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Social Computing

We build software that shapes our cities. More specifically, (1) we create micro-institutions in physical space, (2) we design social ...

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Broadercasting

looks at broadcasting in a broader way, as all aspects of the media business�from content capture to delivery�become digital, and as a ne...

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Counter Intelligence

is focused on developing a digitally connected, self-aware kitchen with knowledge and memory of its activities. The program explores new ...

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Gray Matters

explores how computation and communication can enrich the lives of older persons now and in the decades ahead. It focuses on making the t...

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Personal Fabrication

is about making things, and about the future of how things are made, from nano- to macroscale. It has two basic goals: first, to involve ...

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Toys of Tomorrow

explores ways that the digital revolution will transform the world of toys and play: old toys will become smarter; new toys will become p...

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e-markets

is focused on understanding devices, technology, and humans as they interface in a market setting; the new forms that transactions may ta...

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CC++

looks at cars in the digital world. It explores the implications and applications of human-machine interface research, advances in person...

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Health

combines research in the areas of nanotechnology, biosensors, body networks and smart homes to give consumers the tools to take control o...

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Silicon Biology

explores how micro- and nanoscale fabrication technologies offer fundamentally new ways to probe, to understand, and ultimately to contro...

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IPID

looks beyond low-cost tags to ask how billions of inexpensive communicating objects can be tied together into coherent systems.

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Future Storytelling

The Future Storytelling working group at the Media Lab is rethinking storytelling for the 21st century. The group takes a new and dynamic...

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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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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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Consumer Electronics Laboratory

The Consumer Electronics Laboratory provides a unique research environment to explore ideas, make things, and innovate in new directions...

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Autism & Communication Technology Initiative

The Autism & Communication Technology Initiative utilizes the unique features of the Media Lab to foster the development of innovativ...

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CE 2.0

Most of us are awash in consumer electronics (CE) devices: from cellphones, to TVs, to dishwashers. They provide us with information, ent...

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Living Labs

Living Labs is a new program that brings end users into the process of inventing a better future. The goal is to understand the adoption,...

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Future Storytelling

The Future Storytelling working group at the Media Lab is rethinking storytelling for the 21st century. The group takes a new and dynamic...

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Social Health Living Laboratory

Instead of building on a reactive health-care system centered around treating disease rather than preventing it, the Lab's Social Health ...

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Connection Science and Engineering

Our lives have been transformed by networks that combine people and computers in new ways. They have revolutionized the nature of the eco...

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Ultimate Media

Visual Media is going through fundamental changes. It has irretrievability lost its lock on the audience but has gained unprecedented opp...

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Center for Terrestrial Sensing

The deeply symbiotic relationship between our planet and ourselves is increasingly mediated by technology. Ubiquitous, networked sensing ...

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Things That Think

Things That Think is inventing the future of digitally augmented objects and environments. Toward this end, Things That Think researchers...

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Center for Mobile Learning

The Center for Mobile Learning invents and studies new mobile technologies to promote learning anywhere anytime for anyone. The Center fo...

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Living Mobile

We want to increase the value of computing for the times when we are away from conventional screen and keyboard computers. To this end, w...

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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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Electronic Publishing

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