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Holograms, robots, and kinetic sculptures, hell yes

                 
                       Tigirl, reflection hologram, 1985. Photo: © M. Benyon

Nothing has ridden the wave of the future quite like the hologram. It's one of those rare innovations that, like the monorail and the laser pointer, seems high-tech no matter how many times you feast your incredulous eyeballs on it. Luckily, there's no better place to get your hologram fascination fix than home of the world's largest holography collection, the MIT Museum. Starting today, the Luminous Windows 2011 exhibit is featuring the latest and greatest from individuals and companies working in the revolutionary imaging technology.

But that's not all the Museum has going on. Also open are the robotics exhibition featuring Kismet, the world's first social robot, as well as self-described choreographer/mechanical engineer Arthur Ganson's "Gestural Engineering" gallery, a cunning display of his "ingenious, philosophical, and witty kinetic sculptures."

All exhibitions are ongoing save for the Luminous Windows gallery, which is only around from December 10 - April 1, 2011, dusk ‘till 2:00am. View discretion is advised. Subject matter may be inappropriate for Luddites over the age of 40.

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