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MIT's campus all lit up

Thousands descend on campus for FAST Light, the finale of the Festival of Art + Science + Technology.
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By Tehrani and Urbonas, in front of 'Light Bridge' by S. Seitinger and P. Pla.
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By Tehrani and Urbonas, in front of 'Light Bridge' by S. Seitinger and P. Pla.
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Participants interacting with 'Light Drift' by Meejin Yoon.
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Participants interacting with 'Light Drift' by Meejin Yoon.
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By Otto Piene.
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Participants interacting with "Maxwell's Dream" by K. De Biswas and D. Rosenberg.
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Participants interacting with "Maxwell's Dream" by K. De Biswas and D. Rosenberg.
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Dis[Course]4 by James Coleman, Andrew Manto and Craig Boney
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A 360-degree panorama of the FAST light activities that took place near the Charles River.
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A 360-degree panorama of the FAST light activities that took place near the Charles River.
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Thousands of spectators young and old saw the light at MIT this past weekend — literally.

FAST Light, the finale event of the three-month-long Festival of Art + Science + Technology, illuminated MIT's campus and the Charles River on Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8. Onlookers filled campus and the banks of the river to see the 20-plus projects that used light as a focal point.

The weekend kicked off with the launch of Otto Piene’s SKY Event, where large-scale, brightly lit stars flew over MIT’s Killian Court (see video below).

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'Sky Event' by Otto Piene.
Video: Judith M. Daniels/SA+P

The Charles River and the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge were illuminated by projects from faculty, researchers and students, including Nader Tehrani, Gediminas Urbonas and Meejin Yoon, and Susanne Seitinger. See a full list of projects at the FAST website.

The FAST festival, part of MIT's 150th anniversary celebration, began in February and highlighted MIT's legacy of creative experimentation in fields such as music technology, interactive media and architectural installation. Several events and installations showcased current projects at the nexus of art, science and technology.

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'Liquid Archive' by Nader Tehrani and Gediminas Urbonas.
Video: Judith M. Daniels/SA+P

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