Olafur Eliasson, Your rainbow panorama, 2006-2011. Installation. ARoS Arhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark. Courtesy of the artist.
MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

Olafur Eliasson: 2014 Recipient of Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts

Award includes artist residency, pop-up exhibitions, public lecture, 100,000 USD prize and gala

MIT Students to work on Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun project

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Council for the Arts at MIT
77 Massachusetts Avenue, E15-205
Cambridge, MA 02139




Ben Rubin and David Small Monday Oct 21


Digital, Design, Sound, Text:

October 21, 2013 event

Ben Rubin and David Small  
Monday October 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
7 Cambridge Center
Monadnock Room
Cambridge, MA 02142


Ben Rubin is a media artist based in New York City. Rubin’s work has been shown at the Whitney Museum in New York, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, among others. Rubin has created large-scale public artworks for the New York Times, the city of San Jose, and the Minneapolis Public Library. He has recently developed a site-specific sculpture called Shakespeare Machine for the Public Theater in New York, and completed Beacon, a luminous rooftop sculpture commissioned for National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.


David Small, creative director and founder of Small Design completed his Ph.D. at the MIT Media Lab in 1999, where his research focused on the display and manipulation of complex visual information. He began his studies of dynamic typography in three dimensional landscapes as a student of Muriel Cooper, founder of the Visible Language Workshop, and later joined the Aesthetics and Computation Group under the direction of John Maeda. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Documenta11, the Centre Pompidou, and the Cooper-Hewitt.   


Join the conversation! We are pleased to invite you to our next event, continuing the dialogue between art and science. 

Catalyst Conversations @ Broad Institute
in partnership with the Four Sculptors series at 
      the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Monadnock Room
Monday, October 21, 2013
6-7 pm
Reception to follow
Creating Colliders for High-Energy Ideas

Two media artists and longtime friends, Ben Rubin and David Small will discuss 20 years of multidisciplinary pursuits spanning history, science, religion, data, and technology.  The questions they ask through their work and the methodologies they employ have much in common with science, and they will discuss the interplay between the practices of science, art, culture, and design.




You are also invited to a companion program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts as part of the Four Sculptors series on Tuesday, October 22 at 12:30pm.

We hope you will join us for this dialogue between art and science.




Deborah Davidson
Catalyst Conversations
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