learning + teaching
neural interfacing and control
banking and finance
natural language processing
internet of things
sports and fitness
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Enhancing human physical capability
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally Re…
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
Can computer graphics algorithms be taught through drawing?In this prototypical activity book, we present the steps of four computer graphi…
Looking beyond smart cities
The Brazilian Creative Learning Network (BCLN -- https://aprendizagemcriativa.org/) is a grassroots movement that promotes and supports the…
A Distance Learning Model for Global Laboratory-Based Synthetic Biology Education Synthetic Biology ( SynBio) tools hold the…
Designing tools, methods and systems that connect rather than divide us to create a healthier society
Presenting work at the UN/Canada Space4Women "Building capacity to promote and advance gender equality in the space sector."
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
How to Train Your Robot is a curriculum for students in 5-8th grade to explore artificial intelligence and ethics. In this course, students…
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
OctoStudio is a free coding app available at octostudio.orgOctoStudio transforms how young people use mobile phones and tablets, enabl…
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Too many apps treat young people as passive consumers, not motivated makers. But there are alternatives.
Space Exploration Initiative
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a thir…
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
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
Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are changing how many people play, work, learn, and govern themselves. Due to this rapid …
Thank you for your interest in our Data Activism program. All available spots for this program have been filled. If you would li…
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
We take as a starting point for our work the recent scholarship by Sasha Costanza-Chock, Design Justice, in which she described design jus…
Website of the project: https://www.neurafutures.com The installation is currently open to public starting September 25, 2023 at …
Project shares ways to create community around design equity, ethics, and justice.
The new Center will provide music education to students across North Texas, in cooperation with the Media Lab's Opera of the Future group.
The Clubhouse provides a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities around the wo…
Learning Creative Learning is an online course and community of educators, designers, technologists, and tinkerers exploring creative learn…
Public libraries are one of most trusted public institutions in the U.S. and increasingly provide a broad range of education services, rang…
Mayor’s youth employment program brought local high schoolers to MIT this summer.
Several of our projects aim to support learning and creativity. While some systems focus on a specific skill to be strengthened, e.g.,…
"Fab Lab" is an abbreviation for Fabrication Laboratory, a group of off-the-shelf, industrial-grade fabrication and electronics tools, wrap…
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will genera…
The underrepresentation of minoritized groups, particularly African Americans, is the longstanding reality of computing fields. Computing h…
Drawing++ Workshop: using drawing as a means of understanding computationIn this workshop participants explore computational concepts …
Professor Neil Gershenfeld tells MIT News that fab labs are now transitioning from providing access to tools to making the tools themselves.
Dreaming through Code Designing creative learning workshops for local organizations committed to introducing technology to kids in a n…
An essential element of K-12 AI literacy is educating learners about the ethical and societal implications of AI systems. Previous work in …
Created by Media Lab PhD students Shruti Dhariwal and Manuj Dhariwal, CoCo is a digital learning platform that fosters collaboration.
On the ACM ByteCast podcast, Fluid Interfaces head Pattie Maes talks to host Rashmi Mohan about the passion that has shaped her career.
On an episode of the Unpacking Education podcast, Randi Williams (a PhD student in the Personal Robots research group) talks Day of AI.
Cynthia Breazeal, head of the Personal Robots research group, talks to Education Week about early opportunities for AI literacy.
In a study presented at CHI 2023, Media Lab alumni used Pringles & audio filters to explore the intersection of sound, flavor, & perception.
Joanne Leong. 2023. Using Generative AI to Cultivate Positive Emotions and Mindsets for Self-Development and Learning. XRDS 29, 3 (Spring 2023), 52–56. https://doi.org/10.1145/3589659
CoCo is a new live co-creative learning platform designed to empower educators to support young people in both physical and remote set…
Public buildings account for the greatest energy demands in the Andorran economy. As part of the City Science Lab @Andorra, a team of scien…
“The work I’m doing is deeply rooted in the belief that you can plant seeds in people,” says graduate student Cecilé Sadler.
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Global participation in MIT RAISE’s free K-12 program more than doubles in its second year.
Media Lab PhD students Manuj Dhariwal + Shruti Dhariwal introduce a new paradigm of creative collaboration in digital learning environments
View photos from the Day of AI event this year, which happened on May 18.
This event congregated a community of educators around the world to celebrate and share class content using the Day of AI curriculum.
Unhangout is an open source platform for running large-scale, participant-driven events online.Each event has a landing page, which we call…
Judging by the work of its alumni and faculty, MIT is an amazing place for learning. When I first arrived on campus, I wanted to better und…
An annual celebration of learning, sharing, making, creating, and debating at the MIT Media Lab.
Unbreakout (beta) is a tool for participatory Zoom breakout rooms. Let your meeting attendees propose their own breakout discussion topics …
Digital Learning + Collaboration Studio
Targeted dream incubation (TDI) is a methodology for guiding (or “incubating”) dreams towards specific themes. Please read the FAQ below to…