Arctic Summer Arts & Science Field School

MIT Media Lab 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
October 2022

In July 2023, a multidisciplinary team of engineers, geologists, technologists, and designers embarked on a ten-day field school in Svalbard, an archipelago situated in the Arctic Ocean between mainland Norway and the North Pole. The objective of this interdisciplinary curriculum was to develop innovative tools for Arctic fieldwork and deepen our comprehension of Svalbard's ecosystems and the impacts of climate change.


SoundSHROOM | Patrick Chwalek

HexSense | Fangzheng Liu

Melting Truths, Thawing Moments | Dr. Ziv Epstein

Patrick Chwalek, PhD Candidate, MIT Media Lab
Dr. Ziv Epstein, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI
Ganit Goldstein, Research Assistant, MIT Self Assembly Lab
Fangzheng Liu, PhD Candidate, MIT Media Lab
Eve Meltzer, PhD Candidate, MIT CEE

Photos: Maggie Coblentz