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September 2016

Next Stage Planning for the Digital Humanities at MIT

Thursday, September 29 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 133,
33 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, 02139
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Douglas O'Reagan

Douglas O’Reagan will update the audience on his efforts and invite suggestions and ideas concerning the future of digital humanities at MIT.

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October 2016

This Land Is Our Land: Mobile Media, Protest, and Debate in Maasai and Mongolian Land Disputes

Thursday, October 6 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 133,
33 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, 02139
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Baruch College's Allison Hahn on how academics might engage once-distant communities and better understand the complexity of mobile media and nomadic deliberation.

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Poetry Reading: William Corbett

Wednesday, October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155,
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, 02139
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William Corbett

Corbett taught writing at MIT for 22 years. Granary Books recently published his collaboration with painter Rackstraw Downes, I Rode with the Cossacks.

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How Did the Computer Learn to See?

Thursday, October 13 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 133,
33 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, 02139
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Alexander Galloway

Did computers learn to see by modernity's most highly evolved technologies of vision, or, as Alexander Galloway argues, from sculpture?

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Time Traveling with James Gleick

Monday, October 17 @ 6:00 pm
MIT Building 2, Room 190,
182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, 02139
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James Gleick photo

International best-selling author and science historian James Gleick discusses his career, the state of science journalism, and his newest book Time Travel: A History, which delves into the evolution of time travel in literature and science and the thin line between pulp fiction and modern physics.

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Poetry Reading: Martha Collins and Fred Marchant

Tuesday, October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155,
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, 02139
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Martha Collins and Fred Marchant

Collins is founder of the creative writing program at UMass-Boston. Marchant is emeritus co-director of the Suffolk University Poetry Center.

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The Turn to “Tween”: An Age Category and its Cultural Consequences

Thursday, October 20 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 270,
33 Massachusetts Ave (Rear)
Cambridge, 02319
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Esquire microbop

How are “tweens” represented in popular culture, including music, television, and YA literature? And how does this relatively new age category intersect with--or elide--issues pertaining to race, class, and gender identity?

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“Racial Regimes, Digital Economies”, a symposium hosted by MIT Global Studies and Languages

Thursday, October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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What about the role of racialized labor – and capital – within the nexus of online and offline realities?

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Kara Keeling and Lisa Nakamura speak as part of “Racial Regimes, Digital Economies” symposium

Thursday, October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 133,
33 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, 02139
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Kara Keeling and Lisa Nakamura with two talks on digital industry, Afrofuturism, native cultures, and more.

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November 2016

Illuminating 2016: Using Social Listening Tools to Understand the Presidential Campaign

Thursday, November 3 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 133,
33 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, 02139
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Jennifer Stromer-Galley portrait

Jennifer Stromer-Galley describes the large-scale collection and machine learning techniques used to study how presidential candidates use social media.

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Poetry Reading: Danielle Georges

Monday, November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 141,
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, 02139
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Danielle Legros Georges

Danielle Legros Georges is a writer and educator. The current Poet Laureate of Boston, she is the author of two books of poems.

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An Evening with John Hodgman

Thursday, November 10 @ 6:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 123,
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, 02139
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John Hodgman photo

John Hodgman brings his razor-sharp wit to MIT for a moderated discussion on his career and the state of comedy today.

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Fall 2016 CMS Graduate Program Information Session

Thursday, November 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MIT Building E51, Room 095,
70 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, 02139
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Infosession fall 2015 cover image

A great way to get to know the program, its people, and its research. This year’s is on November 17 from 10am to 12pm and will be streamed online.

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Fall 2016 Alumni Panel: Andres Lombana-Bermudez, Colleen Kaman, Abe Stein, and Lily Bui

Thursday, November 17 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 133,
33 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, 02139
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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 Graduate Information Session

Friday, November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MIT Building 14E, Room 304,
160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, 02139
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Science Writing graduates

Learn about the MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing, meet some faculty and ask questions!

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