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.

PhD candidate Suyash Fulay explains work that explores how best to leverage machine-learning techniques to identify and combat online polarization. [Photo by Artemisia Luk]

CCC at MIT-Chile

MIT CCC PhD Candidates lead the first MIT-Chile Research Workshop in Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence and Data Visualization

Prototype Workshop


Probing neural language models of media consumption to predict public opinion

Research Lab

Beat The Virus

A social media influencer campaign – grounded in science and powered by analytics – to promote healthy behavior during the pandemic

Prototype Workshop

Real Talk for Change

A revolutionary new piece of civic infrastructure for more inclusive public input.

Prototype Workshop


A new type of social platform for young people that is explicitly designed to promote healthier outcomes.

Prototype Workshop

School Reviews

Analyzing how parents talk about US public schools online

Research Lab

Radio Atlas

The first large-scale corpus of talk radio transcripts, including metadata and tools to explore and map radio.

Prototype Workshop


Online conversation support scaffolding modeled after ancient and modern social technologies.

Research Lab

News Bridge

Engaging politically diverse audiences on social media

Research Lab

Learning Loops

Supporting children’s narrative development through coach family learning networks.

Research Lab