"TILT," a collaboration between video artist Ellen Sebring (S.M.VisS 1986) and Boston choreographer Paula Josa-Jones, combined large-screen video, live dancers and a gravity-disrupting mechanism called a "levitron," a sort of padded see-saw with handles at either end, to wonderful effect. Sebring and Josa-Jones held a "TILT" workshop during IAP, which culminated in a demonstration on Jan. 22 in Kresge Auditorium. Performers included Alissa Cardone and Ingrid Schatz, both members of Josa-Jones' dance company Performance Works, and members of MIT's Kinaesthetics Lab, a student choreography group. Cardone and Schatz performed on the Levitron. The MIT students provided the gravitational shifts. Photo / Donna Coveney
With over 200 published papers, multiple books, and countless media appearances, Emanuel’s 41 years at MIT have been marked by influential research into hurricane formation and climate change outreach.