MIT Museum Dec. 29, 2008

from Boston Behind the Scenes· ·

Recently, 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 [...]



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.