banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
sports and fitness
point of care
natural language processing
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....
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...
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 ...
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...
Graphics on incompletenessThe City Science Summit 2019, CITIES WITHOUT, explored a future without top-down and obsolete systems. During t...
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally ...
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...
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...
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...
LinkedOut aims to define and build solutions to facilitate societal reentry for formerly incarcerated individuals.In collaboration with t...
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...
We developed a concept of transformative appetite, where edible 2D films made of common food materials (protein, cellulose or starch) can...
The Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales.The primary ...
As we generally experience on earth, there is no space without sound and there is no sound without space. Building on the understanding o...
ScratchBit is an effort to enable children to create more seamlessly in both the physical and digital world by creating a dedicated physi...
An Alternative Autonomous Revolution System design for emerging urban contexts and societal aspirationsThe Persuasive Electric Vehic...
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 ...
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...
Shape displays can be used to render both 3D physical content and user interface elements. We propose to use shape displays in three diff...
Each new technology forces us to confront who we are as humans. As technological innovations in deep space exploration keep advanci...
This work explores a dynamic future in which the accessories we wear are no longer static, but are instead mobile, living objects on the ...
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 ...
Since the release of Scratch in 2007, young people around the world have programmed and shared more than 15 million Scratch projects . Th...
The use of data-driven methods to examine dynamic spaces, relationships, and mechanisms within an urban environment frames the city as a ...
Imagine a future where lights are not fixed to the ceiling, but follow us wherever we are. In this colorful world we enjoy lighting that ...