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.
Master's thesis by Heather Miller S.M., Comparative Media Studies, 2003
Keywords: 17th century, A Token for Children, books, England, gender, James Janeway, literature, Protestantism, reading, religion, writing, youth
Exploring three developments pertaining to children and reading in seventeenth-century England, including how profoundly death was implicated in the development of thought about children’s reading.
Chasing Chupacabras: Why People Would Rather Believe in a Bloodsucking Red-eyed Monster from Outer-Space than in a Pack of Hungry Dogs
In the face of little, no, or often-times contrary scientific evidence for the paranormal, people continue to believe in Chupacabras. Why?
How Claude Shannon’s theory of “information” shaped the technologies that changed one of the most fundamental activities in our lives: communication.
The contributors reject apocalyptic scenarios of media revolution, demonstrating instead that media transition is always a mix of tradition and innovation
Rice is a quiet champion, the unrecognized catalyst of civilization, and now, an exciting keyhole into genetics
Exploring creativity and ask whether computers are capable now, or in the future, of producing creative works, specifically in musical composition.
“Atlantic Crossings” is the story of three journeys by people and creatures over the water; contemporary journeys that are rooted in history.