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Origami
Origami

This Computer Scientist Can Turn Anything into Origami

"Computational origami" has leapt forward thanks to a game-changing algorithm.
Frederick Blichert
8.2.17
3D PRINTING
3D PRINTING

MIT’s Gooey New 3D Printer Is a Game Changer

The Self-Assembly Lab teamed up with an Michigan-based furniture company to develop a gel-based machine that can print pretty much anything—in minutes.
Beckett Mufson
4.27.17
Art
Art

MIT’s Ultra High-Def 3D Printer Creates Futuristic Death Masks

Meet the artist-scientists reincarnating masks from the past, present, and future.
Masha (Maria) Koblyakova
12.1.16
Art
Art

MIT's Nightmare Machine Made Its Scariest Image Yet | Insta of the Week

The machine-learning algorithm takes 2016's political horror way too seriously.
Nathaniel Ainley
10.28.16
Design
Design

How Björk's Mask Was 3D-Printed from Her Own Face

It may be what’s inside that counts, but a new collaboration between MIT’s Mediated Matter Group, and a 3D printing company brings Björk’s insides to the outside.
Andrew Salomone
8.15.16
Design
Design

Why Did MIT Make Tiny People Dance on This Piano?

Hint: it has to do with making interfaces more relatable.
DJ Pangburn
5.27.16
Books
Books

MIT Bookmaking Course Schools Kids in Renaissance Technologies

Students in MIT’s ‘Making Books: The Renaissance and Today’ build books from scratch, from making paper to constructing a printing press.
DJ Pangburn
5.25.16
Art
Art

'The Iceman Cometh' via Robots and an Artist Collective at MIT

Villa Design Group’s The Tragedy Machine
Kat Herriman
5.25.16
Design
Design

3D-Printed Hair Can Sense and Spark Motion

The furry structures from MIT's Tangible Media Group have surprisingly diverse applications.
Noémie Jennifer
5.19.16
Design
Design

These Light-Up Bluetooth Masks Are Basically Tinder IRL

It uses your Facebook settings to match you with people around you, but things get weird when you give this tech a second thought.
Beckett Mufson
3.11.16
Design
Design

Device Turns Your Water into an Interactive Sculpture

MIT’s Tangible Media group explores the future of running water with 'HydroMorph.'
DJ Pangburn
2.25.16
Art
Art

7 Levitating Artworks Cooler Than the Air Bonsai

Because floating mini-trees barely scratch the surface.
Beckett Mufson
1.25.16