Beginning last spring, the MIT community was invited to propose objects for the exhibition; to date, more than 350 items, people, places and ideas have been nominated. An online ballot now asks you to vote for your 10 favorite objects from this list, or write in your own new nominations. You also can view the current totals for top vote-getters.
MIT Museum staff will make the final curatorial decisions for the exhibition, but this popular vote will weigh heavily in their choices, said Deborah Douglas, curator of science and technology.
The input from the community has brought forth “many unexpected and imaginative ideas,” she added. Voting for the MIT 150 is open to all.
Online voting closes Jan. 1, but visitors will still be able to add their stories on the web site. Visit http://museum.mit.edu/150/ to see the candidates and vote today.