memory | matrix | credits

The project team includes MIT graduate and undergraduate students from different disciplines, inclusing all 5 disciplianry groups from the Architecture Department. Image Credit: Caner Oktem, 2016
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memory / matrix / credits

 

The Memory Matrix is a solidarity-building and educational enterprise: the project was conceived by ACT Assistant Professor Azra Aksamija and is produced with the help of MIT students and a diverse range of partners within the MIT community and participants from the Maker Faire in Cairo and Syrian refugee camps in Jordan. This collaborative making process is part of the project’s longer-term mission: to benefit the education of Syrian refugees. The Memory Matrix takes the 100th anniversary of the MIT campus as an opportunity to highlight this pressing ethical imperative and make it relevant in the world.

 

Credits:

Concept and Artistic Director:

Azra Aksamija, Assistant Professor in MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology, MIT alumna (PhD in HTC/AKPIA, CAVS fellow 2005-7)

 

Project Development and Production Team:

Team Leader: Lillian P.H. Kology, artist and lecturer at Montserrat College

James Robert Addison, MIT graduate student in Architecture Department (MArch)

Seth Cimarron Avecilla, ACT Fabrication Associate

Kristina Eva Eldrenkamp, MIT graduate student in Architecture Department (MArch)

Dina El-Zanfaly, MIT graduate student in Architecture Department (PhD in Computation)

Maria Roldan, MIT undergraduate student in Architecture Department (UROP)

 

Cryptographic Heritage Component:

Dietmar Offenhuber, Assistant Professor at Northeastern University, MIT alumnus (MAS in Media Lab and PhD in DUSP)

 

Project Manager:

Allison James, ACT Producer in Residence, MIT Alumna (HTC/AKPIA)

 

Pixel Designers:

MIT Undergraduate Students from the Department of Architecture / Participants of the ACT class 4.302 Foundations in Art, Design and Spatial Practices: Abigail Anderson, Katherine Weishaar, Johanna Greenspan-Johnston, Szabolcs Kiss, Sofie Belanger, Baily Zuniga, and Kristen Wu. Co-instructor CI component: Cherie Miot Abbanat, Lecturer in DUSP. Team Leaders / Teaching Assistants: Caner Oktem, MIT graduate student in Architecture Department (SMArchS) and Martin Joshua Elliott, MIT graduate student in Architecture Department (MArch).

 

Project Logo:

Maria Roldan, MIT undergraduate student in Architecture Department (UROP)

 

Website and Digital Matrix Team:

Web design: Jegan Vincent De Paul, MIT alumnus (ACT)

Content team: Nushelle De Silva, MIT graduate student in Architecture Department (PhD in History, Theory, Criticism Program), Raafat Majzoub, MIT graduate student in ACT (SMACT)

Publishing software: Travis Rich, MIT graduate student in MediaLab (PhD in Viral Communications Group), Thariq Shihipar, MIT graduate student in MediaLab (MAS in Viral Communications Group)

 

Installation Fabricators:

Seth Avecilla, Zachary Herrmann, Kalamu Kieta, Lillian Kology, Dave Olsen, Joseph Wight

 

Pixel Fabrication Team:

Nasreen Al-Qadi, Wellesley undergraduate student (UROP)

Ashley Kim, Wellesley undergraduate student (UROP)

Goldy Landau, Wellesley undergraduate student (UROP)

Cynthia Fang, MIT undergraduate student (UROP)

Kristen Wu, MIT undergraduate student (UROP)

 

Pixel Hanging Team:

MIT students: Yvette Abadi, Rainar Aasrand, Dina El-Zanfaly, Momchil Molnar, Dimitrios Pagonakis, Veronica Salazar, Erica Santana.

Montserrat College students: Tiffany Binger, Paige Hall, Christopher Giglio, Kurtis Lyons, Kenneth Sawyer, Maegan Shilkey, Joshua Viana

Other helpers and ACT community members: Azra Aksamija, Nadja Aksamija, Jessica Anderson, Hiroharu Mori

 

Documentation:

Madeleine Gallagher, ACT Media Associate

David Kinchen, David Kinchen Photography Boston

John Eric Steiner, ACT Media Assistant