Publications and Theses

Mitchell, William J., Borroni-Bird, C. and Burns, L. (2009). Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century. MIT Press.

Seitinger, S. (June 2009).“Designing for Spatial Competence,” in Proc. of IDC’09 (Como, Italy).

Seitinger, S., Perry, D.S, Mitchell, W.J. (April 2009). "Urban Pixels: Painting the City with Light," in Proc. of CHI’09 (Boston, MA).

Schmitt, P., Seitinger, S. (2009). "Plywood Punk: A Holistic Approach to Designing Animated Artifacts," in Proc. of TEI’09 (Cambridge, UK).

"The Media Laboratory City Car: A New Approach to Sustainable Urban Mobility." Chapter 11 in Urban Energy Transition: from fossil fuels to renewable power. Peter Droege, ed. (2008).

Mitchell, William J. et al. (June 2008) "Mobility on Demand: Future of Transportation in Cities."

Mitchell, William J. et al. (June 2008) "Florence: Mobility on Demand Urban Implementation Case Study."

Mitchell, William J. et al. (June 2008) "Lisbon: Mobility on Demand Urban Implementation Case Study."

Mitchell, William J. et al. (June 2008) "Shanghai: Mobility on Demand Urban Implementation Case Study."

Mitchell, William J. et al. (June 2008) "San Francisco: Mobility on Demand Urban Implementation Case Study."

Mitchell, William J. and Sevtsuk, A.
(March 2008) "Unfrozen Music: Designing and Programming Digital Water Walls."

Mitchell, William J. (August 2007) "Going the Extra Mile to Make Mass Transit More Personal,"Architectural Record.

Mitchell, William J. (2007). Imagining MIT. MIT Press.

Kunzler, Patrik. (2007). The Athlete Seat (TBC). Thesis. Master of Science in Media Arts & Sciences.

Schmitt, Peter. (2007). Just Build It! Thesis. Master of Science in Media Arts & Sciences.

Joachim, Mitchell & Axel Kilian, William J. Mitchell. (April 2007). "Transology: Reinventing The Wheel," Car Body Design.

Seitinger, Susanne. (June 2006). "An Ecological Approach to Children's Playground Props," in Proc. of IDC'06 (Tampere, Finland).

Chin, Ryan. & Patrik Künzler, William Lark Jr. (2006). "City Car: A New Design Approach Enabling Urban Mobility," in SAE Technical Papers, No. 2006-21-0076.

Kilian, Axel & Mitchell Joachim, Patrik Künzler, Peter Schmitt (2006). "Development of an Articulated Vehicle Chassis the H-type," Game Set and Match II, Kas Oosterhuis & Lukas Feireiss (eds.), Episode, NL.

Seitinger, Susanne, & E.Sylvan, O. Zuckerman, M. Popovic, O. Zuckerman. (2006). "A New Playground Experience: Going Digital?" Extended Abstracts in Proc.of CHI'06 (Montreal, Canada).

Joachim, Mitchell. (2006) Ecotransology: Integrated Design for Urban Mobility. Thesis. PhD. Dept. of Architecture.

Mitchell, William J. (2005). Placing Words: Symbols, Space and the City. MIT Press.

Susanne Seitinger (2005). Animated Props for Responsive Playspaces. Thesis. Master of Science in Media Arts & Sciences.

Lark, William Jr. (2005). City-Car: Optimizing Vehicle and Urban Efficiencies through a Shared Adaptive Platform. Thesis. Master of Science in Media Arts & Sciences.

Chin, Ryan. (2004). Product Grammar. Thesis. Master of Science in Media Arts & Sciences.

Mitchell, William J. (2003). Me++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City. MIT Press.

Mitchell, William J. (1999). e-topia: "Urban Life, Jim--But Not As We Know It." MIT Press.

Mitchell, William J. (1999). City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn. MIT Press.


Press Reports

Future Car: ABC Television Australia. 3/25/2010

Reinventing the Automobile, Fast Company. 3/24/2010

"A Complete Rethink," Metropolis Magazine. 3/17/2010

"Redesigning the Concept and Role of the Automobile," New York Times. 3/7/2010

big think, Bill Mitchell. 3/10/2010

big think, Ryan Chin. 3/10/2010

"Robots and cars for the future", BBC, 26 June 2009. 6/26/2009

MIT Tech TV, April 16, 2009. 4/16/2009

"GreenWheel converts any Huffy 10-speed into an electric bicycle", Engadget, February 26, 2009. 2/26/2009

“MIT GreenWheel: Simply an electric bicycle revolution”, Autobloggreen, February 19, 2009. 2/19/2009

“GreenWheel Turns Pedal Bike into an Electric Hog” Discovery News, February 18, 2009. 2/18/2009

"Supercar: Building the Car of the Future," The Nature of Things, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, January 29, 2009. 1/29/2009

“From MIT, a quantum leap in bike mechanics”, Boston Globe, November 16, 2008. 11/16/2008

"Transport," Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Sundance Channel, May 27, 2008. 5/27/2008

"With Electric Scooter, MIT Hopes To Rev Up Practical Transport," Popular Mechanics, February 27, 2008. 2/27/2008

"Unfold and Ride," New York Times, December 16, 2007. 12/16/2007

Phil Patton, Unfold and Ride. New York Times. Automobiles. 12/16/2007

"Foldable Electric Scooter Made for Sharing," Discovery News, December 6, 2007. 12/6/2007

