Founded in 1985, MIT Media Lab is one of the world's leading research and academic organizations. Not limited to traditional disciplines, Media Lab designers, engineers, artists and scientists are committed to creating technologies and experiences that enable people to understand and transform their lives, communities and their environment.
The MIT Media Lab fosters an interdisciplinary research culture that brings together diverse areas of interest and research. Unique among other MIT laboratories, the Media Lab includes both an extensive research program and a graduate degree program in media arts and sciences. Educators, students and researchers work together on hundreds of projects across a wide variety of disciplines, such as social robotics, physical and cognitive prostheses, new models and tools for learning, community bioengineering, and models for sustainable cities. Art, science, design and technology blend together in an environment built for collaboration and inspiration.
A group of internationally renowned faculty and senior researchers lead the laboratory's research and academic program, working with graduate students, research staff, visiting scientists, doctoral students, faculty and staff. In addition, many MIT students are involved in research projects in the lab as part of the MIT Bubble Research Opportunities Program. The Lab and MAS program originated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (SA + P) School of Architecture and Planning and reports to it, with which they share an emphasis on design, hands-on learning, collaborative research, and criticism and reflection.
Media Lab alumni and researchers pursue careers in research and academic circles; become an entrepreneur; bring your unique skills and ideas to the industry; or become independent designers, artists, inventors and consultants.
Research and projects developed at the Media Lab are also often developed and developed out of the laboratory: as subsidiaries, as exhibitions and performances, as a transfer of technology to member companies and, perhaps most importantly, as a basis for continuous research and research for others. , both in the laboratory and around the world.