learning + teaching
neural interfacing and control
banking and finance
natural language processing
internet of things
sports and fitness
Enhancing human physical capability
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally Re…
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Looking beyond smart cities
Designing tools, methods and systems that connect rather than divide us to create a healthier society
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
How to Train Your Robot is a curriculum for students in 5-8th grade to explore artificial intelligence and ethics. In this course, students…
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.
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
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
Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are changing how many people play, work, learn, and govern themselves. Due to this rapid …
Thank you for your interest in our Data Activism program. All available spots for this program have been filled. If you would li…
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
The new Center will provide music education to students across North Texas, in cooperation with the Media Lab's Opera of the Future group.
Mayor’s youth employment program brought local high schoolers to MIT this summer.
The underrepresentation of minoritized groups, particularly African Americans, is the longstanding reality of computing fields. Computing h…
Created by Media Lab PhD students Shruti Dhariwal and Manuj Dhariwal, CoCo is a digital learning platform that fosters collaboration.
On an episode of the Unpacking Education podcast, Randi Williams (a PhD student in the Personal Robots research group) talks Day of AI.
Cynthia Breazeal, head of the Personal Robots research group, talks to Education Week about early opportunities for AI literacy.
Randi Williams, who is a PhD student in the Media Lab’s Personal Robots group, joins other talented scientists to talk about their careers.
CoCo is a new live co-creative learning platform designed to empower educators to support young people in both physical and remote set…
“The work I’m doing is deeply rooted in the belief that you can plant seeds in people,” says graduate student Cecilé Sadler.
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Global participation in MIT RAISE’s free K-12 program more than doubles in its second year.
Media Lab PhD students Manuj Dhariwal + Shruti Dhariwal introduce a new paradigm of creative collaboration in digital learning environments
View photos from the Day of AI event this year, which happened on May 18.
This event congregated a community of educators around the world to celebrate and share class content using the Day of AI curriculum.
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…
Artificial intelligence can make adults nervous, but experts say exploring it as a family is the best way to understand its pros and cons.
ScratchJr makes coding accessible to younger children (ages 5-7), enabling them to program their own interactive stories, games, and animat…
Spinoff Learning Beautiful develops education materials that encourage kids to explore computer science concepts through physical learning.
An Alternative Autonomous Revolution System design for emerging urban contexts and societal aspirationsThe Persuasive Electric Vehicle…
The artist's incisive exhibition at Cuchifritos Gallery addresses the biological and political realities of childbearing and rearing.
Korbin Deary talks about his involvement with Scratch, a programming platform created by the Lifelong Kindergarten research group at the Lab
Scratch, a coding platform for children, was developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the Media Lab in 2007.
Since the release of Scratch in 2007, young people around the world have programmed and shared more than 15 million Scratch projects . The …
Every day, young people around the world use the Scratch programming language to create and share thousands of interactive projects on the …
The Duct Tape Network (DTN) is a series of fun, hands-on maker clubs that encourage young children (ages 7-10) to use cardboard, tape, wood…
The Scratch extension system enables anyone to extend the Scratch programming language through custom programming blocks written in JavaScr…
Scratch Day (day.scratch.mit.edu) is a network of face-to-face local gatherings, on the same day in all parts of the world, where people ca…
The MIT Scratch Team is exploring ways to make it easier for newcomers to get started creating with coding. We are designing "microworlds"—…
ScratchBit is an effort to enable children to create more seamlessly in both the physical and digital world by creating a dedicated physica…
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Wildflower is an open-source approach to Montessori learning. Its aim is to be an experiment in a new learning environment, blurring the bo…
Ayah Bdeir on her journey from Lebanon to MIT Media Lab, and why she started littleBits.
Thousands of children participate in MIT-developed artificial intelligence curriculum.
SPRING is a custom-built hardware and software platform for children with neuro-differences. The system automates data acquisition, optimiz…
While text-editors (e.g. Google Docs, MS Word) might be useful for writing a lecture, they’re not an intuitive medium for designing experie…
As the presence of artificial intelligence expands significantly in children’s lives of learning and play, it is critical that students lea…
Parents often select schools by relying on subjective assessments shared by other parents—which are increasingly becoming available on scho…
Find out more about the new version of the system, "The Thinking Cap 2.0" here.Peoples' mindsets, meaning their beliefs about their own int…
Building on research about deeper social-emotional engagement
Co-founded by alum Srishti Sethi, Unstructured Studio provides free and low-cost creative learning opportunities to students in India.
The LEGO Wayfinder project combines LEGO, robotics, and seawater into a playground of project-based learning and citizen science for buddin…
Code.org interviews Lifelong Kindergarten PhD student Jaleesa Trapp in honor of Women’s History Month.
Engaging students on and off the screen and the magic of being a lifelong kindergartner.
Language analysis reveals possible reinforcement of race- and income-based achievement gap.
Jaleesa Trapp talks about her career path, how technology encodes the values of its designers, and the importance of play.
At Open Learning Talks, Cynthia Breazeal and Eric Klopfer discuss artificial intelligence education.