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.

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

The ACT Archives and Special Collections are currently closed to researchers. For questions regarding access please contact MIT Libraries Distinctive Collections at distinctive-collections@mit.edu.