An evolving list of IAP activities hosted by members of the Media Lab community in collaboration with other departments.
Spacecraft wrapped in sensor-rich electronic textiles could double as scientific instruments
"We set out to explore this topic as projected into twin demons relating to attention."
FlowIO is a project led by Responsive Environments PhD student Ali Shtarbanov that redesigns the role of pneumatics in soft robotics.
Pressure-sensitive, knitted electronic textile carpet generates 3D sensor data based on body gestures, drives an immersive sonic environment
The film was a semi-finalist at the Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival and will be released online following a private screening at the Lab
Responsive Environments head Joe Paradiso talks to Xapiens at MIT about art, physics, history, music, books and movies, and much, much more!
Charlene Xia is a Media Lab alum now pursuing a PhD in MIT Mechanical Engineering, combining her passions for food and sustainability.
"FlowIO represents a brilliantly thought-out system for creating pneumatic prototypes."
Life Beyond Earth is a multidisciplinary project that explores advanced space architecture concepts to enable humankind to live on the Moon.
Figur8, founded by alum Nan-Wei Gong, offers a wearable sensor system to improve the diagnosis and treatment of muscle injuries.
Tapis Magique by Irmandy Wicaksono in collaboration with Don Derek Haddad (Responsive Environments) and Loni Landon is a pressu...
The team talks to CBS Boston about their work on a low-cost tabletop device that can quickly detect SARS-CoV-2 using a saliva sample.
The tabletop diagnostic yields results in an hour and can be programmed to detect variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The 2021 School of Engineering Accenture Fellows are bolstering research and igniting ideas to help transform global business.
The Space Exploration Initiative supports research across and beyond MIT in two microgravity flights this spring.
KnittedKeyboard II seeks is an interactive, textile-based musical device with the familiar layout of piano keys.
Developed by Irmandy Wicaksono (Responsive Environments) and demonstrated by Mike Hao Jiang (Viral Communications), KnittedKeyboard II is...
Shtarbanov won with his project "FlowIO Development Platform—the Pneumatic 'Raspberry Pi' for Soft Robotics."
Congratulations to the winners of this year's A'Design Awards, including Media Lab researchers Jack Forman, Ali Shtarbanov, and Hila Mor!
These awards recognize technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of innovation and potential impact.
The Space Exploration Initiative and Space Enabled research group are participating in this year's Virtual MIT Space Week.
Including interviews with two Labbers—research specialist Kate Darling and Cyber Joe, a sci-fi version of Professor Joe Paradiso.
Irmandy Wicaksono, PhD student in the Responsive Environments group, has been chosen as one of six finalists in the 2021 Lexus Design Award.
Read the preliminary report from the Living Observatory at Tidmarsh on the benefits of restoration projects on four cranberry farms in MA.
Hadley’s eyes glazed over as she stared at the text and equations in front of her. She dropped her head into her hands and thought out loud,
The past years of climate crises and health epidemics have led to the proliferation of nomadic communities and a near reliance on e-commerce
Fabric samples are headed to the ISS for resiliency testing; possible applications include cosmic dust detectors or spacesuit smart skins.
Space research, led by a diverse team of women scientists, will be presented at this year's AIAA Ascend Conference.
Meet the Labbers, which ran from 2016–2018, was an ongoing audio series that took listeners inside the Media Lab.
The competition, now in its ninth year, has featured a cross section of blue-chip companies, scruffy startups, and hungry young talents.
To date, two Media Lab projects have received RAPID grants for work related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A six-week summer course in Shenzhen gave students a unique experience in bringing their research into a manufacturing environment
Each Scholar was chosen based on their innovative research and demonstrated leadership within their respective fields.
When material sciences meet e-textiles and human-computer interaction for artistic installations.
"How can architects/urban developers use technology to foster the human/nature connection and improve our lives?"
Could MIT Media Lab's project usher in a new era for instruments?
Joe Paradiso shares his experience running the Responsive Environments group, teaching classes, among other things during the Covid-19 era.
Developed by a team of Media Lab researchers, SpaceHuman is a seahorse-inspired additive prosthetic for use in microgravity environments.
Here's my take on the future of textiles, as well as the connection between research and manufacturing.
XR technology is becoming increasingly important in a world where the need to know intersects with the need to experience.
The Media Lab community brings creativity, expertise, and research to the pandemic
On an upcoming SpaceX launch (CRS-20), we are launching seven TESSERAE v3 hardware tiles to the International Space Station.
KnittedKeyboard at ETH Rethinking Creativity Pavilion
He built one of the largest modular synthesizers in the world: Joe Paradiso is in the new episode of our podcast.
The Hacking Manufacturing program allowed students to gain exposure to the realities of deploying their research outside of academia.
This is a story of dreams coming true in roundabout ways. How things inside are often not at all what they appear to be on the outside.
Joe Paradiso talks about making music, collaborating with students (and with the internet), and his massive modular synthesizer.
Media Lab spinoff company Figur8 has developed a cost-effective, portable system to measure and track human motion.
Tod Machover and Charles Holbrow discuss how they're building the tools and platforms for a culture of living music
Researchers at the MIT Media Lab are developing technology for a day when amateur astronauts travel into orbit.
Innovation knows no geographic bounds in this collaboration, including research by Labber Valentina Sumini.
On May 2nd, 2019 we launched three TESSERAE v2 hardware tiles into space and back! They rode to just over 100km (past the Karman line) on...
Before low-earth orbit is clogged with hotels, satellite traffic, and debris, we should plan for the extra-planetary community we want.
Instead of doing one "year in review" post, we invited the Lab community to reflect upon 2018 and what's coming up in 2019.
Researchers live-stream data in Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary with the hopes of better understanding wildlife restoration techniques.