The inventor of 4D printing and co-director of MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab discusses his research, the design technologies he’s most anticipating, and the role of failure in the pursuit of innovation.
In the Media
Since 1895, cultural institutions from around the world have gathered at the Venice Biennale to present the latest developments in their country’s visual arts, performance, and design.
The 32nd São Paulo Biennale, due to open on 10 September (until 10 December), will play host to an installation of objects created by an unusual “designer”: the vegetative fungus mycelium.
David Adjaye tells us why The National Museum of African American History and Culture, opening in September, challenged him like never before.
Enough With The Lawsuits: Berklee, MIT Lead Effort To Create Ownership Rights Database For Music Industry
Berklee College of Music and the MIT Media Lab are leading a new initiative they hope will one day solve complicated, expensive music industry issues involving licensing, distribution and ownership rights.
FROM 3-D PRINTING EXOSKELETONS TO CREATING BIODEGRADABLE ARCHITECTURE, THE MIT MEDIA LAB PROFESSOR IS PIONEERING NEW HYBRIDS OF ENGINEERING AND BIOLOGY.
A full-scale prototype for a droneport designed by Foster+Partners built on site in the Arsenale in Venice, was unveiled at the 15th International Architecture Biennale on Thursday 26 May.
Crowdfunding campaigns often rely on perks to entice people to contribute. Usually, it’s stuff that’s not all terribly interesting – a signed copy of something or other, or worthless swag like a bumper sticker or ballcap.
Painter Tala Madani’s show in St. Louis provided a concise primer on her work, featuring her hallmark subject: men, nude or almost so, perhaps Middle Eastern and probably middle-aged, in situations both abject and humorous.
Y ou don’t need to be reminded that Boston is expensive. But if you’re looking for summer fun — and who isn’t? — the city offers treats and adventures that won’t wreck your wallet.
America’s great art museums tend to shy away from showing genuinely disturbing art.
If a machine could write dramas, what would they be? This is the idea that London-based artist collective Villa Design Group explores with The Tragedy Machine, their waggish, new exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Grand Prize jury will be joined by five category award jurors to award half of the $500,000 in prizes at ArtPrize Eight this fall.
Antony Gormley’s career spans thirty-five years, beginning with his first solo exhibition, at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, in 1981.
Performance artist Viktoria Modesta’s black prosthetic leg, which she wears during her music video Prototype, currently showing at MFA’s “#techstyle” exhibit, raises questions about “how a different body silhouette can provoke unexpected emotions,” says Modesta.
Now a famed musical artist, innovation enthusiast and bionic woman Viktoria Modesta’s journey to the spotlight has been anything but ordinary.
CAMBRIDGE — The idea behind Radius Ensemble’s “Fresh Paint” 2015-16 season was that each of the four concerts would be anchored by a commissioned new work.
A procession of over 50 boats, floats, vehicles and more crossed the Charles River.
In honor of the centenary of MIT’s move to the Cambridge Campus, the university has carried out a series of public events this spring, including the installation of two innovative architecture and design projects: Memory Matrix and Biaxial Tower.
Azra Aksamija is no stranger to the fragile nature of national identity. Born in Bosnia, a country torn apart by a genocide that resulted in the slaughter of more than 100,000 people, about 80,000 of whom were Bosnian Muslims, she … Continued
How vast is the space between the self and its image? How do we map the distance between one’s inner being and the parade of shifting facades, the varying masks we don at home, at work, and on the street, … Continued
Seattle native John Maeda has a unique perspective on the technology industry, as an engineer and designer who was an MIT Media Lab professor and president of the Rhode Island School of Design before taking on his current role as … Continued
In 2007, composer Keeril Makan began practicing a meditation form known as Vipassana, which involved long stretches of silence, and during retreats he would sometimes go a week without speaking.
American Joan Jonas bought one of the first Portapak video recorders on a trip to Japan in 1970 and started filming her performances in a medium she described as largely “unexplored territory.”
One person’s spam is another person’s literature—or so you might say about Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige’s 16-year-long project investigating scam emails, which culminated in “I Must First Apologize…” at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.