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Space Exploration Initiative
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Ancient textiles have played a major role in the social, economic, and religious structures of communities around the world. Iconic, indi...
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
David Sun Kong speaks with NEO.LIFE about science, activism, and how biotechnology can empower ordinary people.
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Faculty leaders highlight innovations that can close longstanding knowledge gaps and reimagine how the world responds to the climate crisis.
Looking beyond smart cities
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Freedom Radio (in development), is a series of vocal portraits of freedom around the world. Currently, it features over 100 samples of pe...
A Counting is a series of vocal and gestural portraits of the linguistic and ethnic diversity in US cities. Currently, it features counts...
A revolutionary new piece of civic infrastructure for more inclusive public input.Real Talk for Change is a collaboration between MIT’s C...
A database of community conversations in various Boston neighborhoods launches publicly on Monday.
MIT Center for Constructive Communication
Annual MLK celebration at MIT features call to confront America’s history of racism in order to move forward.
Enhancing human physical capability
Deb Roy talks to McKinsey about the many ways audience, voice, and medium combine to create compelling stories.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Can machines make us better citizens and conversationalists? Deb Roy thinks so.
The MIT spinout has been releasing iconic video games for more than 25 years.
Graduate student Lucy Du designs novel prosthetics and seeks to inspire others to pursue engineering.
Tech titans and upstarts alike are working to deepen our relationships with their robots.
Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland speaks during a TEDxMIT event about how distributed data technologies can help community social structures.
Artificial intelligence is top-of-mind as Governor Baker, President Reif encourage students to “see yourself in STEM.”
Academic research groups, especially the ones directed by new junior faculty, are under pressure to produce high-quality work timely whil...
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.
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
MIT hosts kickoff event of Massachusetts STEM Week — a statewide virtual celebration of K-12 education.
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
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.”