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Comparative Media Studies Thesis Day

Friday, April 4, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join CMS/W for thesis presentations by students in the Comparative Media Studies masters program.  Free and open to the public.

10:00-10:30  Coffee and Conversation

10:30  Presentations by:

  • Lingyuxiu Zhong “My Pins are My Dreams: Pinterest, Collective Daydreams, and the Aspirational Gap”
  • Eduardo Marisca Alvarez “Playful Ventures: Technology Entrepreneurship and Peripheral Innovation in the Peruvian Game Industry”
  • Julie Fischer “Creat[e L]ive Treatment of Actuality: Live Documentary Practices for the Rise of Real Time”

12:30  Lunch Break

1:30 Presentations by:

  • Rodrigo Davies “Civic Crowdfunding: Participatory Communities, Entrepreneurs and the Political Economy of Place”
  • Denise Cheng “The Future of Work: Blueprints for a Worker Support Infrastructure in the Peer Economy”
  • Erica Deahl “Better the Data You Know: Developing Youth Data Literacy in Schools and Informal Learning Environments”
  • Jason Lipshin “Network Design: A Theory of Scale for Ubiquitous Computing”


Friday, April 4, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing


MIT Student Center Room 407
84 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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