The 2017-2018 academic year comes with some great news around the growth and vibrancy of Comparative Media Studies/Writing: we have welcomed three new faculty members into the fold.
We provide a bridge between technology and the humanities, by examining the social and cultural impact of the changing media landscape.
The MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing is a one-year program that leads to a Master of Science (SM) in Science Writing.
Podcast: “Love May Not Be in the Afternoon Anymore: A Q&A with Soap Opera Writer Kay Alden About How the Genre Is (and/or Should Be) Changing with the Times”
Kay Alden worked for more than 30 years on The Young and the Restless, the top-rated daytime drama that she served as head writer for from 1998 to 2006.
What game design opportunities do we create when we extend massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) to cell phones?
Transgender women have many hurdles to face as they transition from male to female, and possessing an authentic voice is a way to smooth out the bumpy path they face.
Suzanne de Castell, Fred Turner, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Jose van Dijck, and Nick Montfort wrap up Media in Transition 5.
Podcast: Media in Transition 5: “Reproduction, Mimicry, Critique and Distribution Systems in Visual Art”
What are the tradeoffs artists make between creating artificial scarcity to increase a work’s unique value and increasing its visibility through broader reproduction? How are the needs of those who teach and write on video going to be met in the face of hyper-commodification?
Sharon Mazer looked at the ways that audience “performances” may be seen to challenge the live-ness of the onstage action in the Road to Wrestlemania 23
Can young people also learn how culture works by sampling and remixing the materials of their culture?