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
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Enhancing human physical capability
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
One of the highlighted projects merging technology with the beauty and craftsmanship of fine arts, the Living Knitwork Pavilion recently re…
Ancient textiles have played a major role in the social, economic, and religious structures of communities around the world. Iconic, indige…
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Looking beyond smart cities
MIT City Science has developed an international network of cooperative City Science LabsWe are developing concepts and key technology that …
A Distance Learning Model for Global Laboratory-Based Synthetic Biology Education Synthetic Biology ( SynBio) tools hold the…
Designing tools, methods and systems that connect rather than divide us to create a healthier society
The City Science Network is a collaboration of institutions + researchers sharing a the goal of enabling more livable, equitable communities
A distributed sensing system for managing water resources in informal communities.
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
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
The MIT CCC participated in this year's Ars Electronica festival from September 6–10, 2023.
Through an embodied, spatial audio experience, Collective Echos makes tangible a living library of human experiences.In the face of intensi…
Human-AI Systems for Dialogue and Listening
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Learn about the Living Knitwork Pavilion: an interactive architectural installation that combined textile arts + engineering at Burning Man.
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Decentralized Society | Architecting the new internet for the good of the people
Abisola Okuk, who began her career at MIT as an admin in the Lifelong Kindergarten group, talks to MIT News about finding her passion.
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
Mary Niskala, a senior administrative assistant, talks to MIT News about her proudest moments at the Institute.
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning cha…
Media Lab student Ayşe Guvenilir and MIT alumni Mariam Dogar and Maisha Munawwara Prome share work from their poetry anthology.
The 27 finalists will explore the technology’s impact on democracy, education, sustainability, communications, and much more.
Bühler, M. et al., 2023. Harnessing Digital Federation Platforms and Data Cooperatives to Empower SMEs and Local Small Communities, OBSERVER RESEARCH FOUNDATION. India.
In a post for the MIT Governance Lab, Media Lab grad student Leonard Francis Vibbi discusses his recent work in Sierra Leone.
People die twice.First, when they die.Then when they are forgotten.Rokusuke Ei (1933-2016)
A Counting is an ongoing series of software-generated live-streamed sound and video works composed of an evolving neverending count fr…
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. People are infected when bitten by ticks; ticks are typically infe…
A revolutionary new piece of civic infrastructure for more inclusive public input.Real Talk for Change is a collaboration between MIT’s Cen…
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will genera…
Former Media Lab Professor Ethan Zuckerman speaks with The New York Times about the future of social media.
Catch David S. Kong on Joe Blair's Epic Human Podcast, as he discusses his mission to empower communities through biotechnology.
Jaleesa Trapp was the graduate student speaker at MIT's 49th annual Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This speculative design project from the Tangible Media group is supported by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST).
TRANSFORM fuses technology and design to celebrate its transformation from still furniture to a dynamic machine driven by a stream of data …
Shape displays can be used to render both 3D physical content and user interface elements. We propose to use shape displays in three differ…
By Rachel BellisleOverview:The Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit (GLCS or “Skinsuit”) is an intravehicular activity suit for astronau…
Global participation in MIT RAISE’s free K-12 program more than doubles in its second year.
Media Lab professor Tod Machover performed a new musical composition, "A Little Hub Symphony," during the SA+P advanced degree ceremony.
Q+A sessions on two research projects with contributors from MIT and the Media Lab will be livestreamed from the ISS on May 26 and May 28.
Scratch Mondays is an initiative to share the Scratch Day spirit to schools in Brazil. After having a big Scratch Day event in 2018 i…
The Axiom Mission 2 launch will carry a variety of research from the MIT Media Lab to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 21, 2023
Supported by the Space Exploration Initiative, the student-run HUMANS project aims to increase global representation in space.
Ruihan Zhang, a student in the Molecular Machines group, was lead organizer of this event in collaboration with MIT Film Makers Association
Freedom Radio (in development) is an ongoing participatory artwork collecting multilingual thoughts and expressions of freedom across natio…
Meet the MIT Morningside Academy for Design’s inaugural fellows, including Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar and Francesca Riccio-Ackerman.
Deb Roy, director of the MIT Center for Constructive Communication, discusses his research and how technology can be used for social good.
Creating technology for social change
ArtBoat is a tool for communities to make collaborative light paintings in public spaces and reimagine the future of their cities. &n…