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sports and fitness
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Digital Currency Initiative
We are conducting EEG studies to identify the musical features and musical interaction patterns that universally impact measures of arous...
Can we sonfiy calming breathing and passively influence a state of calm?Deep breathing has been scientifically proven to affect the heart...
This project examines how the expression granted by new musical interfaces can be harnessed to create positive changes in health and well...
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
PerForm explores the intuitive meanings associated with the shape of objects, and how a shape-changing tool can allow for different forms...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
“Can a man know the truth and tell it to the greatest number and still be misunderstood? Can one man be of the many and still be known?” ...
The City Symphony project by the Opera of the Future group brings creative musical participation to everyone while encouraging collaborat...
This collection of Tod Machover’s music focuses on chamber and orchestral music composed during the last decade, both with and without el...
Collective memory and attention are sustained by two channels: oral communication (communicative memory) and the physical recording of in...
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Space Exploration Initiative
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Opera of the Future head Tod Machover talks to Korea JoongAng Daily about “Symphony for the Koreas.”
LeakyPhones is a public/private headset that was designed to encourage face-to-face interactions, curiosity, and healthier ...
The Tangible Media group is researching human interaction with the gadgets and gizmos around us.
Designing for, with, and by nature
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
As we generally experience on earth, there is no space without sound and there is no sound without space. Building on the understanding o...
César Hidalgo considers the role technology plays in how people and events enter, and fade from, collective memory.
The Telemetron was created in response to a call from the MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative.
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.
A selection of recent press coverage on Tod Machover's newest opera, Schoenberg in Hollywood.
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
As Collier gets ready to release his sophomore album, "Djesse," he's adding a new element to his musical world: other people.
As an intellect and creator, Schoenberg would have fit right into the Lab.
You probably won’t find anything resembling the rest of the opera in any Schoenberg biography anywhere.
An enticing historical drama explores the conflict between maintaining artistic integrity and an artist’s longing to reach a wider audience.
Karole Armitage, the distinguished choreographer, is directing the world premiere of 'Schoenberg in Hollywood,' composed by Tod Machover.
Machover, known for his use of new technologies to expand music, was moved by Schoenberg’s commitment to maintain his artistic integrity.
Visionary composer Tod Machover is unleashing his latest marriage of technology and tradition: "Schoenberg in Hollywood."
On November 14, the Boston Lyric Opera will present the World Premiere of Schoenberg in Hollywood, a new opera by Tod Machover, the Murie...
Death and the Powers: Global Interactive Simulcast
The internet changed how we create, distribute, and consume music and media. Modern digital tools for creating music and medi...
We present VisualSoundtrack, a system designed as a tool for soundtrack composers to experiment with original musical content in differ...
Philadelphia Voices is the latest in the series of City Symphonies projects that Tod Machover and the Opera of the Future group have...
Inspired by previous work in the field of data sonification, we built a data-driven composition platform that enables users to map collis...
Cherston, Juliana, et al. "Sonification platform for interaction with real-time particle collision data from the atlas detector." Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2016.
The Boston Lyric Opera just announced the commission for Tod Machover’s next opera, called Schoenberg in Hollywood. The premiere will be ...
Nicole L'Huillier speaks at Sónar+D
The Telemetron generates musical compositions using gyroscopic “chimes.”
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and durin...
Revisit Human 2.0, a 2007 Media Lab symposium focused on the future of human adaptability.
Breaking Forms is the literal and creative marriage of Juan Necochea and Nicole L’Huillier.
How to Make (almost) Anything is a community as much as it is a class.
Ambitious new piece in his “City Symphony” series features the birthplace of American democracy.
“Philadelphia Voices” is the latest in a series of Machover symphonies inspired by cities.
This week, the Philadelphia Orchestra premieres a new musical composition about its home city, by the city — in a way.
Tod Machover shares his insights into the creation and community of "Philadelphia Voices."
Suffering for art took on frigid new meaning for composer Tod Machover while creating his new symphony for the Philadelphia Orchestra.
How to distill meaning from complex everyday experiences.
Multimodal textile sensate media as an expressive and deformable musical interfaceIn the area of intelligent textiles, we are exploring a...
Mahler once quipped that “tradition” often represents nothing more than lazy, outdated habits of mind. In the postwar years, the composer...
This app allows Philadelphia users to make recordings and submit them for the City Symphonies project.
Giving voice and information to objects and spaces around usObjects in our lives are usually either digital or not; mostly a wall is just...
Jacob Collier calls from Chile, where he’s in the middle of a South American tour. He’s a long way from the London bedroom where he got h...
New documentary chronicles Jacob Collier's collaborations at MIT.