FAST Light this weekend

Update: Here’s a Boston Globe article with additional information about FAST Light: “Illumination of imagination”: ““The arts and the way they connect with things on campus are one of the best kept secrets at MIT,’’ says Tod Machover, the composer and professor of music and media at MIT who chairs the FAST steering committee. “These installations are a laboratory for experiments in reimagining the campus.’’

Message from Tod Machover:

"Soft Rockers" from MIT FAST Festival

If you are in/near Boston this weekend, come to FAST Light, the culminating event of the FAST Arts Festival that I have been running this spring to help celebrate MIT’s 150th anniversary. On the evenings of May 7 and May 8, the MIT campus will be illuminated and interconnected with amazing installations and experiences that FAST has commissioned from MIT faculty and students. On Saturday and Sunday from 7-10 pm, with a special SKY ART event by Otto Piene on Saturday at 7. Full info below, and great weekend preview at

In other news, Death and the Powers is attracting growing attention as a result of the recent Boston and Chicago performances ( Preview presentations will take place this month and next at venues such as the Opera America Conference (Boston), the Dallas Opera, TEDxMunich, NIME (Oslo), the Prague Quadrennial, and ECHO Digital (Sage Gateshead, UK). Stay tuned to the Opera of the Future blog for news about upcoming performances of Powers.

In the meantime, come to FAST Light this weekend at MIT. I predict that it will be an astonishing, joyous and unforgettable event.

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