banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Looking beyond smart cities
Enhancing human physical capability
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Space Exploration Initiative
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Leaders often have to decide whether to delegate projects to individuals or a group. According to a new study, it should depend on the task.
The MIT spinout has been releasing iconic video games for more than 25 years.
Alum Hasier Larrea talks about how Ori, the Media Lab spinoff he co-founded, is approaching two of the real estate industry's challenges.
Affective Computing alum Seth Raphael talks to Slice of MIT about his career, and how he uses and creates tech-based magic to inspire people
The 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 list honors "bold risk-takers putting a new twist on the old tools of the trade" + includes a few Media Labbers.
Xiao Xiao, an alum and research affiliate of the Tangible Media group, recognized for her project T-Voks: The Singing and Speaking Theremin
Spinoff Culture Biosciences, co-founded by Mediated Matter alum Will Patrick, recently raised $80 million in Series B funding.
Spinoff DeepCure, co-founded by Molecular Machines head Joe Jacobson and alumni Kfir Schreiber and Thrasyvoulos Karydis, raised $40 million
Opera of the Future alum Rébecca Kleinberger discusses the human voice—how our voices affect our identities, how we hear ourselves, etc.
The LA Times talks to Fluid Interfaces alum Xin Liu about her art project Living Distance.
Opera of the Future alum Joe Chung writes that Boston is ideally suited to become a hub of the world’s longevity-innovation ecosystem.
Charlene Xia is a Media Lab alum now pursuing a PhD in MIT Mechanical Engineering, combining her passions for food and sustainability.
Spinoff Volta Labs was co-founded by Media Lab alum Udayan Umapathi and Center for Bits and Atoms alum Will Langford.
Wise Systems has grown from an MIT class project to a company helping multinationals improve last-mile logistics.
Figur8, founded by alum Nan-Wei Gong, offers a wearable sensor system to improve the diagnosis and treatment of muscle injuries.
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
Read the MIT Startup Exchange profile of Media Lab spinoff OpenSpace.
Spinoff Tulip, an E14 Fund company founded by alumni Natan Linder and Rony Kubat, has received a new round of investment financing.
Spinoff Elroy Air, an E14 Fund company founded by alum David Merrill and Clint Cope, has announced a $40 million Series A funding round.
Designing for, with, and by nature
Forbes highlights spinoff Figur8 and its most recent funding round, which raised $12 million.
Fluid Interfaces alum Beerud Sheth talks to Bloomberg Businessweek about his conversational messaging platform, Gupshup.
Vogue reports on the collaboration between Pangaia and Media Lab spinoff Graviky Labs.
EBIFA (Everything Beautiful Is Far Away) is a crystalline robotic device that carried a tooth to outer space. EBIFA's form and ...
Pangaia is the first fashion label to print graphics using ink made out of toxic air pollution.
Read about a collaboration between Media Lab spinoff Graviky Labs and materials science company Pangaia, both founded by Media Lab alums.
Dr. Jifei Ou, who received his PhD and graduated from the Tangible Media group in 2019, started a company called OPT Industries, Inc...
MIT spinout OPT Industries uses novel additive manufacturing systems to create intricately-designed products.
Alum Leonardo Bonanni, founder of spinoff Sourcemap, testified before the US Senate Committee on Finance in this virtual hearing.
Electrical engineer William Oliver develops technology to enable reliable quantum computing at scale.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Creating technology for social change
For the robotics category of the innovation series, the USPS chose the bionic prosthesis designed by Media Lab PhD graduate Matt Carney
The stamp is part of a new USPS series on innovation, representing computing, biomedicine, genome sequencing, robotics, and solar technology
The startup Spatial uses an augmented reality platform to make people feel like they’re working side by side.
Scratch is the world's most popular coding community for kids. Millions of kids around the world are using Scratch to program their ...
Quartz at Work looks at ways that online meetings, with tools like those developed by certain spinoffs, can improve management decisions.
Applied computational biology discoveries vastly expand the range of CRISPR’s access to DNA sequences.
MIT Governance Lab and the Institute for Governance Reform work with the government of Sierra Leone to conduct rapid-response surveys.
Programmable CRISPR enzymes are powerful and versatile tools for genome editing. They, however, require a specific protospacer adjacent m...
Matt Carney discusses his interest in humanoid robots and the importance of design aesthetics and user experience in developing prostheses.
Wonder Stories is always free for teachers, but for the duration of COVID-19, Wonder Stories is free to anyone.
The University of San Francisco Museum Blog highlights the Museums and Technology course taught by Opera of the Future alum Eyal Shahar
“Data scientists and visualization designers need to take their civic role very seriously in a pandemic,” says the MIT assistant professor.
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxCoeurdalene, an independent event.
With large-scale gatherings being put on-hold, it's proving time for digital engagement tech.
A five-story mixed-use structure in Roxbury represents a new kind of net-zero-energy building, made from wood.
At Sundance New Frontiers 2020, Xin Liu and Qinya (Jenny) Guo debuted Living Distance, a VR piece about the journey of Liu’s wisdom tooth.
Read an interview with Angwin and Catherine D'Ignazio on machine bias, data privacy, and the role of journalism in creating accountability.
Who needs best-by labels when your package is sensing the food inside it?
E14 Venture Summit celebrates the diversity of spinoff companies from the Media Lab.
"There's got to be a better way to share space and work together remotely—but computers or phones may not be the right tools."
ScratchJr makes coding accessible to younger children (ages 5-7), enabling them to program their own interactive stories, games, and anim...
Alum Marina Bers on Seymour Papert, STEM, Kibo, and Scratch Jr.
Artists and designers are working to address a major problem for marginalized communities in the data economy.
We already have all the tools we need to fix climate change. We just need to use them.
Alum Ben Waber talks about how the spinoff Humanyze has worked to create a culture that supports employees in taking parental leave.
Researchers in alum Sean Follmer’s lab at Stanford are developing a touch-based display to make computer-aided design tools more accessible.
“First and foremost we’re a community-builder,” says Habib Haddad, a managing partner of the venture fund.
1,000 clear plastic tiles assembled into a 10-by-12-foot circular installation with a heart-shaped cutout in the middle