learning + teaching
banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
Space Exploration Initiative
Enhancing human physical capability
The 27 finalists will explore the technology’s impact on democracy, education, sustainability, communications, and much more.
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Looking beyond smart cities
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
CommunityLM is a research program from MIT Center for Constructive Communication (CCC) and MIT Media Lab. We are devoted to developing soci…
Black Forest is a participatory public artwork collecting the names and stories of Black lives lost to COVID-19 in the U.S. and planting tr…
A Counting is an ongoing series of software-generated live-streamed sound and video works composed of an evolving neverending count fr…
Urban populations around the world are rapidly growing. To improve livability, urban residents must reduce dependency on fossil fuels and p…
Sparking conversations through artwork and envisioning future values for a spacefaring society
The Space Sustainability RatingThe Space Sustainability Rating design team—comprised of the World Economic Forum, the European Space Agency…
A revolutionary new piece of civic infrastructure for more inclusive public input.Real Talk for Change is a collaboration between MIT’s Cen…
Studying group dynamics in space environments with virtual reality simulations to inform the design of future governance systems
Building an open, shared, and collaborative future of lunar exploration.Explore the Lunar Open Architecture (LOA) at loa.mit.edu. …
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
MIT Center for Constructive Communication
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Professor Ekene Ijeoma talks to Curbed about art, design, and how he uses technology to speak to social and political issues.
Digital Currency Initiative
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
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.
MIT Media Lab postdoc Ziv Epstein discusses issues arising from the use of generative AI to make art and other media.
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
False assumptions about election malfeasance could create a “death spiral” for democracy — but also provide some hope for bipartisan repair.
Braley, A., Lenz, G.S., Adjodah, D. et al. Why voters who value democracy participate in democratic backsliding. Nat Hum Behav (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-023-01594-w
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily fo…
A global "AI Bill of Rights" that would help protect fairness, promote accountability, support innovation, and develop ethical guidelines.
Transforming data into knowledge
Of 25 proposed interventions for democracy tested, one developed by Human Dynamics researchers was among the most effective.
Six MIT students, including Biomechatronics student Ayse Guvenilir, share their thoughts on belonging, identity, love, and MIT itself.
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
The Knight Institute was established by Columbia University and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in 2016.
In September 2014, 150 parents, engineers, designers, and healthcare practitioners gathered at the MIT Media Lab for the "Make the Breast P…
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Creating technology for social change
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Civic Entertainment is a project based at the Center for Civic Media that explores the intersection of civic engagement with film, televisi…
Media Cloud is a platform for studying media ecosystems. By tracking millions of stories published online, the system allows researchers to…
A database of community conversations in various Boston neighborhoods launches publicly on Monday.
Researchers enlist grassroots activists to engage “invisible” residents about the future of the city.
Increasingly, devices designed with artificial intelligence (AI), such as robots or smart speakers, are entering people’s homes, workspaces…
MIT senior Sihao Huang describes his experience working with Alex Siegenfeld towards the emerging field of complex systems science.
Ramesh Raskar discuses potential approaches to creating apps that can leverage citizen engagement to improve government responses to crises.
Space Exploration Initiative director Ariel Ekblaw speaks with WIRED’s Ramin Skibba about the beginning and future of space tourism.
Can machines make us better citizens and conversationalists? Deb Roy thinks so.
Social Mirror is a web application that helps Twitter users interactively explore the politically active parts of their social network. Wo…
But research shows online polarization isn’t as clear-cut as people think.
Sandy Pentland discusses national digital currencies and trade platforms, and how they could upend today's geopolitical hierarchies.
In this podcast episode, Ceasar McDowell talks about designing better, more equitable public conversations.
In a recent lecture, Deb Roy discussed social media, democracy, and the continuing importance of local, in-person conversations.
A team led by the Space Enabled group, ESA, and the World Economic Forum will address waste in Earth’s orbit
Established in 1999, the Harold Horowitz (1951) Student Research Fund makes awards on an annual basis to students in SA+P.
The Space Governance Collaborative is an interdisciplinary group of researchers based at the MIT Media Lab with a growing network of g…
Alum Leonardo Bonanni, founder of spinoff Sourcemap, testified before the US Senate Committee on Finance in this virtual hearing.