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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...
Space/Craft explores sculpting in zero gravity. Making artistic works by hand is a fundamentally human act, but how will it transfor...
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with ...
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
The Grain Prism is a hybrid musical instrument that combines granular synthesis and live audio recordings. Presented in a capacitive touc...
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily ...
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
Currently on view at the Museum of the City of New York in the exhibition "Who We Are: Visualizing NYC by the Numbers," November 22 - Jun...
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
“Can a man know the truth and tell it to the greatest number and still be misunderstood? Can one man be of the many and still be known?” ...
Scratch is a programming language and online community that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, games, and animations—a...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
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 ...
Microbes are the foundation upon which life on Earth depends: they set the boundaries of habitability for all plants and animals and crea...
MotivationThe need for inexpensive, reliable, 3D, 360-degree display technologies grows as augmented reality applications continue to inc...
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is inter...
Storytelling is a fundamental way in which human beings understand the world. Imagine watching a movie telling the story of your life, ho...
Can a modified snap bracelet be used to land infrastructure on an asteroid? It is notoriously difficult to stick a landing on a low ...
Living Distance is a mission and a fantasy realized, in which a wisdom tooth is sent to outer space and back down to Earth again. Carried...
Maiden Flight is an autonomous biological laboratory environment designed for studying the impact of space flight on the sole reproductiv...
This project asks, how can we transmit experiences across space and time? The launching point of the project is to create a drawing that ...
The City Symphony project by the Opera of the Future group brings creative musical participation to everyone while encouraging collaborat...
Structurally, zero gravity means that we do not have to contend with architecture's greatest arch-nemesis, gravity. This opens up a new w...
Collective memory and attention are sustained by two channels: oral communication (communicative memory) and the physical recording of in...
Two of the most important traits of environmental hazards today are their invisibility and the fact that they are experienced by communit...
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...
ArtBoat is a tool for communities to make collaborative light paintings in public spaces and reimagine the future of their cities. ...
kinetiX is a transformable material featuring a design that resembles a cellular structure. It consists of rigid plates or rods and elast...
What if we could look at the entire history of humanity at once? Pantheon aims to create a data-driven view of history by collecting...
As we know from our ‘maker’ classes and workshops, different capabilities and approaches can yield remarkable projects. Let’s facilitate ...
With advances in virtual reality (VR) and physiological sensing technology, even more immersive computer-mediated communication through l...
We'd like to introduce you to a very special neuroscience project that we are currently conducting in the setting of a traditional fine a...
Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and architectural design ac...
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...
Philadelphia Voices is the latest in the series of City Symphonies projects that Tod Machover and the Opera of the Future group have...
State-of-the art liquid handling systems are generally pump-driven systems connected with valves and tubes. These systems are manually a...
We explore an art form where machines take on an essential role in the aesthetics and processes of the creation. Our main theme can be su...
Novel technologies for additive manufacturing are enabling design and production at nature’s scale. We can seamlessly vary the physical p...
Rottlace is a family of masks designed for Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk. Inspired by Björk’s most recent album—Vulnicura—the Mediate...
The Gender Shades project pilots an intersectional approach to inclusive product testing for AI.Algorithmic Bias PersistsGender Shades is...
Each new technology forces us to confront who we are as humans. As technological innovations in deep space exploration keep advanci...
DuoSkin is a fabrication process that enables anyone to create customized functional devices that can be attached directly to the skin. U...
We collaborated with NIAS (National Institute of Agricultural Science) to genetically engineer silkworms to develop new kinds of silk for...
Fensadense is a new work for 10-piece ensemble composed by Tod Machover, commissioned for the Lucerne Festival in summer 2015. The projec...
Circuit Stickers is a toolkit for crafting electronics using flexible and sticky electronic pieces. These stickers are created by printin...
These wall drawings are generated by a series of predesigned instructions that dictate their form. The instructions give both constraint ...