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Media Lab collaborators show that debris from urban beehives can be used to profile the microbiome of a city.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
ScratchJr makes coding accessible to younger children (ages 5-7), enabling them to program their own interactive stories, games, and animat…
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Media Lab spinoff Sourcemap and MIT spinoff Overjet have been listed among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023.
A Distance Learning Model for Global Laboratory-Based Synthetic Biology Education Synthetic Biology ( SynBio) tools hold the…
Looking beyond smart cities
A pandemic-fueled transformation of the MIT course "How to Grow (Almost) Anything" leads to next steps in democratizing synthetic biology
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Tamiko Thiel, an innovator in VR/AR who studied computer graphics and visual imaging, talks about her work and her career.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
The artist's incisive exhibition at Cuchifritos Gallery addresses the biological and political realities of childbearing and rearing.
Media Lab spinoff Brelyon has raised $15 million in Series A financing to accelerate development of headset-free immersive displays.
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
A capsule that tunnels through mucus in the GI tract could be used to orally administer large protein drugs such as insulin.
Hasier Larrea, an alum of the City Science research group, talks about the research that led him to co-found spinoff Ori.
In a recent MISTI course, students engaged on collaborative solutions to climate, health care, and economic development in the Middle East.
BubbleSynth translates motion tracking and blob detection data collected from floating soap bubbles into sound, by using the size, position…
Creating technology for social change
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Designing for, with, and by nature
On a recent episode of The Human Founder podcast with Gali Bloch Liran, Media Lab alum Natan Linder recounts his path to MIT.
In July 2020, Eugene Kirpichov + Media Lab alum Cassandra Xia started a Slack workspace called Work On Climate—today, it has 8,500+ members.
Ayah Bdeir on her journey from Lebanon to MIT Media Lab, and why she started littleBits.
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will enscon…
Alum Natan Linder talks about spinoff Tulip Interfaces, which he co-founded with fellow alum Rony Kubat and Professor Pattie Maes.
The TESSERAE project, a design for self-assembling space structures and habitats, has sent prototypes to the International Space Station.
For the project T-Voks: The Singing and Speaking Theremin. Congratulations!
MM-RT is a tabletop tangible musical interface that employs electromagnetic actuators and small permanent magnets to physically induce soun…
Volta Labs, co-founded by alumni Udayan Umapathi and Will Langford, has announced a $20 million Series A funding round.
Explore a few of the clean tech startups begun by MIT researchers and alumni, including Media Lab spinoffs Graviky Labs and Stable Auto.
Our traditional manufacturing, fabrication, and electronics have been centered around synthetic and completely artificial techniques. Comin…
Alum Harpreet Sareen writes about how humans might form a type of symbiosis with the plant kingdom in the future.
Spinoff OPT Industries is scaling up production of novel metamaterials, such as swabs for Covid-19 testing.
Alum and research affiliate Xiao Xiao talks to “I Am a Scientist” about her work, which merges science with art.
Spinoff Akasha Imaging was co-founded by Kartik Venkataraman, Camera Culture head Ramesh Raskar, and alum Achuta Kadambi. Read more here.
Check out this list of cyberart projects compiled by The Boston Globe, which includes work by alum Alexander Reben and Prof. Ekene Ijeoma.
The MIT Startup Exchange hosts events + arranges introductions that can lead to opportunities for emerging companies like ML spinoff Tulip.
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, band…
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.
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 fu…
Pangaia is the first fashion label to print graphics using ink made out of toxic air pollution.