The beliefs and aspirations we bring to the Media Lab—and expect in our community—every day.
Working with excellence, integrity, and humility
In our work and our interactions with others, we bring honesty, transparency, respect, and self-accountability.
Celebrating individuality and community
We belong to a magical, quirky community, welcoming to and caring for all forms and intersections of diversity, including cultural backgrounds and personal identifications, thought, cross-generational experience, and field of research.
Fostering and developing creativity
We imagine, build, and inspire whole new ways to use imagination and original ideas in our work and research, the ways we think and act, the people and communities we impact, and risk-taking and pushing perceived boundaries in research and innovation.
Collaborating openly and actively
We seek to build new research and working relationships with non-traditional collaborators within the Media Lab, across MIT, and globally from academia, industry, governments, and NGOs, foundations, and other non-profit organizations.