MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology

The Center for Art, Science & Technology (MIT CAST) facilitates and creates opportunities for exchange and collaboration among artists, engineers, and scientists. A joint initiative of the Office of the Provost, the School of Architecture and Planning, and the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, the center is committed to fostering a culture where the arts, science and technology thrive as interrelated, mutually informing modes of exploration, knowledge and discovery.

CAST’s activities include:

  • Soliciting and supporting cross-disciplinary curricular initiatives that integrate the arts into the core curriculum and create new artistic work or materials, media, and technologies for artistic expression
  • Spearheading a visiting artists program that emphasizes creative process, extensive interaction with MIT faculty, students, and researchers, and cross-fertilization among disciplines
  • Assisting in the presentation and curation of performing and visual arts or design relevant to the research of engineers, scientists, and the MIT community as a whole
  • Disseminating the creative and intellectual production supported by the center to the public through publications, performances, exhibitions, installations, and a biennial symposium
  • Supporting graduate students and postdoctoral researchers whose work advances the mission of the center

The faculty director of CAST is Professor Evan Ziporyn, Room 10-283. The executive director is Leila Kinney, Room 10-183.