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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.
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…
"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.
As we generally experience on earth, there is no space without sound and there is no sound without space. Building on the understanding of …
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 Muriel …
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 media …
We present VisualSoundtrack, a system designed as a tool for soundtrack composers to experiment with original musical content in differin…
Philadelphia Voices is the latest in the series of City Symphonies projects that Tod Machover and the Opera of the Future group have c…
Inspired by previous work in the field of data sonification, we built a data-driven composition platform that enables users to map collisio…
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 in…
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.
“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.
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.
This brief excerpt video shows a glimpse of some of Tod Machover’s innovative, unusual opera realized at—and with the collaboration of—the …
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 his…
New documentary chronicles Jacob Collier's collaborations at MIT.
FabricKeyboard is an instrument you play by pressing, twisting, pulling, and stretching.
È un’interfaccia collegabile a computer e sintetizzatori, è responsive come un pad e suonabile quanto una primordiale tastiera.
Textile in G Major
In a new project from MIT Media Lab, the FabricKeyboard is an instrument you play by pressing, twisting, pulling and stretching.
Blockchain technology could help to revolutionize how artists get paid.
This paper explores how an actuated pin-based shape display may serve as a platform on which to build musical instruments and controllers. …