banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
The Power of WITHOUT is a research theme in the City Science group. The theme proposes that heavy infrastructure solutions are not financ...
A hotline where the public can respond to prompts about freedom and listen to a live remix of those responses alongside samples from ...
A voice portrait of major US cities. We invite you to: experience the NYC edition by watching here or listening at 917-905...
What are radically sustainable methods for knitting, making and building in the age of the Anthropocene? How can humankind and members of...
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design spac...
EBIFA (Everything Beautiful Is Far Away) is a crystalline robotic device that carried a tooth to outer space. EBIFA's form and ...
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
Probabilistic thinking has been one of the most powerful ideas in the history of science, and it is rapidly gaining even more relevance a...
In this project the ephemeral and intangible aspects of human communication are represented by a soap-bubble. The shapeless, intangi...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
We study textiles and nets as a base form for growing infrastructure and allowing reconfigurable sensing on low gravity bodies (for insta...
Scratch is the world's most popular coding community for kids. Millions of kids around the world are using Scratch to program their ...
Two of the most important traits of environmental hazards today are their invisibility and the fact that they are experienced by communit...
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 ...
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...
Raycounting is a method for generating customized light-shading constructions by registering the intensity and orientation of light rays ...
French for "single shell," Monocoque stands for a construction technique that supports structural load using an object's external skin. C...
Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and architectural design ac...
Ancient yet modern, enclosing yet invisible, glass was first created in Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt 4,500 years ago. Precise recipes f...
Beast is an organic-like entity created synthetically by the incorporation of physical parameters into digital form-generation protocols....
Circuit Stickers is a toolkit for crafting electronics using flexible and sticky electronic pieces. These stickers are created by printin...
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily ...
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 ...
The Grain Prism is a hybrid musical instrument that combines granular synthesis and live audio recordings. Presented in a capacitive touc...
“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?” ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
Philadelphia Voices is the latest in the series of City Symphonies projects that Tod Machover and the Opera of the Future group have...
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...
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...
These wall drawings are generated by a series of predesigned instructions that dictate their form. The instructions give both constraint ...