learning + teaching
banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
CoCo is a new live co-creative learning platform designed to empower educators to support young people in both physical and remote set…
Media Lab PhD students Manuj Dhariwal + Shruti Dhariwal introduce a new paradigm of creative collaboration in digital learning environments
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
Participate in the experiment at https://detectfakes.media.mit.eduCheck out our publications in PNAS, a workshop at IJCAI, and pre-pri…
Enhancing human physical capability
Digital Learning + Collaboration Studio
Space Exploration Initiative
Targeted dream incubation (TDI) is a methodology for guiding (or “incubating”) dreams towards specific themes. Please read the FAQ below to…
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a thir…
Press: - MIT News: Using reflections to see the world from new points of view- TechXplore, EuropaPress, La Nacion …
A new computer vision system turns any shiny object into a camera of sorts, enabling an observer to see around corners or beyond obstruction
Critical thinking is an essential human skill. Despite the importance of critical thinking, research reveals that our reasoning ability suf…
Researchers from Fluid Interfaces presented this research at the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
🚨Application to the 2022 Co-Design Experience here bit.ly/codesign2022 🚨Historically, technology transfer has been associate…
Supported by the Space Exploration Initiative, the student-run HUMANS project aims to increase global representation in space.
Emily Anthes reports on research by Media Lab alum Rébecca Kleinberger and colleagues showing that parrots enjoy videochatting.
Using ultrasonic waves that propel drug molecules into the skin, the patch could be used to treat a variety of skin conditions.
Ultrasound-induced transdermal drug delivery (sonophoresis) has long lingered in the by-lanes of academic and industrial research, and has …
Fluid Interfaces head Pattie Maes and five other experts talk about emerging health and wellness technologies.
There are currently UROP openings for this project. AttentivU is a device, in the form factor of a pair of gla…
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
On Earth, morning, noon, and night have their own specific meanings. The feeling of a second or a minute passing by, the shortening of the …
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
We build technologies that interface with the sleeping mind. We track different sleep-stages using brain activity, muscle tensio…
Cocoon is our vision of a programmable dream machine from the future. This device would be enabled by the synthesis of many devices under d…
The Road to 2050, a six-part docuseries from The Franklin Institute, examines the ways that today's technology will shape the future.
Artificial intelligence can make adults nervous, but experts say exploring it as a family is the best way to understand its pros and cons.
Beyond the Cradle
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily fo…
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
An MIT-led study reveals a core tension between the impulse to share news and to think about whether it is true.
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
The tech-forward composer Tod Machover has made a chamber opera of Richard Powers’s novel “The Overstory,” featuring Joyce DiDonato.
Spinoff Xander, founded by alum Alex Westner, provides real-time captions to help users with hearing loss follow in-person conversations.
Public interest tax analyst Don Griswold introduces Tech for Transparency, inspired by Media Lab Professor Alex Pentland's research.
Media Lab spinoff E Ink’s new generation of color displays were introduced at CES 2023.
A global "AI Bill of Rights" that would help protect fairness, promote accountability, support innovation, and develop ethical guidelines.
Looking beyond smart cities
The Economist reports on the future of brain-computer interfaces, including work being done by researcher Nataliya Kosmyna.
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Transforming data into knowledge
Michael Naimark considers the potential of the "real-world metaverse," which combines virtual experiences with specific physical places.
Tamiko Thiel, an innovator in VR/AR who studied computer graphics and visual imaging, talks about her work and her career.
From Bitcoin to NFTs, crypto is making headlines. But what exactly is it, and how does it work?
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gravi…
Joe Paradiso talks to Data Nation podcast hosts Liberty Vittert and Scott Tranter about the metaverse - what it is and what it isn't.
The artist's incisive exhibition at Cuchifritos Gallery addresses the biological and political realities of childbearing and rearing.
Media Lab spinoff Brelyon has raised $15 million in Series A financing to accelerate development of headset-free immersive displays.
Grammy Award-winning artist Jacob Collier talks to Opera of the Future alum Andy Hong about music and technology.
Brain-computer interfaces, IoT and AI to fuel the advancement of assistive technology devices for ALS patients.
Dent the Future organizes annual 2022 science and tech panels featuring Sana Sharma.
In an interview, Ariel Ekblaw discusses the democratization of access to space and what it means for the future of space stations.
Chrisoula Kapelonis discusses the Media Lab's impact on her current work at the intersection of technology and built environment.
It is known that prolonged exposure to micro and hyper-gravity induces various acute health risks, such as osteoporosis, skeletal muscle at…
We are leveraging current Wireless Sensor Network technology to develop an easily deployable, and inexpensive wireless sensor (LunarWSN) ne…
“Us” aims to help people develop their sense of empathy. It uses machine learning to analyze interlocutors’ signals (e.g., choice of words,…
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket propel…
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Three-dimensional Digital Knitting of Intelligent Textile Sensor for Activity Recognition and Biomechanical MonitoringWe present an ap…
AbstractDevices that facilitate nonverbal communication typically require high computational loads or have rigid and bulky form factors&nbs…