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A consortium established last year to develop a rating to measure how well satellites comply with space sustainability guidelines expects to
Neha Narula joined experts discussing the privacy and security concerns around China's digital currency.
This is a two-part project. One part is about reality. The other part is science fiction. Both are about mobile, blockchain, and cryptograp…
US elections have become more “unstable,” sometimes swinging in the opposite direction from the greater electorate’s preferences.
We already have all the tools we need to fix climate change. We just need to use them.
The first MIT Computational Law report features an essay by Sandy Pentland, head of the Human Dynamics group.
Neha Narula and Gary Gensler participated in a simulated “digital currency war” at Harvard’s Belfer Center.
To help the region catch up, students organize summit to bring Latin policymakers and researchers to MIT.
Congratulations to Joy Buolamwini and Amanda Nguyen for being recognized in the "Advocates" category.
The RadioTalk corpus includes speech recognition transcripts sampled from talk radio broadcasts in the United States between October of 201…
Political science doctoral student Clara Vandeweerdt studies how identity shapes beliefs on complex political topics such as climate change.
Commending a formidable variety of international change-makers driving digital transformation in government.
Opinion: The push to ban unwanted “dark patterns” from apps and sites may also take away certain features users want.
Cindy Sherman Bishop developed a new method for image analysis to analyze the spring 2019 abortion legislation and related news coverage.
“Can a man know the truth and tell it to the greatest number and still be misunderstood? Can one man be of the many and still be known?” Sc…
The Association of Internet Researchers has recognized alum Erhardt Graeff, now an assistant professor of social and computer science at Ol…
Civic technology should empower us as citizens. But despite its breadth as a field, civic technology often takes its lead from Silicon Vall…
How to build intelligent music systems out of interacting audio-processing agents.
Opera of the Future head Tod Machover talks to Korea JoongAng Daily about “Symphony for the Koreas.”
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
Ethan Zuckerman speaks at a gathering of Senators and Representatives who came to MIT for an Aspen Institute event in May, 2019.
We must, however, make changes in the way we fund potential solutions so that it supports a diversity of disciplines and approaches.
For decades, the International Space Station (ISS) has operated as a bastion of international cooperation and a unique testbed for microgra…
Earlier studies proved that behavior is highly shaped and constrained by one's social networks, and demonstrated ways in which individuals …
Joi Ito calls for responsible stewardship of the commons beyond our planet.
Ito shares his thoughts on the difficulty of making the right decisions in the face of what, to the public, appears to be obviously wrong.
Ethan Zuckerman reflects on a year of research with collaborators to determine how the French media landscape differs from that of the US.
Bias by us envisions a future of media diversity by understanding the bias of today.Our work seeks to understand how the US media ecos…
The Electome: Where AI meets political journalismThe Electome project is a machine-driven mapping and analysis of public sphere content and…
Researchers say new facilities in space should be available to scientists from any country.
A bold idea to replace politicians
Liberals and conservatives alike love—and fear—the idea of giving free money to everyone. But we have to try it anyway.
This 2018 AI and Governance Assembly project, EqualAIs, was a multifaceted investigation into the technical, policy and societal questions …
This is what a trade war looks like.
Graeff, Erhardt (2018). Evaluating Civic Technology Design for Citizen Empowerment. PhD Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
How to distill meaning from complex everyday experiences.
Frank, M. R., Obradovich, N., Sun, L., Woon, W. L., LeVeck, B. L., & Rahwan, I. (2018). Detecting reciprocity at a global scale. Science Advances, 4(1), eaao5348.
On April 26, 2017, Erhardt Graeff spoke about "Designing for Monitorial Citizenship" at The Impact of Civic Technology Conference (TICTeC) …
Ali Nahm, Sandy Pentland, Peter Krafft. (2016). Inferring Population Preferences via Mixtures of Spatial Voting Models. The 8th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo).
How we can understand human behavior (rationality, semi-rationality, bounded rationality, and just plain irrationality) in day-to-day behaviors, and in particular in electronic environments.
How to engineer and disseminate powerful, low-cost design and fabrication technologies at a grassroots level.
How to redefine and expand the conceptual framework and language of learning by creating new technologies and spheres of practice.
How to bring the programmability of the digital world to the physical world.