The Media Lab is supported by a diverse array of members, including some of the world’s leading organizations. Our members, whose businesses range from electronics to entertainment, fashion to health care, and toys to telecommunications, not only provide the majority of the Lab’s annual operating budget, they also help us to conduct research in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.
Many of the technologies and applications conceived at the Lab are tested and refined through experiments at MIT and in the field, in cooperation with our member organizations. Unlike other laboratories at MIT, the Media Lab comprises both a broad research agenda and a degree-granting Program in Media Arts and Sciences. A group of world-renowned faculty members and senior researchers lead the Lab’s research and academic program, working with graduate students, research staff, visiting scientists, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, and staff members.