Particpate in UP: The Umbrella Project on May 19

May 18, 2013

MIT students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the second performance of UP: The Umbrella Project on the evening of Sunday, May 19th, 2013, at 7:45pm in Jack Barry Field.  A collaboration between CSAIL’s Distributed Robotics Lab and internationally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus, UP will bring together members of the MIT community to participate in a large-scale live performance piece using umbrellas outfitted with LED lights.  Each UP participant will be provided with an umbrella equipped with red, green and blue LED lights.  Using hand controllers, participants will be able to independently change the color of their umbrella.  Guided by the Pilobolus creative team, UP participants will traverse the field and manipulate the hue of their umbrellas, creating a colorful and ever-changing display of live art.  All members of the MIT community, including students, faculty and staff, are invited to participate.  Those willing to participate must be at the field by 7:45pm.  The performance will be photographed and filmed for promotional purposes.  Participants must be at least 18 years of age and must be affiliated with MIT.  Visit this site for more information on UP.

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