A day for learning, sharing, making, creating, and debating at the MIT Media Lab.
Applied computational biology discoveries vastly expand the range of CRISPR’s access to DNA sequences.
Joe Paradiso shares his experience running the Responsive Environments group, teaching classes, among other things during the Covid-19 era.
The Media Lab community brings creativity, expertise, and research to the pandemic
In February 2020, four members of Open Ocean were invited to travel to Hawai'i to undergo training...
MIT lab offers a model for cost savings, productivity, and safety; principles may also facilitate efficient reopening in the future.
MIT Governance Lab and the Institute for Governance Reform work with the government of Sierra Leone to conduct rapid-response surveys.
Alex Berke and Kent Larson, City Science group, MIT Media Lab (2020).
Congratulations to Ehsan Hoque, an alum of the Affective Computing group!
Pentland, Alex, Alexander Lipton, and Thomas Hardjono. "Building the New Economy." MITP Works in Progress. Draft DOI: 10.21428/ba67f642.0499afe0.
Neil Gaikwad from the Space Enabled research group is co-organizing the KDD Workshop on Humanitarian Mapping.
Virtual CityScope Champs-Élysées is an interactive and immersive platform that explores the future of Paris’ most important street.
Bringing project-based work online in two very different contexts: a middle school robotics course and a university product design studio.
This award is given out annually by the MIT Graduate Student Council and presented at the Awards Convocation ceremony.
Team designs antibody-like receptor proteins that can bind to cytokines, as possible strategy for treating coronavirus and other infections.
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2020 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, including Biomechatronics PhD student Shriya Srinivasan.
The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy announces its newest cohort of Technology and Human Rights Fellows.
Let’s jumpstart a new infrastructure for industry, health, learning, and the people.
The rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. ...
Aguahoja—a winner of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards—rethinks the paradigm of recycling.
Work, school and social gatherings will be mostly virtual for months to come. It's time to explore new ways of seeing and interacting online
How do you spot a DeepFake? How good are DeepFake videos? How well can ordinary people tell the difference between a video manipulated by...
New generative AI technologies (such as the Generative Adversarial Network, or GAN) can allow us to imagine new species. Hidden within th...
The new LEGO Papert Fellows will spend one week at LEGO headquarters in Denmark to share ideas and collaborate on projects.
The Guardians Project aims to use the same game design principles used in mobile games to help people form beneficial long-term habits an...
This is a unique time to engage and teach children about the benefits and limitations of technology.
Knitting is an established textile manufacturing technique that has been pervasive in the garment and technical fabrics industry. In comp...
A multinational team develops new tools to slow the spread of pandemics.
New website offers a combination of learning units, hands-on activities, and mentor guides to foster AI literacy.
RF-EATS is a new system that can verify the authenticity of food and liquids in closed containers without opening them or requiring ...
"Space belongs to all countries—every country deserves equal opportunities to pursue scientific achievement for societal benefit."
Team Pulse of the Ocean becomes an Explorer Prize winner in the DISCOVER Competition—the first stage of the Ocean Observing Prize.
Spring 2020 research updates from the Media Lab
Kevin Esvelt has been named as one of the Inverse Future 50, “a group of 50 people who will be forces of good in the 2020s.”
Organizational support for COVID-19 response at the Media Lab
Learning Creative Learning is an online course and community of educators, designers, technologists, and tinkerers exploring creative lea...
A cohort of transdisciplinary researchers will study effects of sustained microgravity
Tools and tactics for maximizing effective communication and decision-making while minimizing the spread of illness.
The ability to think and act creatively is now more important than ever before.
Entrepreneurial science award recognizes scientists whose work opens up “new dimensions of economic progress."
“Don’t touch your face” is seemingly simple advice. Since coronaviruses are stable for days on many surfaces, a person can get COVID-19 b...
Congratulations to Pat Pataranutaporn, Angela Vujic, David Kong, Pattie Maes, and Misha Sra!
A collaboration between CAST visiting artist Thom Kubli, Hiroshi Ishii, and members of the Tangible Media group.
Online meetings are not worse than in-person, and they can even be better in many ways, but they are definitely different.
The award recognizes a recent, highly significant contribution to the application of chemistry in the study of proteins.
Nine groups of artists are selected to be on board Sojourner 2020, which will be launched into low Earth orbit for about 30 days.
Berke, Alex, et al. Beautiful Symmetry: A Coloring Book about Math. MIT Press (February 2020).
A five-story mixed-use structure in Roxbury represents a new kind of net-zero-energy building, made from wood.
This exhibition is a part of "Our new season" at the MoMA.
This was originally done for an assignment for Ethan Zuckerman’s class "Fixing Social Media."
Maggie Coblentz leads research and design on interplanetary gastronomy at the Space Exploration Initiative, where she is developing ...
New research group aims to bridge the gap between nanotechnology and synthetic biology.
How to Train Your Robot Companion is a curriculum for students in 5-8th grade to explore artificial intelligence and ethics. In this cour...
Humans are headed for the cosmos, and we’re taking our appetites with us. What will fill the void when we leave Earth behind?
E14 Venture Summit celebrates the diversity of spinoff companies from the Media Lab.
We believe that knowledge belongs to everyone.
In the research realm of shape changing interfaces in human-computer interaction, a variety of pin-based shape display designs have been ...
The Sound of Obsessing has been highlighted as part of the virtual exhibition The List at Home.
This is a two-part project. One part is about reality. The other part is science fiction. Both are about mobile, blockchain, and cryptogr...
Hybrid Living Materials (HLMs) are formed by combining living and non-living materials such that the resulting composites take on the fun...
Working across differences to be one lab with many voices, gladly embracing the great human challenge of building a better future.
The Personal Robots team collaborated with the Girl Scouts and the EMK Institute for the US Senate to teach 60 students about data privacy.
Classes offered by the Program in Media Arts and Sciences for the spring 2020 semester
Reflections from our first-ever PLIX Workshop in Akron, Ohio.
The City Science Lab@Guadalajara is a collaboration with the University of Guadalajara (UdeG), a network composed of 15 campuses within t...
Director's fellow Jaylen Brown and Labber David Kong on Jaylen's educational journey and their new learning and leadership initiative.
Thanks to my advisor, Pattie Maes, I will serve as one of the guest editors for the upcoming IEEE Sensors Journal Special Issue on Advanc...
A previous collaboration between Su and Star, Seasons (季节), also received an Honorable Mention for Best Student Game at the 2019 IGF.
The AAAI Fellows program recognizes individuals who have made significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence.
Labber Hae Won Park talks to NBC News Learn about how social robots can help children develop language skills.
MIT researchers and collaborators have developed an open-source curriculum to teach young students about ethics and artificial intelligence.
New adjunct associate professor combines fine arts and coding.