• Gender Avenger

    GenderAvenger is dedicated exclusively to ensuring that women are always part of the public dialog. The Gender Avenger Tally allows users to create pie charts displaying gender balance at events, on lists, at festivals, etc. and to instantly reveal results on Facebook and Twitter. Users can remain anonymous by asking GenderAvenger to share results.

  • Opened Captions

    Opened Captions makes it possible to write code that knows what is being said, in real time, on broadcast television.

  • CivOmega


    CivOmega is an attempt to give people with normal, human questions the ability to get answers from government data. It's like a Mad Lib but useful.

  • NewsJack

    NewsJack makes it easy to change headlines on news websites. Once you have finished editing, you can publish your creation and share it with anyone.

  • The Ononeon

    The Ononeon takes real news headlines and presents them them in the skin of The Onion, America's Finest News Source. In other words, it uses the real world to satirize a website that satirizes the real world. Wait. What?

  • Truth Goggles

    Truth Goggles identifies fact-checked content on the web, reminding you when it is most important to think carefully. It is a credibility layer designed to increase your ability to reach a well-formed understanding of the world, using journalism to raise red flags.

  • The Glass Infrastructure

    The Glass Infrastructure

    The Glass Infrastructure makes it easy for people to understand what is going on in a building. It is a network of large touch screen displays set up throughout the MIT Media Lab which allow anyone to explore the network of groups, people, and projects at the lab. Thanks to RFID it also knows who is using the screen.


    ATTN-SPAN watches C-SPAN because nobody else is willing. It figures out who is talking, what they are talking about, and who they represent. From this it creates short custom episodes.

  • Ghosts of the Past

    Ghosts of the Past lets you use your iPad as a lens into the past (or into an augmented present). Panoramic images are overlaid on top of the locations where they were taken. Couldn't make it to your brother's wedding? No problem, just use Ghosts!

  • If These Walls Could Tweet

    What if your living room had a Twitter feed? If These Walls Could Tweet is a set of sensors that can send messages on Twitter when triggered. Now when the lights go out your room can tell the world how it feels about it.