banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Looking beyond smart cities
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
When we say we’re “democratizing access to space exploration,” what do we mean?
Microbes are the foundation upon which life on Earth depends: they set the boundaries of habitability for all plants and animals and crea...
Because the walls and halls of E14 and E15 are subject to building codes and approvals, we decided to create our own walls.
A collaboration between CAST visiting artist Thom Kubli, Hiroshi Ishii, and members of the Tangible Media group.
Nine groups of artists are selected to be on board Sojourner 2020, which will be launched into low Earth orbit for about 30 days.
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Beyond the Cradle
What are radically sustainable methods for knitting, making and building in the age of the Anthropocene? How can humankind and members of...
“My team and I stand in the crossroads, challenging some of the processes that designers face at the intersection of biology and technology"
At Sundance New Frontiers 2020, Xin Liu and Qinya (Jenny) Guo debuted Living Distance, a VR piece about the journey of Liu’s wisdom tooth.
Living Distance is a mission and a fantasy realized, in which a wisdom tooth is sent to outer space and back down to Earth again. Carried...
The venturesome Oxman talks experimental materials and lunar habitation with the renowned architect.
Aguahoja I shows how nature can help us to design new materials, highlighting the relationship between nature and technology.
To build a new pavilion in midtown Manhattan, the architect Neri Oxman employed 17,000 silkworms.
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Currently on view at the Museum of the City of New York in the exhibition "Who We Are: Visualizing NYC by the Numbers," November 22 - Aug...
Space Exploration Initiative
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
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...
Vespers is a collection of masks exploring what it means to design (with) life. From the relic of the death mask to a contemporary living...
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
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Director's fellow Christine Sun Kim expresses her pride and frustration at signing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.
Connected Coral integrates physical and digital elements in a visualization of the environmental impacts on reefs. This complex projectio...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
WBUR’s picks for winter art exhibits around the Boston area include director’s fellow Christine Sun Kim’s “Off the Charts.”
Circuit Stickers is a toolkit for crafting electronics using flexible and sticky electronic pieces. These stickers are created by printin...
Ten multi-disciplinary teams join MIT’s design entrepreneurship accelerator.
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily ...
Space/Craft explores sculpting in zero gravity. Making artistic works by hand is a fundamentally human act, but how will it transfor...
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with ...
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
Produced by Media Lab spinoff Graviky Labs, AIR-INK was developed by Fluid Interfaces alum Anirudh Sharma.
New adjunct associate professor combines fine arts and coding.
This mission included participation from several departments at MIT and outside collaborators from across the globe.
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
Congratulations to Fluid Interfaces alum Anirudh Sharma and his spinoff Graviky Labs!
The Grain Prism is a hybrid musical instrument that combines granular synthesis and live audio recordings. Presented in a capacitive touc...
Bernal, Guillermo, Lily Zhou, Haripriya Mehta, and Pattie Maes. NeurIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity and Design, December 14, 2019.
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
Berke, A., Sanchez Lengeling, T., Nawyn, J., & Larson, K. (2019, November). Bike Swarm. In Conference Companion Publication of the 2019 on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 1-4). ACM.
“[The wild boars] look at me like I am a visitor. It's like they’re the owners and I’m the guest. Wild animals that normally live in natu...
Please help Poetic Justice create an artwork that includes all the communities, voices, and languages of NYC.
Sparking discussion about the social, cultural, and ethical implications of emerging technologies through design and storytelling
Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellow Prathima Muniyappa uses the transformative power of design to empower marginalized indigenous communities.
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...
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
“Can a man know the truth and tell it to the greatest number and still be misunderstood? Can one man be of the many and still be known?” ...
Scratch is a programming language and online community that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, games, and animations—a...
Creating technology for social change
The award recognizes outstanding contributions within the realm of scientific photography.
Transforming data into knowledge
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and durin...
"Loops" combines the work of the Lab's Synthetic Characters group, Merce Cunningham, and digital artists Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar. ...
Marc Downie, Paul Kaiser, and Shelley Eshkar collaborated on Loops, an exploration of Merce Cunningham's life and work.