Event

#MLSXSW: The LOLs of Nations: Understanding Global Memes

LocationAustin Convention Center, Room 10AB Description#sxsw #LOLnations #MLSXSWGlobal memes add snark and commentary to politics. Memes ha…

Saturday
March 8, 2014
Event

How Memes Become Money

The New Yorker talks to DCI head Neha Narula and other experts about the ways internet culture is transforming traditional notions of value

Event

#MLSXSW: Opposites Attract

What happens when you combine ideas from one of the oldest art museums in the US with one of the world's edgiest research labs?

Tuesday
March 11, 2014
Event

#MLSXSW: Future Futures Lounge

LocationMoonshine Restaurant, 303 Red River Description#MLSXSWDates: Friday March 7 thru Monday March 10 (11am - 5:30pm daily)Science ficti…

Friday — Monday
March 7, 2014 —
March 10, 2014
Event

#MLSXSW: The Future of Making

LocationAustin Convention Center, Ballroom D Description#sxsw #SxSWMake #MLSXSWThe idea of making isn’t just reserved for handmade bikes, a…

Friday
March 7, 2014
Event

#MLSXSW: Filters, Bias, & Collaboration

LocationAT&T; Conference Center, Classroom 106, 1900 University Avenue Description#sxsw #MLSXSW #sxBiasATTENTION: You must signup in advanc…

Monday
March 10, 2014
Event

#MLSXSW: 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards

Location6th Floor, Downtown Austin Hilton (500 East 4th St.). Description#MLSXSWSXSW Interactive Festival Hall of Fame Honors Top Industry …

Tuesday
March 11, 2014
Event

#MLSXSW | Democratizing the Internet of Things Is an Urgency

LocationHilton Austin Downtown, Salon JK, 500 E. 4th Street Description#sxsw #makermvmt #MLSXSWThe Internet of Things is not coming, it's a…

Monday
March 10, 2014
Event

#MLSXSW: Hacking Attention: Media, Technology & Crisis

LocationRoom 9ABC, Austin Convention Center Description#sxsw #HackAttn #MLSXSWSuperstorms, bombings and protests around the globe are chall…

Monday
March 10, 2014
Event

#MLSXSW: Can't We All Just Get Along?

LocationHyatt Regency Austin, Hill Country ABCD, 208 Barton Springs Road Description#sxsw #MLSXSW #GetAlongThere's too much contention in o…

Saturday
March 8, 2014
Event

#MLSXSW: Workplace Distractions: A New Focus on Focus

LocationCourtyard Marriott, Rio Grande Ballroom, 300 E. 4th St. Description#sxsw #how2focus #MLSXSWDistracted at the office? You’re not alo…

Saturday
March 8, 2014
Publication

Binders Full of Election Memes: Participatory Culture Invades the 2012 U.S. Election

Graeff, Erhardt. 2015. ‘Binders Full of Election Memes: Participatory Culture Invades the 2012 U.S. Election.’ Civic Media Project.

Event

#MLSXSW: The BRCK–Designing from the Rest of the World

LocationAustin Convention Center, Room 9ABC DescriptionUshahidi is from Kenya; we know how hard it can be to get connected. Those who lack …

Friday
March 7, 2014
Event

#MLSXSW: Infinite Future: Beyond Cyber & Hyper (Part 2)

LocationHilton Austin Downtown, Salon D, 500 E. 4th St. Description#sxsw #MLSXSW #MLSciFiScience fiction explores our wildest dreams and bi…

Monday
March 10, 2014
Event

#MLSXSW: Infinite Future: Beyond Cyber & Hyper (Part 1)

LocationHilton Austin Downtown, Salon D, 500 E. 4th St. Description#sxsw #MLSXSW #MLSciFiScience fiction explores our wildest dreams and bi…

Monday
March 10, 2014
Event

#MLSXSW: The Avatar Will See You Now: Inside Virtual Health

LocationHilton Austin Downtown, Salon F, 500 E. 4th St. Description#sxsw #SXHealth #MLSXSWIn the future, virtual health care won’t be a lux…

Monday
March 10, 2014
Group

Digital Nations

Digital Nations (DN) aims to address major social challenges (improving education, enhancing health care, supporting community development)…

Event

#MLSXSW: Build an Architectural Model of Your Own Futuristic Villian's Lair

LocationMoonshine Restaurant, 303 Red River DescriptionJoin Juliette Fritsch (Chief of Education and Interpretation at the Peabody Essex Mu…

Monday
March 10, 2014
Article

An exercise at Kennedy School explores the dangers if large sums could be secretly sent to hostile nations

Neha Narula and Gary Gensler joined other experts to explore the potential impacts of digital currencies on national and global security.

Publication

The Dynamics of Nestedness Predicts the Industrial Development of Nations

S Bustos, C Gomez, R Hausmann, CA Hidalgo.

Project

Global Cooperation

Measuring Cooperation at Scale

Publication

DakNet: Rethinking Connectivity in Developing Nations

Alex Pentland, Rich Fletcher, Amir Hassan

Publication

The Product Space Conditions the Development of Nations

CA Hidalgo, B Klinger, A-L Barabasi, R Hausmann.

Event

Minoo Rathnasabapathy speaks at United Nations/China Forum on Space Solutions

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda) is the boldest agenda for humanity and the most ambitious anti-poverty, pro-pl

Thursday
April 25, 2019
Group

Machine Understanding

The Machine Understanding group works on understanding human cognition and developing base level technologies for intelligent computer syst…

Event

United Nations Talk: Women in Science and Diplomacy for Sustaining Peace and Development

Dr. Canan Dagdeviren has been invited to speak at a panel entitled “Women in Science and Diplomacy for Sustaining Peace and Development” at…

Friday
February 9, 2018
10:00am — 1:00pm ET
Video

Mobile Technologies for Health and Wellness: A Global Perspective

Wednesday April 18, 2018 …

Project

Understanding Dialogue

In order to extend the Digital Intuition group's ability to understand human language, a module that fills in the gaps of current technol...

