banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Space Exploration Initiative
Looking beyond smart cities
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Enhancing human physical capability
Parents often select schools by relying on subjective assessments shared by other parents—which are increasingly becoming available on sc...
Advancements in machine learning have recently enabled the hyper-realistic synthesis of prose, images, audio and video data, in what is r...
Graduate student Lucy Du designs novel prosthetics and seeks to inspire others to pursue engineering.
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Artificial intelligence is top-of-mind as Governor Baker, President Reif encourage students to “see yourself in STEM.”
Facilitating opportunities for non-dominant youth to learn how to use technology as a tool to engage civically, and create positive chang...
"We can see the waves forming a tsunami that will come, but most people are just sleeping on a beach unaware"
OverviewWe have created a new customizable, multi-user research-through-play platform designed to facilitate social skill development for...
Find out more about the new version of the system, "The Thinking Cap 2.0" here.Peoples' mindsets, meaning their beliefs about their own i...
Under Dr. Wood's leadership, the program will move forward with the NASA Astrobee robotic system as its new in-space robotic platform.
Building on research about deeper social-emotional engagement
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally ...
Resnick, Mitchel. Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity Through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play. MIT Press, 2017.
Lifelong KindergartenCultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play, by Mitchel ResnickForeword by Ken Robin...
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
The LEGO Wayfinder project combines LEGO, robotics, and seawater into a playground of project-based learning and citizen science for budd...
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
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.’
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will gene...
The Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX) has recently released its latest creative learning activity: Inflatables!
Therms-Up! is a DIY method of creating inflatables and prototyping interactive materials from wasted thermoplastic bags that easily found...
Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education (RAISE) seeks to empower more people to participate in, and benefit from, AI.
Public libraries and the MIT Media Lab are kindred spirits. Together, we hope to design new programs for libraries across the U.S.
Code.org interviews Lifelong Kindergarten PhD student Jaleesa Trapp in honor of Women’s History Month.
Watch the interviews conducted by Career Girls with Labbers Randi Williams, Jaleesa Trapp, Marian Muthui, and Alexis Hope.
CIS research affiliate describes his goals in creating a webinar series exploring sustainable development in Africa.
A day for learning, sharing, making, creating, and debating at the MIT Media Lab.
Engaging students on and off the screen and the magic of being a lifelong kindergartner.
Language analysis reveals possible reinforcement of race- and income-based achievement gap.
This video interview is a part of Media Lab X.0: Anthology of Tomorrows.In 2020, first-year PhD students at the MIT Media Lab were t...
While text-editors (e.g. Google Docs, MS Word) might be useful for writing a lecture, they’re not an intuitive medium for designing exper...
Jaleesa Trapp talks about her career path, how technology encodes the values of its designers, and the importance of play.
Marian Muthui talks about her career path, from mechanical engineering to design research.
What Is TDI?Targeted Dream Incubation is a method for guiding dreams towards specific themes. It is a proposal both magnetic and unl...
Digital Learning & Collaboration Studio
At Open Learning Talks, Cynthia Breazeal and Eric Klopfer discuss artificial intelligence education.
by Juliana Nazaré & Srishti Sethi
Analyzing detailed data from SpeechBlocks to understand how kids engage with constructionist literacy learning technologies, with th...
Nature profiles researchers from a variety of different fields, including the Lab’s own Cynthia Breazeal, who are shaping the future of AI.
Unbreakout (beta) is a tool for participatory Zoom breakout rooms. Let your meeting attendees propose their own breakout discussion topic...
Middle school students reimagine the YouTube platform. Students consider the stakeholders in YouTube, the goal of the recommendation algo...
Researchers in the Fluid Interfaces group and elsewhere are hoping to learn more about how and why dreams are generated, and their effects.
The ML Learning Initiative is built around a cohort of Learning Fellows from across the diverse research groups of the Media La...
The Open Leadership Camp (OLC) is a new type of professional development program for senior leaders of nonprofit and public sector organi...