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Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
The City Symphony project by the Opera of the Future group brings creative musical participation to everyone while encouraging collaborat...
This collection of Tod Machover’s music focuses on chamber and orchestral music composed during the last decade, both with and without el...
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Gravity anchors all existence on Earth.It pulls a chaotic world to one single point in every moment of life. Even though gravity is every...
As we generally experience on earth, there is no space without sound and there is no sound without space. Building on the understanding o...
Ritual I: The Thing Itself consists of a choreographed robotic body that is in constant flux. It performs a dance of repetitive patt...
Philadelphia Voices is the latest in the series of City Symphonies projects that Tod Machover and the Opera of the Future group have...
Can a magician and a robot collaborate on stage to create a believable, evocative performance?We are studying how th...
Blockchain technology could help to revolutionize how artists get paid.
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...
For the past 5 years or so, I’ve been working on some wild and unusual operas (the last one featured robots—or “Operabots”—onstage, a Mus...
Composer Tod Machover’s ground-breaking “city symphony” projects, which involve entire urban communities in collaborating to create sonic...
Early in the opera "Death and the Powers," the main character, Simon Powers, is subsumed into a technological environment of his own crea...
Fall 2011—May 2012Article by Peter Torpey, Ben Bloomberg, Elena Jessop, and Akito van TroyerThe MIT Media Lab collaborated with London-ba...
Even when it is not executed perfectly, theater can stir a range of feelings, from boundless elation to existential despair.
Proceedings of ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Boston, 2009.
When a piece of work is created or performed, the digital rights to that piece are oftentimes complex and spread across many different or...
Ever heard of 'remote and real world interconnected theatrical immersion'? Punchdrunk's Peter Higgin explains all
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This project aims to build a modular lighting system where users can customize the design and lighting patterns.
The Hyperinstruments project creates expanded musical instruments and uses technology to give extra power and finesse to virtuosic perfor...