From now through May, FAST will present an ongoing series of exciting performances, debates, and installations — punctuated by five special weekends designed to highlight MIT’s past, present and future.
The first weekend features:
- Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom — This first major museum exhibition of work by media art pioneer Stan VanDerBeek explores his investigation of art, technology and communication. Thursday, Feb. 3, 6 p.m. List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames St.
- "Hydriotaphia" by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner — a farce about wealth, engineering and desire. Presented by MIT Dramashop, directed by Janet Sonenberg, head of MIT Music and Theater Arts. Thursday, Feb. 3 through Saturday, Feb. 12. Little Kresge Theater, 48 Massachusetts Avenue.
- Systems, Process, Art and the Social — a forum examining the influence of cybernetics and systems theory in art and design from the 1950s until today. Friday, Feb. 4, 1-5 p.m. 34-101, 50 Vassar St.
- Music | MACHINES: Celebrating 50 years of Music and Technology at MIT — a full day and evening of events at the Media Lab. Discussions, demonstrations and performances reveal the astounding variety of future music work at MIT. Saturday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Media Lab Complex, Bldg. E14, 6th Floor, 75 Amherst St.