Wanna come out and play? Introducing the Department of Play
May 19, 2010Researchers with MIT's Center for Future Civic Media develop ways to use play to engage youth in their communities.
Slideshow: Mapping the oil spill
May 16, 2010MIT student leads project using balloons and kites to provide aerial documentation of the Gulf oil slick’s extent and effects
Introducing a new program in Art, Culture and Technology
April 12, 2010New initiative combines a rich legacy of academic and research practices
NextLab projects selected to exhibit at Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s Design Triennial
January 27, 2010
Silencing the brain with light
January 7, 2010MIT neuroengineers find a new way to quickly and reversibly shut off neurons with multiple colors of light, which could lead to new treatments for epilepsy and chronic pain.
Computing with a wave of the hand
December 11, 2009A new Media Lab system turns LCD displays into giant cameras that provide gestural control of objects on-screen. And that’s just for starters.
A social network that ballooned
December 11, 2009An MIT team’s savvy use of social media to locate weather balloons as part of a $40,000 DARPA contest may shed light on how to mobilize resources during emergencies.
Rethinking artificial intelligence
December 7, 2009Broad-based MIT project aims to reinvent AI for a new era. By going back and fixing mistakes, researchers hope to produce ‘co-processors’ for the human mind.
A phone is not just a phone
July 2, 2009Student projects explore innovative cellphone uses in developing world
Exploring journalism's future
June 23, 2009Civic media conference helps hatch new ideas
Scratch Day goes global
May 12, 2009Conference on programming language spans 100 sites