MIT Museum


KismetRecently, I talked to a person whose job has him hanging out with robots, looking at holograms, and sifting through the “attic” of one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

John Durrant is the director of the MIT Museum, a place tasked with taking all of MIT’s history and current research and boiling it down to a few rooms just outside of Central Square in Cambridge. The museum has everything from fascinating moving sculptures to expressive robots to an impressive array of slide rules — a little bit of everything that makes MIT the renowned institute that it is.

It’s a place I really enjoy visiting — so much so that I had to keep reminding myself that I was there to do an interview and not to play — so it was great to sit down with the man behind it all and talk about how the museum got to where it is today, and the exciting things in store for us in the future.

 
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What a terrific interview…and a great place to hear about. I hope to be able to get there soon. It’s really great to hear about these not-so- well known -places that Adam explores. This website is a wonderful place to learn more about Boston’s hidden gems. His interviews help us sense the excitement he feels about the places he visits. Keep up the great work.

It is great to hear the podcast again. I am not sure why iTunes did not pick up the two recent episodes, but I will go back and get them too.