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Our Research Groups

CMS/W tests theory in the real world, and that’s the role our research groups play.

Global 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 Knight Foundation, Singapore’s Media Development Authority, the National Endowment for the Humanities, industry groups, and individual donors.

Undergraduates regularly have the chance to work with our research groups, through MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

“Advancing civic well-being through design.”


“Games that promote learning through authentic and engaging play.”


“The potential of play, from entertainment to education, art to activism, science to socialization.”

Key People

Mikael Jakobsson, Research Coordinator

Rik Eberhardt, Studio Manager

Philip Tan, Creative Director

Prof. William Uricchio, Faculty Committee

Prof. T.L. Taylor, Faculty Committee

Recent Projects

Games and Colonialism


“A.I. and machine-learning to develop and analyze social aspects of digital media systems.”


“Bringing technologists, storytellers, and scholars together to advance the new arts of documentary.”


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“Preparing teachers for the classrooms of the future through research and design.”


“Dedicated to developing new poetic practices and new understandings of digital media.”

Key People

Prof. Nick Montfort, Director