Skip Navigation

Scout Archives

Home Projects Publications Archives About Sign Up or Log In

Browse Resources

(8 classifications) (13 resources)

Technological innovations

Computer network resources (8)
Developing countries (1)
Economic aspects (1)
Government policy (4)
History (1)
Periodicals (3)
Social aspects (9)
United States (4)


MIT Media Lab

The idea for the MIT Media Lab came out of work at the school's Architecture Machine group, and it formally opened the doors of its new building designed by I.M. Pei in 1985. In the Media Lab's first decade of operation, they worked on electronic music projects, holography, and cognition. Since then they have researched wireless communications, new forms of artistic expression, and so on....
The Futures Channel

Created in 1999, the goal of The Futures Channel (TFC) is to use "new media technologies to create a channel between the scientists, engineers, explorers and visionaries who are shaping the future, and today's learners who will one day succeed them." The site provides visitors with access to new movies and educator favorites at no charge, and visitors can also purchase compilations of past...
How We Get to Next

Originally featured in the Scout Report on 9-23-2016, How We Get to Next has since launched two new article series, A Visual History of the Future and One Last Thing, a "collection of weekly mini-essays." How We Get to Next, created by popular author Steven Johnson with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lemelson Foundation, is dedicated to sharing "inspiring stories...
← Previous