banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
sports and fitness
point of care
natural language processing
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Enhancing human physical capability
Anastasia Ostrowski talks to the Digital Future Society about her work in this Q+A.
What Is TDI?Targeted Dream Incubation is a method for guiding dreams towards specific themes. It is a proposal both magnetic and unl...
Looking beyond smart cities
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
There are currently UROP openings for this project. All the details available via the link: https://www.braini.io/j...
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
Nature profiles researchers from a variety of different fields, including the Lab’s own Cynthia Breazeal, who are shaping the future of AI.
“That’s one thing I always tell my female students.”
Digital Learning & Collaboration Studio
Space Exploration Initiative
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT Media Lab’s Community Biotechnology Initiative, and MilliporeSigma—the lif...
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
We present PsychicVR, a proof-of-concept system that integrates a brain-computer interface device and virtual reality headset to improve ...
Expert panelists discuss lessons learned from COVID-19 and progress made to better prepare our public health systems.
In October, MIT hosted the kickoff for Massachusetts STEM Week, which included a keynote by Cynthia Breazeal.
MIT hosts kickoff event of Massachusetts STEM Week — a statewide virtual celebration of K-12 education.
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB rel...
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Kevin Esvelt and other experts talk about the risks and possible benefits of using gene drives to eliminate diseases and invasive species.
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
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...
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
All over Africa, experts use satellite Earth Observation (EO) data for applications such as monitoring crop health or assessing the risk ...
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: ...
The rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. ...
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.
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.
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 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.