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ArtBoat is a tool for communities to make collaborative light paintings in public spaces and reimagine the future of their cities. &n…
As we know from our ‘maker’ classes and workshops, different capabilities and approaches can yield remarkable projects. Let’s facilitate a …
Your social media. Your rules.Gobo is an experiment, not a startup. We’re building it to change the conversation on social media and imagin…
Thousands of children participate in MIT-developed artificial intelligence curriculum.
David Sun Kong speaks with NEO.LIFE about science, activism, and how biotechnology can empower ordinary people.
Faculty leaders highlight innovations that can close longstanding knowledge gaps and reimagine how the world responds to the climate crisis.
A database of community conversations in various Boston neighborhoods launches publicly on Monday.
Annual MLK celebration at MIT features call to confront America’s history of racism in order to move forward.
Deb Roy talks to McKinsey about the many ways audience, voice, and medium combine to create compelling stories.
Can machines make us better citizens and conversationalists? Deb Roy thinks so.
The MIT spinout has been releasing iconic video games for more than 25 years.
Graduate student Lucy Du designs novel prosthetics and seeks to inspire others to pursue engineering.
Tech titans and upstarts alike are working to deepen our relationships with their robots.
Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland speaks during a TEDxMIT event about how distributed data technologies can help community social structures.
Artificial intelligence is top-of-mind as Governor Baker, President Reif encourage students to “see yourself in STEM.”
Academic research groups, especially the ones directed by new junior faculty, are under pressure to produce high-quality work timely while …
Research finds Covid-19-related lockdowns led to a marked reduction in walking in lower-income areas of major metropolises.
Co-founded by alum Srishti Sethi, Unstructured Studio provides free and low-cost creative learning opportunities to students in India.
In this podcast episode, Ceasar McDowell talks about designing better, more equitable public conversations.
Ariel Ekblaw spoke at the Chautauqua Institution about her novel space architecture ideas and a call for more dialogue on space ethics.
How data from Access MIT informs flexible, sustainable commutes as staff returns to campus.
Ekene Ijeoma talks about his artistic influences and new editions of his latest projects, including A Counting and Freedom Radio.
Kent Larson considers the societal stressors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and those that the world will face post-pandemic.
Poetic Justice head Ekene Ijeoma talks to The New York Times about “A Counting,” a participatory art project
How Canan Dagdeviren helped her students and members of the Conformable Decoders group adjust to working remotely
MIT hosts kickoff event of Massachusetts STEM Week — a statewide virtual celebration of K-12 education.
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers, …
As of August 2020, Ring has active partnerships with over 1400 law enforcement agencies across the US. These partnerships allow law enforce…
Berke A., Nawyn J., Lengeling T.S., Larson K. (2020) Urban Mobility Swarms: A Scalable Implementation. In: Arai K., Kapoor S., Bhatia R. (eds) Intelligent Computing. SAI 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1229. Springer, Cham
Director's fellow Jaylen Brown and Labber David Kong on Jaylen's educational journey and their new learning and leadership initiative.
Like too many science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, the aerospace sector in the US is populated mainly by white people.
"Building the New Economy" envisions data co-ops to make it easier for people to control and analyze their own financial and health data.
Let’s Talk Privacy explores how the implementation of privacy and data governance policies might impact a variety of fields.Project Let’s T…
The rise of data privacy breaches and a look into policies that address these challenges
Joe Paradiso shares his experience running the Responsive Environments group, teaching classes, among other things during the Covid-19 era.
The Mediated Atmosphere project envisions a smart office that is capable of dynamically transforming itself to enhance occupants' work expe…
Homes and offices are being filled with sensor networks to answer specific queries and solve pre-determined problems, but no comprehensive …
With each major crisis, be it pandemic, war, or major new technology, there has been the need to reinvent our society.
Biomechatronics head Hugh Herr discusses his research with the No Barriers USA podcast.
Let’s jumpstart a new infrastructure for industry, health, learning, and the people.
Because the walls and halls of E14 and E15 are subject to building codes and approvals, we decided to create our own walls.
Civic Media head Ethan Zuckerman and others discuss how increasing team diversity can improve outcomes.
The Jibo Research Platform is an in-the-field deployable Social Robotics experimentation and data collection infrastructure. Built upon the…
By Dell Cameron and Dhruv MehrotraAs reporters raced this summer to bring new details of Ring’s law enforcement contracts to…
To better understand and improve the quality of our lives, there has been a need for measuring non-economic capital such as social capital …
Human Dynamics head Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland discusses the necessity of social connections.
Moinina David Sengeh, PhD ’16, is trying to bring innovation into “the heart of government.”
Our capacity to re-engineer the biological world raises questions that need answers before it gets too late
Berke, A., Sanchez Lengeling, T., Nawyn, J., & Larson, K. (2019, November). Bike Swarm. In Conference Companion Publication of the 2019 on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 1-4). ACM.
Please help Poetic Justice create an artwork that includes all the communities, voices, and languages of NYC.
Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellow Prathima Muniyappa uses the transformative power of design to empower marginalized indigenous communities.
José “Pepe“ Escamilla, from the Observatory of Educational Innovation at Tecnológico de Monterrey, talks to ML Learning head Philipp Schmidt
Meet 100 inspiring, influential women from around the world, including Labbers Ayah Bdeir and Rana el Kaliouby.
Greater Boston’s annual festival of ideas finds new avenues for celebrating and connecting innovators.
Kevin Esvelt writes about the Sculpting Evolution group’s project to immunize mice against Lyme disease through gene editing.
Symphony for the Koreas will be the latest installment of the celebrated City Symphony series. Over the next few years, Tod Machover and hi…
Opera of the Future head Tod Machover reflects on the recent peace workshop and concert on Jeju Island
David Sun Kong discusses the mission of the Community Biotechnology Initiative on the Mass Cultural Council’s podcast.
“First and foremost we’re a community-builder,” says Habib Haddad, a managing partner of the venture fund.
MIT’s residence hall for women and women-identifying students opens a craft studio to promote creativity and belonging.