banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
“[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...
The extremely dextrous robot features a 24-joint human-hand-like design and took only four minutes to complete the task.
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally ...
Mekatilili is a learning initiative that provides a platform for African youth to enhance technical skills through creative learning...
Aguahoja I shows how nature can help us to design new materials, highlighting the relationship between nature and technology.
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design spac...
Looking beyond smart cities
This project aims to create a modular platform for exploring micro-kitchens that are culture specific. Cooking is a personal experi...
The sense of smell is perhaps the most pervasive of all senses, but it is also one of the least understood and least exploited in HCI. We...
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...
The human experience of food extends far beyond that of mere nourishment. Debriefs with astronauts tell us that food is a key creature co...
The MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative is developing “The Interplanetary Cookbook”—a collection of thought-provoking recipes, too...
Learning Creative Learning is an online course and community of educators, designers, technologists, and tinkerers exploring creative lea...
Space Exploration Initiative
Today’s assistive communication devices are far from perfect. Using state of the art small, wearable sensors and powerful machine learnin...
In 2015, the director general of the European Space Agency (ESA), Jan Wörner, introduced the concept of the “Moon Village.” Inspired by t...
Hairstyles, musical instruments and gardening all change in zero gravity, scientist Sands Fish says.
When contemplating the future of life in space, we dream not only of rockets and off-world societies, but also of art, of leisure, and fr...
Urban populations around the world are rapidly growing. To improve livability, urban residents must reduce dependency on fossil fuels and...
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily ...
Scratch is a programming language and online community that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, games, and animations—a...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Voice-user interfaces (VUIs), such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, are increasingly becoming present in domestic environments. ...
Beyond the Cradle
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
This is a joint proposal from graduate students Vik Parthiban (Media Lab) and Andrew Spielberg (MIT CSAIL, Distributed Robotics Laborator...
Moments is a prototype designed for users to save special moments and to experience those moments in the future. Firstly, a multi-se...
Is the placement of bike-share docks equitable?This interactive map explores the question visually.The map shows the addition of bike-sha...
PerForm explores the intuitive meanings associated with the shape of objects, and how a deformable tool can allow for interaction based o...
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Enhancing human physical capability
Creating technology for social change
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 ...
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
This mission included participation from several departments at MIT and outside collaborators from across the globe.
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...
Biological neuronal networks are highly complex and interconnected with superior information processing capabilities. Such networks have ...
Discreet Teeth Gestures for Mobile Device InteractionByte.it is a miniaturized, discreet interface that uses teeth gestures for hands-fre...
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
An exhibition at the Barbican in London features work from OpenAg, the Mediated Matter group, Joy Buolamwini, and more.
Mediated Matter head Neri Oxman talks to ELLE about her work.
How do we raise conscientious consumers and designers of AI?Children today live in the age of artificial intelligence. On average, US chi...
SFMOMA has announced that Neri Oxman will receive a prestigious award this fall
Gemini—an acoustical “twin chaise"—spans multiple scales of the human existence extending from the warmth of the womb to the stretches ...
Celebrating Hiroshi Ishii's mentorship and groundbreaking research
The Dezeen Awards 2019 design longlist includes two projects from the Mediated Matter group.
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
The past two decades have seen unprecedented progress in the development of novel materials, form factors, and functionalities in neuroi...
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is inter...
In the Civic Media group, we are exploring new theoretical frameworks for design, and novel design education methodologies that serve a f...
Can a modified snap bracelet be used to land infrastructure on an asteroid? It is notoriously difficult to stick a landing on a low ...