About the Lab
Funding and Support


Andy Ryan

Andy Ryan

The Media Lab is supported by a diverse array of members, including some of the world’s leading organizations. Our members, whose businesses range from electronics to entertainment, fashion to health care, and toys to telecommunications, not only provide the majority of the Lab’s annual operating budget, they also help us to conduct research in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. 

Many of the technologies and applications conceived at the Lab are tested and refined through experiments at MIT and in the field, in cooperation with our member organizations. Unlike other laboratories at MIT, the Media Lab comprises both a broad research agenda and a degree-granting Program in Media Arts and Sciences. A group of world-renowned faculty members and senior researchers lead the Lab’s research and academic program, working with graduate students, research staff, visiting scientists, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, and staff members. 

To learn more about Media Lab membership, please email member-info@media.mit.edu. 


As scholars and innovators, we build on the contributions of those who came before us, and the generosity of our alumni and friends extends this tradition. Every gift to the Media Lab impacts our students, faculty, and our greatest innovations.

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