banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Looking beyond smart cities
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
How radical new collaborations will catalyze a revolution in health.
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Orbiting is a cooperation between artist Thom Kubli and Prof. Hiroshi Ishii, featuring the Tangible Media Group. It is a novel approach t...
Thom Kubli, in collaboration with the Tangible Media group, on the development of a machine that can 3D print objects light enough to float.
Artists and scientists from MIT united to create "Orbiting," an aerial archive of objects that trace the history of humanity.
Space Exploration Initiative
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
A voice portrait of major US cities starting with NYC. We invite you to: experience the NYC edition by watching at a-counting.u...
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
We study textiles and nets as a base form for growing infrastructure and allowing reconfigurable sensing on low gravity bodies (for insta...
Scratch is the world's most popular coding community for kids. Millions of kids around the world are using Scratch to program their ...
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Two of the most important traits of environmental hazards today are their invisibility and the fact that they are experienced by communit...
MotivationThe need for inexpensive, reliable, 3D, 360-degree display technologies grows as augmented reality applications continue to inc...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
State-of-the art liquid handling systems are generally pump-driven systems connected with valves and tubes. These systems are manually a...
kinetiX is a transformable material featuring a design that resembles a cellular structure. It consists of rigid plates or rods and elast...
The award recognizes outstanding contributions within the realm of scientific photography.
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
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 ...
"We, as architects of the built environment, are entering an era where we’re designing for survival.”
The University of San Francisco Museum Blog highlights the Museums and Technology course taught by Opera of the Future alum Eyal Shahar
“Data scientists and visualization designers need to take their civic role very seriously in a pandemic,” says the MIT assistant professor.
Coming shows involve artificial intelligence, but underlying them is a concern: “What are we unleashing?”
Nine groups of artists are selected to be on board Sojourner 2020, which will be launched into low Earth orbit for about 30 days.
When we say we’re “democratizing access to space exploration,” what do we mean?
Microbes are the foundation upon which life on Earth depends: they set the boundaries of habitability for all plants and animals and crea...
Because the walls and halls of E14 and E15 are subject to building codes and approvals, we decided to create our own walls.
A collaboration between CAST visiting artist Thom Kubli, Hiroshi Ishii, and members of the Tangible Media group.
Beyond the Cradle
What are radically sustainable methods for knitting, making and building in the age of the Anthropocene? How can humankind and members of...
“My team and I stand in the crossroads, challenging some of the processes that designers face at the intersection of biology and technology"
At Sundance New Frontiers 2020, Xin Liu and Qinya (Jenny) Guo debuted Living Distance, a VR piece about the journey of Liu’s wisdom tooth.
Living Distance is a mission and a fantasy realized, in which a wisdom tooth is sent to outer space and back down to Earth again. Carried...
The venturesome Oxman talks experimental materials and lunar habitation with the renowned architect.
Aguahoja I shows how nature can help us to design new materials, highlighting the relationship between nature and technology.
To build a new pavilion in midtown Manhattan, the architect Neri Oxman employed 17,000 silkworms.
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design spac...
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...
Novel technologies for additive manufacturing are enabling design and production at nature’s scale. We can seamlessly vary the physical p...
Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and architectural design ac...
Designing for, with, and by nature
Director's fellow Christine Sun Kim expresses her pride and frustration at signing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.
Connected Coral integrates physical and digital elements in a visualization of the environmental impacts on reefs. This complex projectio...
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
WBUR’s picks for winter art exhibits around the Boston area include director’s fellow Christine Sun Kim’s “Off the Charts.”
Circuit Stickers is a toolkit for crafting electronics using flexible and sticky electronic pieces. These stickers are created by printin...
Ten multi-disciplinary teams join MIT’s design entrepreneurship accelerator.
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily ...
Space/Craft explores sculpting in zero gravity. Making artistic works by hand is a fundamentally human act, but how will it transfor...
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with ...