learning + teaching
neural interfacing and control
banking and finance
natural language processing
internet of things
sports and fitness
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Looking beyond smart cities
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Space Exploration Initiative
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
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 hu…
Public libraries are one of most trusted public institutions in the U.S. and increasingly provide a broad range of education services, rang…
In 2015, the director general of the European Space Agency (ESA), Jan Wörner, introduced the concept of the “Moon Village.” Inspired by the…
Digital Learning + Collaboration Studio
Designing for, with, and by nature
The Digital Construction Platform (DCP) is an experimental enabling technology for large-scale digital manufacturing. In contrast to the ty…
The 'Who' that I live from is a choice that I make. This essay looks critically at this choice, by diving into the QUESTion "Who am I?"
Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and architectural design acro…
The Synthetic Apiary proposes a new kind of environment, bridging urban and organismic scales by exploring one of the most important organi…
Read the MIT Startup Exchange profile of Media Lab spinoff OpenSpace.
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 a…
What are radically sustainable methods for knitting, making and building in the age of the Anthropocene? How can humankind and members of o…
FIBERBOTS is a digital fabrication platform fusing cooperative robotic manufacturing with abilities to generate highly sophisticated materi…
The Digital Construction Environment is the first architectural-scale structure fabricated with the Digital Construction Platform (DCP). U…
The Digital Construction Platform (DCP) is an in-progress research project consisting of a compound robotic arm system. The system comprise…
The startup OpenSpace is using 360-degree cameras and computer vision to create comprehensive digital replicas of construction sites.
SpeechBlocks is a medium that allows children (4-5 years old) to engage in open-ended play with writing. They can build arbitrary compositi…
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 th…
Steven J. Keating, Elizabeth Tsai, Neri Oxman. CRC Press, Jun 6, 2013