IAP 2022


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The 2022 MIT Independent Activities Period (IAP) begins Monday, January 3 and ends on Friday, January 28. Check the MIT Events Calendar for non-credit courses and activities, or the subject listings for for-credit courses. 

Below is an evolving list of IAPs hosted by members of the Media Lab community in collaboration with other departments.

If you're teaching an IAP class, please email Sarah Beckmann (sbeck12@media) to have it added to the list! Also keep an eye out for emails and posters announcing informal workshops and other "unofficial" IAP courses.  

  • Beyond the Lab: Journey from Scientist to Founder with E14 Fund. Non-credit. Taught by Habib Haddad and Calvin Chin of the E14 Fund. Learn more and register here
  • Statistical and Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction (MAS.S70). For-credit. Taught by Hidefusa Okabe. Reach out to with questions. 
  • Moving Beyond The Replication Crisis: How to Spot Misleading Social Science and Design Better Experiments (MAS.S73). For-credit. Taught by David Ramsay, Matt Groh, Rob Lewis, and Noah Jones of the Responsive Environments and Affective Computing groups. Contact with questions.
  • A Co-Design Experience: Technologies for Rural Sustainability in Colombia. Non-credit. Taught by Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar of the Space Enabled group. Learn more or reach out to Pedro with questions.
  • Mycotecture, BioHab, MycoHab, and Regenerative Food, Medicine, and Materials: A surprisingly digital (r)evolution in agriculture and construction. Non-credit. Taught by Dr. Andreas Mershin (MIT Label-Free Research Group at CBA), Christopher Maurer (redhouse studio), and Carolyn Kirksmith and team (Standard Banking Group). Learn more or reach out to Andreas for more information. 
  • Inclusive Bio- and Crypto- in Innovation: How Law and Technology Co-Evolve (Part I + II). Non-credit. Taught by Dr. Andreas Mershin (MIT Label-Free Research Group at CBA) and Dimitrios Ioannidis, Esq.(Partner, Roach, Ioannidis & Megaloudis LLC.). Learn more or reach out to Andreas for more information. 
  • Computational Law Workshop. Non-credit. Taught by Dazza Greenwood of the Human Dynamics group. Reach out to Dazza for more information.  
  • Techno-Inquiry Reading Group. Non-credit. Taught by Maggie Hughes, Daniella DiPaola, and Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar of the CCC, Personal Robots, and Space Enabled groups. Click here for more information.  
  • MIT VMS IAP UX Boot Camp: Defining the Problem Statement, User Experience Research and Journey Mapping. Taught by alum Karen Donoghue and Craig Newell. Learn more and register here.
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