banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
Space Exploration Initiative
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
In this work, we propose a novel fabrication method for 3D objects based on the principle of spooling. By wrapping off-the-shelf material...
Thom Kubli, in collaboration with the Tangible Media group, on the development of a machine that can 3D print objects light enough to float.
Whether or not we're experts in the design language of objects, we have an unconscious understanding of the emotional character of their ...
Hybrid Living Materials (HLMs) are formed by combining living and non-living materials such that the resulting composites take on the fun...
Known as “WraPr,” the system presents a novel fabrication method for creating new or augmenting existing 3D objects with soft materials.
I thought I’d seen plenty of fab stuff done with filaments, but obviously I hadn’t seen it all. That’s pretty groovy.
Aguahoja—a winner of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards—rethinks the paradigm of recycling.
Artists and scientists from MIT united to create "Orbiting," an aerial archive of objects that trace the history of humanity.
A collaboration between CAST visiting artist Thom Kubli, Hiroshi Ishii, and members of the Tangible Media group.
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design spac...
Biodiversity on planet Earth is under momentous threat, with extinction rates estimated between 100 and 1,000 times their pre-human level...
Novel technologies for additive manufacturing are enabling design and production at nature’s scale. We can seamlessly vary the physical p...
Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and architectural design ac...
Designing for, with, and by nature
A 3D printing system that controls the behavior of live bacteria could someday enable medical devices with therapeutic agents built in.
Shrinking problems in 3D printing Although a range of materials can now be fabricated using additive manufacturing techniques, these...
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Researchers in alum Sean Follmer’s lab at Stanford are developing a touch-based display to make computer-aided design tools more accessible.
Researchers have come up with an innovation that will delight the fashion industry and people concerned about animal welfare: 3D-printed fur
In nature, hair has numerous functions such as providing warmth, adhesion, locomotion, sensing, and a sense of touch, as well as its well...
Envisioning the future (and challenges) of designing affordable technology-enabled mobility devices.
Systems of tiny robots may someday build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements.
This research track focuses on the use of computational (and experimental) techniques to understand the biomechanical behavior of human t...
Mediated Matter head Neri Oxman talks to ELLE about her work.
Gemini—an acoustical “twin chaise"—spans multiple scales of the human existence extending from the warmth of the womb to the stretches ...
The Digital Construction Environment is the first architectural-scale structure fabricated with the Digital Construction Platform (DCP). ...
This research presents water-based robotic fabrication as a design approach and enabling technology for additive manufacturing (AM) of bi...
A group at MIT created polymers derived from organic matter, printed by a robot, and shaped by water.
We present a multimaterial voxel-printing method enabling the physical visualization of data sets commonly associated with scientific ima...
How the Mediated Matter group’s Aguahoja project transforms some of the most abundant materials on the planet into structural art.
The Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales.The primary ...
Earth is surrounded by a cloud of defunct satellites that can be hazardous to working spacecraft—but it doesn't have to be that way.
Until now, we couldn’t print certain types of data models in 3D.
Media Lab spinoff Formlabs has become a unicorn.
1,000 clear plastic tiles assembled into a 10-by-12-foot circular installation with a heart-shaped cutout in the middle
Neri Oxman and a group of researchers from the MIT Mediated Matter group have developed a water-based digital fabrication platform.
Creativity and Collaboration: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity, set out to underline the close connections between art and technology.
Oh this? It's just my brain.
A method of 3D printing that lets scientists produce stunning, high-definition 3D copies of their data.
Glass II: 3D printing glass at the architectural scale.
Neri Oxman, architect, designer and professor at MIT Media Lab (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) with her team, The Mediated Matter...