IAP 2024

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The 2024 MIT Independent Activities Period (IAP) begins on Monday, January 8, 2024 and ends on Friday, February 2, 2024 . Check the MIT Events Calendar for non-credit courses and activities, or the Registrar’s Office for for-credit courses. Also keep an eye out for emails and posters announcing informal workshops and other "unofficial" IAP courses. 

Below is an evolving list of IAPs hosted by members of the Media Lab community in collaboration with other departments. If you're a member of the Media Lab community and teaching an IAP class this year, please email Sarah Beckmann (sbeck12@media) to have it added to the list! 

  • Statistics and Experimental Methods in Human/Computer Interaction (MAS.S70). For-credit. Taught by Hidefusa Okabe on Wednesdays, 5:30–7:30pm ET. Reach out to with questions.
  • Science, Technology and Environmental Justice (MAS.S73). For-credit. Taught by Space Enabled PhD candidate Ufuoma Ovienmhada and Dr. Christopher Rabe. Learn more here
  • Be the Change: Self, Systems, and Transformation (MAS.S76). For-credit. Taught by instructional designer Brandon Leshchinskiy and Professor Cynthia Breazeal on Monday–Friday, 10am-6pm ET (R, 10am-7pm ET) in E15-341. Learn more here
  • Beyond the Lab: Journey from Scientist to Founder. Non-credit. Taught by Habib Haddad and Calvin Chin of the E14 Fund. Learn more and register.
  • How Might We Redefine Learning in the Age of AI? Non-credit. This workshop is co-hosted by the MIT Center for Constructive Communication (CCC) and DemocracyNext. Learn more and register
  • Scalable HCI Symposium, Shenzhen 2024. Non-credit. Organized by PhD student Cedric Honnet and collaborators. Learn more here. *For MIT students: please review the MIT Student Travel Policy, which recommends that students fill out the MIT Travel Registry and apply for a high risk travel waiver (the waiver request needs to be submitted 30 days in advance).
  • Generative AI + Music Workshop. Non-credit. Organized by Responsive Environments student Lancelot Blanchard and others. Learn more and register
  • Unlock the Power of Negotiation: IAP Mini-Course with MIT CCC. Non-credit. Taught by Lorena Tovar and Joshua Flax of the MIT Center for Constructive Communication (CCC). Learn more and register
  • Decentralized Society, Cooperation, and Plurality. Non-credit. Taught by Wes Chow (MIT Center for Constructive Communication) and Manon Revel (Harvard Berkman Klein Center). Read a more detailed description and register for the seminar
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