It was MIT’s Commencement Day Friday May 24, a bit of a surreal event for a campus that’s largely been evacuated due the COVID-19 pandemic. By all accounts, this virtual event was a tour de force, with technical gimmicks and congratulations sent from space. But it was also held in the shadow of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the ensuing protests.
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An idea for an exhibition sprung from what seemed like a simple objective: Karl could spend a year and a half recording life along Mass Ave from Arlington to the Charles River. But, of course, Mass Ave is vividly complex.
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The square is bustling with activity. Groups of flow artists, jugglers and passersby circle up, picking up, discarding, and trying out different props at random. Near the main road, an impromptu multiball contact juggling class is in session.