learning + teaching
neural interfacing and control
banking and finance
natural language processing
internet of things
sports and fitness
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Enhancing human physical capability
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
One of the highlighted projects merging technology with the beauty and craftsmanship of fine arts, the Living Knitwork Pavilion recently re…
Ancient textiles have played a major role in the social, economic, and religious structures of communities around the world. Iconic, indige…
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
FrameGrabber is a simple, browser-based tool that lets the user upload an animation and convert it to a grid of stills.
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Tod Machover was full of praise for the young singers who gave his opera Schoenberg in Hollywood its first public performance in China
Looking beyond smart cities
Have you ever needed a single-line font rather than an outline of a typeface? For instance in the use of digital fabrication processes such…
This project hosts a few experiments of 2D visualization of 3D moving processes. All of the experiments relate to repeating, machine…
This project explores a few computational approaches to use the shape of a knitted garment as input for its pattern.This experiment combin…
What would it be like if we could see our movement? Illuminate (2023, Chelsi Alise Cocking) is an interactive art installation in whic…
Designing tools, methods and systems that connect rather than divide us to create a healthier society
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design space.…
Aguahoja II builds upon the platform technology of its predecessor, enabling large-scale multi-material 3D printing with abundant, organic …
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Space Exploration Initiative
OmniFiber is a reconfigurable fiber technology for movement-based interactions based on thin fluidic fiber actuators with closed-loop strai…
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
The MIT CCC participated in this year's Ars Electronica festival from September 6–10, 2023.
Through an embodied, spatial audio experience, Collective Echos makes tangible a living library of human experiences.In the face of intensi…
Human-AI Systems for Dialogue and Listening
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Learn about the Living Knitwork Pavilion: an interactive architectural installation that combined textile arts + engineering at Burning Man.
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
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 summ…
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Living in space could have significant physical and mental impacts on astronauts. Wearables have the potential to play a critical role in m…
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a thir…
The Power of WITHOUT is a research theme in the City Science group. The theme proposes that heavy infrastructure solutions are not financia…
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Decentralized Society | Architecting the new internet for the good of the people
Researchers at the MIT Center for Bits + Atoms have created plate lattices that are lighter than cork and highly customizable.
Professor Tod Machover talks to the Boston Musical Intelligencer about updating VALIS for its first live performance in almost 30 years.
Xin Liu, an alum of the Fluid Interfaces group and collaborator with the Space Exploration Initiative, talks to Artnet about her practice.
Researchers from the MIT Center for Bits + Atoms are using techniques from kirigami to create strong, lightweight metal structures.
Using kirigami techniques, researchers at the MIT Center for Bits + Atoms have created complex metal structures that are lighter than cork.
The series was initially inspired by the work of Ernst Haeckel.
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
Media Lab PhD student Irmandy Wicaksono reflects on bringing The Living Knitwork Pavilion to Burning Man.
Robert Mahari, a PhD student in the Human Dynamics group, and other experts talk to Inside Higher Ed about copyright & generative AI tools.
In this new adjacent implementation of Photorythms as an interactive art installation, members of the public are invited to sit in front o…
The iconic sci-fi opera VALIS, first composed by Professor Tod Machover in 1987, reboots at MIT for a new generation.
David Nuñez, an alum of the Media Lab’s Personal Robots research group, takes MIT Technology Review on a tour of the re-imagined Museum.
With Ghost in the Machine, alum Misha Sra and collaborator Purav Bhardwaj invite participants to consider the anthropomorphization of AI,
City Sci-fi // Fall 2023 A City Science workshopFIRST CLASS: September 13th (WED) - 2pm, E15-359Instructors:&n…
Photorythms: a computational art-based inquiry of portrait photographyPhotorythms investigates whether computational methods such as facial…
EBIFA (Everything Beautiful Is Far Away) is a crystalline robotic device that carried a tooth to outer space. EBIFA's form and fu…
Structurally, zero gravity means that we do not have to contend with architecture's greatest arch-nemesis, gravity. This opens up a new wor…
This project asks, how can we transmit experiences across space and time? The launching point of the project is to create a drawing that co…
Opera of the Future PhD candidate Nicole L'Huillier discusses her multimedia artwork with WBUR.
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket propel…
People die twice.First, when they die.Then when they are forgotten.Rokusuke Ei (1933-2016)
Public libraries are one of most trusted public institutions in the U.S. and increasingly provide a broad range of education services, rang…
Black Forest is a participatory public artwork collecting the names and stories of Black lives lost to COVID-19 in the U.S. and planting tr…
A Counting is an ongoing series of software-generated live-streamed sound and video works composed of an evolving neverending count fr…
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will enscon…
Aguahoja III expands the capabilities of a broad library of sustainable, organic 3D materials with generative patterns that countervail str…
As of 2020, approximately 40 million adults, or 18.1% percent of the adult population, in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders, …
3 Voices is an artistic research project that looks beyond conventional approaches of listening to music, and instead probes at the deeper …