A programming language
for responsive media

Isis, named after the Egyptian goddess of fertility, is a programming language that is specially tailored to support the development of demanding multimedia applications.

The "lean and mean" philosophy behind the language gives it the flexibility to operate on a variety of platforms, from high power workstations and servers to set-top boxes and PDAs. Isis is also designed to be accessible to wider variety of users of different levels of expertise, with better inherent support for collaborations and an incremental approach to development. Its small yet complete syntax lessens the burden on programming novices while still allowing experienced hackers to take full advantage of their skills.

Isis was created at the MIT Media Lab in 1995 by Stefan Agamanolis. He continued its development at Media Lab Europe in the context of the Human Connectedness research group, which he headed. He is now maintaining and improving Isis independently.

This web site serves as a home for all information and documentation regarding Isis. All material copyright © Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Media Lab Europe.