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April 2017

Hacking VR Speaker Series: Masterclass with Vincent Morisset

Monday, April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open Doc Lab: MIT Building E15, Room 318, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Creating with immersive and interactive tools. Is there even a box? Rethinking the rules of immersive storytelling. Meet one of the leading voices in innovation, interactive medium and creative digital artwork. Vincent is author of acclaimed, Emmy and Webby Awarded works such as Bla-Bla, Way-to-Go (NFB/France Télévisions) and interactive music videos (Neon Bible) resulting from a seven year collaboration with Arcade Fire.

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Barbie and Mortal Kombat 20 Years Later

Thursday, April 6 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building E14, Room 633, 75 Amherst Street
Cambridge, MA
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Yasmin Kafai and Gabriela Richard expand the discussions on gender, race, and sexuality in gaming.

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An Evening with Aparna Nancherla

Thursday, April 13 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 270, 33 Massachusetts Ave (Rear)
Cambridge, MA
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Comedian Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla heads to MIT this spring for a moderated discussion on her career and her honesty about her struggles with depression.

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Poetry Across Borders

Tuesday, April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MIT Building 6, Room 120, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA
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Poetry Across Borders

As part of MIT’s Day of Action/Day of Engagement, come share poems from cultures beyond the US.

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Michael Lee: “The Conservative Canon Before and After Trump”

Thursday, April 27 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Michael J. Lee charts the vital role of canonical post–World War II (1945–1964) books in generating, guiding, and sustaining conservatism as a political force in the United States.

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May 2017

Hacking VR Speaker Series: Jessica Brillhart, “VR in Science”

Tuesday, May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Open Doc Lab: MIT Building E15, Room 318, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Google has been at the forefront of exploring new ways to shoot 360, VR stories. As the medium develops, how can VR be used to raise awareness about science-related project? How can it be used to tell stories about our bodies, our health? VR in developments sometimes mean collaborations with doctors, neuroscientists, data scientists. How can scientific knowledge inform creation and creation inform science?

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The Contingencies of Comparison: Rethinking Comparative Media

Thursday, May 4 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Brian Larkin and Stefan Andriopoulos

Brian Larkin and Stefan Andriopoulos: "It is clear that future media centers will emerge in places far outside their traditional Western centers."

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From Taft to Trump: How Conservative Media Activists Won — and Lost — the GOP

Thursday, May 11 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Nicole Hemmer will explain how conservative media activists won the GOP for the right -- and how in the era of Trump, they lost it.

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