banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Looking beyond smart cities
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Space Exploration Initiative
Berke A., Nawyn J., Lengeling T.S., Larson K. (2020) Urban Mobility Swarms: A Scalable Implementation. In: Arai K., Kapoor S., Bhatia R. (eds) Intelligent Computing. SAI 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1229. Springer, Cham
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
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
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Enhancing human physical capability
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Director's fellow Jaylen Brown and Labber David Kong on Jaylen's educational journey and their new learning and leadership initiative.
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Like too many science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, the aerospace sector in the US is populated mainly by white people.
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will gene...
"Building the New Economy" envisions data co-ops to make it easier for people to control and analyze their own financial and health data.
Let’s Talk Privacy explores how the implementation of privacy and data governance policies might impact a variety of fields.Project Let’s...
The rise of data privacy breaches and a look into policies that address these challenges
Joe Paradiso shares his experience running the Responsive Environments group, teaching classes, among other things during the Covid-19 era.
The Mediated Atmosphere project envisions a smart office that is capable of dynamically transforming itself to enhance occupants' work ex...
Homes and offices are being filled with sensor networks to answer specific queries and solve pre-determined problems, but no comprehensiv...
With each major crisis, be it pandemic, war, or major new technology, there has been the need to reinvent our society.
Biomechatronics head Hugh Herr discusses his research with the No Barriers USA podcast.
Let’s jumpstart a new infrastructure for industry, health, learning, and the people.
Because the walls and halls of E14 and E15 are subject to building codes and approvals, we decided to create our own walls.
Civic Media head Ethan Zuckerman and others discuss how increasing team diversity can improve outcomes.
As of August 2019, Ring has active partnerships with over 400 law enforcement agencies across the US. These partnerships allow law enforc...
By Dell Cameron and Dhruv MehrotraAs reporters raced this summer to bring new details of Ring’s law enforcement contracts ...
To better understand and improve the quality of our lives, there has been a need for measuring non-economic capital such as social capita...
Human Dynamics head Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland discusses the necessity of social connections.
Scratch Mondays is an initiative to share the Scratch Day spirit to schools in Brazil. After having a big Scratch Day event in 2018...
Moinina David Sengeh, PhD ’16, is trying to bring innovation into “the heart of government.”
Our capacity to re-engineer the biological world raises questions that need answers before it gets too late
Berke, A., Sanchez Lengeling, T., Nawyn, J., & Larson, K. (2019, November). Bike Swarm. In Conference Companion Publication of the 2019 on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 1-4). ACM.
Please help Poetic Justice create an artwork that includes all the communities, voices, and languages of NYC.
Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellow Prathima Muniyappa uses the transformative power of design to empower marginalized indigenous communities.
José “Pepe“ Escamilla, from the Observatory of Educational Innovation at Tecnológico de Monterrey, talks to ML Learning head Philipp Schmidt
Meet 100 inspiring, influential women from around the world, including Labbers Ayah Bdeir and Rana el Kaliouby.
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. People are infected when bitten by ticks; ticks are typically in...
Greater Boston’s annual festival of ideas finds new avenues for celebrating and connecting innovators.
Creating technology for social change
Kevin Esvelt writes about the Sculpting Evolution group’s project to immunize mice against Lyme disease through gene editing.
Symphony for the Koreas will be the latest installment of the celebrated City Symphony series. Over the next few years, Tod Machover and ...
Opera of the Future head Tod Machover reflects on the recent peace workshop and concert on Jeju Island
David Sun Kong discusses the mission of the Community Biotechnology Initiative on the Mass Cultural Council’s podcast.
“First and foremost we’re a community-builder,” says Habib Haddad, a managing partner of the venture fund.
MIT’s residence hall for women and women-identifying students opens a craft studio to promote creativity and belonging.
ArtBoat is a tool for communities to make collaborative light paintings in public spaces and reimagine the future of their cities. ...
As we know from our ‘maker’ classes and workshops, different capabilities and approaches can yield remarkable projects. Let’s facilitate ...