Project

AI and Global Governance

Given the cross-border impact of AI and related technologies, what are appropriate and workable governance mechanisms that can operate at...

Post

Dr Minoo Rathnasabapathy serves on expert group at World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Space

The World Economic Council (WEF) Global Future Councils convene more than 1000 of the most relevant and knowledgeable thought leaders from …

Project

Global Brands

Every country has a brand, negative or positive, and that brand is mediated in part by its global press coverage. We are measuring and ra...

Publication

Links that Speak: The global language network and its association with global fame

Shahar Ronen, Bruno Goncalves, Kevin Hu, Alessandro Vespignani, Steven Pinker, Cesar A. Hidalgo

Article

Structural and temporal patterns of the first global trading market

We investigate the structure and dynamics of a network representative of the global trading market that emerged during the 16th century.

Article

'Complexity' Predicts Nations' Future Growth

Project

Understanding Molecular Evolution

Humanity has harnessed evolution to sculpt domesticated animals, crops, and molecules, but the process remains a black box. Which combina...

Article

My Deep Sea, My Backyard: Empowering nations to study the deep

The deep sea is the common heritage of all of humankind and we must all share in the responsibility to be good stewards of it.

Project

Understanding the 15 Minute City

City Science researchers are engaging in an exploratory process to understand, develop, and model a platform with a focus on the 15-minut...

Event

2018 Global Community Bio Summit

The Community Biotechnology Initiative at the MIT Media Lab is organizing the second annual Global Summit on Community Biotechnol…

Publication

Powers Live: A Global Interactive Opera Simulcast

Torpey, P., Bloomberg, B.

Article

How Headspace Health is tackling the global mental health crisis

CNBC profiles Headspace Health, which was formed through a merger between spinoff Ginger and meditation + mindfulness app company Headspace.

Project

Design for Global Education

We are at last approaching a time when low-cost computers will make it technically feasible to provide real education to ALL the children...

Project

The Observatory of Global Culture

Measuring development is difficult, and most of the widely accepted measures of progress, such as GDP per capita, or the U.N.�s Human Dev...

Publication

Detecting reciprocity at a global scale

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.

Event

Danielle Wood Speaks to Women in AI Global Summit

2020 has seen an acceleration of digital transformation. There have been global reactions in response to political climates, education, cli…

Tuesday
September 8, 2020
5:00am — 6:00am ET
Person

Ethan Zuckerman

Associate Professor of the Practice in Media Arts and Sciences

Event

SXSW | Inspiring Global Change Through Women’s Stories

SARAH JEHAAN KHANALAA MURABITLILA IGRAMSAKENA YACOOBIWomen and girls around the world face formidable challenges. Just two of the grim stat…

Monday
March 13, 2017
12:30pm — 1:30pm ET
Article

Global Warming? Tell it to the Judge

First, climate change was blamed for coastal flooding and wildfires. The links seemed intuitive and the effects observable. But more r…

Project

Understanding emotions in multiple sclerosis patients

More information coming soon.

Person

Morgan Ryan Frank

Research Affiliate

Event

Global Community Bio Summit

An International Summit on community biotechnology to be held in September 2017.

Friday — Sunday
September 22, 2017 —
September 24, 2017
Publication

Mobile Devices for Early Literacy Intervention and Research with Global Reach

Breazeal, Cynthia, et al. "Mobile Devices for Early Literacy Intervention and Research with Global Reach." Proceedings of the Third (2016) ACM Conference on Learning@ Scale. ACM, 2016.

Event

Minoo Rathnasabathy to speak at Global Space Congress

What will increased, more affordable access to space mean for the sector, and what new opportunities will open up?

Publication

Architecting complex international science, technology and innovation partnerships (CISTIPs): A study of four global MIT collaborations

Pfotenhauer, S., Wood, D., Roos, D., and D. Newman, “Architecting complex international science, technology and innovation partnerships (CISTIPs): A study of four global MIT collaborations,” Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol 104, March 2016, Pages 38-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2015.12.006

Event

Ramesh Raskar @ TED Global 2012

LocationEdinburgh, Scotland Description

Thursday
June 28, 2012
Event

Joi Ito: "Global Entrepreneurial Aspirations"

LocationMIT Sloan School, E51-115, Wong Auditorium DescriptionLecture by Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab, followed by a one-on-one d…

Friday
February 17, 2012
Publication

Getting into Networks and Clusters: Evidence from the Midi-Pyrenean Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Collaboration Network

Vicente, J., Balland, P.A. and Brossard, O. (2011) Getting into Networks and Clusters: Evidence from the Midi-Pyrenean Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Collaboration Network, Regional Studies, 45 (8): 1059-1078

Article

Meet the 2019 class of Young Global Leaders

Congratulations to alum David Moinina Sengeh, who has been named as one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders.

Publication

The Structure and Implications of the Global Language Network

Ronen, S. "The Structure and Implications of the Global Language Network"

Publication

Neighbors and the evolution of the comparative advantage of nations: Evidence of international knowledge diffusion?

Dany Bahar, Ricardo Hausmann, César A. Hidalgo.

Publication

Targeted social mobilization in a global manhunt

Rutherford, A., Cebrian, M., Rahwan, I., Dsouza, S., McInerney, J., et al. (2013) "Targeted Social Mobilization in a Global Manhunt", PLoS ONE 8(9): e74628. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074628

Project

Theme | Civic Understanding and Participation

A functioning society is predicated on an informed and active populace. Our work on broadcast news media analyzes how its unspoken cues i...