banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Living Bits : Opportunities and Challenges for Integrating Living Microorganisms in Human-Computer InteractionThere are trillions of livi...
Hybrid Living Materials (HLMs) are formed by combining living and non-living materials such that the resulting composites take on the fun...
Discreet Teeth Gestures for Mobile Device InteractionByte.it is a miniaturized, discreet interface that uses teeth gestures for hands-fre...
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...
Maggie Coblentz leads research and design on interplanetary gastronomy at the Space Exploration Initiative, where she is developing ...
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...
Maggie Coblentz is developing “The Interplanetary Cookbook”—a collection of speculative recipes, tools for eating, and sensory experience...
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...
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...
Knitting is an established textile manufacturing technique that has been pervasive in the garment and technical fabrics manufacturing and...
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...
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
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 rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. ...
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 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...
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...
Learning Creative Learning is an online course and community of educators, designers, technologists, and tinkerers exploring creative lea...
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally ...
Mekatilili is a learning initiative that provides a platform for African youth to enhance technical skills through creative learning...
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...
PerForm explores the intuitive meanings associated with the shape of objects, and how a deformable tool can allow for interaction based o...
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 ...
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...
Recent advancements in orthopedic implants have made way for a new generation of bionic limbs that attach directly to the skeleton. Lever...
We present a multimaterial voxel-printing method enabling the physical visualization of data sets commonly associated with scientific ima...
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...
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...