banking and finance
internet of things
point of care
neural interfacing and control
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Designing for, with, and by nature
Creating technology for social change
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
In a fact-averse culture, this New York and Boston-based artist/designer brings them to the fore with his MIT group Poetic Justice.
MIT affiliates collaborate with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Microsoft to improve the connection between people and art.
Space Exploration Initiative
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Designing wearable systems for cognitive enhancement and personal development
kinetiX is a transformable material featuring a design that resembles a cellular structure. It consists of rigid plates or rods and elast...
MotivationThe need for inexpensive, reliable 3D, 360-degree display technologies grows as augmented reality applications continue to incr...
Because the walls and halls of E14 and E15 are subject to building codes and approvals, we decided to create our own walls.
BBC Click looks at whether AI could ever create an artistic masterpiece.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Sleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a third of our ...
Scratch is a programming language and online community that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, games, and animations—a...
César Hidalgo considers the role technology plays in how people and events enter, and fade from, collective memory.
Collective memory and attention are sustained by two channels: oral communication (communicative memory) and the physical recording of in...
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
As we know from our ‘maker’ classes and workshops, different capabilities and approaches can yield remarkable projects. Let’s facilitate ...
Creating sociotechnical systems that shape our urban environments
A selection of recent press coverage on Tod Machover's newest opera, Schoenberg in Hollywood.
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is inter...
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Karole Armitage, the distinguished choreographer, is directing the world premiere of 'Schoenberg in Hollywood,' composed by Tod Machover.
Connected Coral integrates physical and digital elements in a visualization of the environmental impacts on reefs. This complex projectio...
We'd like to introduce you to a very special neuroscience project that we are currently conducting in the setting of a traditional fine a...
Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and architectural design ac...
Interaction Design category
Microbes are the foundation upon which life on Earth depends: they set the boundaries of habitability for all plants and animals and crea...
Philadelphia Voices is the latest in the series of City Symphonies projects that Tod Machover and the Opera of the Future group have...
State-of-the art liquid handling systems are generally pump-driven systems connected with valves and tubes. These systems are manually a...
In “Gradient Descent,” now on view at Nature Morte gallery in New Delhi, artists become one with machines—and the results are stunning.
Translating ambient sounds of moment into tangible and shareable memories through animated paperWe present a tangible memory notebook–reM...
Enhancing mobile life through improved user interactions
The flag is a fixed object of the past which needs to become more fluid and in conversation with our present.
Xin Liu discusses the Space Exploration Initiative's upcoming arts exhibition at Ars Electronica
Click looks at whether AI could ever create an artistic masterpiece.
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and durin...
Gravity is the anchor of all existences on earth, pulling the chaotic world to one single point in every moment of life. Even ...
Sparking discussion about the social, cultural, and ethical implications of emerging technologies through design and storytelling
Structurally, zero gravity means that we do not have to contend with architecture's greatest arch-nemesis, gravity. This opens up a new w...
We explore an art form where machines take on an essential role in the aesthetics and processes of the creation. Our main theme can be su...
Novel technologies for additive manufacturing are enabling design and production at nature’s scale. We can seamlessly vary the physical p...
Rottlace is a family of masks designed for Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk. Inspired by Björk’s most recent album—Vulnicura—the Mediate...
“A few years ago, I was flipping through a fashion magazine and saw that Beyoncé had these cool metallic temporary tattoos."
Cool things happen when you control water with a computer.
Throughout the ages bioluminescence has inspired myths. Long ago, sailors in the Indian Ocean encountered massive bioluminescent blooms a...
The first use-case for programmable droplets is a kind of automated painters' palette.
Suffering for art took on frigid new meaning for composer Tod Machover while creating his new symphony for the Philadelphia Orchestra.
How to distill meaning from complex everyday experiences.
Storytelling is a fundamental way in which human beings understand the world. Imagine watching a movie telling the story of your life, ho...
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with ...