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April 2017

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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Science Writing Graduate Thesis Presentations

Friday, May 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
MIT Student Center Room 407, 84 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
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Attend the Thesis Presentations of the Graduate Program in Science Writing Class of 2017.  The event is open to the public.   Place: MIT Student Center W20-407 (Fourth Floor) Date: May 19, 2017 Time: Coffee and conversation at 9:00, presentations begin at 9:30 am.

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