MIT Media Lab

masque

This Device Makes People Find Others More Attractive By Playing Fake Breathing Sounds

Masque induces psychological changes by altering how users perceive their breathing.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.17.18
space spiders

MIT's 'Orbit Weaver' Turns Astronauts into Spiders

Moving around in microgravity is tough, but a new MIT Media Lab device takes a page from Spiderman to help astronauts navigate while weightless.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.16.18
Space Jams

The 'Telemetron' Is a Post-Earth Musical Instrument Designed for Zero Gravity

The Telemetron generates musical compositions using gyroscopic “chimes.”
Becky Ferreira
7.6.18
Dream Machine

MIT Researchers Have Developed a ‘System for Dream Control’

When is a sleeper actually asleep?
Daniel Oberhaus
4.23.18
robots

Living With Robots Will Change Humans in Unexpected Ways

"The problem might not be that if we teach a robot to kick a ball, the robot will come back and kick us. The problem might be that it does something to us if we kick the robot."
Rose Simone
1.11.17
News

How Metadata Can Reveal What Your Job Is

With a little help from AI, of course.
Jordan Pearson
12.21.16
DuoSkin

This Pretty Temporary Tattoo Lets You Remotely Control Your Devices

This is some of the prettiest and easiest biohacking we’ve seen yet.
Louise Matsakis
8.14.16
Bitcoin

To Survive Long Term, Bitcoin Needs a Break from the Real World

Bitcoin is in trouble. MIT Media Lab is prescribing $900,000 and some time to incubate.
Christopher Malmo
3.29.16
Cambridge

Richard Stallman Braved a Winter Storm Last Night to March Against DRM

As representatives of Comcast, Netflix and Microsoft meet to discuss the future of the web, an angry crowd is forming outside.
Jon Christian
3.21.16
video

Watch a Robotic Floor Play with Blocks

MIT’s Tangible Media Group is experimenting with the idea of “physical telepresence.”
Rachel Pick
10.15.15
magic

In the Future, Furniture Will Be Drones

These furniture whisperers make flying tables and lamps.
Emiko Jozuka
10.9.15