The Knowledge Futures Group, founded as a partnership between the MIT Press and MIT Media Lab, builds and sustains technology for the production, curation, and preservation of knowledge in service of the public good.
We believe that for infrastructure to be relevant and competitive, it must be simple and inexpensive to deploy and use. Our networks, tools, and advocacy focus on lowering the time, technical, and cost barriers to participation – and on including everyone in the knowledge ecosystem.
We believe that bringing researchers and institutions closer to the infrastructure they use is the key to durable change. Our projects deploy community-driven practices to solve real problems.
We believe that infrastructure must have a plan for long-term sustainability in order to be reliable. Through a diversity of consortium partnerships, philanthropic donations, and revenue-generating models, we craft a robust sustainability landscape. We focus on developing business models that foster sustainable infrastructure.
The KFG is powered by partners dedicated to stewarding healthy and equitable knowledge futures. The core team brings experience from academy, industry, and advocacy. The theory of change we follow consists of diverse, bottom-up contributions from our partners and our community at large. We strive to move stewardship of key knowledge infrastructure towards institutions whose missions align with the interests of the public.