banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Looking beyond smart cities
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Space Exploration Initiative
A Counting is a series of vocal and gestural portraits of US cities' linguistic and ethnic diversity. It features calls from over 50...
Tech titans and upstarts alike are working to deepen our relationships with their robots.
Ancient textiles have played a major role in the social, economic, and religious structures of communities around the world. Iconic, indi...
Freedom Radio (in development) is a series of vocal portraits and publications on global freedom that feature people answering and asking...
Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland speaks during a TEDxMIT event about how distributed data technologies can help community social structures.
A database of community conversations in various Boston neighborhoods launches publicly on Monday.
Artificial intelligence is top-of-mind as Governor Baker, President Reif encourage students to “see yourself in STEM.”
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Academic research groups, especially the ones directed by new junior faculty, are under pressure to produce high-quality work timely whil...
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Research finds Covid-19-related lockdowns led to a marked reduction in walking in lower-income areas of major metropolises.
Co-founded by alum Srishti Sethi, Unstructured Studio provides free and low-cost creative learning opportunities to students in India.
MIT Center for Constructive Communication
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Enhancing human physical capability
In this podcast episode, Ceasar McDowell talks about designing better, more equitable public conversations.
Supported by the Space Exploration Initiative, the student-run HUMANS project aims to increase global representation in space.
Ariel Ekblaw spoke at the Chautauqua Institution about her novel space architecture ideas and a call for more dialogue on space ethics.
How data from Access MIT informs flexible, sustainable commutes as staff returns to campus.
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will gene...
Ekene Ijeoma talks about his artistic influences and new editions of his latest projects, including A Counting and Freedom Radio.
Kent Larson considers the societal stressors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and those that the world will face post-pandemic.
Poetic Justice head Ekene Ijeoma talks to The New York Times about “A Counting,” a participatory art project
How Canan Dagdeviren helped her students and members of the Conformable Decoders group adjust to working remotely
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
MIT hosts kickoff event of Massachusetts STEM Week — a statewide virtual celebration of K-12 education.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
As of August 2020, Ring has active partnerships with over 1400 law enforcement agencies across the US. These partnerships allow law enfor...
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Creating technology for social change
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
Director's fellow Jaylen Brown and Labber David Kong on Jaylen's educational journey and their new learning and leadership initiative.
Like too many science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, the aerospace sector in the US is populated mainly by white people.
"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.
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.
Kevin Esvelt writes about the Sculpting Evolution group’s project to immunize mice against Lyme disease through gene editing.