banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Space Exploration Initiative
Looking beyond smart cities
The projects on board the Media Lab's first suborbital rocket flight
This mission included participation from several departments at MIT and outside collaborators from across the globe.
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design spac...
Advincula, Larson 2021. With(in): Three women, three informal settlements, and the rituals of the meal as a microcosm of urban life.
What are radically sustainable methods for knitting, making and building in the age of the Anthropocene? How can humankind and members of...
Maiden Flight is an autonomous biological laboratory environment designed for studying the impact of space flight on the sole reproductiv...
Biodiversity on planet Earth is under momentous threat, with extinction rates estimated between 100 and 1,000 times their pre-human level...
FIBERBOTS is a digital fabrication platform fusing cooperative robotic manufacturing with abilities to generate highly sophisticated mate...
This research presents water-based robotic fabrication as a design approach and enabling technology for additive manufacturing (AM) of bi...
Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and architectural design ac...
The Digital Construction Environment is the first architectural-scale structure fabricated with the Digital Construction Platform (DCP). ...
The Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales.The primary ...
The Wanderers were unveiled as part of the exhibition: ‘The Sixth Element: Exploring the Natural Beauty of 3D Printing' on display ...
How can we design relationships between the most primitive and the most sophisticated life forms? Can we design wearables embedded with ...
The Digital Construction Platform (DCP) is an in-progress research project consisting of a compound robotic arm system. The system compri...
Gemini—an acoustical “twin chaise"—spans multiple scales of the human existence extending from the warmth of the womb to the stretches ...
Gihan, Eva, and MamaG's homes.
It’s easy to spot Eva as she makes her way through the dusty streets of Lomas. Her big blond hair, military boots and bold clothes, often...
Gihan moved to Ezbet Khairallah not long ago. Escaping from an abusive marriage, she bravely left home in upper Egypt with her three kids...
With(in) is a multi-stage project that includes an exhibit, installation, qualitative exploration, and visual storytelling.This is a...
Ever wish you could toss your folded up tent and have it self-assemble mid-air? Well...you can. In a zero gravity environment.Self ...
With(in)captured a fragment of Eva, Gihan, MamaG and their communities’ stories. The nature of this work poses challenges for retelling t...
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
EBIFA (Everything Beautiful Is Far Away) is a crystalline robotic device that carried a tooth to outer space. EBIFA's form and ...
A new masterclass video series from the Norman Foster Foundation features leading experts in the fields of architecture, urbanism, and more.
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
The 17th International Architecture Exhibition, “How will we live together?" includes work from the City Science research group.
Virtual Beyond the Cradle
The Space Exploration Initiative and Space Enabled research group are participating in this year's Virtual MIT Space Week.
The Power of WITHOUT is a research theme in the City Science group. The theme proposes that heavy infrastructure solutions are not financ...
The Lut Desert of Iran is one of the most similar regions to Mars. Close to that area, there are vernacular adobe architectures that are ...
Description: Designed for grant proposal and research publication student writers, this course presents a general overview as well as t...
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Building an open, shared, and collaborative future of lunar exploration.Explore the Lunar Open Architecture (LOA) at loa.mit.edu.&nb...
Resilience Across Scales is a research theme that encompasses the work of a few Media Lab Principal Investigators and their research grou...
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Designing for, with, and by nature
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
The Digital Construction Platform (DCP) is an experimental enabling technology for large-scale digital manufacturing. In contrast to the ...
How radical new collaborations will catalyze a revolution in health.
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
The Moral Machine is a platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving c...
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will gene...
"How can architects/urban developers use technology to foster the human/nature connection and improve our lives?"
Auto-inflatables explores the design space of self-inflating structures. By using chemical reactions as a source of carbon dioxide on-dem...
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...
The Mediated Atmosphere project envisions a smart office that is capable of dynamically transforming itself to enhance occupants' work ex...
Virtual CityScope Champs-Élysées is an interactive and immersive platform that explores the future of Paris’ most important street.
Aguahoja—a winner of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards—rethinks the paradigm of recycling.
"We, as architects of the built environment, are entering an era where we’re designing for survival.”
Proxymix is a visualization tool to understand the influence of spatial configuration on human collaboration. This agent-based model at t...
“My team and I stand in the crossroads, challenging some of the processes that designers face at the intersection of biology and technology"
A five-story mixed-use structure in Roxbury represents a new kind of net-zero-energy building, made from wood.
The venturesome Oxman talks experimental materials and lunar habitation with the renowned architect.