banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Looking beyond smart cities
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Regular disinfection of hands and frequently touched surfaces is a critical factor in preventing the spread of infectious diseases and di...
Grounded in science, #BeatTheVirus aims to raise awareness of the behaviors we all must adopt to collectively defeat COVID-19.T...
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
The Media Lab community brings creativity, expertise, and research to the pandemic
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
The Space Enabled research group at the MIT Media Lab is seeking participants for a paid study on the impacts of social distancing polici...
Space Exploration Initiative
The startup Spatial uses an augmented reality platform to make people feel like they’re working side by side.
Jaleesa Trapp talks to Brittney Gallagher about how she works to create equitable spaces for STEM learning experiences.
Pandemic Response CoLab will help individuals and groups work together to solve practical problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic. By l...
The Space Enabled research group at the MIT Media Lab is leading a US-based team of innovators from Harvard, East Carolina University and...
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
The Pandemic Supermind Activation brings together leaders in the biosciences and beyond, harnessing the power of ...
Designed for mass manufacture and rapid deployment, we are building an open hardware, reusable, sterilizable, modular, and filter-media a...
The Suggestion Box offers schools an iterative design toolkit for involving teachers, students, and families in designing responsive, nee...
The research described here has been published on a preprint server but has not yet been peer-reviewed by scientific or medical experts.T...
Chatterjee, Pranam, et al. "Targeted Intracellular Degradation of SARS-CoV-2 RBD via Computationally-Optimized Peptide Fusions." bioRxiv (preprint) 2020.06.01.127829; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.01.127829
Computational modeling yields a protein fragment that could bind to coronavirus spike proteins and destroy them.
Contact tracing, isolation, and testing are some of the most powerful public health interventions available, but they haven't been optimi...
COVID-19 has over only a few short months resulted in the deaths of >400,000 people worldwide (as of mid-June 2020) and has forced man...
A world in which thousands of people can construct and release autonomous biological agents is unlikely to flourishProfessor Kevin Esvelt...
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
“In a resilient economy, power and decision-making should be distributed among a diverse set of stakeholders."
Scratch is the world's most popular coding community for kids. Millions of kids around the world are using Scratch to program their ...
“Don’t touch your face” is seemingly simple advice. Since coronaviruses are stable for days on many surfaces, a person can get COVID-19 b...
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
While text-editors (e.g., Google Docs, MS Word) might be useful for writing a lecture, they’re not an intuitive medium for designing expe...
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the need for PPE, a diverse team came together to produce the "Open Standard Respirator, Model 1"
Quartz at Work looks at ways that online meetings, with tools like those developed by certain spinoffs, can improve management decisions.
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.
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Bringing project-based work online in two very different contexts: a middle school robotics course and a university product design studio.
Joe Paradiso shares his experience running the Responsive Environments group, teaching classes, among other things during the Covid-19 era.
Alex Berke and Kent Larson, City Science group, MIT Media Lab (2020).
Applied computational biology discoveries vastly expand the range of CRISPR’s access to DNA sequences.
The Mediated Atmosphere project envisions a smart office that is capable of dynamically transforming itself to enhance occupants' work ex...
MIT Governance Lab and the Institute for Governance Reform work with the government of Sierra Leone to conduct rapid-response surveys.
Homes and offices are being filled with sensor networks to answer specific queries and solve pre-determined problems, but no comprehensiv...
Study cautions against using static org charts during COVID-19 crisis.
Kevin Esvelt and other experts talk to Axios about the risk of, and potential defenses against, engineered pathogens.
MIT lab offers a model for cost savings, productivity, and safety; principles may also facilitate efficient reopening in the future.
New website offers a combination of learning units, hands-on activities, and mentor guides to foster AI literacy.
Academic research groups, especially the ones directed by new junior faculty, are under pressure to produce high-quality work timely whil...
Neil Gaikwad from the Space Enabled research group is co-organizing the KDD Workshop on Humanitarian Mapping.
Wonder Stories is always free for teachers, but for the duration of COVID-19, Wonder Stories is free to anyone.
The Guardians Project aims to use the same game design principles used in mobile games to help people form beneficial long-term habits an...
New issues in privacy debate with technology and contact-tracing.
HomeLAMP demonstrates the design and prototyping of a low-cost thermal processing unit for COVID-19 RT-LAMP testing and diagnostics entir...
Biomechatronics head Hugh Herr discusses his research with the No Barriers USA podcast.
Safe Paths is an MIT-led, free, open source technology that enables jurisdictions and individuals to maximize privacy, while also ma...
The rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. ...
Let’s jumpstart a new infrastructure for industry, health, learning, and the people.
Mitch Resnick and other experts talk about designing an educational system fit for the future.
What anonymized geolocation data can tell us about the effectiveness of social distancingThe World Health Organization has officially dec...
Collect cute monsters and make your brain feel better.
Your phone soon might know if you have spent time near someone with the COVID-19 virus.
Its potential here on Earth has much more widespread benefit potential, particularly in the era of COVID-19.