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
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Designing tools, methods and systems that connect rather than divide us to create a healthier society
Enhancing human physical capability
Presenting work at the UN/Canada Space4Women "Building capacity to promote and advance gender equality in the space sector."
The environmental conditions of prolonged spaceflight pose significant psychological risks for astronauts. In particular, crews of future …
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
OctoStudio is a free coding app available at octostudio.orgOctoStudio transforms how young people use mobile phones and tablets, enabl…
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
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Decentralized Society | Architecting the new internet for the good of the people
The Space Sustainability RatingThe Space Sustainability Rating design team—comprised of the World Economic Forum, the European Space Agency…
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
Website of the project: https://www.neurafutures.com The installation is currently open to public starting September 25, 2023 at …
Explore MIT Open Learning resources, including interviews with Media Lab Director Dava Newman, Professor Cynthia Breazeal, and more.
Sharifa Alghowinem, a research scientist at the Media Lab, explores personal robot technology that explains emotions in English and Arabic.
The Clubhouse provides a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities around the wo…
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket propel…
Overview: The outermost skin of a space-based structure is designed using materials known to protect against the harsh elements of space. S…
Building an open, shared, and collaborative future of lunar exploration.Explore the Lunar Open Architecture (LOA) at loa.mit.edu. …
Facemasks are used to reduce exposure to viruses and other environmental hazards such as air pollution, and integrating wearable electronic…
These five women at the MIT Media Lab are advancing aerospace science and research, driven by a love of our home planet.
Canan Dağdeviren, head of the Conformable Decoders research group, discusses her time at the MIT Media Lab and where her research is headed.
Randi Williams, who is a PhD student in the Media Lab’s Personal Robots group, joins other talented scientists to talk about their careers.
Kate Darling discusses the work she's done to be seen as an expert within human-robot interaction and how to pass that power onto others.
PhD students Lucy Du and Ginger Schmidt are crushing the competition — and gender barriers — in the world of televised robot combat.
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
The artist's incisive exhibition at Cuchifritos Gallery addresses the biological and political realities of childbearing and rearing.
Lara Ozkan (undergraduate researcher in the Conformable Decoders group) was selected as MIT Schwarzman College of Computing’s SERC Scholar.
The system measures biological and environmental changes, and detects contact between the mask and the wearer’s skin.
AbstractDevices that facilitate nonverbal communication typically require high computational loads or have rigid and bulky form factors&nbs…
Creating technology for social change
Designing for, with, and by nature
A Case for Breastfeeding InnovationBreastfeeding saves lives.If women globally were able to meet the WHO's public health goal to exclusivel…
Media Cloud is a platform for studying media ecosystems. By tracking millions of stories published online, the system allows researchers to…
Graduate student Lucy Du designs novel prosthetics and seeks to inspire others to pursue engineering.
MIT Future Founders Initiative announces prize competition to promote female entrepreneurs in biotech.
Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
Danielle Wood, Katlyn Turner, and Catherine D'Ignazio talk about The Abuse and Misogynoir Playbook.
Code.org interviews Lifelong Kindergarten PhD student Jaleesa Trapp in honor of Women’s History Month.
Watch the interviews conducted by Career Girls with Labbers Randi Williams, Jaleesa Trapp, Marian Muthui, and Alexis Hope.
Alexis Hope talks about her work that focuses on broadening the participation of women in designing technology for women’s health.
Jaleesa Trapp talks about her career path, how technology encodes the values of its designers, and the importance of play.
“That’s one thing I always tell my female students.”
Read about Fluid Interfaces head Pattie Maes, who has been featured in Forbes's "Women in AI to Watch."
Space research, led by a diverse team of women scientists, will be presented at this year's AIAA Ascend Conference.
To oceanographer Katy Croff Bell, the seas’ uncharted depths are full of opportunities to engage women and people of color in science.
Sparking discussion about the social, cultural, and ethical implications of emerging technologies through design and storytelling
Could a social robot collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? We…
Artists and designers are working to address a major problem for marginalized communities in the data economy.
The Jibo Research Platform is an in-the-field deployable Social Robotics experimentation and data collection infrastructure. Built upon the…
"Our device-driven research is directly inspired by the diseases of our family members and dear friends...indirectly by humanity at large."
Neri Oxman, Abrima Erwiah, Tracy Reese, Gabriela Hearst, Eileen Fisher, Karina Givargisoff addressed the issue at UN Women USA event.
The PhD student and former high school teacher aims to study the ways young people of color interact with technology.
Congratulations to Joy Buolamwini and Amanda Nguyen for being recognized in the "Advocates" category.
Finding could help overturn the prevailing notion that men and women experience angina differently.
These 50 women made bold moves, raised major capital, and wowed us with their fearless vision.
Cindy Sherman Bishop developed a new method for image analysis to analyze the spring 2019 abortion legislation and related news coverage.
Meet 100 inspiring, influential women from around the world, including Labbers Ayah Bdeir and Rana el Kaliouby.
Conversations between two individuals—whether between doctor and patient, mental health therapist and client, or between two people romanti…
For decades, the International Space Station (ISS) has operated as a bastion of international cooperation and a unique testbed for microgra…
The MIT Media Lab is setting out to reimagine the tired old monthly enterprise with a “period hackathon."
MIT’s residence hall for women and women-identifying students opens a craft studio to promote creativity and belonging.