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
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally Re…
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
Ultrasound-induced transdermal drug delivery (sonophoresis) has long lingered in the by-lanes of academic and industrial research, and has …
Facemasks are used to reduce exposure to viruses and other environmental hazards such as air pollution, and integrating wearable electronic…
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
She was recognized for her work on the development of a soft multifunctional wearable platform.
She was recognized in for her work on the development of a soft, multifunctional wearable platform.
Is the placement of bike-share docks equitable?This interactive map explores the question visually.The map shows the addition of bike-share…
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
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…
MIT City Science has developed an international network of cooperative City Science LabsWe are developing concepts and key technology that …
The City Science Lab@Guadalajara is a collaboration with the University of Guadalajara (UdeG), a network composed of 15 campuses within the…
This project explores a few computational approaches to use the shape of a knitted garment as input for its pattern.This experiment combin…
FrameGrabber is a simple, browser-based tool that lets the user upload an animation and convert it to a grid of stills.
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
Computer-mediated forms of communication (i.e., social media, texting) have quickly become the predominant way that we keep in touch w…
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
The increasing prevalence of large-scale labor aggregation platforms, worker analytics, and algorithmic decision-making by management raise…
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
OctoStudio is a free coding app available at octostudio.orgOctoStudio transforms how young people use mobile phones and tablets, enabl…
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Acu.ation is an intervention that aims to mediate the urge to smoke by pairing a wearable device that delivers transcutaneous electric acup…
Despite technology's ability to connect people across geographic divides and give them dedicated platforms for self-expression, today's so…
Kumar, I. K. (2023). FOSTERING WELL-BEING: Designing Technology to Improve the Psychological Well-being of Foster-Involved Youth (thesis).
Richter-Lunn, K., & Krishna Kumar, I. (2022). Acu.ation: Real Time Acupoint Stimulation To Mediate The Urge To Smoke. Extended Abstracts of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1145/3491101.3519636
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
Through an embodied, spatial audio experience, Collective Echos makes tangible a living library of human experiences.In the face of intensi…
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Latent Lab - Navigating Innovation: Interactive Data Exploration & InspirationLatent Lab is an AI-driven, graphical knowledge expl…
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
A tool for exploring the Media Lab’s research and synthesizing new project ideas.
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
This project explores a computational method to use light as a medium for illustration. I experiment with a process to transform pixels int…
This series of artwork repurposes the movement of light as the basis for sculpture, and investigate how architecture meets the natural worl…
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
During facilitated small-group conversations, facilitators have to manage many tasks, including handling the technology, managin…
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.
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.
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
We take as a starting point for our work the recent scholarship by Sasha Costanza-Chock, Design Justice, in which she described design jus…
Media Lab PhD student Irmandy Wicaksono reflects on bringing The Living Knitwork Pavilion to Burning Man.
What will be the impact of shared autonomous micro-mobility systems? Will autonomy make the micro-mobility systems even more attractive?&nb…
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning cha…
Urban populations around the world are rapidly growing. To improve livability, urban residents must reduce dependency on fossil fuels and p…
Project shares ways to create community around design equity, ethics, and justice.
Many community organizations want to engage in conversations with their constituents but lack the support they need to analyze feedback. Mo…
Cloud Light is a lighting object that draws inspiration from signed distance function geometries and nature. It functions as a lamp a…
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.
Following The Power of Without agenda, the City Science group proposes the Technologies Toolkit. This research aims to translate the knowle…