learning + teaching
banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Enhancing human physical capability
Digital Learning + Collaboration Studio
Space Exploration Initiative
Mobility-related data show the pandemic has had a lasting effect, limiting the breadth of places people visit in cities.
We use high-resolution geospatial data collected from mobile phones to measure social segregation at an unprecedented resolution in cities …
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Spinoff Vecna Technologies uses a wide range of robotic and digital technologies to help solve a variety of issues in healthcare.
A Distance Learning Model for Global Laboratory-Based Synthetic Biology Education Synthetic Biology ( SynBio) tools hold the…
Looking beyond smart cities
A pandemic-fueled transformation of the MIT course "How to Grow (Almost) Anything" leads to next steps in democratizing synthetic biology
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
A new paper published by Kevin Esvelt lays out a blueprint for preventing, preparing for, and responding to future pandemics.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
The system measures biological and environmental changes, and detects contact between the mask and the wearer’s skin.
The Media Lab community brings creativity, expertise, and research to the pandemic
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Facemasks are used to reduce exposure to viruses and other environmental hazards such as air pollution, and integrating wearable electronic…
The Suggestion Box offers schools a toolkit for framing decisions in two simple sentences and using these sentences to involve teachers, st…
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
MIT Center for Constructive Communication
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Neil Gaikwad from the Space Enabled research group is co-organizing the KDD Workshop on Humanitarian Mapping.
Creating technology for social change
Designing for, with, and by nature
A new multidisciplinary field of public health technology should be established to modernize the nation’s health system.
The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT Media Lab’s Community Biotechnology Initiative, and MilliporeSigma—the life …
The Pandemic Supermind Activation brings together leaders in the biosciences and beyond, harnessing the power of h…
Kevin Esvelt and Gigi Gronvall join Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinky to discuss Gain of Function research, and Covid Origin Theory.
While text-editors (e.g. Google Docs, MS Word) might be useful for writing a lecture, they’re not an intuitive medium for designing experie…
As the presence of artificial intelligence expands significantly in children’s lives of learning and play, it is critical that students lea…
OverviewDefeXtiles are thin, flexible textiles of many materials that can quickly be printed into a variety of 3D forms using an inexpensiv…
The Space Enabled research group at the MIT Media Lab is seeking participants for a paid study on the impacts of social distancing policies…
Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and architectural design acro…
Ancient yet modern, enclosing yet invisible, glass was first created in Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt 4,500 years ago. Precise recipes for…
Vespers is a collection of masks exploring what it means to design (with) life. From the relic of the death mask to a contemporary living d…
Biodiversity on planet Earth is under momentous threat, with extinction rates estimated between 100 and 1,000 times their pre-human level. …
Spinoff OPT Industries is scaling up production of novel metamaterials, such as swabs for Covid-19 testing.
View the main City Science Andorra project profile.Country-scale analysis of high-resolution mobility patterns and infection spreadThe MIT …
Part of a collaboration between the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, the Lab’s Community Biotechnology Initiative, and MilliporeSigma
Ramesh Raskar discuses potential approaches to creating apps that can leverage citizen engagement to improve government responses to crises.
Vida OverviewThe Space Enabled research group at the MIT Media Lab is leading a US-based team of innovators from East Carolina University (…
Kevin Esvelt calls on the research community to build defenses against future pandemics, not attempt to discover viruses that cause them.
“Don’t touch your face” is seemingly simple advice. Since coronaviruses are stable for days on many surfaces, a person can get COVID-19 by …
Digital Currency Initiative
Academic research groups, especially the ones directed by new junior faculty, are under pressure to produce high-quality work timely while …
Research finds Covid-19-related lockdowns led to a marked reduction in walking in lower-income areas of major metropolises.
Boston.com reports on research conducted by Human Dynamics head Sandy Pentland, visiting professor Esteban Moro, and collaborators.
By leveraging algorithms and unorthodox data sources, an MIT researcher has made Valencia a Covid-19 data pioneer
Dr. Oliver co-led team VALENCIA IA4COVID19’s Grand Prize-winning entry to the XPRIZE Pandemic Response Challenge.
John Ellis talks to Affective Computing head Rosalind Picard about making AI and computers more emotionally intelligent.
The team talks to CBS Boston about their work on a low-cost tabletop device that can quickly detect SARS-CoV-2 using a saliva sample.
Segregation is hurting our societies and especially our cities. But economic inequality isn't just limited to neighborhoods. The restaurant…
The tabletop diagnostic yields results in an hour and can be programmed to detect variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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 genera…
D. Adjodah, et al (2021) Association between COVID-19 Outcomes and Mask Mandates, Adherence, and Attitudes, PLOS ONE, doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0252315
We extend previous studies on the impact of masks on COVID-19 outcomes by investigating an unprecedented breadth and depth of health outcom…
Kevin Esvelt, master's student Anika Ullah, and other experts talk about bi-directional contact tracing, privacy, and halting Covid-19.
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design space.…
What are radically sustainable methods for knitting, making and building in the age of the Anthropocene? How can humankind and members of o…
Novel technologies for additive manufacturing are enabling design and production at nature’s scale. We can seamlessly vary the physical pro…