banking and finance
internet of things
point of care
neural interfacing and control
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Creating art for social transformation
We present a tangible memory notebook–reMi–that recordsthe ambient sounds and translates them into a tangible andshareable memory using a...
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Enhancing mobile life through improved user interactions
Designing for, with, and by nature
Wearable and immersive systems for cognitive enhancement and personal growth
The flag is a fixed object of the past which needs to become more fluid and in conversation with our present.
Space Exploration Initiative
Xin Liu discusses the Space Exploration Initiative's upcoming arts exhibition at Ars Electronica
Click looks at whether AI could ever create an artistic masterpiece.
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and durin...
Gravity is the anchor of all existences on earth, pulling the chaotic world to one single point in every moment of life. Even ...
Sparking discussion about the social, cultural, and ethical implications of emerging technologies through design and storytelling
The need for inexpensive 3D display technologies grows as augmented reality applications continue to increase in popularity. Funnel Visio...
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Sleep is a forgotten country of the mind: A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a third of our ...
Structurally, zero gravity means that we do not have to contend with architecture's greatest arch-nemesis, gravity. This opens up a new w...
We'd like to introduce you to a very special neuroscience project that we are currently conducting in the setting of a traditional fine a...
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
We explore an art form where machines take on an essential role in the aesthetics and processes of the creation. Our main theme can be su...
Interaction Design category
Novel technologies for additive manufacturing are enabling design and production at nature’s scale. We can seamlessly vary the physical p...
Rottlace is a family of masks designed for Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk. Inspired by Björk’s most recent album—Vulnicura—the Mediate...
State-of-the art liquid handling systems are generally pump-driven systems connected with valves and tubes. These systems are manually a...
“A few years ago, I was flipping through a fashion magazine and saw that Beyoncé had these cool metallic temporary tattoos."
Incredible documentaries, like Chasing Coral (2017) and Blue Planet (2001, 2017), tell the story of climate change and its impact on aqua...
Microbes are the foundation upon which life on Earth depends: they set the boundaries of habitability for all plants and animals and crea...
Cool things happen when you control water with a computer.
Throughout the ages bioluminescence has inspired myths. Long ago, sailors in the Indian Ocean encountered massive bioluminescent blooms a...
The first use-case for programmable droplets is a kind of automated painters' palette.
Philadelphia Voices is the latest in the series of City Symphonies projects that Tod Machover and the Opera of the Future group have...
Suffering for art took on frigid new meaning for composer Tod Machover while creating his new symphony for the Philadelphia Orchestra.
How to distill meaning from complex everyday experiences.
Storytelling is a fundamental way in which human beings understand the world. Imagine watching a movie telling the story of your life, ho...
Scratch is a programming language and online community that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, games, and animations–a...
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with ...
Can a modified snap bracelet be used to land infrastructure on an asteroid? It is notoriously difficult to stick a landing on a low ...
Each new technology forces us to confront who we are as humans. As technological innovations in deep space exploration keep advanci...
The City Symphony project by the Opera of the Future group brings creative musical participation to everyone while encouraging collaborat...
DuoSkin is a fabrication process that enables anyone to create customized functional devices that can be attached directly to the skin. U...
The Platform Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and archi...
Nothing triggers memories like smell. Momentary, fleeting, and at times unexpected, one scent can conjure up the warmth of a grandparent...
Biomolecules to biopolitics: hormones with institutional biopower! Open Source Estrogen combines do-it-yourself science, body and gender ...
I am currently creating perfumes that capture the smell of individuals who have emotional significance to me. An exploration in the use ...
The reproductive organs of the female body have long been a site of contention, where opposing ideologies in religion, politics, and cult...
Designing systems that become experiences to transcend utility and usability
Anirudh Sharma was at a conference in India when he noticed black particles accumulating on his white shirt.
Creating sociotechnical systems that shape our urban environments
Glass II: 3D printing glass at the architectural scale.
Head of MIT Media Lab's Mediated Matter research group teamed up with Björk to create 3D-printed wearables of the singer's face
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
We collaborated with NIAS (National Institute of Agricultural Science) to genetically engineer silkworms to develop new kinds of silk for...
The MIT Media Lab collaborated with London-based theater group Punchdrunk to create an online platform connected to their New York City p...
Fensadense is a new work for 10-piece ensemble composed by Tod Machover, commissioned for the Lucerne Festival in summer 2015. The projec...