banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
By Hila Mor, Yu Tianyu, Ken Nakagaki, Benjamin Harvey Miller, Yichen Jia, Hiroshi IshiiThe Venous Materials project envisions a new way t...
Developed as part of the Playful Words research project at the MIT Media Lab's Laboratory for Social Machines, Learning Loops aims to mak...
SpeechBlocks is a medium that allows children (4-5 years old) to engage in open-ended play with writing. They can build arbitrary composi...
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
With(in) is a multi-stage project that includes an exhibit, installation, qualitative exploration, and visual storytelling.This is a...
Discreet Teeth Gestures for Mobile Device InteractionByte.it is a miniaturized, discreet interface that uses teeth gestures for hands-fre...
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...
Knitting is an established textile manufacturing technique that has been pervasive in the garment and technical fabrics industry. In comp...
Maggie Coblentz leads research and design on interplanetary gastronomy at the Space Exploration Initiative, where she is developing ...
Maggie Coblentz is developing “The Interplanetary Cookbook”—a collection of speculative recipes, tools for eating, and sensory experience...
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratiza...
On-face wearables are currently limited to piercings, tattoos, or interactive makeup that aesthetically enhances the user, and ...
While text-editors (e.g., Google Docs, MS Word) might be useful for writing a lecture, they’re not an intuitive medium for designing expe...
Hybrid Living Materials (HLMs) are formed by combining living and non-living materials such that the resulting composites take on the fun...
Analyzing detailed data from SpeechBlocks to understand how kids engage with constructionist literacy learning technologies, with th...
StoryBlocks aims to promote creative expression, literacy development, and social-emotional development through storytelling for children...
The rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. ...
In this work, we propose a novel fabrication method for 3D objects based on the principle of spooling. By wrapping off-the-shelf material...
The Wanderers were unveiled as part of the exhibition: ‘The Sixth Element: Exploring the Natural Beauty of 3D Printing' on display ...
How can we design relationships between the most primitive and the most sophisticated life forms? Can we design wearables embedded with ...
There are 20 chemokine receptors that bind their respective chemokines. It is not currently understood how these structurally similar rec...
Cocoon is our vision of a programmable dream machine from the future. This device would be enabled by the synthesis of many devices under...
We are working to build technology that interfaces with the sleeping mind. As the dreamer descends into sleep, we track different sl...
Learning Creative Learning is an online course and community of educators, designers, technologists, and tinkerers exploring creative lea...
Living Bits : Opportunities and Challenges for Integrating Living Microorganisms in Human-Computer InteractionThere are trillions of livi...
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, audito...
What are radically sustainable methods for knitting, making and building in the age of the Anthropocene? How can humankind and members of...
How do we raise conscientious consumers and designers of AI?Children today live in the age of artificial intelligence. On average, US chi...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
Urban populations around the world are rapidly growing. To improve livability, urban residents must reduce dependency on fossil fuels and...
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design spac...
Biodiversity on planet Earth is under momentous threat, with extinction rates estimated between 100 and 1,000 times their pre-human level...
Vespers is a collection of masks exploring what it means to design (with) life. From the relic of the death mask to a contemporary living...
Novel technologies for additive manufacturing are enabling design and production at nature’s scale. We can seamlessly vary the physical p...
Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and architectural design ac...
IAP 2020 applications are open!🔥This course is open to all MIT students🔥Online application: bit/ly/mitcoffee2Application Deadline: D...
This project aims to create a modular platform for exploring micro-kitchens that are culture specific. Cooking is a personal experience t...
ScratchJr makes coding accessible to younger children (ages 5-7), enabling them to program their own interactive stories, games, and anim...
We are working on communication interfaces for people with speech and language disorders, incorporating technologies like physiological s...
Multimodal textile sensate media as an expressive and deformable musical interfaceIn the area of intelligent textiles, we are exploring a...
Scratch Mondays is an initiative to share the Scratch Day spirit to schools in Brazil. After having a big Scratch Day event in 2018...
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily ...
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with ...
In 2015, the director general of the European Space Agency (ESA), Jan Wörner, introduced the concept of the “Moon Village.” Inspired by t...
The Grain Prism is a hybrid musical instrument that combines granular synthesis and live audio recordings. Presented in a capacitive touc...
The Lut Desert of Iran is one of the most similar regions to Mars. Close to that area, there are vernacular adobe architectures that are ...
In nature, hair has numerous functions such as providing warmth, adhesion, locomotion, sensing, and a sense of touch, as well as its well...
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
Graphics on incompletenessThe City Science Summit 2019, CITIES WITHOUT, explored a future without top-down and obsolete systems. During t...
The sense of smell is perhaps the most pervasive of all senses, but it is also one of the least understood and least exploited in HCI. We...
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally ...
Today’s assistive communication devices are far from perfect. Using state of the art small, wearable sensors and powerful machine learnin...
When contemplating the future of life in space, we dream not only of rockets and off-world societies, but also of art, of leisure, and fr...
Scratch is a programming language and online community that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, games, and animations—a...
Voice-user interfaces (VUIs), such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, are increasingly becoming present in domestic environments. ...
Moments is a prototype designed for users to save special moments and to experience those moments in the future. Firstly, a multi-se...
Is the placement of bike-share docks equitable?This interactive map explores the question visually.The map shows the addition of bike-sha...
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and durin...
Gemini—an acoustical “twin chaise"—spans multiple scales of the human existence extending from the warmth of the womb to the stretches ...
The past two decades have seen unprecedented progress in the development of novel materials, form factors, and functionalities in neuroi...
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is inter...
Can a modified snap bracelet be used to land infrastructure on an asteroid? It is notoriously difficult to stick a landing on a low ...
Maiden Flight is an autonomous biological laboratory environment designed for studying the impact of space flight on the sole reproductiv...
Most countries are projected to see the number of people ages 65 and older surpass the population under the age of 15 by 2050. The limita...
Plants can sense the environment, other living entities and regenerate, actuate or grow in response. Our interaction and communicati...
The human ankle provides a significant amount of net positive work during the stance period of walking, especially at moderate to fast wa...