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
Social Computing Symposium 2015
Check out the videos of the 2015 Social Computing Symposium
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.
Journeys & Notes
A delightfully curious social app for the space between an origin and a destination.
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.
Recent blog posts
Prof. Hidalgo will present five big data visualization engines created by The Macro Connections...
Join us on 4/9/2015 between 1:00-2:30PM at the Microsoft Campus for this exciting lecture by Muneeb...
Guest blog post by Shelly Farnham This week we held our third Social Media Expo at the 2015...
[written by Colleen Estrada] The latest release of Microsoft Xim, the nifty app that allows you to...
[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...