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#85: The Electome

The Electome: Where political journalism meets AIBuilt at the Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM) with support from Twitter and Knight F...

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#84 Reading Through Closed Books

Spatial resolution, spectral contrast, and occlusion are three major bottlenecks in current imaging technologies for...

Sept. 14, 2016
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#83 DuoSkin

DuoSkin is a fabrication process that enables anyone to create customized functional devices that can be attached directly on their skin....

Aug. 17, 2016
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#82 Holosuite

Holosuite is an interactive end-to-end 3D telepresence application built for researching the applications of holographic and advanced 3D ...

April 29, 2016
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#81 Advancing Wellbeing

Are the things we’re inventing for the future taking into account our deepest human needs? The Advancing Wellbeing initiative explores no...

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#80 Live Objects

Live Objects are wireless devices that enrich a user’s experience of the surrounding environment. Live Objects are associated with real o...

March 7, 2016
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#79 Lemann Creative Institute

From January 25-29, 2016, the MIT Media Lab invited 11 Brazilian educators, researchers, artists, and entrepreneurs to attend the first L...

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#78 Reality Editor

Reality Editor is a new kind of tool that empowers users to connect and manipulate the functionality of physical objects. With Reality Ed...

Jan. 25, 2016
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#77 bioLogic

In an era where bio is the new interface, we are imagining a world where actuators and sensors can be grown rather than manufactured, and...

Oct. 28, 2015
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#76 Mushtari

How can we design relationships between the most primitive and sophisticated life forms? Can we design wearables embedded with synthetic ...

July 6, 2015
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#75 EmotiveModeler

Whether or not we’re experts in the design language of objects, we have an unconscious understanding of the emotional character of their ...

June 2, 2015
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#74 Director’s Fellows Program

An overview of the MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellows Program, a unique program that connects the research from the Lab with communities an...

April 15, 2015
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#73 eyeMITRA

eyeMITRA allows anyone to easily and non-invasively explore the back of the eye, opening possibilities for new assessments of eye health ...

Feb. 19, 2015
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#72 TRANSFORM

TRANSFORM fuses technology and design to celebrate its transformation from a piece of still furniture to a dynamic machine driven by a st...

July 7, 2014
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#71 CityHome

The CityHome is an ultra-efficient, responsive urban home, providing a hardware and software ecosystem for personal space customization. ...

May 13, 2014
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#70 ScratchJr

ScratchJr is a new version of the Scratch programming language designed for children ages five to seven. Using ScratchJr, kids can build ...

March 18, 2014
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#69 TAMER

What if we could train a robot the way we train a pet? With the TAMER project, a technically unskilled user can teach a robot tasks and c...

Oct. 31, 2013
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#68 Hybrid Basketry

Contemporary 3D printing and traditional craft rarely meet in the same creation. The Hybrid Basketry project merges these two distinct tr...

July 22, 2013
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#67 MACH

MACH, My Automated Conversation coacH, is a system for people to practice social interactions in face-to-face scenarios. MACH consists of...

June 14, 2013
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#66 WaaZam

WaaZam is a creative telepresence system that allows people to be together in the same window during a networked video session. The goal ...

May 1, 2013
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#65 Reach

Need a favor? Reach is a project that merges inherently local communications with user requests or offers of services. It is built atop d...

Dec. 19, 2012
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#64 Infinity-by-Nine

Infinity-by-Nine makes viewing ordinary video more immersive. This system projects extensions to the screen, taking advantage of the redu...

June 20, 2012
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#63 Makey Makey

Ever played piano on bananas? With Makey Makey and an alligator clip, you can connect the internet to just about anything. Start inventin...

June 5, 2012
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#62 Mood Meter

Mood Meter is an interactive installation that encourages, recognizes, and monitors the smiles of a community, providing an indicator of ...

May 22, 2012
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#61 ZeroN

What if materials could defy gravity, so that we could leave them suspended in mid-air? ZeroN is a physical and digital interaction eleme...

May 7, 2012
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#60 CORNAR

Out of (Line of) Sight, But Not Out of View. The Camera Culture group at the Media Lab has created CORNAR: Looking around Corners with Fe...

March 20, 2012
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#59 NewsFlash

NewsFlash uses a unique screen-to-phone data exchange to provide an interactive way to experience current events through dynamic interact...

