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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 m…
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 As…
By Larissa Zhou and Adam ZacharFood is crucial to maintaining the physical and psychological health of humans in space. Eating food pr…
By Nancy Valladares and Rae Yuping HsuThis project is an art performance that seeks to rethink imaginaries of multispecies surviv…
The Miniature Optical Steered Antenna for Intersatellite Communications (MOSAIC)By Shreeyam KackerThe Miniature Optical Steered Antenn…
Solid-state microfrabricated devices are in development to replace contemporary heavy mechanical components for use in spacecraft propellan…
How did life originate? Nobody knows. Life might not even be native to our Earth - it might have come from asteroids or the interstellar me…
By Somayajulu Dhulipala and Manwei ChanAs humanity explores deeper into space, long-duration missions will require horticulture activities …
By Po-Hao ChiHow could microgravity/hypergravity shape our perceptual experience of listening with weightlessness? How can we seek to explo…
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will genera…
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.
Life on Mars, if it exists, could have been transferred between Earth and Mars due to meteorite impacts. The Search for Extra-Terrestrial G…
Multimodal textile sensate media as an expressive and deformable musical interfaceIn the area of intelligent textiles, we are exploring a m…
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.
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Collective memory and attention are sustained by two channels: oral communication (communicative memory) and the physical recording of info…
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.
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 freq…
As we move towards an increasingly IoT-enabled ecosystem, we find that it is easier than ever before to capture vast amounts of audio data.…
Scratch is the world's most popular coding community for kids. Millions of kids around the world are using Scratch to program their ow…
Drawing inspiration from the notion of cognitive incongruence associated with Stroop's famous experiment, from musical principles, and from…
When we form memories, not everything that we perceive is noticed; not everything that we notice is remembered. Humans are excellent at f…
LeakyPhones is a public/private headset that was designed to encourage face-to-face interactions, curiosity, and healthier s…
PerForm explores the intuitive meanings associated with the shape of objects, and how a deformable tool can allow for interaction based on …
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 expe…
Homes and offices are being filled with sensor networks to answer specific queries and solve pre-determined problems, but no comprehensive …
Sound and space are fundamentally intertwined, at both a physical and perceptual level. Sound radiates from vibrating materials, filling …
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 “Operabots…
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 just …
A previous collaboration between Su and Star, Seasons (季节), also received an Honorable Mention for Best Student Game at the 2019 IGF.
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 touch …
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?” Sc…
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and during …
"Loops" combines the work of the Lab's Synthetic Characters group, Merce Cunningham, and digital artists Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar. A …
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 hi…
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?
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 p…
Exploring robotic sound generation mixed with human movements on the guitar. Guitar Machine II is a robotic guitar that responds to human g…
We often imagine a future world filled with robots and artificial intelligence agents, where humans share their civilization with sentient…
Xiao Xiao performs La Vie En Rose and a Tang Dynasty poem on the theremin at New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME).
The City Symphony project by the Opera of the Future group brings creative musical participation to everyone while encouraging collaboratio…
This collection of Tod Machover’s music focuses on chamber and orchestral music composed during the last decade, both with and without elec…
The Tangible Media group is researching human interaction with the gadgets and gizmos around us.