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MIT Imagination by Chris Peterson SM '13

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We’ve just launched a new MITAdmissions video. It’s called “MIT Imagination.” You can watch it here:


Professor Woodie Flowers once told me that “MIT can be either a steamroller or a candy store: it depends entirely on how you look at it.” We wanted to make a video that showed the candy store side of things.

Soon I’ll post up more on the making of MIT Imagination, along with some b-roll and a montage of mascot pain. In the meantime, I’d like to thank everyone who made this video possible over the last six months, since it was, as the credits said, a labor of love by many people at MIT.


Written and directed by:

  • Chris Peterson
  • Elizabeth Choe ’13


  • Shanasia Sylman ’15
  • Estefania Avila ’15
  • Kayla Esquivel ’15
  • Delian Asparouhov ’15
  • Chris Mills ’12
  • Michael Rodrigo ’12 (as Tim)


  • Connie Huang ’15
  • Ana Vazquez ’15
  • Kenton Williams S.M. ’12
  • Stephan Boyer ‘13
  • Nexie, TOFU, and the Mustachioed Bear
  • The Lobby 10 Ensemble
  • The MIT football team


  • Orchestral arrangement by Adrian Grossman ’14
  • Performed by the MIT Symphony Orchestra
  • Conducted by Dr. Adam Boyles
  • Sung by Chris Puchi ’14
  • Produced by Michael Miller ’09
  • Advised by Mikey Yang ’05

Special thanks to:

  • Rachel Fong ’12 and the East Campus i3 Team
  • Jack Carroll, Suzanne Flynn, Paelle Powell ’15, and other residents of Maseeh Hall
  • Emerald Ferreira-Yang ’13 and the Random Hall Cryomaniacs
  • The MIT Glass Lab
  • Robert Urban and the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
  • Polly Guggenheim of the MIT Media Lab Personal Robotics Group
  • Craig Bryer and MIT Environmental Health and Safety
  • The MITAdmissions Bloggers
  • The MITAdmissions CommTeam