About the MIT Media Lab India Initiative

The Media Lab India Initiative is an effort by students and alumni from the MIT Media Lab to bring together a community of makers and creators across India, and to facilitate collaboration and sharing of ideas across boundaries of disciplines, institutions and culture. The goal is to create an environment much like at the MIT Media Lab, an environment that fosters creative exploration of ideas.

Over the past three years, we have organized three workshops in Pune, Delhi, and Bangalore. Each five-day workshop brings together hundreds of students with backgrounds in art, science, technology and design to collaborate in teams and to come up with prototypes and design concepts, which are showcased in an open house at the end of the workshop. Each workshop consists of a number of tracks or focus areas, conducted by two instructors from the Media Lab who guide about 50 students through the process of observing, brainstorming, and prototyping.

Workshop Series
4th Design Innovation Workshop organized at WeSchool is a continuation of our mission to enthrall and inspire Indian youth for designing a better future. ... (Read More)
Our biggest workshop so far, with more than 200 students all across the country ... (Read More)
We came back to India for our second workshop with 10 Media Lab instructors ... (Read More)
Our first workshop, organized in Pune, had more than 150 students, faculty members and community partners engaging in a course of 5 days ... (Read More)
Workshop Series
The launch of our first DIY with a workshop on eye health spearheaded by the Camera Culture group ... (Read More)
In the back waters of Kerala, we brought together artists, painters and technologists to think about problems in Trivandrum from a cultural perspective ... (Read More)