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October 2017

Cloud Policy: Anatomy of a Regulatory Crisis

Thursday, October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Jennifer Holt examines the legal and cultural crises surrounding the regulation of data in “the cloud.” The complex landscape of laws and policies governing digital data are currently rife with unresolvable conflicts. The challenges of distributing and protecting digital data in a policy landscape that is simultaneously local, national, and global have created problems that often defy legal paradigms, national boundaries, and traditional geographies of control.

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November 2017

Brian Michael Bendis: The 2017 Julius Schwartz Lecture

Thursday, November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 123, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing is thrilled to welcome award-winning comics creator Brian Michael Bendis, a New York Times bestseller and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics, for the 2017 Julius Schwartz lecture.

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CMS Graduate Admissions Information Session

Thursday, November 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MIT Building E51, Room 095, 70 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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CMS Graduate Admissions Information Session Come meet faculty and students, learn about the program and ask questions.  Light refreshments provided. November 16, 2017 11AM-1 PM E51-095 Can't make it here? Participate via live stream on our YouTube channel. We'll have a chat room open, so you can ask questions and respond as if you were in the room.

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Fall 2017 Alumni Panel: Matthew Weise, Karen Schrier Shaenfield, and Ainsley Sutherland

Thursday, November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Join us for this year's alumni panel, when we hear from four alums of the graduate program in Comparative Media Studies as they discuss their experience at MIT and what their careers have looked like in the fields a CMS degree prepared them for.

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Science Writing Admissions Information Session

Friday, November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Building 14E, Room 304, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Science Writing Admissions Information Session Come meet faculty, learn about the program and ask questions.  Light refreshments provided. November 17, 2017 2-4PM 14E-304 Can't make it in person? Participate via live stream on our YouTube Channel. We'll have a chat window open, so you can participate as if you were in the room.

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Has Silicon Valley Lost Its Humanity?

Thursday, November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 270, 33 Massachusetts Ave (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02319 United States
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In this MIT Communications Forum, author Noam Cohen and Northeastern University assistant professor Jeff Howe discuss the rise of Silicon Valley and whether the drive for innovation degrades our humanity.

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December 2017

The Emotional Politics of Piracy, Or Why We Feel Intellectual Property Infringement as National Trauma

Thursday, December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Anjali Vat: "The everdayness and banality of piratical trauma fuels desires for intellectual property maximalism and intellectual property criminalization, which reproduce the very conditions which gave rise to the trauma."

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