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Civic Media head Ethan Zuckerman and others discuss how increasing team diversity can improve outcomes.
The 2020 MIT Independent Activities Period (IAP) runs from January 6–January 31.
What would social media look like if it served the public interest?
Congratulations to Joy Buolamwini and Amanda Nguyen for being recognized in the "Advocates" category.
Joy Buolamwini talks to Frontline about bias in AI, and what can be done about it.
The Root 100 is our annual list of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45.
Commending a formidable variety of international change-makers driving digital transformation in government.
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.
Joy Buolamwini was honored for her work exposing race and gender bias in commercial artificial intelligence (AI).
Humanity is facing thorny problems on all fronts. These folks are working to solve them—and trying to avoid the unintended consequences.
RETOS—an AI-powered web platform to facilitate, enhance, visualize, and predict connections between thousands of challenges posted by rur...
New research published in the International Journal of Communication
The Association of Internet Researchers has recognized alum Erhardt Graeff, now an assistant professor of social and computer science at ...
Civic technology should empower us as citizens.
An exhibition at the Barbican in London features work from OpenAg, the Mediated Matter group, Joy Buolamwini, and more.
Ethan Zuckerman speaks at a gathering of Senators and Representatives who came to MIT for an Aspen Institute event in May, 2019.
Cristina Quinn shares what she learned in a visit to the AI + Ethics summer camp run by Personal Robots group student Blakeley Payne.
Joy Buolamwini has been selected as one of Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40.”
The MIT Media Lab is setting out to reimagine the tired old monthly enterprise with a “period hackathon."
Civic Media PhD student Pedro Reynolds-Cuellar serves as president of the association.
Richie Mehta’s show balances negative media narratives of the Indian police & catalyses empathetic conversations on their working conditions
Ethan Zuckerman reflects on a year of research with collaborators to determine how the French media landscape differs from that of the US.
Create, Explore, Connect
What are the fundamental questions that need to be answered within the next decade so that humanity and technology can grow side by side?
The following Media Lab groups and projects are represented at CHI 2019
Excited to launch You:Plural. The first installation on the ArtCube!
Fortune Magazine has named Joy Buolamwini to its 2019 list of the World's Greatest Leaders.
Joy Buolamwini talks to the AP about her work on algorithmic bias.
An open letter asking Amazon to stop selling Rekognition to law enforcement agencies.
More than three dozen AI researchers have signed an open letter asking Amazon to stop selling Rekognition to law enforcement agencies.
The LEGO Papert Fellowships support three graduate students working at the intersection of creativity, play, learning, and new technology.
Researchers detail a study's results to help determine how successfully newsrooms in five countries covered the shootings in New Zealand.
Communicating a message through entertainment can be difficult, because you have to be careful not to preach to the audience.
Public talk outlines ambitious plans to make his nation a hub for technology and innovation.
Now activists are working to bring women, and feminism, back to Silicon Valley.
Rubez Chong writes about the Center for Civic Media’s work with the City of Boston’s Office of Returning Citizens.
Tech companies working on artificial intelligence find that a diverse staff can help avoid biased algorithms that cause public embarrassment
Joy Buolamwini’s essay is featured in the Optimists issue of Time, guest-edited by Ava DuVernay.
A group at MIT’s Media Lab known as the “Dream Team” thinks you can harness your unconscious mind with tech you can wear to bed.
So far Amazon’s frontline defense against advocates and academics has been: Researchers are setting the search parameters incorrectly.
Amazon’s system had more difficulty identifying the gender of female and darker-skinned faces than similar services from IBM and Microsoft.
Instead of doing one "year in review" post, we invited the Lab community to reflect upon 2018 and what's coming up in 2019.
Because the walls and halls of E14 and E15 are subject to building codes and approvals, we decided to create our own walls.
The technology could revolutionize policing, medicine, even agriculture—but its applications can easily be weaponized.
Joy Buolamwini identifies bias in algorithms and develops practices for accountability during design.
The 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list includes at least three members of the Media Lab community.
In this episode, we get the chance to talk to Anushka Shah, who works as a researcher at the Center for Civic Media, MIT Media Lab.
MIT Technology Review Article featuring LSM research
Establishing—and rewarding—provenance of stories that start with investigative journalism could shift the field for original reporting.
Joy Buolamwini showed facial-recognition systems consistently giving the wrong gender for famous women of color.
J. Nathan Matias and Joy Buolamwini are two of Fast Company's four design heroes.
Alexis Hope shares her thoughts on the Media Lab's panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018
The Media Lab panel at San Diego Comic-Con covered inclusion, exploration, and the reciprocity between fiction and research at the Lab
A.I. systems are shaped by the priorities and prejudices…of the people who design them, a phenomenon that I refer to as "the coded gaze."
Make the Breast Pump Not Suck hackathon at the Media Lab emphasizes social and political issues over engineering
"We have to continue to check our systems, because they can fail in unexpected ways."
Social media often goes very wrong. Making it right requires a vision for how social media can help, not harm, society.
All people are created equal, but in the eyes of the algorithm, not all faces are just yet.A new study from MIT and Microsoft r...
A conversation with Ethan Zuckerman, media scholar and inventor of the pop-up ad, on the original sin of advertising and the web’s lost deca
A case study implemented by Inioluwa Raji under the guidance of Joy Buolamwini
The Constant Atlas: Mapping Public Data for Individuals and Their Cities
Real-world biases and artificial intelligence
A new review of face recognition software found that, when identifying gender, the software is most accurate for men with light skin...
Shifting the narrative away from the issue being purely a law and order problem
New research out of MIT’s Media Lab is underscoring what other experts have reported or at least suspected before: facial recognition tec...