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MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

The MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) seeks committed, inquisitive and creative students for the 2011-2012 academic year. This selective two-year programme grants successful participants a Master of Science in Visual Studies (SMVisS) degree. The programme focuses on research-based artistic practice, advanced visual studies and experimentation, and offers opportunities for transdisciplinary relationships with other programmes and labs at MIT. The programme culminates in a final project and a written thesis.

The Programme, positioned within the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, operates as a critical production- and education-based laboratory focusing on artistic research, advanced visual studies, and transdisciplinary collaboration within the context of MIT's technological community. The programme explores the role of art, culture, and technology in society and considers artistic practice to be knowledge production. The emphasis is on how cultural and artistic practices critically engage science and technology and envision their transformation. One of the courses focuses on Networked Culture.

Artists and cultural producers with diverse backgrounds and experience interested in innovative transdisciplinary artistic practice and collaborative and individual research projects at the intersection of art, culture, and technology are encouraged to apply. The deadline for application is 15 December2010.

Contact: MIT Department of Architecture, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 7-337, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, USA; tel.:+1-617-253-5229; e-mail: act@mit.edu; web.mit.edu/admissions/graduate/