The story of humanity and technology


Come together as promising scientists and engineers to examine and celebrate how we can use the brilliance of our minds, the power of our hands, and the compassion of our hearts to build a bright and meaningful future. Meaning in the Making: A Vibrant Spectacular of Mind, Hand, and Heart is a fifteen-minute multimedia nighttime spectacular show that transforms MIT’s Walker Memorial with lights, projections, performers, and practical effects to tell the immersive story of Humanity and Technology. The premise of this project is to engage the upcoming freshmen class (and greater MIT community) in an inspirational reflection on MIT’s process of “Mens et Manus (Mind and Hand)” and how delving deeper into our hearts adds color and meaning to what we create. Inspired by Disney nighttime spectaculars and Olympic opening ceremonies, Meaning in the Making was written, directed, and produced as a senior thesis project by recent MIT graduate and Sudler Prize winner, Garrett Parrish. The show will debut on September 3rd at 6:30pm and 10:00pm in MIT’s Walker Memorial, Morss Hall.


Theatrical Video


Interactive 360 Video (Chrome, Firefox, Opera)



This show would not be possible without the generous contributions of the following organizations within the MIT community.