The widely-renowned Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has unveiled its new home, a $90 million six-story, 163,000 square foot glass building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki. The Media Lab will continue to be devoted to research projects at the convergence of technology, multimedia, and design.
“The magic of the Media Lab is its ability to bring together researchers from an eclectic range of disciplines — engineers, computer scientists, artists, musicians, and others — who work together collaboratively to invent technologies that improve people’s lives and transform society,” says Frank Moss, Director of the Media Lab. “The openness and transparency of this incredible new building will support the Lab’s unique style of research and allow us to take on the major challenges that confront the world in the 21st century, such as human health, education and sustainable cities.”
MIT’s Media Lab is an amazing place for producing innovation and technology talent; it’s credited with breakthrough inventions such as electronic ink, wearable computers, and early social networking platforms among many.