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Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Organology: Real-Time Biometrics x Sound Synthesis October 19th @ 8:00 PMMIT Media Lab 3rd Floor AtriumWhat role does the body pl…
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
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Living in space could have significant physical and mental impacts on astronauts. Wearables have the potential to play a critical role in m…
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Professor Tod Machover talks to the Boston Musical Intelligencer about updating VALIS for its first live performance in almost 30 years.
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
In an interview with Chamber Music America, Media Lab Professor Tod Machover talks about AI and music.
The iconic sci-fi opera VALIS, first composed by Professor Tod Machover in 1987, reboots at MIT for a new generation.
The iconic sci-fi opera VALIS reboots for a new generation
The new Center will provide music education to students across North Texas, in cooperation with the Media Lab's Opera of the Future group.
Opera of the Future PhD candidate Nicole L'Huillier discusses her multimedia artwork with WBUR.
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket propel…
A Counting is an ongoing series of software-generated live-streamed sound and video works composed of an evolving neverending count fr…
Three-dimensional Digital Knitting of Intelligent Textile Sensor for Activity Recognition and Biomechanical MonitoringWe present an ap…
In recent years, there has been an increase in low-cost and open-source electronic and chemical sensors that hobbyists, concerned citizens,…
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will genera…
When imagining human life in space, how will we express our humanity and creativity in an alien environment? Can the art we make both refle…
By Larissa Zhou and Adam ZacharFood is crucial to maintaining the physical and psychological health of humans in space. Eating food pr…
Rapid prototyping platforms such as 3D printers used for digital fabrication are today able to manufacture custom objects for specific task…
On Earth, morning, noon, and night have their own specific meanings. The feeling of a second or a minute passing by, the shortening of the …
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 As…
By Po-Hao ChiHow could microgravity/hypergravity shape our perceptual experience of listening with weightlessness? How can we seek to explo…
The Miniature Optical Steered Antenna for Intersatellite Communications (MOSAIC)By Shreeyam KackerThe Miniature Optical Steered Antenn…
Solid-state microfrabricated devices are in development to replace contemporary heavy mechanical components for use in spacecraft propellan…
How did life originate? Nobody knows. Life might not even be native to our Earth - it might have come from asteroids or the interstellar me…
By Somayajulu Dhulipala and Manwei ChanAs humanity explores deeper into space, long-duration missions will require horticulture activities …
By Nancy Valladares and Rae Yuping HsuThis project is an art performance that seeks to rethink imaginaries of multispecies surviv…
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratizati…
Life on Mars, if it exists, could have been transferred between Earth and Mars due to meteorite impacts. The Search for Extra-Terrestrial G…
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and during …
At MIT, Tod Machover’s ‘VALIS’ receives its first staged production in over two decades
Tod Machover’s first opera (he has now composed many more groundbreaking ones) was VALIS, and it made history when it premiered for the 10t…
Media Lab PhD student Irmandy Wicaksono talks to Society of Craft about his work, which blends engineering with fabric arts.
Professor Tod Machover, head of the Media Lab’s Opera of the Future group, talks to the Washington Post about AI, music, & human creativity.
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gravi…
By Rachel BellisleOverview:The Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit (GLCS or “Skinsuit”) is an intravehicular activity suit for astronau…
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Q+A sessions on two research projects with contributors from MIT and the Media Lab will be livestreamed from the ISS on May 26 and May 28.
GAMMIFIED was Professor Machover's first attempt to create a musical work based around therapeutic Gamma frequencies.
The Axiom Mission 2 launch will carry a variety of research from the MIT Media Lab to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 21, 2023
The MAD Fellowship is an opportunity for MIT grad students to propose a research-oriented or personal design project.
The HUMANS nanowafer, an MIT Space Exploration Initiative student-led project, will travel to the ISS this month, and later to the moon.
The Grain Prism is a hybrid musical instrument that combines granular synthesis and live audio recordings. Presented in a capacitive touch …
Joe Paradiso talks to host Susan Kish about high-energy physics, wearables, electronic music, science fiction, and the metaverse.
MMODM is an online drum machine based on the Twitter streaming API, using tweets from around the world to create and perform musical sequen…
The tech-forward composer Tod Machover has made a chamber opera of Richard Powers’s novel “The Overstory,” featuring Joyce DiDonato.
Tod Machover, head of Opera of the Future, talks about his career, his creative approach, and his latest work, "Overstory Overture".
Tod Machover, head of the Media Lab’s Opera of the Future group, talks to MIT News about his new operatic work, "Overstory Overture.".
Transforming data into knowledge
The museum’s director, John Durant, talks about the new location and installations including Media Lab alum Andy Cavatorta’s sculpture.
Grammy Award-winning artist Jacob Collier talks to Opera of the Future alum Andy Hong about music and technology.
MLK Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars will enhance and enrich the MIT community through engagement with students and faculty.
The Boston Globe takes a tour around the new MIT Museum, highlighting a number of exhibits and events related to the Media Lab.
Adaptive Music for Affect Improvement (AMAI) is a music generation and playback system with the goal of steering the listener toward a stat…
Seasons Change Together is a collaborative song construction experience for multiple simultaneous participants. It represents a first …