learning + teaching
banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
Enhancing human physical capability
Space Exploration Initiative
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Looking beyond smart cities
SensorNets: Towards Reconfigurable Multifunctional Fine-grained Soft and Stretchable Electronic Skins.SensorNets is a bioin…
Overview: The outermost skin of a space-based structure is designed using materials known to protect against the harsh elements of space. S…
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Designing for, with, and by nature
Ancient textiles have played a major role in the social, economic, and religious structures of communities around the world. Iconic, indige…
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will enscon…
Spanning from the early Musical Telegraph and Electronic Sackbut, to the late EMS Synthi AKS and Moog Synthesizers, electronic music and mu…
In this work, we have developed a textile-based interactive surface fabricated through machine knitting technology. Our prototype exp…
Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and architectural design acro…
Developed in collaboration with dancer Loni Landon, Tapis Magique is a pressure-sensitive, knitted electronic textile carpet.
Spinoff Culture Biosciences, co-founded by Mediated Matter alum Will Patrick, recently raised $80 million in Series B funding.
Pressure-sensitive, knitted electronic textile carpet generates 3D sensor data based on body gestures, drives an immersive sonic environment
DropletIO proposes aqueous droplets as a programmable material for biology, art, and design. The DropletIO system can actuate and sense mac…
A lightweight research platform to develop autonomous technology Designed to transform bicycle-sharing systems into an on-demand mobil…
By Hila Mor, Yu Tianyu, Ken Nakagaki, Benjamin Harvey Miller, Yichen Jia, Hiroshi IshiiThe Venous Materials project envisions a new way to …
Read about spinoff Sourcemap, a company helping multinationals gain unprecedented insights into their supply chains.
Spinoff Tulip, an E14 Fund company founded by alumni Natan Linder and Rony Kubat, has received a new round of investment financing.
We have developed tightly coupled sensor network that tries to mimic some of the sensory characteristics of a natural skin. Developed in a …
Wicaksono, I.*, Cherston, J.*, & Paradiso, J. A. (2021). Electronic Textile Gaia: Ubiquitous Computational Substrates Across Geometric Scales. IEEE Pervasive Computing.
Hybrid Living Materials (HLMs) are formed by combining living and non-living materials such that the resulting composites take on the funct…
Maiden Flight is an autonomous biological laboratory environment designed for studying the impact of space flight on the sole reproductive …
FIBERBOTS is a digital fabrication platform fusing cooperative robotic manufacturing with abilities to generate highly sophisticated materi…
We present a multimaterial voxel-printing method enabling the physical visualization of data sets commonly associated with scientific imagi…
Rottlace is a family of masks designed for Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk. Inspired by Björk’s most recent album—Vulnicura—the Mediated …
EBIFA (Everything Beautiful Is Far Away) is a crystalline robotic device that carried a tooth to outer space. EBIFA's form and fu…
Dr. Jifei Ou, who received his PhD and graduated from the Tangible Media group in 2019, started a company called OPT Industries, Inc.,…
MIT spinout OPT Industries uses novel additive manufacturing systems to create intricately-designed products.
Designed for mass manufacture and rapid deployment, we are building an open hardware, reusable, sterilizable, modular, and filter-media agn…
Biological neuronal networks are highly complex and interconnected with superior information processing capabilities. Such networks have pr…
We study textiles and nets as a base form for growing infrastructure and allowing reconfigurable sensing on low gravity bodies (for instanc…
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the need for PPE, a diverse team came together to produce the "Open Standard Respirator, Model 1"
Digital machine knitting is a highly programmable manufacturing process that has been utilized to produce apparel, accessories, and footwea…
kinetiX is a transformable material featuring a design that resembles a cellular structure. It consists of rigid plates or rods and elastic…
Printflatables is a design and fabrication system for human-scale, functional and dynamic inflatable objects. The user begins with specifyi…
The future of human life outside of Earth will heavily depend on the ability to fabricate and manufacture things. Yet fabrication in space …
Mor, Hila, Ken Nakagaki, et al. "Venous Materials : Towards Interactive Fluidic Mechanisms." CHI '20, Honolulu, HI, USA, April 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376129
Here's my take on the future of textiles, as well as the connection between research and manufacturing.
A 3D printing system that controls the behavior of live bacteria could someday enable medical devices with therapeutic agents built in.
Apps developed by MIT spinout Tulip help manufacturers augment employee production rather than automating it away.
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…
Space Exploration Initiative research aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard experiment capsule crossed the Karman line for three minutes
Jin Joo Lee elaborates on her experiences studying in Shenzhen, China.
Gravity anchors all existence on Earth.It pulls a chaotic world to one single point in every moment of life. Even though gravity is everywh…
This is what a trade war looks like.
Media Lab spinoff Formlabs has become a unicorn.
1,000 clear plastic tiles assembled into a 10-by-12-foot circular installation with a heart-shaped cutout in the middle
Lessons from a month in a Chinese knitting plant.
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Head of MIT Media Lab's Mediated Matter research group teamed up with Björk to create 3D-printed wearables of the singer's face
Steven J. Keating, Elizabeth Tsai, Neri Oxman. CRC Press, Jun 6, 2013