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March 2017

The Networked Sensory Landscape Meets the Future of Documentary

Thursday, March 23 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Glorianna Davenport photo

Glorianna Davenport presents DoppelMarsh, data from a dense network of diverse environmental sensors mapped to deliver “a sense of being there” in a re-synthesized, ever-changing landscape.

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Poetry Reading: Kathleen Ossip

Monday, March 20 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 141, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA
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Kathleen Ossip is a 2016-2017 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, and is the editor of the poetry review website SCOUT.

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From Stereopticon to Telephone: The Selling of the President in the Gilded Age

Thursday, March 16 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Charles Musser photo

Charles Musser: "19th century media forms set in motion not only a new way of imagining how to market national campaigns and candidates; they also helped to usher in novel forms of mass spectatorship."

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POSTPONED Poetry Reading: Mark Pawlak

Tuesday, March 14 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA
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An M.I.T. alumnus (B.S. Physics, 1970), Mark Pawlak is the author of nine poetry collections and the editor of six anthologies.

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Hacking VR Speaker Series: Eloi Champagne, “Leading Innovation at the NFB”

Tuesday, March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Open Doc Lab: MIT Building E15, Room 318, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Eloi Champagne photo

The National Film Board of Canada is one of the leading forces of VR for both linear and interactive productions. Learn more about their inspirations, decisions and workflows, from production, conceptualization and developing new collective spaces for creation.

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Hacking VR Speaker Series: Masterclass with Arnaud Colinart

Friday, March 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Open Doc Lab: MIT Building E15, Room 318, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Arnaud Colinart photo

A walk through an innovative and groundbreaking award-winning project, Notes on Blindness, from ideation to production, post-production and distribution.

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Sexual Harassment and Gender Equity in Science

Thursday, March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 270, 33 Massachusetts Ave (Rear)
Cambridge, MA
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Azeen Ghorayshi, MIT astronomer Sarah Ballard, and Harvard history of science professor Evelynn M. Hammonds discuss barriers to gender equality in the sciences and steps to over come them.

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Desktop Reveries: Hand, Software, and the Space of Japanese Artist Animation

Thursday, March 2 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Paul Roquet

Seeking to unravel the analytical split between the "drawn" and the "digital" in animation and media studies more broadly, Paul Roquet’s project moves back and forth between two desktops: the hard surface of the drawing table and the pixelated surface of the screen.

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February 2017

Hacking VR Speaker Series: Brian Chirls, “WebVR”

Tuesday, February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Open Doc Lab: MIT Building E15, Room 318, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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Virtual Reality productions are on the rise. But is the medium even available? How can we start thinking about the accessibility and democratization of immersive production, creation and consumption?

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Race and Racism in the 2016 Presidential Election

Thursday, February 23 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 270, 33 Massachusetts Ave (Rear)
Cambridge, MA
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Photo of Jamelle Bouie

Slate's Jamelle Bouie on how race and ethnicity framed the election and how journalists and content creators can improve coverage of these issues moving forward.

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Authoritarian and Democratic Data Science in an Experimenting Society

Thursday, February 16 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA
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MIT's Nathan Matias asks, how will the role of data science in democracy be transformed as software expands the public's ability to conduct our own experiments at scale?

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January 2017

“Hands On” Workshop and Demo

Thursday, January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 145, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

Learn how to draw the hand and why you couldn’t do it before.

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IAP 2017: Global Game Jam

Friday, January 20 - Sunday, January 22
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 123, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA
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Global Game Jam 2016 logo

"Come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games."

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IAP 2017: CantoVerso Workshop, Reading, and Book Launch

Thursday, January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building 14, Room 233, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA
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A digital literature workshop, reading, and book launch in English and Spanish

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IAP 2017: Women in Politics Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Thursday, January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 251, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA
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Independent Activities Period

Co-sponsored by MIT Libraries and CMS/W.

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