learning + teaching
neural interfacing and control
banking and finance
natural language processing
internet of things
sports and fitness
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Tod Machover was full of praise for the young singers who gave his opera Schoenberg in Hollywood its first public performance in China
Looking beyond smart cities
Have you ever needed a single-line font rather than an outline of a typeface? For instance in the use of digital fabrication processes such…
This project hosts a few experiments of 2D visualization of 3D moving processes. All of the experiments relate to repeating, machine…
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
A Distance Learning Model for Global Laboratory-Based Synthetic Biology Education Synthetic Biology ( SynBio) tools hold the…
Designing tools, methods and systems that connect rather than divide us to create a healthier society
Enhancing human physical capability
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
OctoStudio is a free coding app available at octostudio.orgOctoStudio transforms how young people use mobile phones and tablets, enabl…
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Too many apps treat young people as passive consumers, not motivated makers. But there are alternatives.
Space Exploration Initiative
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
This project explores a computational method to use light as a medium for illustration. I experiment with a process to transform pixels int…
This series of artwork repurposes the movement of light as the basis for sculpture, and investigate how architecture meets the natural worl…
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a thir…
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Decentralized Society | Architecting the new internet for the good of the people
Professor Tod Machover talks to the Boston Musical Intelligencer about updating VALIS for its first live performance in almost 30 years.
Xin Liu, an alum of the Fluid Interfaces group and collaborator with the Space Exploration Initiative, talks to Artnet about her practice.
The series was initially inspired by the work of Ernst Haeckel.
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
Robert Mahari, a PhD student in the Human Dynamics group, and other experts talk to Inside Higher Ed about copyright & generative AI tools.
The iconic sci-fi opera VALIS, first composed by Professor Tod Machover in 1987, reboots at MIT for a new generation.
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
Media Lab student Ayşe Guvenilir and MIT alumni Mariam Dogar and Maisha Munawwara Prome share work from their poetry anthology.
Cloud Light is a lighting object that draws inspiration from signed distance function geometries and nature. It functions as a lamp a…
The iconic sci-fi opera VALIS reboots for a new generation
The NIH reports on research from the Fluid Interfaces group and Harvard Medical School investigating the effect of naps on creativity.
The 2023 MIT recommended summer reading list includes a chapter in "Reclaiming Space" authored by Professor Danielle Wood.
The Washington Post reports on research from the Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces group & Harvard Medical School that naps could aid creativity.
Photorythms: a computational art-based inquiry of portrait photographyPhotorythms investigates whether computational methods such as facial…
People die twice.First, when they die.Then when they are forgotten.Rokusuke Ei (1933-2016)
A Counting is an ongoing series of software-generated live-streamed sound and video works composed of an evolving neverending count fr…
Several of our projects aim to support learning and creativity. While some systems focus on a specific skill to be strengthened, e.g.,…
In an interview recorded at VivaTech, Media Lab Director Dava Newman talks about the Media Lab's mission to enhance the human experience.
Drawing++ Workshop: using drawing as a means of understanding computationIn this workshop participants explore computational concepts …
Al·che·my is the process of transformation, creation, and combination. It is in this conceptual space that we frame the convergence of huma…
Dreaming through Code Designing creative learning workshops for local organizations committed to introducing technology to kids in a n…
In a new study, researchers from the Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces group & Harvard Medical School find that brief naps can enhance creativity
Tod Machover’s first opera (he has now composed many more groundbreaking ones) was VALIS, and it made history when it premiered for the 10t…
Created by Media Lab PhD students Shruti Dhariwal and Manuj Dhariwal, CoCo is a digital learning platform that fosters collaboration.
Researchers from the Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces group and Harvard Medical School find that brief naps appear to enhance creativity.
Professor Tod Machover, head of the Media Lab’s Opera of the Future group, talks to the Washington Post about AI, music, & human creativity.
CoCo is a new live co-creative learning platform designed to empower educators to support young people in both physical and remote set…
Catch David S. Kong on Joe Blair's Epic Human Podcast, as he discusses his mission to empower communities through biotechnology.
Media Lab postdoc Adam Haar Horowitz discusses using “dream engineering” techniques to give people more control over their dreams.
This speculative design project from the Tangible Media group is supported by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST).
“MIT Illuminations” showcases the creative coding work of MIT community members, including Media Lab alumni.
Lawsuits over the development and use of AI tools can have huge implications on the creative process and intellectual property ownership.
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
MIT Media Lab postdoc Ziv Epstein discusses issues arising from the use of generative AI to make art and other media.