In the resources section, you'll find information about available facilities, relationships with other programs and schools, opportunities for artists at MIT, and noteworthy links.
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The MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology fosters and develops collaborative interdisciplinary relationships with programs in architecture, urban planning, media arts and sciences, mechanical engineering, and other disciplines.
Comparative Media Studies is the examination of media technologies and their cultural, social, aesthetic, political, ethical, legal, and economic implications. At MIT, students will be trained to think critically about properties of different media and about the shared properties and functions of media more generally. The CMS Program offers a two-year course of study leading to a Masters of Science degree and an undergraduate BSAD degree.
Media Lab - Media Arts and Science
In its first decade, much of the Laboratory's activity centered around abstracting electronic content from its traditional physical representations, helping to create now-familiar areas such as digital video and multimedia. The success of this agenda is now leading to a growing focus on how electronic information overlaps with the everyday physical world. The Laboratory pioneered collaboration between academia and industry, and provides a unique environment to explore basic research and applications, without regard to traditional divisions among disciplines.
STS - Science, Technology, and Society
This program attempts to increase understanding of the human-built world. In this world, science and technology have broken through the walls of industry and of the laboratory to become an inextricable and determining element of nature, culture, and history. Faculty and students in the Program address two basic, interrelated questions: how did science and technology evolve as human activities, and what role do they play in the larger civilization?
AI - Artificial Intelligence
The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has been an active entity at MIT in one form or another since at least 1959. Our goal is to understand the nature of intelligence and to engineer systems that exhibit intelligence. We are an interdisciplinary laboratory of over 200 people that spans several academic departments and has active projects ongoing with members of every academic school at MIT. Our intellectual goal is to understand how the human mind works. We believe that vision, robotics, and language are the keys to understanding intelligence, and as such our laboratory is much more heavily biased in these directions than many other Artificial Intelligence laboratories
Grants and Awards
Support for artists at MIT, including grants, residencies, and related resources.
Council for the Arts Grants Program
At MIT, the primary available artist funding is the Grants Program of the Council for the Arts. Since 1974, it has awarded funding totaling over $1 million to over 1,000 proposals submitted by MIT faculty staff and students. Only currently registered MIT students, MIT staff, and MIT faculty are eligible to apply.
List Foundation Fellowship Program (LFFP)
A $5,000 grant awarded yearly to an MIT undergraduate student for yearlong projects in the performing, literary, visual or media arts.
Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts
A $1,250 award is presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in the arts.
Laya and Jerome Wiesner Student Art Awards
Two awards worth $1,250 each are presented annually to students for outstanding achievement in and contribution to the arts at MIT.
Student Art Association juried award. Student work is judged by a panel from the MIT arts community. Three prizes are awarded ranging from $1,500 for first place to $600 for third place.
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Artists in Residence Program
The MIT Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program provides MIT students with opportunities to interact with nationally and internationally recognized artists through master classes, lecture-demonstrations, performances and workshops.