We bring together humanists and technologists to tackle some of the most complex communication challenges facing the media, education, public health, and government. Projects at the Center range from exploratory research in the lab to field pilots of advanced prototypes with potential for scale.
Some of our work within the research lab and the prototyping workshop is highlighted below.
MIT CCC PhD Candidates lead the first MIT-Chile Research Workshop in Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence and Data Visualization
Probing neural language models of media consumption to predict public opinion
A social media influencer campaign – grounded in science and powered by analytics – to promote healthy behavior during the pandemic
A revolutionary new piece of civic infrastructure for more inclusive public input.
A new type of social platform for young people that is explicitly designed to promote healthier outcomes.
Analyzing how parents talk about US public schools online
The first large-scale corpus of talk radio transcripts, including metadata and tools to explore and map radio.
Online conversation support scaffolding modeled after ancient and modern social technologies.
Engaging politically diverse audiences on social media
Supporting children’s narrative development through coach family learning networks.