles (quoted here) that led the way to it. Can't wait to launch!
Meet members of our staff and hear what they're looking forward to in the new museum. Today, curatorial assistant Jon, gives us his response.
Meet members of our staff and hear what they're looking forward to in the new museum. Today we hear from Flori, a curatorial assistant who has been unearthing treasures in our collections warehouse.
Old friends will find new spots in our new location. You didn't think we'd leave Kismet behind, did you?
An entire gallery will feature objects from our collections, many on view for the very first time, including this Explorer 18 satellite desk model.
Step inside for a first sneak peek! Our lobby features soaring ceilings and stadium seating, where you'll be invited to hang out, meet up with friends, and take in the installations and pop-up demonstrations around you.
Meet members of our staff and learn what they're looking forward to in the new museum. Today we hear from Melisa from our education team on community outreach.
Meet members of our staff as they share what they're looking forward to in the new museum. Today we hear from Dora and Brian from our education team!
Meet members of our staff and hear what they're looking forward to in the new museum. Here Bess, one our our exhibition developers, shares what she's excited about.
Meet members of our staff and hear what they're looking forward to in the new museum. First up, Lindsay, an exhibition developer working on our AI gallery.
One of the museum’s new exhibits will feature an “MIT community data project” – and we need your help to collect the data! Answer questions and a piece of your personality will anonymously join a collective, interactive gallery wall on our opening day.
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