Research Group Overview: Future Sketches

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MIT Media Lab

MIT Media Lab

The Future Sketches group explores software as a medium for art and design, as well as how toolkits and pedagogical approaches can help inform a new generation of computational craft. In the group's work and courses, researchers focus on computational sketches, often engaging with the past, as a way of suggesting different possible futures. In addition, they are focused on tools for creative coding, both in tools that currently exist and designing, building, and supporting new tools for computational artistic expression. Today's tools help shape tomorrow’s art. Current research explores generative form, machine learning, and augmented reality with a specific focus on how we can understand the essence of these technologies and use them in unexpected and poetic ways.

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