CMS/W tests theory in the real world, and that’s the role our research groups play.
Civic media, digital humanities, games, electronic literature…such variety is determined not only by what faculty and students offer but also through the establishment of strategic partnerships with donors and organizations. These have included the likes of the John S. and James K. Knight Foundation, Singapore’s Media Development Authority, the MacArthur Foundation, industry groups, private donors, and others.
For the graduate program in particular, there’s something unique about CMS/W, its research groups, and its funding partners: graduate students work for the groups as research assistants and, in return, receive tuition, housing, and a stipend. Undergraduates, too, regularly have the chance to work with our research groups, through MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.
- Eric Klopfer, Director
- Scot Osterweil, Creative Director
E-Lab: The Laboratory for Public Engagement with Science
A home for members of the MIT community (and others) to engage issues of science communication in colloquia, events, conferences and other venues.
- Thomas Levenson, Director
- Steve Chan, Chief Technology Officer
Explores the potential of play, from entertainment to education, art to activism, science to socialization, and more.
- William Uricchio, Faculty Committee
- T.L. Taylor, Faculty Committee
- Philip Tan, Creative Director
Explores the potential of new media technologies for the enhancement of education and research in the humanities. Its work focuses on questions about the integration of technology into humanities curricula within the broader context of scholarly inquiry and pedagogical practice.
- Kurt Fendt, Executive Director
Researches and develops new forms of gaming, interactive narrative, social media, virtual reality, and new creative computing forms and analyzes social aspects of such digital media systems by inventing and using artificial intelligence and machine-learning techniques.
- D. Fox Harrell, Director
Radically reinvents and creatively designs connections between people, information and physical places.
- Federico Casalegno, Director
Brings technologists, storytellers, and scholars together to advance the new arts of documentary.
- William Uricchio, Principal Investigator
- Sarah Wolozin, Director
A lab for research, teaching, and creative production, dedicated to developing new poetic practices and new understandings of digital media by considering the material, formal, and historical aspects of creative computing.
- Nick Montfort, Director