ACT Community Quote:
Both artists and scientists are at the forefront of pushing human thought forward.” — Erin Genia, SMACT ’19


A Medialab Prado collaboration, Breath is a video element of The longing grew as this body waxed, the longing grows as this body wanes, 2019. The work is  part of research about collaborative living with microbial communities.


The Cube is the heart of the Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT). It is the studio home of our students, a place for experimentation, dialogue, and production. It is an ACT classroom, performance, and presentation space where ACT’s integrated approach to pedagogy, public events programming, exhibitions, and publications is most evident. The Cube traverses disciplines, formats, practices, and worlds. It is in the Cube that ACT builds a community of artist-thinkers who explore art’s complex relationship to culture and technology.

Summer Residencies


During the summer, ACT’s artists become international travelers, exploring ways to push the public discourse in their singular way. Where in the world is ACT and what are ACT artist-thinkers experiencing, discovering, and creating? Click on the images below and find out!


Where in the World is ACT?

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Where in the World is ACT? Yaroslav Prokopenko, Globe on a blurred background of the political map of the world.
SOMA Summer 2019 Mexico, Summer 2019. Photo- M. Ledwidge
Azra Akšamija, Future Heritage Lab, 2019. ACT Cube Summer 2019. Over the course of summer, the Future Heritage Lab team, including Azra Akšamija, Lillian Kology, Natalie Bellefleur, and Lyza Baum, spent over 1000 hours drawing, sewing, and fabricating for the T-Serai project, preparing for its exhibition at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization in the fall of 2019. The T-Serai is portable palace for transcultural encounters made of recycled clothes. The multi-directional knowledge exchange across borders-–involving participants of different generations and backgrounds, from Syrian refugees in Jordan, to students in the USA, UAE, and Europe– offers a way of connecting during a time of growing divides.
BREATH Film Still A Medialab Prado collaboration and a video element of The longing grew as this body waxed, the longing grows as this body wanes, 2019. Sponsored by NTMOFA and Medialab Prado.