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April 2020

POSTPONED UNTIL FALL: Elinor Carmi, “Media Distortions: Understanding the Power Behind Spam, Noise, and Other Deviant Media”

Thursday, April 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building E15, Room 318 (Common Area), 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Elinor Carmi, Liverpool University

The politics behind categories we take for granted such as spam and noise, and what it means to our broader understanding of, and engagement with media.

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CANCELLED: David Thorburn: The William Corbett Poetry Series

Wednesday, April 8 @ 5:15 pm
MIT Building 2, Room 105, 182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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David Thorburn

David Thorburn has been a teacher of literature for 55 years, 44 of them at MIT where he is Professor of Literature and Comparative Media and Director Emeritus of the MIT Communications Forum. Knots is his first book of poetry.

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Catherine D’Ignazio, “Data Feminism” (streaming to be added soon)

Thursday, April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Livestream MA United States + Google Map
Catherine D'Ignazio

“The goal of this work is to transform scholarship into action – to operationalize feminism in order to imagine more ethical and more equitable data practices.”

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Lily Bui, “Centering Peripheries: Warning Systems and Disaster Risk Reduction Planning on the Island City”

Thursday, April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Livestream MA United States
Lily Bui, Ph.D.

CMS alum Lily Bui on the ways in which warning and planning are interrelated, as well as how planning and warning processes take place over time.

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