In Medias Res

The official news magazine of MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing.

  • In Medias Res 2016

    In Medias Res 2016

    The surreality of so many election moments may account for the focus of this issue of In Medias Res and indeed of CMS/W’s work since 2015 and 2016: the long-awaited breakthrough of virtual reality technology.

     
  • In Medias Res, Fall 2015

    In Medias Res, Fall 2015

    For Fall 2015, we cheer that MIT was recently named by Times Higher Education as America’s #3 school for the humanities.

     
  • In Medias Res, Spring 2015

    In Medias Res, Spring 2015

    “As this issue of In Medias Res testifies, however, the challenging weather has not slowed the pace of activities of the denizens of CMS/W!”

     
  • In Medias Res, Fall 2014

    In Medias Res, Fall 2014

    Featuring the photography of B.D. Colen, introductions to Coco Fusco and Marjorie Liu, the awesomeness of @mitblogs_ebooks, and alumni updates.

     
  • In Medias Res Spring 2014

    In Medias Res Spring 2014

    This issue of In Medias Res features the role of the arts in CMS/W — its history, alumni accomplishments in arts research, and events foregrounding the field.

     
  • In Medias Res, Fall 2013

    In Medias Res, Fall 2013

    The CMS/W magazine, highlighting the gains of the recent merger of CMS and Writing at MIT and the fruits of their decade-plus collaboration.

     
  • An NGO 2.0 workshop

    NGO 2.0: An Interview with Jing Wang

    “We found that teaching them how to use the tools is probably less important than teaching them how to position themselves, how to brand themselves.”

     
  • In Medias Res, Spring 2013

    In Medias Res, Spring 2013

    In this issue of In Medias Res, we look at media and technology in the farm worker movement…and much more.

     
  • In Medias Res, Spring 2012

    In Medias Res, Spring 2012

    “The pas de deux between these top-down and bottom-up developments has put media ever more at the center of contemporary cultural practice.”

     
  • In Medias Res, Fall 2011

    In Medias Res, Fall 2011

    The debates sparked in our reorganization serve as powerful reminders that the university has been blissfully isolated from seismic changes.

     
  • In Medias Res: The CMS 10th Anniversary

    In Medias Res: The CMS 10th Anniversary

    CMS emerged as a hearty repast, richer and more nutritious than we had any right to expect. It was the right program at the right time.

     
  • In Medias Res, Fall 2009

    In Medias Res, Fall 2009

    As CMS moves into its 10th year, dramatic change is certainly ongoing. But that change has logic…in new faculty, new research, and our alumni network.

     
  • In Medias Res, Spring 2009

    In Medias Res, Spring 2009

    The CMS ideal moves outward through alums as they work in industry, education, the arts, journalism, policy making, and academia.

     
  • In Medias Res, Fall 2008

    In Medias Res, Fall 2008

    Junot Díaz has long been a supporter of CMS, and we are all justly proud of the extraordinary critical response to the novel, which won the Pulitzer Prize.

     
  • In Medias Res, Spring 2008

    In Medias Res, Spring 2008

    The undergraduate curriculum has increasingly turned to cross-disciplinary, trans-disciplinary and even multi-disciplinary approaches to education.