"Cuter scooter defined by electricity, portability", MIT News Office, November 27, 2007. 11/27/2007

Time magazine honors MIT for inventions, inventors.  MIT Tech Talk.  US.  11/14/2007

The Best Inventions of the Year.  TIME magazine.  US.  11/12/2007

MIT reinvents the wheel with foldable, stackable electric car.  Computer World.  11/07/2007

MIT developers plan collapsible car for city driving. 11/06/2007

MIT offers city cars for the masses.  US.  11/05/2007

A Carbon-Free, Stackable Rental Car.  Technology Review.  US.  11/01/2007

MIT Museum expands with new gallery.  MIT Tech Talk.  US.  09/26/2007

Compact car technology sparks an interest.  Washington Post.  08/12/2007

Return to intelligence - MIT City Car.  Vision.  China.8 08/2007

Hit List: Real-Life matchbox cars.  Stuff Magazine.  US.  07/2007

Inside innovation - in cars.  Business Week.  US.  06/11/2007
(different article online)

Sehir arabalari.  Tasarim Merkezi Dergisi.  Turkey.  04/2007

Opvouwen en wegwezen.  P-Magazine.  Belgium.  04/10/2007

Next Magazine.  Taiwan.  04/26/2007

Future Car.  Discovery Channel.  Episodes #2 and #5.  03/2007

Cool Inventions.  National Geographic Kids Magazine.  US.  03/2007

PPaper.  Radically reimagining the future.  Taiwan.  Issue #40.  03/2007

The Car, 2.0.  The Boston Globe.  US.  02/18/2007

The Independent.  The bus you drive to your door. UK. 01/23/2007

Tom Chiarella, "The Future of Driving." Esquire Magazine, pp.180, 244, Dec. 2006.

Geeta Dayal, "A Sheep at the Wheel." Intersection, Issue 03 p. 78-79, 2006.

Diario Clarin.  La Ciudad, bajo distintas miradas.  Argentina.  09/19/2006

Student Design Review: Bit Car.  IDMagazine.  US. 09/2006

Innovations advance the human environment.  OpenDoor.  MITAlumni association.  US.  07/2006

The Media Laboratory: Bit Car.  PLAN #64.  US. 06/2006

Baby you can drive my stackable car.  Discover Magazine.  US.  06/2006

Future of Architecture.  BBC television documentary.  UK.  05/30/2006

Tiny Cars.  On Point (with Tom Ashbrook) (radio interview presented by Ryan Chin).  WBUR.  Boston, MA.  05/17/2006

MIT ZigZag video magazine  (iTunes Podcast).  US.  Issue #5. 05/17/2006

The Anti-Hummer.  Fast Company.  04/2006

Amerikaanse witcar.  De Ingenieur Technologietijdschrift.  Holland, 04/2006

Smart City 2020.  Metropolis Magazine.  US.  04/2006 (25th anniversary special edition)

RedHot.  Design Indaba.  South Africa.  1st quarter, 2006

Autos Apilables - El transporte urbano del futuro cercano.  Tiempos del Mundo (US edition).  02/23/2006

New Design Magazine.  UK.  02/2006

MIT, GM team for car of tomorrow.  Chicago Tribune.  02/10/2006

Your Next Car Neo Magazine, Argentina 02/01/2006

Smart Cities Concept Vehicle redefines urban car sharing.  The Urban Transporation Monitor, Vol. 20 No. 1.  01/20/2006

Why car clubs are the future The Independent, 01/17/2006

New Year's Resolutions 2006 Grist Magazine, 01/06/2006

Robot Car attempts to rewrite rules Irish Times, 01/04/2006

MIT's stackable concept car engadget, 12/30/2005

A New Car on the Block The MIT PressLog, 12/30/2005

MIT rethinks the car Autoblog, 12/30/2005

br City: Blue Bike meets Frank Gehry meets GM Buffalo rising online, 12/30/2005

Robot car: streets ahead in cities of the future The Guardian, 12/29/2005

MIT working on 'stackable' cars of the future The Raw Feed, 12/29/2005

Stackable smart robotic cars ZDNet blogs, 12/29/2005

The Soft Car Boston Globe Magazine, 02/01/2005

Smart Parking Meters Boston Globe Magazine, 02/01/2005

Tech 2005: What's New and What's Next PC World

Re-inventing the car for city life International Herald Tribune, 09/08/2004

Design: The Guru of Impossible Engineering Creates a Car Popular Science, 09/2004

CURRENTS: AUTOMOBILES; Gehry and M.I.T.: Click and Drive The New York Times, 08/05/2004

MIT mulls the car of the future, 07/27/2004

Gehry helps shape the car of the future Financial Times, 07/26/2004

An Architect in the City of Bits The Feature, 05/27/2004

MIT aims for the bottom line Wired, 05/11/2004

MIT comes to Miami for art and tech The Industry Standard, 03/01/2004

Phil Patton, "At M.I.T., Rethinking the Car for City Life." The New York Times, p. D9, Mon. 9.6.2004.

Dipesh Gadher, "Padded cars hail crunch-free future." The Sunday Times, U.K., Aug. 15, 2004.

Smart Cars
MIT Technology Review, 04/2004

New arts center toying with digital wonders The Miami Herald, 02/24/2004

MIT Media Lab drives car design into the future The Boston Globe, 11/16/2003

I link, therefore I am The Guardian, 11/06/2003

The MIT Press