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September 2015

On the Politics of Punk Media and Peru

September 17 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 231,
Cambridge, MA
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L. Shane Greene presents a theoretical overview of various situations – particularly their political, aesthetic, and media dimensions – that arose in the production of a book about the history of anarchism and punk rock during Peru’s war with the Maoist-inspired armed group known as the Shining Path.

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Jane McGonigal discusses her new book “SuperBetter” with Scot Osterweil

September 17 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater,
20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Jane McGonigal, coming to MIT September 17th and hosted by Harvard Book Store

Join us and Harvard Book Store as it hosts Jane McGonigal to discuss “SuperBetter” with our own Scot Osterweil of The Education Arcade.

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Jim Crow and the Legacy of Segregation Outside of the South

September 25 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 270,
33 Massachusetts Ave (Rear)
Cambridge, MA
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Black Lives Matter

Is the de facto segregation that exists in many Northern cities a result of the lack of forced integration of the type that took place in the South?

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October 2015

Hierarchy and Democracy in Modern Japan’s Mass Media Revolution

October 1 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 231,
Cambridge, MA
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Hiromu Nagahara explores Japan’s first “mass media revolution”, in the 1920s and ’30s, when technology expanded the number of media product consumers.

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From the Neolithic Era to the Apocalypse: How to Prepare for the Future by Studying the Past

October 8 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 270,
33 Massachusetts Ave (Rear)
Cambridge, MA
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Authors Charles C. Mann and Annalee Newitz will talk about how ancient civilizations shed light on current problems with urbanization, food security, and environmental change.

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The Adventures of Ms. Meta: Celebrating the Female Superhero Through Digital Gaming

October 15 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 231,
Cambridge, MA
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Sarah Zaidan

Sarah Zaidan is a game designer, artist and researcher whose work explores how video games and comic books can engage in a dialogue with identity, gender and civic awareness.

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From Firing Line to The O’Reilly Factor

October 22 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 231,
Cambridge, MA
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How did political TV and radio move from honest intellectual combat to become a vast echo chamber? Heather Hendershot will answer this difficult question.

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November 2015

On-Campus Information Session, CMS Graduate Program

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Building E51, Room 095,
70 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA
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Come nibble on snacks, ask questions, and learn about the CMS Master’s Program. November 19, 2015 2-4PM E51-095 Register now at EventBrite

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CMS Alumni Panel

November 19 @ 5:00 pm
Margaret Weigel

On the heels of the day’s graduate program information session, join us for our annual colloquium featuring alumni of CMS, discussing their lives from MIT to their careers today. Here’s who we’ve lined up so far (subject to change as ever): Margaret Weigel, ’02, who works in digital education: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=3427777 Dan Roy, ’07, widely known for his games for learning projects: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=2512953 Ilya Vedrashko, ’06, who does big data-driven consumer research: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=3838774 Erik Stayton, ’15, now a Ph.D. student at MIT’s program in History,…

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