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October 2019

Vivek Bald, “If I Could Reach the Border…”

Thursday, October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building E15, Room 318 (Open Area), 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Vivek Bald, Bengali Harlem

Vivek Bald will read from a new essay that uses a teenage encounter with police and the justice system to explore questions of immigrant acceptability, racialization, and the South Asians American embrace of model minority status.

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William Uricchio, “Why Co-Create? And Why Now? Reports from A Field Study”

Thursday, October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building E15, Room 318 (Open Area), 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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William Uricchio

Professor William Uricchio on how co-creation is picking up steam as a claim, aspiration, and buzz-word du jour. But what is and why does it matter?

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November 2019

Lucy Suchman, “Artificial Intelligence & Modern Warfare”

Thursday, November 7 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Lancaster University's Lucy Suchman's concern is with the asymmetric distributions of sociotechnologies of (in)security, their deadly and injurious effects, and the legal, ethical, and moral questions that haunt their operations.

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Eric Klopfer, “Design Based Research on Participatory Simulations”

Thursday, November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building E15, Room 318 (Open Area), 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Professor Eric Klopfer

CMS/W Professor Eric Klopfer and The Education Arcade are currently working on a set of “Participatory Simulations”: mobile collaborative systems-based games.

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Paloma Duong, “Portable Postsocialisms [postsocialismos de bolsillo]”

Thursday, November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Assistant Professor Paloma Duong on "how revisiting our assumptions about digital media and cultural agency, both in Cuba and in the broader hemispheric context, can speak to the dreams and demands of constituencies that operate between, beneath, and beyond the pressures of global markets and the nation-state."

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December 2019

T.L. Taylor, “Play as Transformative Work”

Thursday, December 5 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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TL Taylor

Professor of Comparative Media Studies T.L. Taylor will explore the ways game live streamers are transforming their otherwise private play into public entertainment.

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