banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
Space Exploration Initiative
Looking beyond smart cities
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
In 2015, the director general of the European Space Agency (ESA), Jan Wörner, introduced the concept of the “Moon Village.” Inspired by t...
Read the MIT Startup Exchange profile of Media Lab spinoff OpenSpace.
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Designing for, with, and by nature
The Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX) has recently released its latest creative learning activity: Inflatables!
Therms-Up! is a DIY method of creating inflatables and prototyping interactive materials from wasted thermoplastic bags that easily found...
What are radically sustainable methods for knitting, making and building in the age of the Anthropocene? How can humankind and members of...
FIBERBOTS is a digital fabrication platform fusing cooperative robotic manufacturing with abilities to generate highly sophisticated mate...
Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and architectural design ac...
The Digital Construction Environment is the first architectural-scale structure fabricated with the Digital Construction Platform (DCP). ...
The Synthetic Apiary proposes a new kind of environment, bridging urban and organismic scales by exploring one of the most important orga...
The Digital Construction Platform (DCP) is an in-progress research project consisting of a compound robotic arm system. The system compri...
The Lut Desert of Iran is one of the most similar regions to Mars. Close to that area, there are vernacular adobe architectures that are ...
Digital Learning & Collaboration Studio
The startup OpenSpace is using 360-degree cameras and computer vision to create comprehensive digital replicas of construction sites.
Public libraries are one of most trusted public institutions in the U.S. and increasingly provide a broad range of education services, ra...
The Digital Construction Platform (DCP) is an experimental enabling technology for large-scale digital manufacturing. In contrast to the ...
SpeechBlocks is a medium that allows children (4-5 years old) to engage in open-ended play with writing. They can build arbitrary composi...
The LEGO Papert Fellowship program was officially launched in 2017.
“My team and I stand in the crossroads, challenging some of the processes that designers face at the intersection of biology and technology"
To build a new pavilion in midtown Manhattan, the architect Neri Oxman employed 17,000 silkworms.
3D-print a building on demand: IEEE Spectrum on the Mediated Matter group's Digital Construction Platform.
Glass II: 3D printing glass at the architectural scale.
Digital Materials are a way of designing and manufacturing. Rather than building large, monolithic, single-use components, we discretize ...
Steven J. Keating, Elizabeth Tsai, Neri Oxman. CRC Press, Jun 6, 2013