MIT Reads is an all-MIT reading experience that aims to build community and foster understanding. Events and discussions are open to the entire MIT community.
Fall 2018 book selection: Dawn
This fall we are partnering with the MIT Black Students’ Union to read Dawn, by Octavia Butler. Learn more and find out how to get the book. Visit our Dawn research guide for more information on the author and topic.
The Awakening: An Afrofuturism Inspired Multimedia Art Show, will be held Monday, Nov. 5th from 6-8pm in the SPXCE Intercultural Center (W31-110).
Participants may view, share, and interact with artistic pieces inspired by themes discussed in the book Dawn by Octavia Butler, as well as themes associated with Octavia Butler’s body of work as a whole and how those themes resonate today.
Call for Art
Submit your 2D and 3D art, costume art, performance art, music, and multimedia, and more by Oct. 29, 2018. We’re looking for work inspired by themes such as transhumanism and human evolution, gender construction, Afrofuturism, multi-ethnic and multi-species futures, LGBTQ+ identities, nuclear warfare, and colonization. Prizes will be awarded, including a $50 grand prize.
Our MIT community-wide discussions will take place:
Dinner will be provided
Lewis Music Library (14E-109)
Dessert will be provided