Jan. 5, 2012
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#58 Mediated Matter

Mediated Matter research integrates computational form-finding strategies with biologically inspired fabrication in order to enhance the ...

Dec. 3, 2011
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#57 Boxie

Boxie is a mobile interactive robotic camera built with the goal of actively capturing stories about its environment and the people withi...

Oct. 25, 2011
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#56 LightBridge

LightBridge is a 10,000 pixel dynamic display created for the FAST Festival of Art, Science and Technology in celebration of MIT’s 150th ...

Sept. 2, 2011
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#55 CATRA

Part of a suite of portable projects for eyecare, CATRA is a new way to detect and quantify cataracts. CATRA is a compact eyepiece attach...

July 1, 2011
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#54 FAST

A chain reaction between the arts and the sciences, MIT’s Festival of Art, Science and Technology was a year-long celebration of creativi...

May 23, 2011
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#53 Qooqle

Qooqle is a mobile system that frees us from the confines of search boxes by integrating digital information directly into our everyday a...

May 2, 2011
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#52 Junkyard Jumbotron

The Junkyard Jumbotron lets you take a bunch of random laptops, cellphones and tablets and stitch them together into a large, virtual dis...

March 12, 2011
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#51 Why apply?

There’s no such thing as a “typical” Media Lab student. Current Media Arts and Sciences graduate students discuss their research, what it...

Dec. 9, 2010
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#50 Death and the Powers Premiere

Tod Machover describes the premiere of his recent opera, Death and the Powers.

Oct. 4, 2010
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#49 Death and the Powers

Check out a preview of Professor Tod Machover’s latest opera, Death and the Powers, which will premiere in Monaco in September and then t...

Sept. 11, 2010
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#48 NETRA

MIT Media Lab researchers have created a quick, simple, and inexpensive way to use mobile phones to measure refractive errors of the eye,...

June 23, 2010
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#47 LuminAR

LuminAR reinvents the traditional incandescent bulb and desk lamp, evolving them into a new category of robotic, digital information devi...

June 12, 2010
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#46 iCalm

iCalm is a small, wearable, wireless sensor platform for long-term sensing of physiological information along with low-cost connectivity ...

Feb. 18, 2010
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#45 FaceSense

People express and communicate their mental states—such as emotions, thoughts, and desires—through facial expressions, vocal nuances, ges...

Jan. 11, 2010
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#44 Comm.unity

The Comm.unity platform enables mobile devices to discover and communicate with each other in close proximity. It also transforms these d...

Nov. 24, 2009
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#43 New Media Medicine

The New Media Medicine research group believes that it’s time for a power shift in health care. As a society, we have dramatically undere...

Oct. 12, 2009
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#42 Chameleon Guitar

Sept. 3, 2009
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#41 Catalytic Cracking

Aug. 28, 2009
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#40 Future of News

Aug. 13, 2009
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#39 Bokode

July 25, 2009
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#38 Robots to the Rescue

June 1, 2009
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#37 Roadie

May 18, 2009
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#36 extrACT

Feb. 25, 2009
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#35 Graspables

Feb. 4, 2009
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#34 Synthetic Neurobiology

Jan. 14, 2009
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#33 Scratch@MIT

Dec. 24, 2008
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#32 Selectricity

Nov. 26, 2008
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#31 The Psychology of the Guitar

Oct. 22, 2008
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#30 Urban Pixels

Sept. 29, 2008
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#29 UROP@ML

Aug. 28, 2008
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#28 Physical Heart, Virtual Body

Aug. 8, 2008
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#27 Civic Media

July 15, 2008
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#26 Storied Navigation

June 2, 2008
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#25 RoboScooter

May 19, 2008
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#24 Design and the Elastic Mind

May 5, 2008
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#23 Nexi MDS Robot

April 14, 2008
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#22 The Media Lab

April 1, 2008
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#21 Stiff People’s League

March 24, 2008
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#20 Siftables

March 14, 2008
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#19 The Online Magician

March 7, 2008
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#18 Software Agents

Feb. 22, 2008
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#17 Death and the Powers

Feb. 15, 2008
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#11 AUR: a Robotic Desk Lamp

AUR is a robotic desk lamp, a collaborative lighting assistant. It serves as a non-anthropomorphic robotic platform as part of research o...

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#9 h2.0 Highlights

On May 9, more than 900 attendees from throughout the world joined members of the Media Lab and special guests for h2.0, a symposium focu...