MIT juniors Thaddeus Cybulski and Stela Gaitani experiment with collision in "To Fold a Big Bang," a dance workshop given by guest choreographer Neta Pulvermacher. The collaboration was intended to be a theatrical exploration into "super-colllider" processes and ultimately generate a "CERN-like" event. The workshop explored questions such as, can we experience the origin of direction and intention physically and mentally? By "colliding," one dancer starts a movement in the other--is this predictable? What determines which collision, or meeting, will end in one result or another? Thomas F. DeFrantz, professor of music and theater arts (back left in each photo), was part of the workshop. Photo / Donna Coveney
In class 2.702 (Systems Engineering and Naval Ship Design), naval officers and other graduate students get hands-on experience in project management skills that will be central to their future careers.