ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Folks at the Media Lab are represented in The Electronic Canvas, a WGBH television documentary produced in conjunction with an exhibition on view at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA through April 30. The program, which airs on Thursday, April 6 at midnight on channel 44, focuses on Boston as a global center in the 1960s where artists were drawn to the growing power of television and media. Media Lab principal research associate Glorianna Davenport and two of her graduate students, Barbara Barry and Brian Bradley, are interviewed on the future of media art, and work by graduate student Stefan Agamanolis is presented.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Associate Provost for the Arts Alan Brody and music and theater arts lecturer Laura Harrington will share billing with 38 other playwrights at the second annual Boston Theatre Marathon on April 16 at the Boston Center for the Arts.
"I loved the whole event because it really created a sense of a Boston theater scene and a Boston theater community," said Professor Brody, who also participated in last year's marathon. This year, his play Moses will be performed by the African Repertory Theater; Ms. Harrington's Dress Right will be performed by the Nora Theatre Company. The 40 selected plays were chosen from more than 200 submissions.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ On Saturday, April 8, the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble led by lecturer Fred Harris will participate at the Williams College Intercollegiate Jazz Festival. They'll perform at 1:30pm in Chapin Hall.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 5, 2000.