Factory On Your Desk
Never Forget a Face
The Toy Symphony
Teetering to Victory
A Factory On Your
Media Lab: Neil Gershenfeld
A Faculty Profile of Neil Gershenfeld, Director, Center
for Bits and Atoms and Associate Professor of Media
Arts and Sciences.
Gershenfeld's Home Page
Includes links to his projects, books and biography.
Review - The Programmable Building
The MIT Media Lab's Neil Gershenfeld tours the building
of the future, where interchangeable power sockets,
switches and appliances snap into the walls-then plug
into the internet.
Through the Window
What form will new human/computer interfaces take? An
excerpt from Gershenfeld's 1999 book, When Things Start
To Think. Published on KurzweilAI.net July 27, 2001.
Forget a Face
Computing at the MIT Media Lab
Researchers strive for the day the wearable computer
can act as an intelligent assistant - with heads-up
displays, unobtrusive input devices, personal wireless
local area networks, and a host of other context sensing
and communication tools,
Check out the latest fashion sin. Wearable Computers,
Mobile Body-Worn Technology, advanced textile circuitry
and cyborg-building technologies. Includes information
on portable MP3 hardware, and other cutting-edge mobile
(Sandy) Pentland Homepage
MIT professor Alex (Sandy) Pentland is a pioneer in
wearable computers, health systems,smart environments,
and technology for developing countries.
next generation of IT users is too poor to use IT right
It's up to Pentland to translate the MIT Media Lab's
"IT for the masses" slogan into reality. Pentland recently
visited Delhi, where Sudhir Chowdhary asked him how
he proposed to do this in an April, 2002 issue of India
are Wearable Computers?
This site from the wearables lab at the Industrial Ergonomics
Group at the School of Manufacturing and Mechanical
Engineering at The University of Birmingham, U.K defines
the five characteristics of a wearable computer. Contains
links to other relevant
Machover's Home Page
Includes links to the research, biography and news about
the director of the Hyperinstruments (or Opera of the
Future) group at MIT's Media Lab.
Toy Syphony Home Page
High-Tech Operatic Makeover
Tod Machover Gives Opera a New Face. Writer Bence Olveczky
catches up with the busy composer at his Media lab office
to ask him about his music, MIT, and things in between.
Symphony Hyperscore Show Case:
Download Tod Machover's composing software from this
site - and learn about the other musical toys under
development at his lab.
Tod Machover's interactive, musical journey into your
mind - presented simultaneously in physical and cyber
Interview with Tod Machover - Valis Opera
An interview about Machover's opera Valis, based on
a story by sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick. By Peter Stenshoel,
on a site for fans of Philip K. Dick.
Joshua Bell's Official sites for his bio, tour, discography,
video channel, audio channel, personal news, and more.
for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
The Stanford University Center for Computer Research
in Music and Acoustics is a multi-disciplinary facility
where composers and researchers work together using
computer-based technology both as an artistic medium
and as a research tool.
2002 International Design Contest
Students from around the world designed and built robots
to compete at the competition at MIT. Includes the scoreboard
with complete results, video clips and links to more
Precision Engineering Research Group (PERG)
Part of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity
in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT and
directed by Alexander H. Slocum, PERG focuses on the
design and manufacture of innovative precision machines.
and Manufacturing Class at MIT
Learn more about the Course 2.007 profiled in this episode
and find out what's in store for the next competition.
Stuff Works - Building and Engineering
Learn more about how bridges and houses are constructed,
and the mechanics of hydraulic cranes.
Engineers of Renaissance
Leonardo da Vinci is celebrated as the inventor of extraordinary
machines and mechanical devices that entered the common
heritage of technical culture only several centuries
after his death. This close examination of the history
of technology reveals the development of engineering
and technical skills in the Renaissance, to which other
talented figures contributed as well. From the Institute
and Museum of the History of Science in Florence, Italy.