banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
point of care
Looking beyond smart cities
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Structurally, zero gravity means that we do not have to contend with architecture's greatest arch-nemesis, gravity. This opens up a new wor…
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Photorythms: a computational art-based inquiry of portrait photographyPhotorythms investigates whether computational methods such as facial…
Probabilistic thinking has been one of the most powerful ideas in the history of science, and it is rapidly gaining even more relevance as …
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket propel…
A Counting is an ongoing series of software-generated live-streamed sound and video works composed of an evolving neverending count fr…
Freedom Radio (in development) is an ongoing participatory artwork collecting multilingual thoughts and expressions of freedom across natio…
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Enhancing human physical capability
Space Exploration Initiative
Digital Learning + Collaboration Studio
@artbhot is a Twitter bot that leverages stable diffusion technology to translate user tweets into images and animations. Access…
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
The Boston Globe takes a tour around the new MIT Museum, highlighting a number of exhibits and events related to the Media Lab.
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Public libraries are one of most trusted public institutions in the U.S. and increasingly provide a broad range of education services, rang…
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Two Mobility Futures 0∞ is a research project that encompasses storytelling, a democratic decision making platform, a city model, and an im…
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Mental Machine: Labour in the Self Economy, 2022, is a live performance by Kawita Vatanajyankur made in collaboration with Pat Patara…
BubbleSynth translates motion tracking and blob detection data collected from floating soap bubbles into sound, by using the size, position…
Transforming data into knowledge
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Creating technology for social change
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Designing for, with, and by nature
The artist and MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative Arts curator makes work that explores why the seemingly impossible is possible.
Ancient textiles have played a major role in the social, economic, and religious structures of communities around the world. Iconic, indige…
Master’s student Chelsi Cocking combines her love for computer science and design in her research and outreach efforts at the Media Lab.
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gravi…
These wall drawings are generated by a series of predesigned instructions that dictate their form. The instructions give both constraint an…
ArtBoat is a tool for communities to make collaborative light paintings in public spaces and reimagine the future of their cities. &n…
Two of the most important traits of environmental hazards today are their invisibility and the fact that they are experienced by communitie…
DuoSkin is a fabrication process that enables anyone to create customized functional devices that can be attached directly to the skin. Usi…
We collaborated with NIAS (National Institute of Agricultural Science) to genetically engineer silkworms to develop new kinds of silk for f…
As we know from our ‘maker’ classes and workshops, different capabilities and approaches can yield remarkable projects. Let’s facilitate a …
The Gender Shades project pilots an intersectional approach to inclusive product testing for AI.Algorithmic Bias PersistsGender Shades is a…
3 Voices is an artistic research project that looks beyond conventional approaches of listening to music, and instead probes at the deeper …
By Rachel Bellisle
With advances in virtual reality (VR) and physiological sensing technology, even more immersive computer-mediated communication through lif…
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will enscon…
When imagining human life in space, how will we express our humanity and creativity in an alien environment? Can the art we make both refle…
Spanning from the early Musical Telegraph and Electronic Sackbut, to the late EMS Synthi AKS and Moog Synthesizers, electronic music and mu…
Storytelling is a fundamental way in which human beings understand the world. Imagine watching a movie telling the story of your life, how …
With(in) is a multi-stage project that includes an exhibit, installation, qualitative exploration, and visual storytelling.This is a s…
Beyond the Cradle
On Earth, morning, noon, and night have their own specific meanings. The feeling of a second or a minute passing by, the shortening of the …
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratizati…
How will new mobility patterns shape the built environment?
Our body and mind relate in ways which are extraordinarily enigmatic and seemingly incomprehensible. Recent findings exemplify this by show…
“A Counting,” an art project from the Poetic Justice group, invites people to call in and count to 100 in their native language.
Article by cinematographer and visual artist Sean Webley
How do new mobility patterns interfere relationships?
How new mobility patterns influence what carry and possess?
Prototyping and testing space of Two Mobility Futures 0∞.
Nina does daily sketches on Twitter @ninasketches or at the website for her 2021 sketches , where you can see them in all their glory.You c…
Between Worlds was a day-long learning event that explored new methods of teaching art and design in today's hybrid and digital world.
Drawing++ Workshop: using drawing as a means of understanding computationIn this workshop participants explore computational concepts …