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  • In Medias Res, Summer 2006

    In Medias Res, Summer 2006

    From the start, Philip Khoury encouraged us to think big, to develop a graduate program worthy of MIT, one that would help to define future directions for our field.

     
  • Henry Jenkins

    Henry Jenkins Launches Official Blog

    After years of writing articles and blog posts for everyone else, Professor Henry Jenkins has finally launched his own blog, Confessions of an Academic/Fan.

     
  • From Gondwanaland, with Love: The Tale of How Boston Got Its Rocks

    From Gondwanaland, with Love: The Tale of How Boston Got Its Rocks

    The history of our understanding of Boston’s journey illustrates how geologists think about their world, and how their ideas have changed over the last 150 years in one of science’s great revolutions.

     
  • These images are from animated works from the Animation School at the Beijing Film Academy. MIT scholars are using more than 50 years' worth of work to create a digital archive. Images courtesy BFA.

    Animation Archive Draws on CMS Expertise

    MIT’s Comparative Media Studies and Foreign Languages and Literatures have joined forces to create a digital archive of animated works produced at the Beijing Film Academy’s (BFA) Animation School.

     
  • Convergence Culture Consortium Manages its Brand

    Convergence Culture Consortium Manages its Brand

    This past fall saw the public unveiling of the Convergence Culture Consortium, a new CMS initiative examining the world of branded entertainment.

     
  • Who Needs Comparative Media Studies?

    Who Needs Comparative Media Studies?

    So you want proof of concept of this whole “Comparative Media Studies” thing? A look at the reports coming from our alumnae demonstrates that our community has done very well indeed.

     
  • The cantina scene from Star Wars IV (above) is the inspiration for NML's Cantina interface (below), which encourages students to develop transmedia storytelling skills by creating character profiles, writing dialogue, and augmenting mood with music and other media.

    NML Teaches Transmedia Storytelling Skills

    The New Media Literacies (NML) initiative begins 2006 with a project prototype focused on transmedia storytelling, starting with the curious-looking alien characters from the original ‘cantina’ scene from Star Wars IV.