Get a jump start on your weekend with the Second Friday Program at the MIT Museum! The March 2014 Second Friday encourages visitors to explore the beauty, function, and technological potential of solar lights through a series of discussions with MIT scientists and 2014 Eugene McDermott Award recipient Olafur Eliasson.
Learn why design is a critical element when developing a functional lamp for global users. Delve into research that will improve materials for capturing and storing solar energy for lighting use, and brainstorm ways of creating solar lighting with flexible materials such as textiles and paper.
- 5:30 p.m.: Product design with Olafur Eliasson + Harald Quintus-Bosz
- 6:15 p.m.: Innovative materials with Evelyn Wang + Jeffrey Grossman
- 7:00 p.m.: Inspired applications with Sheila Kennedy + Karen Gleason
Olafur Eliasson TED Talk: Playing with Space and Light