2009 – ongoing

This collection holds the creative output of the Art Culture & Technology Program (ACT) including courses, lectures, workshops, symposia, exhibitions, special events, and other activities is collected, processed, and made available in the ACT Archive. Materials in the collection are used to document the ACT’s academic explorations for internal and external use, including social media, marketing, attracting new students and faculty, and engaging with the greater MIT community and beyond.

Faculty publications are listed with links to purchase and/or locate at libraries on individual faculty pages on the ACT website.


Born from the merging of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies and the MIT Visual Arts Program in 2009, ACT is an academic program and hub of critical art practice and discourse within the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ACT is headed by distinguished artist-professors and includes a dynamic group of artist-practitioner graduate students, visiting lecturers, affiliates, and guests. Through an integrated approach to pedagogy, public events programming, exhibitions, and publications, ACT builds a community of artist-thinkers exploring art’s complex relationship to culture and technology.

Collection Processing and Access

A portion of collection materials are digitized and available by request. The physical collection may be browsed on request by appointment. See Reading Room and Research Policies page for details. For inquiries on the use of images, video, and other materials, contact ACT’s Project Archivist  or email actreference@mit.edu.