Margaret Minsky

Margaret Minsky
Visiting Arts Professor of Interactive Media Business (IMB)

Margaret Minsky is a Visiting Arts Professor of Interactive Media Business (IMB), and creates multimedia artifacts exploring learning, improvisation, and thought. Her core research has been in the field of haptic interfaces (computational interfaces that simulate objects that you can touch and feel), as well as in computer graphics and educational technology. Her recent investigations are in whole-body interaction in technology and arts environments, with research aimed at increasing cognitive, social, and physical wellbeing. Minsky previously directed research at Atari Cambridge Laboratory and Interval Research Corporation. 


Select Publications

  • M. Minsky, O.-Y. Ming, O. Steele, F. P. Brooks Jr., and M. Behensky, “Feeling and Seeing: Issues in Force Display,” SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 235–241, Feb. 1990
  • Minsky, Margaret, “Will Haptics Research Parallel Computer Graphics Research?” Proceedings ICAT ‘97 Conference, Tokyo, Nov. 1997
  • Minsky, Margaret, Lederman, Susan J. “Computational haptics of textured surfaces” Proceedings ASME Nov. 1996
  • LogoWorks, eds: Cynthia Solomon, Margaret Minsky, and Brian Harvey, McGraw-Hill, 1984
  • Wang, Wejia; Shurman, Daniel; Minsky, Margaret D.R., U.S. Patents #5,563,951 and 5,757,929 “Audio Interface Garment and Communication System for Use therewith”



  • PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Wearable Technologies
  • Computational Educational Technology
  • Movement Practices
  • Circus Arts Performance and Apparatus

Courses Taught

  • Exploring Movement Practices with Physical Computing
  • Capstone Studio - Interactive Media Arts