Postcard Portfolio: MIT Museum

A popular topic of discussion among EMPs is out of town museum experiences. Museum professionals seem to enjoy visiting museums in other parts of the world and dissecting their experience. It seemed logical that, as we traverse the globe, we share our museum experiences with you. Each addition to our Postcard Portfolio will provide a brief snapshot of our exhibit as we see the world one museum at a time.

pcportfolioThe Museum: MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA

The Visit: Friday, September 26, 2014

The Best Thing: A fantastic gallery featuring a variety of kinetic sculptures by Arthur Ganson.

The Worst Thing: Probably not for those who do not have an interest in robotics.

Why You Should Go: A great collection of exhibits focused on the blending of art and technology.

Highlights:

  • 5000 Moving Parts, a kinetic sculpture exhibit
  • The Process Gallery, a hands-on gallery with background information on 5000 Moving Parts
  • The museum is free with a museum employee ID or $5 with a student ID
This cool little machine made it appear as though the wishbone was walking and pulling the machine

This cool little machine made it appear as though the wishbone was walking and pulling the machine

Kismet is a robot designed to mimic human facial expressions (Photo by Tiffany Searles)

Kismet is a robot designed to mimic human facial expressions (Photo by Tiffany Searles)

The 5000 Moving Parts exhibit was a highlight of the visit (Photo by Tiffany Searles)

The 5000 Moving Parts exhibit was a highlight of the visit (Photo by Tiffany Searles)



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