learning + teaching
banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Enhancing human physical capability
An annual celebration of learning, sharing, making, creating, and debating at the MIT Media Lab.
Drawing++ Workshop: using drawing as a means of understanding computationIn this workshop participants explore computational concepts …
Digital Learning + Collaboration Studio
2023 Burning Man Arts"Once upon a time, in the heart of the Black Rock City desert, a knitted shade structure seamlessly melded ancient an…
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Final projects created in MAS.S64 City Sci-Fi: Speculative Movie Making Towards the Design of Future Cities.Students were prompted to …
This class is a hands-on workshop on fiction narrative and movie making.
Space Exploration Initiative
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a thir…
This project explores a few computational approaches to use the shape of a knitted garment as input for its pattern.This experiment combin…
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
The Grain Prism is a hybrid musical instrument that combines granular synthesis and live audio recordings. Presented in a capacitive touch …
Supported by the Space Exploration Initiative, the student-run HUMANS project aims to increase global representation in space.
As of 2020, approximately 40 million adults, or 18.1% percent of the adult population, in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders, …
Explore the MIT Museum's collection of holograms, which includes examples of the rainbow holograms developed by Stephen Benton.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
On Earth, morning, noon, and night have their own specific meanings. The feeling of a second or a minute passing by, the shortening of the …
Two Mobility Futures 0∞ is a research project that encompasses storytelling, a democratic decision making platform, a city model, and an im…
Beyond the Cradle
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily fo…
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Prismo lamp is designed and constructed based on a classical example of the prismatic structure. It takes advantage of the periodic and spa…
Tod Machover, head of Opera of the Future, talks about his career, his creative approach, and his latest work, "Overstory Overture".
Tod Machover, head of the Media Lab’s Opera of the Future group, talks to MIT News about his new operatic work, "Overstory Overture.".
Ruihan Zhang, a student in the Molecular Machines group, was lead organizer of this event in collaboration with MIT Film Makers Association
Public libraries are one of most trusted public institutions in the U.S. and increasingly provide a broad range of education services, rang…
Media Lab spinoff E Ink’s new generation of color displays were introduced at CES 2023.
Ekene Ijeoma uses audio of people counting from 1 to 100 in a variety of languages to capture the full diversity of voices across the US.
Looking beyond smart cities
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Transforming data into knowledge
Tamiko Thiel, an innovator in VR/AR who studied computer graphics and visual imaging, talks about her work and her career.
Biomedical engineer and dancer Shriya Srinivasan PhD ’20 explores connections between the human body and the outside world.
Ceasar McDowell, among others, spoke to participants at the WORLDING workshop on “Land-Use Planning and Authorship."
Alum Alexander Reben describes his experience making art with algorithms and considers what the future of the field may bring.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gravi…
The museum’s director, John Durant, talks about the new location and installations including Media Lab alum Andy Cavatorta’s sculpture.
Four Emmy nominees in this year’s Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary category feature MIT students, faculty, and alumni.
The artist's incisive exhibition at Cuchifritos Gallery addresses the biological and political realities of childbearing and rearing.
Grammy Award-winning artist Jacob Collier talks to Opera of the Future alum Andy Hong about music and technology.
Critics, practitioners, and researchers like Human Dynamics PhD student Ziv Epstein talk about AI-generated art..
Six MIT students, including Biomechatronics student Ayse Guvenilir, share their thoughts on belonging, identity, love, and MIT itself.
MLK Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars will enhance and enrich the MIT community through engagement with students and faculty.
Ekene Ijeoma's Breathing Pavilion installation explores the power and meaning of breath.
Structurally, zero gravity means that we do not have to contend with architecture's greatest arch-nemesis, gravity. This opens up a new wor…
Photorythms: a computational art-based inquiry of portrait photographyPhotorythms investigates whether computational methods such as facial…
Probabilistic thinking has been one of the most powerful ideas in the history of science, and it is rapidly gaining even more relevance as …
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket propel…
A Counting is an ongoing series of software-generated live-streamed sound and video works composed of an evolving neverending count fr…
Freedom Radio (in development) is an ongoing participatory artwork collecting multilingual thoughts and expressions of freedom across natio…
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
@artbhot is a Twitter bot that leverages stable diffusion technology to translate user tweets into images and animations. Access…
The Boston Globe takes a tour around the new MIT Museum, highlighting a number of exhibits and events related to the Media Lab.
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
MIT Center for Constructive Communication
Mental Machine: Labour in the Self Economy, 2022, is a live performance by Kawita Vatanajyankur made in collaboration with Pat Patara…
BubbleSynth translates motion tracking and blob detection data collected from floating soap bubbles into sound, by using the size, position…
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)