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Living in space could have significant physical and mental impacts on astronauts. Wearables have the potential to play a critical role in...
With(in) is a multi-stage project that includes an exhibit, installation, qualitative exploration, and visual storytelling.This is a...
On Earth, morning, noon, and night have their own specific meanings. The feeling of a second or a minute passing by, the shortening of th...
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Space Exploration Initiative
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket prop...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
The Space Exploration Initiative supports research across and beyond MIT in two microgravity flights this spring.
Ever wish you could toss your folded up tent and have it self-assemble mid-air? Well...you can. In a zero gravity environment.Self ...
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gra...
As space agencies prepare for a new era of space exploration, and long duration missions to the Moon or Mars, they’ll need to address the...
By Larissa Zhou and Adam ZacharFood is crucial to maintaining the physical and psychological health of humans in space. Eating food ...
By Nancy Valladares and Rae Yuping HsuThis project is an art performance that seeks to rethink imaginaries of multispecies surv...
The Miniature Optical Steered Antenna for Intersatellite Communications (MOSAIC)By Shreeyam KackerThe Miniature Optical Steered Ante...
Solid-state microfrabricated devices are in development to replace contemporary heavy mechanical components for use in spacecraft propell...
How did life originate? Nobody knows. Life might not even be native to our Earth - it might have come from asteroids or the interstellar ...
By Somayajulu Dhulipala and Manwei ChanAs humanity explores deeper into space, long-duration missions will require horticulture activitie...
A proof of concept demonstration for a voxel-based reconfigurable space structure based on electromagnetically actuated picosatellites. I...
By Rachel BellisleThe Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit (or “Skinsuit”) is an intravehicular activity suit for astronauts that has ...
By Po-Hao ChiHow could microgravity/hypergravity shape our perceptual experience of listening with weightlessness? How can we seek to exp...
When imagining human life in space, how will we express our humanity and creativity in an alien environment? Can the art we make both ref...
It is known that prolonged exposure to micro and hyper-gravity induces various acute health risks, such as osteoporosis, skeletal muscle ...
In recent years, there has been an increase in low-cost and open-source electronic and chemical sensors that hobbyists, concerned citizen...
Designing systems for cognitive support
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will gene...
Designing for, with, and by nature
Spanning from the early Musical Telegraph and Electronic Sackbut, to the late EMS Synthi AKS and Moog Synthesizers, electronic music and ...
Wicaksono, I and Paradiso, J.A."FabricKeyboard: Multimodal Textile Sensate Media as an Expressive and Deformable Musical Interface
", New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) May 15-19, 2017. Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark.
Knitting is an established textile manufacturing technique that has been pervasive in the garment and technical fabrics industry. In comp...
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Novel Antenna-Based Controller for Musical ExpressionTune Field is a 3-dimensional tangible interface that combines and alters previously...
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Multimodal textile sensate media as an expressive and deformable musical interfaceIn the area of intelligent textiles, we are exploring a...
Explore five new releases from the Kronos Quartet’s Fifty for the Future collection, including Tod Machover’s GAMMIFIED
Gammified includes stereo electronics that play continuously throughout the piece, with the start of each of the five tracks marked in score
Electrical engineer William Oliver develops technology to enable reliable quantum computing at scale.
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Transforming data into knowledge
Collective memory and attention are sustained by two channels: oral communication (communicative memory) and the physical recording of in...
What if we could look at the entire history of humanity at once? Pantheon aims to create a data-driven view of history by collecting...
How radical new collaborations will catalyze a revolution in health.
Can we sonfiy calming breathing and passively influence a state of calm?Deep breathing has been scientifically proven to affect the heart...
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...
As we move towards an increasingly IoT-enabled ecosystem, we find that it is easier than ever before to capture vast amounts of audio dat...
Scratch is the world's most popular coding community for kids. Millions of kids around the world are using Scratch to program their ...
Drawing inspiration from the notion of cognitive incongruence associated with Stroop's famous experiment, from musical principles, and fr...
When we form memories, not everything that we perceive is noticed; not everything that we notice is remembered. Humans are excellent at ...
LeakyPhones is a public/private headset that was designed to encourage face-to-face interactions, curiosity, and healthier ...
PerForm explores the intuitive meanings associated with the shape of objects, and how a deformable tool can allow for interaction based o...
Joe Paradiso shares his experience running the Responsive Environments group, teaching classes, among other things during the Covid-19 era.
The Mediated Atmosphere project envisions a smart office that is capable of dynamically transforming itself to enhance occupants' work ex...
Homes and offices are being filled with sensor networks to answer specific queries and solve pre-determined problems, but no comprehensiv...
Sound and space are fundamentally intertwined, at both a physical and perceptual level. Sound radiates from vibrating materials, fillin...
The new LEGO Papert Fellows will spend one week at LEGO headquarters in Denmark to share ideas and collaborate on projects.
Here's my take on the future of textiles, as well as the connection between research and manufacturing.
KnittedKeyboard at ETH Rethinking Creativity Pavilion
By Tod MachoverFor the past five years or so, I’ve been working on some wild and unusual operas (the last one featured robots—or “Operabo...
Director's fellow Christine Sun Kim expresses her pride and frustration at signing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.
Kim explains why she accepted the opportunity to perform during one of America’s most-watched events and what it means to the Deaf community