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Signal Kinetics

Our world is full of signals, some of which we see and others which are invisible. These signals range from WiFi to brain waves. The perv...

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Director's Fellows Program

The Director’s Fellows program is creating a diverse global network empowered by technology from the MIT Media Lab.MIT Media Lab Director...

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Social Machines

Laboratory for Social Machines, MIT Media LabThe LSM team uses natural language processing, network science, machine learning, and user e...

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Camera Culture

The Camera Culture Group focuses on making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connectio...

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Scalable Cooperation

Over millennia, humans have invented various forms of social organization to govern themselves—from tribes and city states to kingdoms an...

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City Science

The City Science research group proposes that new strategies must be found for creating the places where people live and work, and the mo...

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Fluid Interfaces

How can wearable and immersive systems support personal growth and help us become the person we want to be? Building upon  insights...

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Ethics

The mission of the Media Lab’s new Ethics initiative is to foster multi-disciplinary program designs and critical conversations around et...

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Open Agriculture (OpenAg)

Welcome!The MIT Media Lab Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg) is on a mission to create healthier, more engaging, and more inventive fut...

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Tangible Media

We live on the border between two worlds: our physical environment and cyberspace. People have developed sophisticated ski...

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ML Learning

More than 30 years ago, Media Lab founding faculty member Seymour Papert laid the foundation for a new theory of learning through constru...

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Personal Robots

Robots are an intriguing technology that can straddle both the physical and social world of people. Inspired by animal and human behavior...

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Responsive Environments

We explore how sensor networks augment and mediate human experience, interaction, and perception, while developing new sensing modalities...

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Code Next

Cultural Resonation is the underlying philosophy and energy that informs all aspects of our work. Code Next (CN) is a Media Lab collabora...

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Community Biotechnology

Humanity's capacity to engineer the living world is a collective concern that requires collective engagement. While synthetic biology has...

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Health 0.0

Health 0.0 is a new research program at the MIT Media Lab that brings together  life sciences, biotechnology, foundations, universit...

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Hundred-Dollar Laptop

Through the Hundred-Dollar Laptop initiative, the Media Lab is working with One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a non-profit association that jo...

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Design Fiction

The Design Fiction group is not accepting new students. The Design Fiction group designs projects to stimulate discussion about the ...

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Affective Computing

The Affective Computing group aims to bridge the gap between human emotions and computational technology. Current research addresses mach...

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Pixel Factory

Data is ubiquitous in a world where our understanding of it is not. The Pixel Factory is a special interest group working to help people ...

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Emerging Worlds

The Emerging Worlds SIG is focused on emerging opportunities to address pressing challenges, and leapfrog existing solutions. Emerging Wo...

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Opera of the Future

The Opera of the Future group (formerly known as Hyperinstruments) explores concepts and techniques to help advance the future of musical...

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Open Ocean

The ocean is vast. It covers more than 70% of the surface of our planet and holds 97% of the water on Earth. The ocean is exciting. ...

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Human Dynamics

Today people leave digital breadcrumbs wherever they go, through smart phones, RFIDs, and more. The Human Dynamics group uses Reality Min...

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Lifelong Kindergarten

The Lifelong Kindergarten group develops new technologies and activities that, in the spirit of the blocks and finger paint of kindergart...

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Viral Communications

​Society today is shifting its trust from large, central systems to decentralized ones. These systems present a diffuse target for attack...

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Civic Media

Media and technology are now core parts of civic and political engagement. We believe designing these digital tools and spaces for social...

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Biomechatronics

We know from early Roman mosaics that physical rehabilitation and amplification technologies have been used during much of recorded histo...

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Collective Learning

The Collective Learning group at the MIT Media Lab focuses on how teams, organizations, cities, and nations learn. Our research addresses...

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Center for Civic Media

Communities need information to make decisions and take action: to provide aid to neighbors in need, to purchase an environmentally susta...

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Mediated Matter

The Mediated Matter group focuses on Nature-inspired design and design-inspired Nature. We conduct research at the intersection of comput...

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Digital Currency Initiative (DCI)

The Internet enabled people to easily call each other without a phone company, send a document without a mail carrier, or publish an arti...

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Space Exploration Initiative

MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative In academic year 2016-2017, we launched the Media Lab Space Exploration initiative. The i...

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Space Enabled

The Space Enabled group advances justice and development by improving designs for complex systems. Our designs are enabled by space capab...

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Software Agents

The Software Agents group investigates a new paradigm for software that acts like an assistant to a user of an interactive interface rath...

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Advancing Wellbeing

In contributing to the digital revolution, the Media Lab helped fuel a society where increasing numbers of people are obese, sedentary, a...

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Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence

The development, application, and capabilities of AI-based systems are evolving rapidly, leaving largely unanswered a broad range of impo...

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Electronic Publishing

Our research is exploring a "constructionist" approach to the development of personal and community publishing tools in order to help inc...

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Conformable Decoders

We live in an ocean of physical patterns: heartbeats, respiration, muscle movements, neural activity, tidal waves, airflow, ambient humid...