Open Locast Universities was a partnership between the MIT Mobile Experience Laboratory and an international pool of universities. The aim of this partnership was to explore the relationship between location-based media and urban environments through Open Locast, a mobile and web location-based media platform developed by the MIT Mobile Experience Laboratory.

Using Open Locast, various groups from universities around the globe designed digital platforms that explored the relationship between location-based media and topics such as sustainable tourism, public parks, and street fashion.

The MIT Mobile Experience Lab held the Open Locast Universities symposium at the MIT Media Lab, where each group shared their work and participated in a discussion about how new media technologies influence our interactions with urban space.