banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
For the robotics category of the innovation series, the USPS chose the bionic prosthesis designed by Media Lab PhD graduate Matt Carney
The stamp is part of a new USPS series on innovation, representing computing, biomedicine, genome sequencing, robotics, and solar technology
Looking beyond smart cities
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Space Exploration Initiative
The startup Spatial uses an augmented reality platform to make people feel like they’re working side by side.
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Enhancing human physical capability
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Scratch is the world's most popular coding community for kids. Millions of kids around the world are using Scratch to program their ...
Quartz at Work looks at ways that online meetings, with tools like those developed by certain spinoffs, can improve management decisions.
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Applied computational biology discoveries vastly expand the range of CRISPR’s access to DNA sequences.
MIT Governance Lab and the Institute for Governance Reform work with the government of Sierra Leone to conduct rapid-response surveys.
Matt Carney discusses his interest in humanoid robots and the importance of design aesthetics and user experience in developing prostheses.
Wonder Stories is always free for teachers, but for the duration of COVID-19, Wonder Stories is free to anyone.
The University of San Francisco Museum Blog highlights the Museums and Technology course taught by Opera of the Future alum Eyal Shahar
“Data scientists and visualization designers need to take their civic role very seriously in a pandemic,” says the MIT assistant professor.
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxCoeurdalene, an independent event.
With large-scale gatherings being put on-hold, it's proving time for digital engagement tech.
A five-story mixed-use structure in Roxbury represents a new kind of net-zero-energy building, made from wood.
At Sundance New Frontiers 2020, Xin Liu and Qinya (Jenny) Guo debuted Living Distance, a VR piece about the journey of Liu’s wisdom tooth.
Living Distance is a mission and a fantasy realized, in which a wisdom tooth is sent to outer space and back down to Earth again. Carried...
Read an interview with Angwin and Catherine D'Ignazio on machine bias, data privacy, and the role of journalism in creating accountability.
Designing for, with, and by nature
Who needs best-by labels when your package is sensing the food inside it?
E14 Venture Summit celebrates the diversity of spinoff companies from the Media Lab.
"There's got to be a better way to share space and work together remotely—but computers or phones may not be the right tools."
ScratchJr makes coding accessible to younger children (ages 5-7), enabling them to program their own interactive stories, games, and anim...
Alum Marina Bers on Seymour Papert, STEM, Kibo, and Scratch Jr.
Artists and designers are working to address a major problem for marginalized communities in the data economy.
We already have all the tools we need to fix climate change. We just need to use them.
Alum Ben Waber talks about how the spinoff Humanyze has worked to create a culture that supports employees in taking parental leave.
Researchers in alum Sean Follmer’s lab at Stanford are developing a touch-based display to make computer-aided design tools more accessible.
Creating technology for social change
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
“First and foremost we’re a community-builder,” says Habib Haddad, a managing partner of the venture fund.
1,000 clear plastic tiles assembled into a 10-by-12-foot circular installation with a heart-shaped cutout in the middle
Smart furniture transforms spaces in tiny apartments into bedrooms, work spaces, or closets.
We demonstrate how the CityHome, which has a very small footprint, can function as an apartment two to three times that size. This is ach...