learning + teaching
neural interfacing and control
banking and finance
natural language processing
internet of things
sports and fitness
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Enhancing human physical capability
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Looking beyond smart cities
A Distance Learning Model for Global Laboratory-Based Synthetic Biology Education Synthetic Biology ( SynBio) tools hold the…
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Space Exploration Initiative
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Media Lab alums, Rob Morris (Affective Computing) and J. Nathan Matias (Civic Media), are among 25 honorees for Mozilla's Rise 25 awards.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
This project is a collaboration between the MIT Media Lab and the San Diego Zoo to design and build interactive sonic enrichment systems fo…
The Joy Branch project explores different user interfaces to allow parrots to shape their sonic environment. Animal agency—contr…
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
Alum Rébecca Kleinberger discusses her work at the intersection of new technology, animal-computer interaction, and the sonic environment.
Media Lab alum and former professor Mary Lou Jepsen talks to Danielle Newnham about her journey and inspirations.
Media Lab alum, Arwa Michelle Mboya, wins Black Immersive Creators Grant for her "immersive Pole Show."
Media Lab alum David Sengeh, now the Minister of Education for Sierra Leone, talks about efforts to transform their educational system.
Explore MIT Open Learning resources, including interviews with Media Lab Director Dava Newman, Professor Cynthia Breazeal, and more.
EBIFA (Everything Beautiful Is Far Away) is a crystalline robotic device that carried a tooth to outer space. EBIFA's form and fu…
Public libraries are one of most trusted public institutions in the U.S. and increasingly provide a broad range of education services, rang…
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will enscon…
MIT spinoff C16 Biosciences, whose founders met in the Media Lab's Revolutionary Ventures course, has developed an alternative to palm oil,
Media Lab alum Nell Breyer discusses her new work, “Where Lines Converge,” previously on view in Manhattan’s Central Synagogue.
Media Lab alum Tomás Vega talks to ZDNet about MouthPad, a Bluetooth-enabled mouthpiece that enables hands-free control of digital devices.
7NEWS talks to Fluid Interfaces alum Tomás Vega and his Augmental co-founder Corten Singer about their bluetooth-enabled mouthpiece.
In a study presented at CHI 2023, Media Lab alumni used Pringles & audio filters to explore the intersection of sound, flavor, & perception.
Rosalind Picard and Media Lab alum, Mary Lou Jepsen, make the 2022 Forbes 50 Over 50: Entrepreneurs list.
Shara Ticku, CEO of MIT spinoff C16 Biosciences, whose founders met in the Media Lab's Revolutionary Ventures class, talks to Fast Company.
Personal Robots alum Stefania Druga and editor Keith Hammond explore the ways that crafters and makers can use generative AI techniques.
Media Lab professor Tod Machover performed a new musical composition, "A Little Hub Symphony," during the SA+P advanced degree ceremony.
Media Lab collaborators show that debris from urban beehives can be used to profile the microbiome of a city.
ScratchJr makes coding accessible to younger children (ages 5-7), enabling them to program their own interactive stories, games, and animat…
Media Lab spinoff Sourcemap and MIT spinoff Overjet have been listed among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023.
A pandemic-fueled transformation of the MIT course "How to Grow (Almost) Anything" leads to next steps in democratizing synthetic biology
Tamiko Thiel, an innovator in VR/AR who studied computer graphics and visual imaging, talks about her work and her career.
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.
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.
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.