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October 2014

Helen Nissenbaum, “Resisting Data’s Tyranny with Obfuscation”

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633,
75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA
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Helen Nissenbaum: “Obfuscation is a compelling ‘weapon-of-the-weak,’ which deserves to be developed and strengthened, its moral challenges countered and mitigated.”

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Documentaries, Journalism, and the Future of Reality-Based Storytelling

October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Building 66, Room 110,
25 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA
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Raney Aronson of FRONTLINE, documentary director Katerina Cizek, Jason Spingarn-Koff of the New York Times’ Op-Docs, and the Guardian’s multimedia editor Francesca Panetta.

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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
66-140,
25 Ames St., Cambridge,
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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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CMS Alumni Panel

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633,
75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA
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Three Comparative Media Studies alums — Sam Ford, Rekha Murthy, and Parmesh Shahani — return to discuss their post-graduate lives.

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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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GPSW Admissions Information Session

November 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
MIT Building 14N, Room 112,
160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
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Science Writing Admissions Information Session Come visit the MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing, meet some faculty and ask questions! When: November 14, 2014 3:30-5 Where: MIT Building 14N, room 112 (Map) Registration is free but required so that we know how many of you are coming.

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