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Gravity is the anchor of all existences on earth, pulling the chaotic world to one single point in every moment of life. Even ...
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Can a magician and a robot collaborate on stage to create a believable, evocative performance?We are studying how th...
Philadelphia Voices is the latest in the series of City Symphonies projects that Tod Machover and the Opera of the Future group have...
The City Symphony project by the Opera of the Future group brings creative musical participation to everyone while encouraging collaborat...
Digital Currency Initiative
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...
This collection of Tod Machover’s music focuses on chamber and orchestral music composed during the last decade, both with and without el...
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...