banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Urban populations around the world are rapidly growing. To improve livability, urban residents must reduce dependency on fossil fuels and...
In 2015, the director general of the European Space Agency (ESA), Jan Wörner, introduced the concept of the “Moon Village.” Inspired by t...
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 ...
How do we raise conscientious consumers and designers of AI?Children today live in the age of artificial intelligence. On average, US chi...
PerForm explores the intuitive meanings associated with the shape of objects, and how a deformable tool can allow for a form of interacti...
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
Gemini—an acoustical “twin chaise"—spans multiple scales of the human existence extending from the warmth of the womb to the stretches ...
Biodiversity on planet Earth is under momentous threat, with extinction rates estimated between 100 and 1,000 times their pre-human level...
The MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative is developing “The Interplanetary Cookbook”—a collection of thought-provoking recipes, too...
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...
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...
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
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...
The human experience of food extends far beyond that of mere nourishment. Debriefs with astronauts tell us that food is a key creature co...
In the Civic Media group, we are exploring new theoretical frameworks for design, and novel design education methodologies that serve a f...
Can a modified snap bracelet be used to land infrastructure on an asteroid? It is notoriously difficult to stick a landing on a low ...
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally ...
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
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...
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...
Discreet Teeth Gestures for Mobile Device InteractionByte.it is a miniaturized, discreet interface that uses teeth gestures for hands-fre...
Plants can sense the environment, other living entities and regenerate, actuate or grow in response. Our interaction and communicati...
Biological neuronal networks are highly complex and interconnected with superior information processing capabilities. Such networks have ...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture--the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ens...
This project aims to create a modular platform for exploring micro-kitchens that are culture specific. Cooking is a personal experi...
We present a multimaterial voxel-printing method enabling the physical visualization of data sets commonly associated with scientific ima...
We are creating new communication interfaces for people with speech and language disorders, incorporating technologies like physiological...
This is a joint proposal from graduate students Vik Parthiban (Media Lab) and Andrew Spielberg (MIT CSAIL, Distributed Robotics Laborator...
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...
TRANSFORM fuses technology and design to celebrate its transformation from still furniture to a dynamic machine driven by a stream of dat...
Artificial intelligence (AI) agents in an embodied form, such as Jibo, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home, are increasingly becoming part of o...
Whether or not we're experts in the design language of objects, we have an unconscious understanding of the emotional character of their ...
LinkedOut aims to define and build solutions to facilitate societal reentry for formerly incarcerated individuals.In collaboration with t...
Digital machine knitting is a highly programmable manufacturing process that has been utilized to produce apparel, accessories, and footw...
Mekatilili is a learning initiative that provides a platform for African youth to enhance technical skills through creative learning...
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...
LeakyPhones is a public/private headset that was designed to encourage face-to-face interactions, curiosity, and healthier ...
We developed a concept of transformative appetite, where edible 2D films made of common food materials (protein, cellulose or starch) can...
As we generally experience on earth, there is no space without sound and there is no sound without space. Building on the understanding o...
kinetiX is a transformable material featuring a design that resembles a cellular structure. It consists of rigid plates or rods and elast...
Scratch is a programming language and online community that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, games, and animations—a...
ScratchBit is an effort to enable children to create more seamlessly in both the physical and digital world by creating a dedicated physi...
Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and architectural design ac...
State-of-the art liquid handling systems are generally pump-driven systems connected with valves and tubes. These systems are manually a...
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and durin...
Embodied voice-based agents, such as Amazon’s Echo, Google Home, and Jibo, are becoming increasingly present in the home environment. For...
Games are a uniquely human endeavour, reducing stress and supporting mental well-being. Astronauts aboard the ISS have created their own ...
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 development of biotechnologies since the era of recombinant DNA in the 1970s has occurred largely via the interaction of academic, in...
Multimodal textile sensate media as an expressive and deformable musical interfaceIn the area of intelligent textiles, we are exploring a...
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with ...
Auto-inflatables explores the design space of self-inflating structures. By using chemical reactions as a source of carbon dioxide on-dem...
Each new technology forces us to confront who we are as humans. As technological innovations in deep space exploration keep advanci...
design(human)design is a tool that builds on insights about the design process inspired by research carried out at IDEO Cambridge. The id...
Fensadense is a new work for 10-piece ensemble composed by Tod Machover, commissioned for the Lucerne Festival in summer 2015. The projec...
Digital Materials are a way of designing and manufacturing. Rather than building large, monolithic, single-use components, we discretize ...
DataUSA is the most comprehensive site visualizing public data for the United States. Through interactive profiles, DataUSA makes availab...
ScratchJr makes coding accessible to younger children (ages 5-7), enabling them to program their own interactive stories, games, and anim...
Since the release of Scratch in 2007, young people around the world have programmed and shared more than 15 million Scratch projects . Th...