Welcome to mediaX

Discover how we harness the drive of industry and the genius of Stanford to change the world.

The Art and Science of Feedback
Gamification: Crowd-sourcing Technical Expertise
Kinect: Quantifying Human Behavior to Enhance Productivity

What is mediaX?

mediaX connects businesses with Stanford University’s world-renowned faculty to study new ways for people and technology to intersect.

We are the industry affiliate program to Stanford’s H-STAR Institute. We help our members explore how the thoughtful use of technology can impact a range of fields, from entertainment to learning to commerce. Together, we’re researching innovative ways for people to collaborate, communicate, and interact with the information, products, and industries of tomorrow.



  • Jeremy Bailenson
  • Monica Lam
    Computer Science
  • Pamela Hinds
    Management Sciences & Engineering
Our Partners

  • AAA Lab
  • Augmented Reality Lab
  • Calming Technology Laboratory
  • Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
  • Center for Design Research
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Research
  • Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering
  • Center for Legal Informatics
  • Center for the Study of Language and Information
  • Communication Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab
  • Computer Graphic Laboratory
  • Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Discrete Optimization Lab
  • Das Lab
  • Database Group/InfoLab
  • Fab Lab
  • Geometric Computation Group
  • Learning Design and Technology Program
  • Logic Group
  • Lytics Lab
  • Natural Language Processing Lab
  • Network and Smart Grid Group
  • Neuroimaging Lab
  • Operations Research Lab
  • Peace Innovation Lab
  • Persuasive Technology Lab
  • Project Based Learning Laboratory
  • Reidel-Kruse Lab
  • REVS
  • SCAnS
  • Stanford AI Lab
  • Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning
  • Stanford Center for Neurobiological Imaging
  • Stanford Gait Laboratory
  • Stanford HCI Group
  • Stanford Memory Laboratory
  • Stanford Personal Robotics Program
  • Stanford University Medical Media & Information Technologies Program
  • Symbolic Systems
  • Virtual Human Interaction Lab
  • Wireless Sensor Networks Lab
  • Wireless Systems Lab
  • Youth Lab

  • Accel Partners
  • BigBonsai
  • Bluescape
  • Edelman
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Konica Minolta
  • Microsoft
  • Nissan
  • Omron
  • Philips
  • Sabia Experience
  • Samsung
  • Savantas Policy Institute
  • SESI/CNI and its industry partners
  • Skolkovo
  • Stans Foundation
  • THNK
  • Tokyo Gas Company
  • Orange at Venables Bell & Partners
  • Tampere University of Technology
  • University of Hong Kong


Benefits and Participation Levels

Affiliate Membership Start-ups & Non-profits Only Associate Membership Strategic Partnership

Invitations To mediaX Events

Attend events from a year-round calendar of workshops, symposia, and conferences.

Facilitated Access To mediaX Research

Access formal presentations by faculty and students on new and ongoing research, and informally exchange ideas with researchers.

Facilitated Access For Sponsored Research

Terms, costs and deliverables of Sponsored Research are covered under a specific agreement and are negotiated separately with the parties involved.

Theme Day

Give us a question or subject of interest, and we plan a mediaX program surrounding that theme.

Discovery Collaboration

Participate in discussions on future research interests and priorities for mediaX initiatives.

Cost of Membership

$10,000 $50,000 $300,000 minimum

Visiting Scholar

Send an employee to be hosted by a Stanford research lab.


Additional $75,000 per employee/year Additional $75,000 per employee/year

mediaX membership fees provide unrestricted support for Stanford research activities, and may be used to supplement sponsored research activities at Stanford that are funded through sponsorship external to mediaX.

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Want to Learn More?

If you’re ready to learn more about your business becoming a mediaX member, or have questions about participation and benefits, contact us today.

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mediaX Featured Research Projects

Fall 2013

Future of Content

The Late Cliff Nass; Physical Media as Active Social Learning Agents

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Cliff was a great supporter of mediaX, and we miss him everyday Remember Cliff

Brigid Barron; Contests as a Catalyst for Content Creation: Contrasting Cases to Advance Theory and Practice

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Paulo Blikstein; A New Generation of Hybrid Tangible Interfaces for Learning

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Sakti Srivastava; The Stanford Clinical Anatomy (SCAnS) Library

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Fall 2013

Publish on Demand

Ann Grimes; Expanding Social Engagement: A New Road to Digital Dollars

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Robert Laughlin; Decision Products and Long Term Integrity

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Ramesh Johari; Content on the GO; The Economics of the Market for Mobile Apps

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Scott Klemmer; TweakCorps: Retargeting Existing Webpages for Diverse Devices and Users

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John Willinsky; Smarter Scholarly Texts

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Sam Wineburg; Recasting the Textbook

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Fall 2013

Knowledge Worker Productivity

Jeremy Bailenson; Automatically Detected Nonverbal Behavior Predicts Creativity in Collaborating Dyads

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Renate Fruchter; A Journey from Islands of Knowledge to Mutual Understanding in Global Business Meetings

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Roy Pea; Designing Habits of Mind: Modeling Mental Patterns of Users of Pervasive Systems

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Jan 08

mediaX 2013 Conference

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Space is limited. Register by November 30 to get $100 early bird discount. (From December 1 Conference Fee will be $295).



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Want to Attend?

If you’re a member or are interested in attending one of these events at Stanford, contact us to make arrangements.

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Office & Mailing Address

Cordura Hall
210 Panama Street
Stanford, CA 94305-4115


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