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
Space Exploration Initiative
Looking beyond smart cities
The Media Lab community brings creativity, expertise, and research to the pandemic
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
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
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
Enhancing human physical capability
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Vida OverviewThe Space Enabled research group at the MIT Media Lab is leading a US-based team of innovators from East Carolina University...
Part of a collaboration between the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, the Lab’s Community Biotechnology Initiative, and MilliporeSigma
Kevin Esvelt calls on the research community to build defenses against future pandemics, not attempt to discover viruses that cause them.
“Don’t touch your face” is seemingly simple advice. Since coronaviruses are stable for days on many surfaces, a person can get COVID-19 b...
Digital Currency Initiative
Academic research groups, especially the ones directed by new junior faculty, are under pressure to produce high-quality work timely whil...
Research finds Covid-19-related lockdowns led to a marked reduction in walking in lower-income areas of major metropolises.
Boston.com reports on research conducted by Human Dynamics head Sandy Pentland, visiting professor Esteban Moro, and collaborators.
By leveraging algorithms and unorthodox data sources, an MIT researcher has made Valencia a Covid-19 data pioneer
A new multidisciplinary field of public health technology should be established to modernize the nation’s health system.
The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT Media Lab’s Community Biotechnology Initiative, and MilliporeSigma—the lif...
Dr. Oliver co-led team VALENCIA IA4COVID19’s Grand Prize-winning entry to the XPRIZE Pandemic Response Challenge.
John Ellis talks to Affective Computing head Rosalind Picard about making AI and computers more emotionally intelligent.
The team talks to CBS Boston about their work on a low-cost tabletop device that can quickly detect SARS-CoV-2 using a saliva sample.
MIT Center for Constructive Communication
The tabletop diagnostic yields results in an hour and can be programmed to detect variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
How data from Access MIT informs flexible, sustainable commutes as staff returns to campus.
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will gene...
Designing for, with, and by nature
D. Adjodah, et al (2021) Association between COVID-19 Outcomes and Mask Mandates, Adherence, and Attitudes, PLOS ONE, doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0252315
We extend previous studies on the impact of masks on COVID-19 outcomes by investigating an unprecedented breadth and depth of health outc...
Kevin Esvelt, master's student Anika Ullah, and other experts talk about bi-directional contact tracing, privacy, and halting Covid-19.
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design spac...
What are radically sustainable methods for knitting, making and building in the age of the Anthropocene? How can humankind and members of...
Biodiversity on planet Earth is under momentous threat, with extinction rates estimated between 100 and 1,000 times their pre-human level...
Vespers is a collection of masks exploring what it means to design (with) life. From the relic of the death mask to a contemporary living...
Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and architectural design ac...
Novel technologies for additive manufacturing are enabling design and production at nature’s scale. We can seamlessly vary the physical p...
Ancient yet modern, enclosing yet invisible, glass was first created in Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt 4,500 years ago. Precise recipes f...
Beast is an organic-like entity created synthetically by the incorporation of physical parameters into digital form-generation protocols....
French for "single shell," Monocoque stands for a construction technique that supports structural load using an object's external skin. C...
Raycounting is a method for generating customized light-shading constructions by registering the intensity and orientation of light rays ...
Neil Gaikwad from the Space Enabled research group is co-organizing the KDD Workshop on Humanitarian Mapping.
Kent Larson considers the societal stressors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and those that the world will face post-pandemic.
The rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. ...
Its potential here on Earth has much more widespread benefit potential, particularly in the era of COVID-19.
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.
An MIT research team is using supercomputers to help develop a drug to treat the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Countries and cities around the world have resorted to unprecedented mobility restrictions to combat COVID-19 transmission. Here we explo...
Heroy Samuel, Loaiza Isabella, Pentland Alex and O’Clery Neave 2021COVID-19 policy analysis: labour structure dictates lockdown mobility behaviourJ. R. Soc. Interface.182020103520201035
Online platform harnesses collective intelligence to accelerate recovery from Covid-19 and prepare for future disease outbreaks.
Camera Culture head Ramesh Raskar talks to Rashmi Mohan about his interdisciplinary research and entrepreneurial endeavors.
MIT biologist Kevin Esvelt discusses the biology of the pandemic and how gain-of-function research jeopardizes public safety.
N. Oliver, et al.(2020) Mobile phone data for informing public health actions across the COVID-19 pandemic life cycle, Science Advances, pp.1-10. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abc0764
CIS research affiliate describes his goals in creating a webinar series exploring sustainable development in Africa.
CNBC talks to Neha Narula and other experts about the growing interest in central bank digital currencies.
This project aims to explore how the Covid-19 pandemic might have further increased social inequalities by impacting those who were ...
View the main City Science Andorra project profile.Country-scale analysis of high-resolution mobility patterns and infection spreadThe MI...
MIT students on a mission to tackle the education crisis created by Covid-19The US school system is struggling to support all of its stud...
While text-editors (e.g. Google Docs, MS Word) might be useful for writing a lecture, they’re not an intuitive medium for designing exper...
Digital Learning & Collaboration Studio