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
Socl
Socl. Create, collect and share stuff you love.
Herehere NYC
HereHere NYC enables neighborhoods to generate opinions based on public data
Docs for Facebook
Discover, create, and share Microsoft Office documents with your Facebook friends.
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.
Newspad
Create meaningful community stories, collaboratively.
Social Computing Symposium
Annual gathering of thought leaders from the worlds of academia, industry, startups, art, design, and media. 
Recent blog posts
Tomorrow (4/16) we’ll have a Denise Cheng from MIT presenting her research on the peer...
One Login Everywhere We put some finishing touches on our Kodu and Socl integration. Kodu users now...
Last year, Nate Matias, spend the summer at our lab developing and experimenting with NewsPad, a...
I feel the need to be enticed. To see the world through a new lens – one that’s filled with vibrant...
UPDATE: Check out the video of this talk. Next Tuesday, we have Heli Väätäjä from Tampere...
Socl Creativity Goes Mobile - Inside Microsoft Research - Site Home - TechNet Blogs: Inside...
What Can Happen in an Hour of Code? : How do you spark excitement about computer programming among...
FUSE Labs at Microsoft Research is seeking interns for 2014. For these positions, we are looking for...
Last year, Gilad Lotan and I spent some time analyzing the #YoSoy132 protests in Mexico using data...
We’re combining two FUSE projects, Socl and Kodu (better together, like peanut butter and...