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 …

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Death and the Powers, the animation!

Those fun-loving folks at the Chicago Opera Theater think it's not enough to upload oneself into The System. For a full digital reincarnation these days, you need to get animated. (Just ask Robert Pinsky, who has attained his animated apotheosis on The Simpsons.) So here it is, the Powers family drama, as told by animated …

Tod Machover speaking in Chicago this week

The Chicago Opera Theater, which is presenting performances of Death and the Powers in April at Chicago's Harris Theater, has organized two panel discussions this week in Chicago with the opera's composer Tod Machover. Here's the scoop: Wednesday, March 2, 2011  4:00 p.m. ITW Classroom, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center 2133 Sheridan Road, Evanston …

50 years of music and technology at M.I.T.

Yesterday's event, Music|Machines: Celebrating 50 Years of Music & Technology @ MIT, was a great success. The all-day program of talks, discussions and evening concert featured some giants of the past half-century of music and technology and attracted an overflow crowd to the M.I.T. Media Lab. The day-time talks were webcast live. Videos of those …

Tod Machover on NPR’s Morning Edition

Tod Machover was interviewed today on NPR's Morning Edition. Tod speaks with host Bob Oakes about Music|Machines, an all-day event that will be held tomorrow (February 5, 2011) at the M.I.T. Media Laboratory. The event features lectures and discussions by such electronic music pioneers and thinkers as Max Mathews, Barry Vercoe, Marvin Minsky, Joe Paradiso, …

MIT 150th Anniversary Festival of Art, Science and Technology

  Tod Machover emailed us this morning to announce that M.I.T.'s Festival of Art, Science and Technology (FAST) is kicking off next week. The three-month festival s part of the Institute's 150th anniversary celebration and "will highlight MIT's legacy of creative experimentation in fields such as music technology, interactive media and architectural installation, and will …