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Designing for, with, and by nature
The Platform Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and archi...
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Scratch Memories is a dynamically generated, personalized web-based visualization that celebrates a Scratcher’s journey by highlighting t...
Multimodal textile sensate media as an expressive and deformable musical interfaceIn the area of intelligent textiles, we are exploring a...
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Vast regions of the world are unmapped by commercial services, and communities living there are digitally invisible. Visible Communities...
I am currently creating perfumes that capture the smell of individuals who have emotional significance to me. An exploration in the use ...
Sparking discussion about the social, cultural, and ethical implications of emerging technologies through design and storytelling
The reproductive organs of the female body have long been a site of contention, where opposing ideologies in religion, politics, and cult...
The City Symphony project is a recent Opera of the Future initiative that brings creative musical participation to everyone, while encour...
Auto-inflatables explores the design space of self-inflating structures. By using chemicals as a source of carbon dioxide on-demand...
Scratch is a programming language and online community that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, games, and animations–a...
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...
Changing Places researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban plannin...
Space Exploration Initiative
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
Creating sociotechnical systems that shape our urban environments
Digital Materials are a way of designing and manufacturing. Rather than building large, monolithic, single-use components, we discretize ...
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Even when it is not executed perfectly, theater can stir a range of feelings, from boundless elation to existential despair.
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We want to empower developers to build great creative learning apps for kids.
ScratchJr makes coding accessible to younger children (ages 5-7), enabling them to program their own interactive stories, games, and anim...
Scratch Pad is an effort to enable children to create more seamlessly in both the physical and digital world by creating a dedicated phys...
Since the release of Scratch in 2007, young people around the world have programmed and shared more than 15 million Scratch projects . Th...
Whether or not we're experts in the design language of objects, we have an unconscious understanding of the emotional character of their ...
Head of MIT Media Lab's Mediated Matter research group teamed up with Björk to create 3D-printed wearables of the singer's face
Ever heard of 'remote and real world interconnected theatrical immersion'? Punchdrunk's Peter Higgin explains all
Come with me. I've got something to show you.
The use of data-driven methods to examine dynamic spaces, relationships, and mechanisms within an urban environment frames the city as a ...
Rottlace is a family of masks designed for Icelandic singer-songwriter Bjork. Inspired by Bjork's most recent album Vulnicura the Mediate...
Novel technologies for Additive Manufacturing are enabling design and production at nature’s scale. We can seamlessly vary the physical p...
The Lifelong Kindergarten group is collaborating with the Museum of Science in Boston to develop materials and workshops that engage youn...
The design process is no longer limited to one group of individuals, as number, level, and cost make tools ever more accessible. As we mo...
This project aims to build a modular lighting system where users can customize the design and lighting patterns.
Imagine a future where lights are not fixed to the ceiling, but follow us wherever we are. In this colorful world we enjoy lighting that ...
Google is teaming up with MIT's Media Lab to create Scratch Blocks, an updated version of the kid-centric programming language.
The MIT Scratch Team shares what’s next for Scratch and what it means for the community