Minsky's was a one-night immersive experience staged as part of the Media Lab's 25th anniversary celebration. Select participants in the celebration's main party event were loaded into the Lab's freight elevator and let off in an unfamiliar, darkened environment where they would eventually discover a hidden speakeasy/wunderkammer full of 25 years of Media Lab detritus, inhabited by a few people and machines with an unexpected amount of familiarity with the participants themselves.
As technical producer on the project, I worked closely with immersive theater company Punchdrunk and a few of my colleagues from the Lab to build the behind-the-scenes technical wizardry needed to fully realize the interactions envisioned by director Peter Higgin.
With Rehmi Post, Laurel Pardue, and Kevin Chiu. Photo by Punchdrunk.