mediaX was the affiliate program of the H-STAR Institute extending from the Stanford Graduate School of Education to over two dozen interdisciplinary labs at Stanford. mediaX brought innovative companies and researchers together to explore thoughtful uses of information technology across the industries of tomorrow.
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Through March 31, 2022, mediaX initiated research through strategic engagements with our members which typically investigate how the relationship between people, media and technology can be enhanced, augmented and improved. Now we Pass The Torch.

The various mediaX membership programs provided regular opportunities for people from high-impact companies to get acquainted and interact with Stanford University researchers.

mediaX took its strength from Stanford’s thought leadership—the faculty, students, courses, and the research programs that receive support from federal agencies and private foundations. At Stanford, we were able to go deeper and wider than is practical for most companies.

The combination of Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial culture, actively engaged industry partners, Stanford thought leadership, and the energetic creativity of bright, motivated graduate students infused mediaX activities with unique opportunities to capitalize on the full intellectual, technological and cultural resources at Stanford University.


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Membership & Participation

Martha Russell

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Administration & Directions

Adelaide Dawes

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Communications & Events

Jason Wilmot

Elizabeth Wilsey, Community Network Specialist

Community & Cultivation

Elizabeth Wilsey

mediaX & H-STAR Network Represented

A wide range of experience and industry. All shared an appetite to expand their thinking about the future, and appreciated the sustainable advantage of open innovation. The lists below are a reflection of those who helped contribute to the success of our programs from 2001-2022.

Members (2021-2022 year are bold)

  • AARP
  • Acario Innovation
  • Accel
  • Aisin Technical Center of America, Inc.
  • AiTaiJi
  • Amada Corporations
  • Amanco
  • Apollo Group
  • Baidu
  • Best Buy
  • BigBonsai
  • BitTubes
  • Bluescape
  • Boeing
  • Breakroom Virtual World
  • BT Group
  • Business Finland
  • Charles Schwab & Co., Ltd.
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
  • Cigna
  • CNT - Brazilian National Confederation of Transport
  • Conduent (Xerox Learning)
  • Cox Communication
  • Deutsche Telecom
  • DNP
  • Edelman
  • Eisai Innovations
  • Facebook/Meta
  • Forterra
  • France Telecom
  • Fuji Xerox
  • Fujitsu Research of America, Inc.
  • Futurewei
  • Futton, Inc.
  • FX Palo Alto Laboratory
  • Genentech
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Global Business Network
  • Guangdong Qitian Institute of Information Academy
  • Hewlett Packard / HP Labs
  • HKPC Training
  • Hong Kong Financial Services Institute (HKFSI)
  • Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)
  • Institute for Business Education (IBE)
  • IBM
  • Icebreaker Ventures
  • Iizuka City
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
  • Intel
  • Intuit
  • IVOW
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency
  • Japan Innovation Network
  • Konica Minolta
  • Lycee d’Excellence
  • Macromedia
  • Mattel, Inc.
  • MediaMobz
  • Microsoft
  • Midea
  • Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
  • Mosaic
  • National Association of Convenience Stores
  • NCAST Corporation
  • News Corp
  • NHK
  • Nissan
  • Nokia
  • NTT Communication Science Lab
  • Panasonic
  • Pearson
  • Philips
  • Prefixa
  • Productivity Innovation Center
  • Prudential
  • Quindi Corporation
  • Qwaq
  • Reuters
  • Sabia Experience
  • Samsung
  • SAP
  • Savantas Policy Institute
  • Sense Observation Systems
  • Sesame Workshop
  • Sescon-SP
  • Skolkovo
  • Sprockit
  • Squirrel AI Learning
  • SRI International
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Steelcase Inc.
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Tampere University of Technology
  • Telecom Italia (TIM)
  • The Warehouse Group
  • THNK School of Creative Leadership
  • Time Warner
  • Tokyo Gas Company
  • Monte Toole Family Foundation
  • Toyota
  • University of Hong Kong (UHK)
  • US Bank
  • Venables, Bell & Partners (VBP Orange)
  • Vobile
  • Wisdom Academy
  • Xerox Business Services
  • Xerox Learning
  • Yamatake Corporation
  • Yindu Ogilvy

Visiting Scholars