learning + teaching
neural interfacing and control
banking and finance
natural language processing
internet of things
sports and fitness
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Looking beyond smart cities
Enhancing human physical capability
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
The increasing prevalence of large-scale labor aggregation platforms, worker analytics, and algorithmic decision-making by management raise…
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Dan Calacci, a PhD student in the Human Dynamics group, talks about one of his projects that centers around the gig economy.
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Space Exploration Initiative
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a thir…
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Decentralized Society | Architecting the new internet for the good of the people
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
EBIFA (Everything Beautiful Is Far Away) is a crystalline robotic device that carried a tooth to outer space. EBIFA's form and fu…
This project asks, how can we transmit experiences across space and time? The launching point of the project is to create a drawing that co…
Biological neuronal networks are highly complex and interconnected with superior information processing capabilities. Such networks have pr…
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will enscon…
Gravity anchors all existence on Earth.It pulls a chaotic world to one single point in every moment of life. Even though gravity is everywh…
Digital Currency Initiative
Global participation in MIT RAISE’s free K-12 program more than doubles in its second year.
Targeted dream incubation (TDI) is a methodology for guiding (or “incubating”) dreams towards specific themes. Please read the FAQ below to…
Media Lab spinoff Sourcemap and MIT spinoff Overjet have been listed among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023.
Transforming data into knowledge
“Us” aims to help people develop their sense of empathy. It uses machine learning to analyze interlocutors’ signals (e.g., choice of words,…
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Creating technology for social change
Designing for, with, and by nature
Volta Labs, co-founded by alumni Udayan Umapathi and Will Langford, has announced a $20 million Series A funding round.
Hossein Rahnama, a visiting professor at the Media Lab, and Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland explore the new rules of data privacy.
Spinoff E Ink’s Edzer Huitema + Ian French describe the technical challenges of creating full-color e-paper displays suitable for consumers.
The MIT Startup Exchange hosts events + arranges introductions that can lead to opportunities for emerging companies like ML spinoff Tulip.
Alum Hasier Larrea talks about how Ori, the Media Lab spinoff he co-founded, is approaching two of the real estate industry's challenges.
Butlr's people-sensing platform uses body heat to provide actionable spatial insights for the built environment.
Advertisers are beginning to explore ways to market products to people while they sleep. A group of scientists talked to NPR about the risks
MIT Future Founders Initiative announces prize competition to promote female entrepreneurs in biotech.
Spinoff Culture Biosciences, co-founded by Mediated Matter alum Will Patrick, recently raised $80 million in Series B funding.
Dream-hacking techniques can help us create, heal and have fun. They could also become tools of commercial manipulation.
Watch: Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland and Consumer Reports Digital Lab co-hosted a virtual event to discuss an early draft of a Data Rights Protocol.
Opera of the Future alum Joe Chung writes that Boston is ideally suited to become a hub of the world’s longevity-innovation ecosystem.
Wise Systems has grown from an MIT class project to a company helping multinationals improve last-mile logistics.
"We can see the waves forming a tsunami that will come, but most people are just sleeping on a beach unaware"
Read about spinoff Sourcemap, a company helping multinationals gain unprecedented insights into their supply chains.
The 2021 event, held in Kresge Auditorium and streamed live, was an unmistakable sign that MIT’s campus is up and running.
Sandy Pentland discusses national digital currencies and trade platforms, and how they could upend today's geopolitical hierarchies.
Congratulations to the team at Media Lab spinoff Ginger, which is merging with Headspace!
Spinoff Tulip, an E14 Fund company founded by alumni Natan Linder and Rony Kubat, has received a new round of investment financing.
Moro, E., Calacci, D., Dong, X. et al. Mobility patterns are associated with experienced income segregation in large US cities. Nat Commun 12, 4633 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-24899-8
Segregation is hurting our societies and especially our cities. But economic inequality isn't just limited to neighborhoods. The restaurant…
Spinoff Elroy Air, an E14 Fund company founded by alum David Merrill and Clint Cope, has announced a $40 million Series A funding round.
Cynthia Breazeal and others discuss the impact of AI on education, and how it might be applied in intentional ways to improve learning.
This is the actual stuff of nightmares.
Sleep and dream researchers are urging for an advance tightening of advertising law to nip all this in the bud before it starts in earnest.
“The potential for misuse of these technologies is as ominous as it is obvious.”
After Coors sought to steer unconscious minds to thoughts of beer, scientists have called for curbs on ‘targeted dream incubation.’
Maiden Flight is an autonomous biological laboratory environment designed for studying the impact of space flight on the sole reproductive …
Fluid Interfaces alum Beerud Sheth talks to Bloomberg Businessweek about his conversational messaging platform, Gupshup.
Vogue reports on the collaboration between Pangaia and Media Lab spinoff Graviky Labs.
Pangaia is the first fashion label to print graphics using ink made out of toxic air pollution.
Alum Leonardo Bonanni, founder of spinoff Sourcemap, testified before the US Senate Committee on Finance in this virtual hearing.
CNBC talks to Neha Narula and other experts about the growing interest in central bank digital currencies.
Former Labber Rana el Kaliouby, current CEO and co-founder of Affectiva, talks with Reid Hoffman during an episode of Masters of Scale.
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 enforce…
We must proactively tackle the economic, social, and societal implications that accompany the widespread deployment of AI technology. In se…