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“The Media Lab is a community of inventors—a community where faculty members and students from numerous, seemingly unrelated disciplines work together, “atelier style,” as members of research teams, doing the things that conventional wisdom says can’t or shouldn’t be done.
Students come to the Media Lab through the Program in Media Arts and Sciences (MAS), based within MIT’s School of Architecture + Planning. Each year, the program accepts approximately 30-40 master’s and PhD candidates. Their backgrounds range from computer science to psychology, music to graphic design, architecture to mechanical engineering.
Once here, they work on:

  • tools for learning and expression
  • human adaptation and augmentation
  • ways to interface with information and each other
  • community and communication in both the virtual and physical worlds”

GRADUATE SUBJECT LISTINGS

MAS 551 (G)
Mitchell/Casalegno
Design Without Boundaries (Arranged) R 10-1pm in NE18-4th floor
MAS 672 (H) Maes/Ishii New Paradigms for Human-Computer Interaction (2-8-2) R 3-5pm in E15-209
MAS 690 (H) Davenport Special Topics: The Guest Book Project (0-9-0) M 6-8pm in E15-443
MAS 731J (H) Minsky The Society of Mind (2-0-10) W 7-9pm in 32-155
MAS 771 (H) Picard/Breazeal Autism Theory and Technology (2-0-10) M 10-12pm in E15-443
MAS 790 (H) Resnick/Brennan Special Topics: Qualitative Approaches to Research (0-6-0) MR 5:30-7pm in E15-020
MAS 826 (H) Machover Projects in Media and Music (3-3-6) W 2-4:30pm in E15-443
MAS 882 (H) Boyden Applications for Neuroengineering (1-8-3), T 3:30-4:30pm in E15-443
MAS 960 (H) Small Special Topics: Spatial Information Design (0-12-0) TR 10:30-12pm in E15-135
MAS 961 (H)
Gershenfeld
Special Topics: How to Make Something That Makes (almost) Anything (3-9-0) M 1-4pm in E15-135
MAS 962 (H) Holtzman Special Topics: Social TV: Creating New Connected Media Experiences (0-12-0), Lecture T 10:30am-12:30pm in E15-443, Recitation R 10:30am-11:30am in E15-443
MAS 963 (H)
Davenport/
Breazeal/Bove
Special Topics: New Media Storytelling (0-12-0) R 1-3pm in E15-443
MAS 964 (H) Raskar/Bonsen Special Topics: Imaging Ventures: Cameras, Display and Visual Computing (0-9-0) W 7-8:30pm in in E15-209
MAS 965 (H) Herr Special Topics: Human 2.0 (0-9-0) T 2-4:30pm in E15-135
MAS 966 (H) Raskar Special Topics: Camera Culture (0-9-0) W 3-5pm in E15-135
MAS 967 (H) Rotberg Special Topics: NextLab II: Launching Mobile Ventures for the Next Billion Consumers (3-1-8) TR 2:30-4pm in 56-154
MAS 967 (H) Mitchell Special Topics: Design Workshop: Smart Bicycles and Mobility on Demand Systems (12-21 units to be arranged) W 2-5pm in E15-001
MAS 968 (H) Csikszenthmihalyi Special Topics: Call For Action (0-12-0) T 3:30-6pm in E15-209
MAS 968 (H) Greenslit Special Topics: Finance: Culture, Technologies and Markets (0-12-0) MW 9:30-11am in 4-253
MAS 969 (H) Paradiso Special Topics: Building Cross Reality Environments (0-12-0) T 12:30-3:30pm in E15-235

Each Media Laboratory faculty member and senior research scientist leads a research group that includes a number of graduate student researchers and often involves undergraduate researchers.

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