The campus glowed on May 7 and 8 for FAST Light, part of the MIT150 Festival of Art, Science, and Technology (FAST). Maxwell’s Dream (above), by architecture grad students Kaustuv De Biwas and Daniel Rosenberg, let viewers play with a magnetic field to “paint” with light.
Above artworks created at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies were projected onto Liquid Archive, an inflatable screen on the Charles River that was designed by architecture faculty members Nader Tehrani and Gediminas Urbonas. In the background, Light Bridge, by Susanne Seitinger and Pol Pla of the Program in Media Arts and Sciences, illuminated the Harvard Bridge with a 10,000-pixel display activated by sensors detecting viewers’ movements.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2024
Every year, we look for promising technologies poised to have a real impact on the world. Here are the advances that we think matter most right now.
Scientists are finding signals of long covid in blood. They could lead to new treatments.
Faults in a certain part of the immune system might be at the root of some long covid cases, new research suggests.
AI for everything: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2024
Generative AI tools like ChatGPT reached mass adoption in record time, and reset the course of an entire industry.
What’s next for AI in 2024
Our writers look at the four hot trends to watch out for this year
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.