banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
With(in) is a multi-stage project that includes an exhibit, installation, qualitative exploration, and visual storytelling.This is a...
On Earth, morning, noon, and night have their own specific meanings. The feeling of a second or a minute passing by, the shortening of th...
Space Exploration Initiative
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket prop...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
The Space Exploration Initiative supports research across and beyond MIT in two microgravity flights this spring.
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 ...
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gra...
As space agencies prepare for a new era of space exploration, and long duration missions to the Moon or Mars, they’ll need to address the...
By Larissa Zhou and Adam ZacharFood is crucial to maintaining the physical and psychological health of humans in space. Eating food ...
By Nancy Valladares and Rae Yuping HsuThis project is an art performance that seeks to rethink imaginaries of multispecies surv...
The Miniature Optical Steered Antenna for Intersatellite Communications (MOSAIC)By Shreeyam KackerThe Miniature Optical Steered Ante...
Solid-state microfrabricated devices are in development to replace contemporary heavy mechanical components for use in spacecraft propell...
How did life originate? Nobody knows. Life might not even be native to our Earth - it might have come from asteroids or the interstellar ...
By Somayajulu Dhulipala and Manwei ChanAs humanity explores deeper into space, long-duration missions will require horticulture activitie...
A proof of concept demonstration for a voxel-based reconfigurable space structure based on electromagnetically actuated picosatellites. I...
By Rachel BellisleThe Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit (or “Skinsuit”) is an intravehicular activity suit for astronauts that has ...
By Po-Hao ChiHow could microgravity/hypergravity shape our perceptual experience of listening with weightlessness? How can we seek to exp...
When imagining human life in space, how will we express our humanity and creativity in an alien environment? Can the art we make both ref...
It is known that prolonged exposure to micro and hyper-gravity induces various acute health risks, such as osteoporosis, skeletal muscle ...
Living in space could have significant physical and mental impacts on astronauts. Wearables have the potential to play a critical role in...
In recent years, there has been an increase in low-cost and open-source electronic and chemical sensors that hobbyists, concerned citizen...
Designing systems for cognitive support
Looking beyond smart cities
Supported by the Space Exploration Initiative, the student-run HUMANS project aims to increase global representation in space.
Designing for, with, and by nature
Description: Designed for grant proposal and research publication student writers, this course presents a general overview as well a...
Spanning from the early Musical Telegraph and Electronic Sackbut, to the late EMS Synthi AKS and Moog Synthesizers, electronic music and ...
Episode No. 501 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Ekene Ijeoma and Chloë Bass.
Ekene Ijeoma speaks with Document Journal about his interdisciplinary, data-based artworks and the intersectional issues they address.
An application that drains your computer's resources at the rate of COVID-19 infections and deaths in your state. It exhausts your CPU po...
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.
The Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX) has recently released its latest creative learning activity: Inflatables!
Therms-Up! is a DIY method of creating inflatables and prototyping interactive materials from wasted thermoplastic bags that easily found...
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...
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Ekene Ijeoma talks about his artistic influences and new editions of his latest projects, including A Counting and Freedom Radio.
The Council for the Arts at MIT congratulates the recipients of the 2021 Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts.
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...
Vespers is a collection of masks exploring what it means to design (with) life. From the relic of the death mask to a contemporary living...
Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and architectural design ac...
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...
Ancient yet modern, enclosing yet invisible, glass was first created in Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt 4,500 years ago. Precise recipes f...
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 ...
Beast is an organic-like entity created synthetically by the incorporation of physical parameters into digital form-generation protocols....
Gemini—an acoustical “twin chaise"—spans multiple scales of the human existence extending from the warmth of the womb to the stretches ...
French for "single shell," Monocoque stands for a construction technique that supports structural load using an object's external skin. C...
Raycounting is a method for generating customized light-shading constructions by registering the intensity and orientation of light rays ...
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)captured a fragment of Eva, Gihan, MamaG and their communities’ stories. The nature of this work poses challenges for retelling t...
Novel Antenna-Based Controller for Musical ExpressionTune Field is a 3-dimensional tangible interface that combines and alters previously...
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Nine groups of artists are selected to be on board Sojourner 2020, which will be launched into low Earth orbit for about 30 days.
EBIFA (Everything Beautiful Is Far Away) is a crystalline robotic device that carried a tooth to outer space. EBIFA's form and ...
A hotline where the public can respond to prompts about freedom and listen to a live remix of those responses alongside samples from ...
Afsar, Ozgun Kilic, et al. "Choreographic Interfaces: Wearable Approaches to Movement
Learning in Creative Processes." ACM CHI'21 Workshop HAA'21.
Virtual Beyond the Cradle
The Power of WITHOUT is a research theme in the City Science group. The theme proposes that heavy infrastructure solutions are not financ...
Cate McQuaid talks to Ekene Ijeoma about his work, including the Black Mobility and Safety Seminar
Poetic Justice head Ekene Ijeoma talks to The New York Times about “A Counting,” a participatory art project