The Media Lab is working to revolutionize and improve mental + physical wellbeing using digital technologies and human-computer interaction.
Our goal is for society to work for 100% of humanity and for all living beings, so they can thrive—here on Earth and in worlds beyond.
Cultivating creativity on a broad scale requires expertise that cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Enhancing human physical capability.
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection.
Designing tools, methods and systems that connect rather than divide us to create a healthier society.
Looking beyond smart cities.
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Designing systems for cognitive support
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion.
Engaging people in creative learning experiences.
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation.
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering.
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology.
Democratizing access to space.
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people.
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
"I want to see you."
"When I fell asleep that night, I had a dream."
Professors Pattie Maes and Andy Lippman lead a panel discussion about emerging themes in artificial intelligence research.
A tool developed in collaboration with nonprofit worker groups, allowing app-based delivery workers to track and share aggregate pay data.
Optimizing environmental, social, and economic performance of cities.
Wearable Reasoner: Towards Enhanced Human Rationality through a Wearable AI Assistant
The Signal Kinetics group invented the world's first battery-free wireless underwater camera.
A team of scientists, engineers, and designers embark on an Arctic expedition to test space technology.
Three-dimensional Digital Knitting of Intelligent Textile Sensor for Activity Recognition and Biomechanical Monitoring
(Dis)Appearables is an approach for actuated Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) to appear and disappear.
CoCo is a new live co-creative learning platform designed to empower educators to support young people in Being. Creative. Together.
"superpose" explores the potential of interaction and experiential design.
Integrating wearable electronics into facemasks could provide valuable insight into personal and public health.
Professor Ramesh Raskar talks to Shellye Archambeau.
This new technology can provide natural, reliable control of prostheses, exoskeletons, and stimulated muscles.
Produced in collaboration between CAST Visiting Artist Carsten Höller and MIT’s Fluid Interfaces group.
Watch the recording of Conversations that Matter: The Importance of Education in the Amputee Experience, hosted by the Biomechatronics group
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Sarah Beckmann, a communications coordinator, writes and edits content with the goal of promoting the Media Lab's unique research agenda.
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Watch the video, then read this post by Alexis Hope to learn more about her work at the Media Lab and her passions.
Osvy Rodriguez, a UROP in the Signal Kinetics group, recounts his journey to MIT as a Cuban refugee in the US.
During this session, Professor Danielle Wood (Space Enabled) will curate several conversations on radical sustainability.
This session features four conversations between Media Lab researchers and guest speakers on expanding more equitable research.
This session explores resilience at the Human, Community, and Society levels.
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Pat Pataranutaporn discusses his work at the Media Lab, and takes a step back to talk about adjusting to the new normal of the pandemic.
The project is a multi-faculty, cross-MIT effort, with input and expertise from multiple institutes.
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