learning + teaching
neural interfacing and control
banking and finance
natural language processing
internet of things
sports and fitness
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
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
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
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a thir…
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
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
Media filter bubbles sacrifice shared reality amongst US citizens. We aim to burst these echo chambers by presenting short, automatically s…
Using Dormio, a project from the Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces research group, poet Will Dowd set out to pioneer a new reading experience.
Professor Tod Machover, head of the Media Lab’s Opera of the Future group, talks to the Washington Post about AI, music, & human creativity.
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Two Mobility Futures 0∞ is a research project that encompasses storytelling, a democratic decision making platform, a city model, and an im…
Transforming data into knowledge
The MIT Scratch Team is exploring ways to make it easier for newcomers to get started creating with coding. We are designing "microworlds"—…
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Creating technology for social change
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Designing for, with, and by nature
The use of data-driven methods to examine dynamic spaces, relationships, and mechanisms within an urban environment frames the city as a co…
We want to create immersive, personalized, and scalable digital experiences. In order to do that, we need to fundamentally rethink the way …
A transgenic chicken commercial for ovulating womenEsgtrogen Farms is a fictional company that raises genetically modified chickens that pr…
With(in) is a multi-stage project that includes an exhibit, installation, qualitative exploration, and visual storytelling.This is a s…
Deb Roy talks to McKinsey about the many ways audience, voice, and medium combine to create compelling stories.
Death and the Powers is a groundbreaking opera that brings a variety of technological, conceptual, and aesthetic innovations to the th…
The Digital Construction Environment is the first architectural-scale structure fabricated with the Digital Construction Platform (DCP). U…
The Interplanetary Cookbook, developed by Maggie Coblentz, presents thought-provoking recipes and zero-g kitchenware for the future of life…
Analyzing detailed data from SpeechBlocks to understand how kids engage with constructionist literacy learning technologies, with the …
Children’s oral language skills in preschool can predict their academic success later in life. Helping children improve their language and …
Sparking discussion about the social, cultural, and ethical implications of emerging technologies through design and storytelling
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
How radical new collaborations will catalyze a revolution in health.
For centuries, across geographies, religions, and cultures, people try to innovate ways of scaring each other. Creating a visceral emotion …
We present Norman, world's first psychopath AI. Norman was inspired by the fact that the data used to teach a machine learning algorithm ca…
Project website: shelley.ai Human-AI collaborated stories: stories.shelley.ai Follow @shelley_ai to collaborate wi…
Scratch is the world's most popular coding community for kids. Millions of kids around the world are using Scratch to program their ow…
Pillow-Talk is a set of connected objects intended to assist in the capture and recall digitally stored dreams and memories via natural and…
StoryBlocks aims to promote creative expression, literacy development, and social-emotional development through storytelling for children a…
Developed as part of the Playful Words research project at the MIT Media Lab's Laboratory for Social Machines, Learning Loops aims to make …
SpeechBlocks is a medium that allows children (4-5 years old) to engage in open-ended play with writing. They can build arbitrary compositi…
The new LEGO Papert Fellows will spend one week at LEGO headquarters in Denmark to share ideas and collaborate on projects.
Could a social robot collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? We…
Circuit Stickers is a toolkit for crafting electronics using flexible and sticky electronic pieces. These stickers are created by printing …
INSPIRE: Intelligence Never Seeks Perfection, Instead Requires Effort.Stories help us expand our sense of what's possible: by hearing from …
“Can a man know the truth and tell it to the greatest number and still be misunderstood? Can one man be of the many and still be known?” Sc…
Emotion recognition modeled as a goal-directed process!
A social robot modifies its behavior to change what you think about it!
This project takes the idea of the unity between heaven and man of the ancient Chinese philosophy I ching (Book of Changes), combines …
A video playlist portraying companies supported by the E14 Fund.