Art, Culture and Technology

The MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) is an academic program and center of critical art practice, intelligence, and discourse within the School of Architecture and Planning. Through an integrated approach to pedagogy, hosting, public event programming, exhibitions, and publications, ACT builds a community of artist-thinkers around the exploration of art’s complex conjunctions with culture and technology. It is not an art school in the traditional sense. The program aims to promote leadership in critical artistic practice and deployment, developing art as a vital means of experimenting with new registers of knowledge and new modes of valuation and expression; and to continually question what an artistic research and learning environment can be and do.