Director's Fellows

There are people all over the world with less-than-traditional backgrounds who would be great additions to the Media Lab community. We wanted to create a program to loop them in. Our Director's Fellows initiative creates a way for these extraordinary individuals to take part in Media Lab research alongside our faculty and students. We've brought a cohort of characters from a broad range of sectors and geographies to join us in doing collaborative research and to expand our growing global community. The fellows work with the Lab's students and faculty, and also with each other.

Learn more about the Director's Fellows and the program.

Media Lab Director's Fellows

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    JJ Abrams
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    Marko Ahtisaari
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    Sultan Al Qassemi
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    Maurice Ashley
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    Katy Croff Bell
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    Christopher Bevans
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    Khalida Brohi
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    Gillian Caldwell
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    Van Jones
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    Joyce Kim
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    David Kobia
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    Colleen Macklin
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    Quentin Mitchell
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    Pashon Murray
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    Geetha Narayanan
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    Juliana Rotich
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    J. Philipp Schmidt
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    Shaka Senghor
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    Jeff Sturges
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    Marco Tempest
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    Baratunde Thurston
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