We build and study technologies to help people collaborate, create, and connect with one another and the world around them.  We are a multidisciplinary team applying our expertise to areas such as interest-based networks, nearby sharing, creative expression, hyperlocal information, crowd work, and collective action. We collaborate with colleagues in academia, startups, the art & design community, and at Microsoft.

 

Projects, news, and events
Xim
Share your photos, not your phone with Xim. Swipe, pan, and zoom through photos with friends or on the big screen.
Socl
Create, collect, and share stuff you love. Now with personal collections, directed (“private”) posts, and a quick post creator.
Docs for Facebook
Discover, create, and share Microsoft Office documents with your Facebook friends.
Journeys & Notes
A delightfully curious social app for the space between an origin and a destination.
HereHere NYC
Weekly cartoons for NYC neighborhoods generated using city complaint data to drive hyperlocal engagement.
Kodu
Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and XBOX via a simple visual programming language.
Publications
Learn more about our scholarly work aimed at helping people make sense of social computing.
Whooly
Find out what your neighborhood community is up to, right now.
Social Computing Symposium
Annual gathering of thought leaders from the worlds of academia, industry, startups, art, design, and media. 
Recent blog posts
[written by Colleen Estrada] Just prior to launching Xim 1.0 back in October 2014, I tested the...
FUSE Labs at Microsoft Research is seeking interns for 2015. For these positions, we are looking for...
Fancy Hands, a personal assistant platform, started as a side project by one person. Since then...
[Written by Colleen Estrada] Xim, the novel way to share your photos without sharing your phone, is...
[Written by Colleen Estrada] Some of us at Fuse Labs have had the great pleasure of working on Xim...
[Written by Jürgen Brandstetter] Before picking back up from the previous 2 posts Working out While...
[Written by Noah Liebman] During my internship at FUSE Labs, Jürgen Brandstetter and I deployed...
[Written by Noah Liebman] Americans spend more than half of their waking hours at work, so during...
Today the team is refreshing Socl with some much asked for capabilities. Even faster post creation....
Last week we released a new version of HereHere NYC http://herehere.co. Weekly NYC cartoons &...