MIT Media Lab

These are the most danceable number one hits, according to computer science

When “Funkytown” comes on at a wedding, you can’t help but dance, right? What about Nelly’s “Hot in Herre” or “Bad Girls” by Donna Summer?<p>If your answer to any of those is no, you have defied computer science. (Also, I don’t want you at my party.) Those songs are among the most “danceable” …

50 Cent

Matter of Fact

Microscopes capable of detailed 3D imaging are getting cheaper, so more people around the world get a peek at life hiding deep within cells and …

Photos

Roundtable: Unlocking Blockchain's Potential - MIT Technology Review

Neha Narula is director of the Digital Currency Initiative, a part of the MIT Media Lab where she teaches courses and leads cryptocurrency and …

Blockchain

ProPublica Hires Agnes Chang as Editorial Experience Designer

ProPublica announced today that Agnes Chang will be joining its staff as its next editorial experience designer. She starts on August 6 and will be a …

Columbia University

TWIE 17: Scrapped A380s, Radio-Powered Implants, and a Super EV at Pike's Peak

Image of the Week: The microdevice created at the University of Michigan. Two Unwanted Airbus A380s to Be Scrapped VW Unveils ANSYS-designed Electric …

University of Michigan

MIT Media Lab's Wearable Device for Silent Speech Inputs

The engineers and researchers at the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces group wanted an interface that would allow a user to quietly and easily …

Wearable Tech

MIT Media Lab's new method of 3D printing allows for advanced complexity

<i></i>MIT Media Lab’s Mediated Matter group has invented a new way to 3D print any object, regardless of how complex it is, with color and shape as …

3D Printing

Arizona State University, MIT Press, and MIT Media Lab Release Frankenbook, a Free Collaborative, Multimedia Version of Frankenstein

Arizona State University, in partnership with The MIT Press, and The MIT Media Lab, announced today the release of Frankenbook, a free, multimedia …

Mary Shelley

Why we need evil AI

It’s not AI being evil. It’s us.<p>A group of MIT scientists recently created the world’s first artificial intelligence-powered “psychopath” by training a neutral image recognition algorithm with horrible content from a violent subreddit. Is this the path toward robot killers and global destruction? …

Artificial Intelligence

The gorgeous future of 3D printing

A new technique, from MIT Media Lab’s Mediated Matter Group, produces some of the most stunning 3D models we’ve seen yet.<p>MIT Media Lab’s Mediated Matter group has invented a new way to 3D print any object, regardless of how complex it is, with color and shape as detailed as a photograph. It’s the …

Breakthroughs

Making data matter

Harvard

AlterEgo is a headset that could read that little voice in your head

AlterEgo is a prototype wearable from the MIT Media Lab that could potentially read your mind. It can flip through TV channels, tell you the time, or …

Wearable Tech

Artist makes perfumes for astronauts that smell like Earth

Ani Liu, an MIT Media Lab grad, missed her husband so much...she made a perfume that smells like him. Now she is using her gift with smell to help …

Beauty

Neri Oxman and MIT Develop Programmable Biocomposites for Digital Fabrication

Neri Oxman and MIT have developed programmable water-based biocomposites for digital design and fabrication. Named <i>Aguahoja</i>, the project has exhibited …

Architecture

Launch your question into MIT's Danielle Wood's Answers session

• What is Space Enabled? What projects are you working on?<br>• What do you see as some of the most exciting projects in space exploration right now?<br>• How can satellite systems save the world?<p>Ask all this and more to MIT Media Lab’s Director of Space Enabled, Danielle Wood.<p>Danielle’s interest in space …

World News

Ori Robotic Furniture

Whether you're looking to use your space more creatively, or just get the most out of your studio apartment, Ori Robotic Furniture is a great …

Furniture

The MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award: $250K for "disobedience for the benefit of society"

For the second year in a row, the MIT Media Lab is giving out a no-strings-attached cash award of $250,000 for "disobedience" that benefits society; …

MIT

This futuristic headset lets you talk to other devices without actually saying anything

AlterEgo is a prototype headset that allows for silent and seamless communication between people and their computing devices. It's able to interpret “silent speech” and was developed by researchers at the MIT Media Lab.

Dosa’s Christina Kim, MIT Media Lab’s Neri Oxman, Gail Anderson Among 2018 National Design Award Winners

NDA winners will have added reason to celebrate at the gala — the museum’s director Caroline Baumann received the insignia of Chevalier of the Order …

Brad Pitt

Watch The Frontiers Issue with Guest Editor President Barack Obama | President Barack Obama on What AI Means for National Security | WIRED Video | CNE

Starring:<p>President Barack Obama, Editor in Chief Scott Dadich, and MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito

Barack Obama

Entrepreneurial Activist Joi Ito on Whiplash and the MIT Media Lab

Joi Ito is just one of those people who simply don’t fit a mold. Any mold. He is an entrepreneur who is an activist. He is an academic without a …

Artificial Intelligence

A Mobile Tabletop Shape Display for Tangible and Haptic Interaction

We’ve seen this before with the MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group inFORM but that was a (super impressive) table, this one is movable, much …

MIT Media Lab

Calm Interfaces Are Here, And They’re Wonderful

Calm interfaces will make you breathe again.<p>Udayan Umapathi believes that humans are losing the battle against phones and laptops. Screens enslave us. Programs vampirize our brains. To fight this digital overload, he is working on “calm interfaces”–user experiences that don’t constantly demand our …

MIT Media Lab

New Data Visualization Tool for Higher Ed Launches

Data USA, a free data visualization platform, has created profiles for more than 7,300 universities and higher education institutions in the U.S.The …

Data Visualization

Myomo perks up ahead of 60 minutes report on MIT Media Lab; shares ahead 12%

Nano cap Myomo (MYO +11.9%) has rallied over 20% since yesterday in apparent response to an upcoming 60 minutes piece on MIT's Media Lab schedule to …

Business

MIT's AlterEgo device "silently converses" with the voices in your head

Researchers at MIT Media Lab have developed a wearable gadget that transcribes and responds to conversations users have with themselves in their …

Wearable Tech

AlterEgo, A Wearable Device That Transmits Internal Speech Through Neuromuscular Facial Signals

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have created the AlterEgo, a remarkable wearable headset that can read and transcribe a person’s internal speech …

Offbeat News

MIT’s Radical Wearable Gadget Lets You Silently Communicate With A Computer

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Image by Lorrie Lejeune/MIT (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)<br>As if technology wasn’t ubiquitous enough, a …

Wearable Tech

MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to your face. You talk to it. It talks to you. But no words are said. You say things in your head, like "what street am I on," and it reads the signals your brain …

The Future

Flash freezing your brain to become immortal is not only super unrealistic, it's unethical, too

The idea is simple, really.<p>Your body is flooded with embalming fluid, your brain is tucked into a freezer, and finally (and this is where researchers …

Humanity