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MIT’s Amazing Festival of Art Features Floating Orbs, Mood Readers and Solar Powered Rocking Chairs
Posted By Tafline Laylin On May 6, 2011 @ 10:46 am In Art,clean tech,Design,Innovation,Interactive Objects | No Comments
With everything from floating orbs, mood readers, and solar-powered rocking stations, MIT alumni and students have been showing off their most advanced energy efficient, high tech developments at FAST, the festival of art, science, and technology. We've already brought you the ice wall, which was one of 20 installations featured since February, but here are a few more of the most interesting architectural pavilions, sculptural installations, and artworks.
This incredible installation demonstrates what happens when art, science and technology merge on behalf of the planet. Most of the designs feature energy efficient  technologies or materials and open passersby up to the endless creativity human beings can tap into. The end of FAST will kick off tomorrow night with the much-anticipated SKY event during which participants will fly a large-scale, brightly lit star over Killian Court!
A few of our favorites include the large-scale origami made from folded polypropylene, DisCourse, made from hundreds of components cut by water jet from thin aluminum  and tied together with zip ties. The Mood Meter measures the happiness of people at the fair, while the incredible Wind Screen by Meejin Yoon features small wind turbines  that generate and consume energy.
+ MIT FAST 
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