Past Member

Eyal Shahar

Opera of the Future
  • Alumnus, Opera of the Future

MS 2012
Exhibit Developer

After graduation, Eyal moved to Paris for 9 months, where he consulted with Le Laboratoire (currently in Cambridge), working on digitally transmitted scent devices. Then he moved to San Francisco. In his first year, Eyal worked with Musikara, a start up by Media Lab graduate Mihir Sarkar, where they were building platforms for online music collaboration. Since March 2014, he has been working at the Exploratorium, a museum for science, art, and human perception, where I develop new media exhibits.

How did your experience at the Lab influence your next step?

Most of the skills that I have been using since graduation are ones that I picked up during my time at the Lab. I learned various programming languages, programming for the web, digital fabrication, CAD and circuit design. Most importantly, I learned how to come up with ideas, learn the skills required, and make them happen.

Make your time count. Some projects in the lab get a lot of public exposure, but that's not what it's all about. Try to make work that you feel is new and that you can learn from.

MS 2012
Exhibit Developer

After graduation, Eyal moved to Paris for 9 months, where he consulted with Le Laboratoire (currently in Cambridge), working on digitally transmitted scent devices. Then he moved to San Francisco. In his first year, Eyal worked with Musikara, a start up by Media Lab graduate Mihir Sarkar, where they were building platforms for online music collaboration. Since March 2014, he has been working at the Exploratorium, a museum for science, art, and human perception, where I develop new media exhibits.

How did your experience at the Lab influence your next step?

Most of the skills that I have been using since graduation are ones that I picked up during my time at the Lab. I learned various programming languages, programming for the web, digital fabrication, CAD and circuit design. Most importantly, I learned how to come up with ideas, learn the skills required, and make them happen.

Make your time count. Some projects in the lab get a lot of public exposure, but that's not what it's all about. Try to make work that you feel is new and that you can learn from.