banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Enhancing human physical capability
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
AttentivU is a device, in the form factor of a pair of glasses, which senses brain activity (electroencephal...
Space Exploration Initiative
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Digital Learning + Collaboration Studio
All over Africa, experts use satellite Earth Observation (EO) data for applications such as monitoring crop health or assessing the risk ...
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB rel...
Papers from SafePaths: https://github.com/PrivateKit/PrivacyDocumentsSafe Paths is an MIT-led, free, open source technology tha...
Split Learning: Distributed deep learning without sharing raw data Project Page: https://splitlearning.github.io/Abstract: ...
Looking beyond smart cities
The startup OpenSpace is using 360-degree cameras and computer vision to create comprehensive digital replicas of construction sites.
Jaleesa Trapp talks about her career path, how technology encodes the values of its designers, and the importance of play.
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioceptio...
Meeting up with holographic versions of distant colleagues is a great change from flat, boring video calls
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Website created as a rapid response to Covid-19 yields unexpected insights into what’s possible for reaching learners at a distance.
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
We are leveraging current Wireless Sensor Network technology to develop an easily deployable, and inexpensive wireless sensor (LunarWSN) ...
Dormio is the result of several year's worth of research conducted by the Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces group.
Vega and his colleagues tested Dormio on group of 50 people this summer. Read about their results.
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Andrea Ling, an alum of the Mediated Matter group, has won the Grand Prize in Artistic Exploration at this year's festival.
Canadian architect and installation artist Andrea Ling has received the 2020 STARTS Grand Prize in the category of Artistic Exploration.
Guided dreaming could be used to boost creativity or to confront sources of stress and trauma.
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...
MIT received two Convergence Accelerator grants from the NSF—one of which is for the Smart Oceans 2020 conference co-hosted by the Media Lab
The purpose of the studio is to design and launch new online learning programs for the Lab itself and the communities we work with.
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Designing for, with, and by nature
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Shrinking problems in 3D printing Although a range of materials can now be fabricated using additive manufacturing techniques, these...
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
Creating technology for social change
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Transforming data into knowledge
Collective memory and attention are sustained by two channels: oral communication (communicative memory) and the physical recording of in...
What if we could look at the entire history of humanity at once? Pantheon aims to create a data-driven view of history by collecting...
Marco Tempest of Magic Lab and the MIT Media Lab explained how magic tricks can test people’s psychological responses to emerging technology
www.ajl.orgAn unseen force is rising—helping to determine who is hired, granted a loan, or even how long someone spends in prison. This f...
Chelsea Barabas shares her thoughts on these topics in an episode of the Philosophical Disquisitions podcast.
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
The MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili) talks to Fluid Interfaces head Pattie Maes
We are working on communication interfaces for people with speech and language disorders, incorporating technologies like physiological s...
Everett Lawson and Matt Carney worked with Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr to fit Everett with a bionic prosthesis.
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
A lightweight research platform to develop autonomous technology Designed to transform bicycle-sharing systems into an on-demand mob...
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
The Moral Machine is a platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving c...
We must proactively tackle the economic, social, and societal implications that accompany the widespread deployment of AI technology. In ...
Listen to Danielle Wood speak in a new episode of the Stories of Transformation podcast.
Device not only helps record dream reports, but also guides dreams toward particular themes.
The Targeted Dream Incubation (TDI) method is a technique for guiding dreams towards specific themes. Before sleeping, you choose a theme...
Among other experts, Ethan Zuckerman reminisces about human-curated web directories and the mule-powered web browser.