Media lab

06.25.12
MIT projection system extends video to peripheral vision, samples footage in real-time
06.25.12

MIT projection system extends video to peripheral vision, samples footage in real-time

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed an ambient lighting system for video that would ma...

By A. Santos,   06.25.12
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04.25.12
EyeRing finger-mounted connected cam captures signs and dollar bills, identifies them with OCR (hands-on)
04.25.12

EyeRing finger-mounted connected cam captures signs and dollar bills, identifies them with OCR (hands-on)

Ready to swap that diamond for a finger-mounted camera with a built-in trigger and Bluetooth conne...

By Z. Honig,   04.25.12
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04.25.12
Perifoveal Display tracks head positioning, highlights changing data on secondary LCDs (hands-on)
04.25.12

Perifoveal Display tracks head positioning, highlights changing data on secondary LCDs (hands-on)

If there's a large display as part of your workstation, you know how difficult it can be to keep t...

By Z. Honig,   04.25.12
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04.25.12
DIY Cellphone has the footprint of an ice cream sandwich, definitely doesn't run ICS (hands-on)
04.25.12

DIY Cellphone has the footprint of an ice cream sandwich, definitely doesn't run ICS (hands-on)

Building your own wireless communications device isn't for the faint of heart, or the law-abiding...

By Z. Honig,   04.25.12
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04.24.12
OLED Display Blocks pack six 128 x 128 panels, we go hands-on at MIT (video)
04.24.12

OLED Display Blocks pack six 128 x 128 panels, we go hands-on at MIT (video)

How do you develop an OLED display that gives a 360-degree perspective? Toss six 1.25-inch panels...

By Z. Honig,   04.24.12
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04.24.12
Droplet and StackAR bring physical interface to virtual experiences, communicate through light (hands-on)
04.24.12

Droplet and StackAR bring physical interface to virtual experiences, communicate through light (hands-on)

Light-based communication seems to wind throughout the MIT Media Lab -- it is a universal language...

By Z. Honig,   04.24.12
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04.24.12
MIT gets musical with Arduino-powered DrumTop, uses household objects as a source of sound
04.24.12

MIT gets musical with Arduino-powered DrumTop, uses household objects as a source of sound

Everyone's favorite microcontroller has been a boon among hobbyists and advanced amateurs, but it'...

By Z. Honig,   04.24.12
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04.24.12
Newsflash uses high-frequency light to transmit data from iPad to smartphone, we go hands-on (video)
04.24.12

Newsflash uses high-frequency light to transmit data from iPad to smartphone, we go hands-on (video)

MIT's Media Lab is chock-full of cutting-edge tech projects that researchers create, then often li...

By Z. Honig,   04.24.12
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03.23.11
Operabots take center stage at MIT Media Lab's 'Death and the Powers' opera
03.23.11

Operabots take center stage at MIT Media Lab's 'Death and the Powers' opera

It already had its premiere in Monaco last year, but composer Tod Machover's new opera, "Death and...

By D. Melanson,   03.23.11
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