banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
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
He built one of the largest modular synthesizers in the world: Joe Paradiso is in the new episode of our podcast.
Giving voice and information to objects and spaces around us.Objects in our lives are usually either digital or not; mostly a wall is jus...
A previous collaboration between Su and Star, Seasons (季节), also received an Honorable Mention for Best Student Game at the 2019 IGF.
Evergreen Blues is a suite of interactive songs that together provide a collaborative musical narrative experience in the form of a multi...
SuperMe features superheroes designed by Chicago Public School students
Su, D. (2019). Massively Multiplayer Operas: Interactive Systems for Collaborative Musical Narrative. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Su, D., Picard, R., Liu, Y. "AMAI: Adaptive Music for Affect Improvement." Proceedings of the 44th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Daegu, Korea, August 2018.
The Grain Prism is a hybrid musical instrument that combines granular synthesis and live audio recordings. Presented in a capacitive touc...
Joe Paradiso talks about making music, collaborating with students (and with the internet), and his massive modular synthesizer.
Hairstyles, musical instruments and gardening all change in zero gravity, scientist Sands Fish says.
“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?” ...
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and durin...
"Loops" combines the work of the Lab's Synthetic Characters group, Merce Cunningham, and digital artists Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar. ...
Marc Downie, Paul Kaiser, and Shelley Eshkar collaborated on Loops, an exploration of Merce Cunningham's life and work.
How to build intelligent music systems out of interacting audio-processing agents.
Opera of the Future head Tod Machover talks to Korea JoongAng Daily about “Symphony for the Koreas.”
Symphony for the Koreas will be the latest installment of the celebrated City Symphony series. Over the next few years, Tod Machover and ...
Opera of the Future head Tod Machover reflects on the recent peace workshop and concert on Jeju Island
The advent of streaming has changed our relationship to music, but where is it taking us? What's the logical conclusion?
Adaptive Music for Affect Improvement (AMAI) is a music generation and playback system with the goal of steering the listener toward a st...
Tod Machover and Charles Holbrow discuss how they're building the tools and platforms for a culture of living music
Songs released on music streaming services are static, never changing after their initial release. Evolving Media proposes a content...
Exploring robotic sound generation mixed with human movements on the guitar. Guitar Machine II is a robotic guitar that responds to human...
We often imagine a future world filled with robots and artificial intelligence agents, where humans share their civilization with sentie...
Xiao Xiao performs La Vie En Rose and a Tang Dynasty poem on the theremin at New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME).
Seasons Change Together is a collaborative song construction experience for multiple simultaneous participants. It represents a firs...
We are conducting EEG studies to identify the musical features and musical interaction patterns that universally impact measures of arous...
This project examines how the expression granted by new musical interfaces can be harnessed to create positive changes in health and well...
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...
The Tangible Media group is researching human interaction with the gadgets and gizmos around us.
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.
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.”
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.