banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Neil Gaikwad, a third-year PhD student in the Space Enabled research group, has been selected as one of the 2019 Facebook Fellows.
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Climate change is going to alter the environments that we depend on in myriad ways. We're using data to identify and quantify these poten...
Space Exploration Initiative
The LEGO Wayfinder project combines LEGO, robotics, and seawater into a playground of project-based learning and citizen science for budd...
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Regenerative agriculture, or “carbon farming,” is the use of agricultural practices and crops that draw down excess atmospheric carbon th...
Tidmarsh is a 600-acre former cranberry farm near Plymouth, MA that has undergone a restoration to wetland. We have instrumented the site...
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
We already have all the tools we need to fix climate change. We just need to use them.
Humanity is facing thorny problems on all fronts. These folks are working to solve them—and trying to avoid the unintended consequences.
Creating technology for social change
Often, we neglect to see the city as living, complex, and dynamic. However, shrouded by its masses of concrete and steel lie unique ecosy...
The Intertidal Experimentation Workshop will take place September 29 and 30 (9am to 2pm) at the MIT Media Lab, open to students ages 8-14...
Avery Normandin and Devora Najjar are on a mission to build literacy and appreciation for urban ecology.
The metaphor of the frog in water that is heated slowly has long been used to describe the potential risk of climate change.
EEEeb Spring 2019: Urban OceansMarch 24, April 7 and 21, May 19, June 2 To register, please visit this lin...
We now have more challenging choices to make than simply whether to be vegan, pescatarian or carnivore, thanks to technology.
Global climate change is projected to change our planet this century and beyond.
Thoughts from the Media Lab's Space Enabled group and Space Exploration Initiative
Small rises in temperature and dramatic weather events resulting from warming can affect mental health.
Obradovich, N., Migliorini, R., Paulus, M. P., & Rahwan, I. (2018). Empirical evidence of mental health risks posed by climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1801528115
Climate change presents a grave threat to overall human well-being, including mental health.
Add deadly car crashes and food safety risks — and the officials overseeing them — to the list of things affected by climate change.
Effects of environmental stressors on daily governance, Nick Obradovich, Dustin Tingley, Iyad Rahwan
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Aug 2018, 201803765; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1803765115
On excessively hot days, there are more likely to be fatal car accidents and food safety problems, and police officers and government foo...
First, climate change was blamed for coastal flooding and wildfires. The links seemed intuitive and the effects observable. But more...
If we are unable to adapt to climate change, it may amplify the marginal gap between citizen need and government assistance.
Weather really can affect our mood—or at least the way we express our emotions on social media, according to a study published Wednesday ...