In One Voice

Music resounds –– leading new technologies, criss-crossing disciplines, transcending bias, and leaving us resonating with ourselves, each other, and the cosmos.

Jay Scheib was recently named Best New York Theater Director. Photo: Len Rubenstein

Theater Quality

Jay Scheib, a sizzling director, playwright, actor, and videographer was recently named Best New York Theater Director.

Neri Oxman is shown before a prototype for an environmental screen, Fibonacci’s Mashrabiya, work inspired by fractal patterns found in nature. Photo: Len Rubenstein

Natural Design

Neri Oxman launched a new research initiative –– material ecology –– that merges architecture, engineering, computation, and ecology.

Prof. Sandy Pentland says that understanding honest signals will make us better managers, workers, and communicators. Photo: Ed Quinn

Honest Signals

Prof. Sandy Pentland says that understanding our unconscious social patterns can make us better managers, workers, and communicators.

John Maeda says the clean design of the iPod has made simplicity popular. Photo: Ed Quinn

Less Is More

Prof. John Maeda writes The Laws of Simplicity, a guide to simplify business, technology, design, and life.

“I want to create efficient...technology to help the world,” says Assoc. Prof. Ted Selker, an inventor with 50 patents, whose vision for us all is to live in a world where we solve problems by using a minimum of the world’s resources.” Photo: Ed Quinn

Inventing the Future

Assoc. Prof. Ted Selker, who’s inventing technology for the future, dreams of a world that spins forever and doesn’t destroy its resources.

Assoc. Prof. Hiroshi Ishii, founder and director of the Tangible Media Group at MIT’s Media Lab, says Tangible Bits is like wearing a pair of eyeglasses to help us see the invisible. Photo: Ed Quinn

Tangible Technology

By making bits something we can manipulate with our hands and perceive through our senses, Assoc. Prof. Hiroshi Ishii is working to bridge the physical world with cyberspace.