Mentions by the PBS News Hour and The Guardian

PBS NewsHour - Former Poet Laureate Pinsky: Poetry 'Too Fundamental, Large' to Need Advocate Former poet laureate Robert Pinsky is one of the rare "public poets" who enjoys sharing and performing poetry in settings as wildly diverse as The Colbert Report, The Simpsons and the musical performance stage. Pinsky has performed his poetry with jazz …

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FAST Festival MIT 150th anniversary (video)

Highlights of MIT's Festival of Art, Science and Technology, introduced by festival director Tod Machover. What a feast of gorgeous images,  ideas and inspiration, from brain research and Marvin Minsky's theories to an electronic gamelan orchestra, Guitar Hero, Chinese lute, a robotic opera, Otto Piene's sky art and more. Catch a glimpse of one of …

Behind FAST – Interview with Festival Director Tod Machover

Archinect just published an extensive interview with composer Tod Machover about the process and thinking that went into the creation of MIT's Festival of Art, Science and Technology (FAST). This article provides a great deal of fascinating insight into how this festival came to be. If you're in Boston this weekend, don't miss FAST Light, …

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 …

Featured in China’s Lifeweek special issue on MIT

The Chinese magazine Lifeweek produced a special issue on MIT in its October 11, 2010 issue. The Media Lab was prominently featured, and included an article about Tod Machover's work. Here's a translation of the title and abstract (thanks Google Translator!): Tod Machover: Music Liberator Machover is a genius inventor Professor. Twenty-five years at the …