Massachusetts Institute of Technology / MIT Museum
Building N51 265 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
Open Daily 10am – 5pm / Closed Major Holidays
About the Sociable Media Group
We address such questions as: How do we perceive other people on-line? What does a virtual crowd look like? How do social conventions develop in the networked world?
Our emphasis is on design: we build experimental interfaces and installations that explore new forms of social interaction in the mediated world.
Listen to a CBC interview with Judith Donath
Judith Donath is the director of the Sociable Media research group. Her work focuses on the social side of computing, synthesizing knowledge from fields such as graphic design, urban studies and cognitive science to build innovative interfaces for the online communities, virtual identities and computer-mediated collaborations that have emerged with the convergence of computing and communication.