How the 62 Year Story of Art at MIT Shaped the Media Lab Ethos
Anthony Zukofsky

The story begins in 1947, when MIT appointed Gyorgy Kepes as its first arts professor. Kepes, a painter, designer, and budding filmmaker, had already emigrated to the US with fellow Hungarian and early Bauhaus member László Moholy-Nagy to start the "New Bauhaus" at the Illinois Institute of Design in Chicago.