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September 2014

Philip Napoli, “Media Impact Assessment and Beyond: Thoughts on the Treacherous Task of Quantifying Journalistic Performance”

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633,
75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA
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This presentation by Rutgers’ Philip Napoli will focus on ongoing research that seeks to define and assess the field of media impact assessment.

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Nick Montfort discusses his work at Harvard Book Store, with book signing

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Harvard Book Store welcomes NICK MONTFORT, associate professor of digital media in Comparative Media Studies/Writing at MIT, for a discussion of #!, World Clock, and 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10.”

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By Design: Or, What Remote Controls Can Teach Us about the Nature of Control

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633,
75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA
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Georgetown’s Caetlin Benson-Allott on how the technical and design evolution of remote controls reveal how the seemingly most inconsequential of media devices have shaped the way users cohabit with mass media, consumer electronics, and each other.

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October 2014

Teens and Media, with danah boyd and Marah Gubar

October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Building 66, Room 110,
25 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA
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danah boyd, author of It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, and MIT Literature professor Marah Gubar, author of Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children’s Literature and a leading figure in the interdisciplinary field of childhood studies, will join Associate Director of the Forum Noel Jackson for a conversation about young people as producers and consumers of media content.

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Doris Sommer, “Welcome Back, to the Humanities as Civic Engagement”

October 16 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633,
75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA
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Doris Sommer’s new book “The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities” revives the collaboration between aesthetic philosophy and democratic development.

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On-campus Information Session, CMS Graduate Program

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Comparative Media Studies: MIT Building E15, Room 335,
20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA
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If you would like to attend this on-campus information session, please register at Eventbrite (http://mitsha.re/1pU0142).

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Online Information Session, CMS Graduate Program

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us at 9am on October 24th, here at cmsw.mit.edu! RSVP not required, but sign up for a reminder.

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Ultimate Truths: Comparing Science and the Humanities

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 123,
32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA
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This Communications Forum special event will explore the differences and similarities in the kinds of knowledge available through inquiry in the science and humanities, and the ways that knowledge is obtained.

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November 2014

Book release for “Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets: Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movement”

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633,
75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA
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Sasha Costanza-Chock’s new book — about media, community organizing, and immigrant rights — reveals that the revolution will be tweeted, but tweets alone will not the revolution make.

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Paul Levitz

November 13 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633,
75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA
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Paul Levitz is a comic fan (The Comic Reader), editor (Batman, among many titles), writer, executive (DC Comics), historian, and educator.

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