banking and finance
internet of things
sports and fitness
In September 2014, 150 parents, engineers, designers, and healthcare practitioners gathered at the MIT Media Lab for the "Make the Breast...
Measuring Cooperation at Scale
Frank, M. R., Obradovich, N., Sun, L., Woon, W. L., LeVeck, B. L., & Rahwan, I. (2018). Detecting reciprocity at a global scale. Science Advances, 4(1), eaao5348.
Understanding and empowering human networks
Looking beyond smart cities
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Creating technology for social change
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Political constitutions describe the fundamental principles by which nation-states are governed, the political and legal state institutio...
Transforming data into knowledge
Facing the rapid growth of urban population around the world, cities are striving to improve livability by way of reducing dependency on ...
On April 26, 2017, Erhardt Graeff spoke about "Designing for Monitorial Citizenship" at The Impact of Civic Technology Conference (TICTeC...
Earlier studies proved that behavior is highly shaped and constrained by one's social networks, and demonstrated ways in which individual...
The Electome: Where AI Meets Political JournalismThe Electome project is a machine-driven mapping and analysis of public sphere content a...
Ali Nahm, Sandy Pentland, Peter Krafft. (2016). Inferring Population Preferences via Mixtures of Spatial Voting Models. The 8th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo).
FlipFeed is a Google Chrome Extension that enables Twitter users to replace their own feed with that of another real Twitter user. Powere...
How we can understand human behavior (rationality, semi-rationality, bounded rationality, and just plain irrationality) in day-to-day behaviors, and in particular in electronic environments.
How to engineer and disseminate powerful, low-cost design and fabrication technologies at a grassroots level.
How to redefine and expand the conceptual framework and language of learning by creating new technologies and spheres of practice.
How radical new collaborations will catalyze a revolution in health.
How to bring the programmability of the digital world to the physical world.
How to build intelligent music systems out of interacting audio-processing agents.
How to distill meaning from complex everyday experiences.
Walter Bender is currently on leave.