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The MIT Media Lab is a research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, growing out of MIT's Architecture Machine Group in the School of Architecture.wikipedia
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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The MIT Media Lab is a research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, growing out of MIT's Architecture Machine Group in the School of Architecture.
Several major computer-related organizations have originated at MIT since the 1980s: Richard Stallman's GNU Project and the subsequent Free Software Foundation were founded in the mid-1980s at the AI Lab; the MIT Media Lab was founded in 1985 by Nicholas Negroponte and Jerome Wiesner to promote research into novel uses of computer technology; the World Wide Web Consortium standards organization was founded at the Laboratory for Computer Science in 1994 by Tim Berners-Lee; the OpenCourseWare project has made course materials for over 2,000 MIT classes available online free of charge since 2002; and the One Laptop per Child initiative to expand computer education and connectivity to children worldwide was launched in 2005.

Nicholas Negroponte

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The Media Lab was founded in 1985 by Nicholas Negroponte and former MIT President Jerome Wiesner, and is housed in the Wiesner Building (designed by I. M. Pei), also known as Building E15.
He is the founder and chairman Emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, and also founded the One Laptop per Child Association (OLPC).

Wiesner Building

The Media Lab was founded in 1985 by Nicholas Negroponte and former MIT President Jerome Wiesner, and is housed in the Wiesner Building (designed by I. M. Pei), also known as Building E15.
The Wiesner building (Building E15) houses the MIT Media Lab and the List Visual Arts Center and is named in honor of former MIT president Jerome Wiesner and his wife Laya.

Tod Machover

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, Media Lab's research groups include neurobiology, biologically inspired fabrication, socially engaging robots, emotive computing, bionics, and hyperinstruments.
Currently Professor of Music and Media at the MIT Media Lab, he is head of the Lab's Hyperinstruments/Opera of the Future group and has been Co-Director of the Things That Think (TTT) and Toys of Tomorrow (TOT) consortia since 1995.

Joi Ito

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This led to the resignation of its director, Joi Ito, and the President of MIT to launch of an "immediate, thorough and independent" investigation into the "extremely serious" and "deeply disturbing allegations about the engagement between individuals at the Media Lab and Jeffrey Epstein". Later directors were Walter Bender (2000–2006), Frank Moss (2006–2011), and Joi Ito (2011-2019) who resigned in connection with the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.
He is the former director of the MIT Media Lab and a former professor of the practice of media arts and sciences at MIT.

Walter Bender

Later directors were Walter Bender (2000–2006), Frank Moss (2006–2011), and Joi Ito (2011-2019) who resigned in connection with the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.
From the MIT Media Lab's founding 1985 through 2006, Bender directed the lab's Electronic Publishing Group.

Frank Moss (technologist)

Frank Moss
Later directors were Walter Bender (2000–2006), Frank Moss (2006–2011), and Joi Ito (2011-2019) who resigned in connection with the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.
Moss was the director of the MIT Media Lab from 2006 to 2011.

MIT School of Architecture and Planning

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The MIT Media Lab is a research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, growing out of MIT's Architecture Machine Group in the School of Architecture. In addition to the Media Lab, the combined original Wiesner building (E15) and new (E14) buildings also host the List Visual Arts Center, the School of Architecture and Planning's Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT), and MIT's Program in Comparative Media Studies.
There have been numerous research spinoffs growing out of the Media Lab, including One Laptop per Child (OLPC), Electronic Ink, and LEGO Mindstorms.

Andrew B. Lippman

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Associate Directors of the Lab were Hiroshi Ishii and Andrew Lippman.
Andrew Benjamin "Andy" Lippman is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Media Lab as well as a Co-Director of various chairs at the institute.

Mitchel Resnick

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Pattie Maes and Mitchel Resnick were co-heads of the Program in Media Arts and Sciences, and the Lab's Chief Knowledge Officer was Henry Holtzman.
Mitchel Resnick (born June 12, 1956) is Lego Papert Professor of Learning Research, Director of the Okawa Center, and Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab.

Pattie Maes

Pattie Maes and Mitchel Resnick were co-heads of the Program in Media Arts and Sciences, and the Lab's Chief Knowledge Officer was Henry Holtzman.
She founded and directed the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group.

List Visual Arts Center

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In addition to the Media Lab, the combined original Wiesner building (E15) and new (E14) buildings also host the List Visual Arts Center, the School of Architecture and Planning's Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT), and MIT's Program in Comparative Media Studies.
It is known for temporary exhibitions in its galleries located in the MIT Media Lab building, as well as its administration of the permanent art collection distributed throughout the university campus, faculty officies, and student housing.

Programmable Cricket

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Examples include Lego Mindstorms, the PicoCricket, and One Laptop per Child.
Crickets were developed at MIT Media Lab, and were launched commercially in Montreal in 2006.

Ronan Farrow

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In September of 2019, it was revealed by emails leaked to Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker that Ito and Peter Cohen, the M.I.T. Media Lab’s Director of Development and Strategy at the time, have worked for years to solicit anonymous donations from Epstein despite Epstein being marked as Disqualified by the university as a donor.
Farrow also investigated the concealment by the MIT Media Lab of its involvement with Jeffrey Epstein, leading to the resignation of the director of the Media Lab, Joi Ito, and an internal investigation by MIT.

Media Lab Europe

In 2001, two research centers were spun off: Media Lab Asia and Media Lab Europe.
Media Lab Europe (MLE) was a research institute in Dublin, Ireland, based on the MIT Media Lab concept, one of two such projects.

Scratch (programming language)

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Launched in 2003, Scratch is a block-based programming language and community developed for children 8-16, and used by people of all ages to learn programming.
The service is developed by the MIT Media Lab, has been translated into 70+ languages, and is used in most parts of the world.

Stewart Brand

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The Lab has been written about in the popular press since 1988, when Stewart Brand published The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at M.I.T., and its work was a regular feature of technology journals in the 1990s.
During 1986, Brand was a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab.

Ramesh Raskar

In 2011, Ramesh Raskar's group published their femto-photography technique, that is able to image the movement of individual light pulses.
Ramesh Raskar is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Associate Professor and head of the MIT Media Lab's Camera Culture research group.

Fumihiko Maki

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In 2009, the Media Lab expanded into a new building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki.
Maki designed an extension building for the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which was completed in 2009.

Affectiva

It invested in companies like Formlabs, Affectiva, Tulip, Wise Systems, Figur8 and more...
Affectiva is an emotion measurement technology company that grew out of MIT's Media Lab.

Formlabs

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It invested in companies like Formlabs, Affectiva, Tulip, Wise Systems, Figur8 and more...
The Somerville, Massachusetts-based company was founded in September 2011 by three MIT Media Lab students.

Digital India Corporation

Media Lab Asia
In 2001, two research centers were spun off: Media Lab Asia and Media Lab Europe.
Media Lab Asia (MLAsia) was founded in 2001 as a not-for-profit research entity as a result of cooperation between the MIT Media Lab and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Government of India.

Hiroshi Ishii (computer scientist)

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Associate Directors of the Lab were Hiroshi Ishii and Andrew Lippman.
Tangible Bits project in 1995, when he joined the MIT Media Laboratory as

Aspen Movie Map

The MPEG-4 SA project developed at the Media Lab made structured audio a practical reality and the Aspen Movie Map was the precursor to the ideas in Google Street View.
The film was transferred to a laserdisc as part of a collection of projects being done at the Architecture Machine Group (ArcMac).

Groundhog Technologies

As a spin-off of MIT Media Lab, it was a semi-finalist in MIT's $50k Entrepreneurship Competition in 2000 and was incorporated the following year.