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April 2019

Civic Arts Series, “Do-it Yourself Cinema: Portable Film Projectors as Media History”

Wednesday, April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 270, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Haidee Wasson illustration by Mauricio Cordero

Haidee Wasson will explore the long and vibrant place of portable film devices in the history of small media, repositioning the "movie theatre" as the singular or even central figuration of film presentation and viewing.

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Civic Arts Series: “Thumbs Type and Swipe” featuring DIS’s Lauren Boyle

Wednesday, April 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 270, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Lauren Boyle

DIS enlists leading artists and thinkers to expand the reach of key conversations bubbling up through contemporary art, culture, philosophy, and technology, with the aim to inspire, inform and mobilize a generation around the urgent issues facing us today and tomorrow.

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March 2019

Civic Arts Series, “Gaming the Iron Curtain: Computer Games in Communist Czechoslovakia as Entertainment and Activism”

Wednesday, March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 270, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Jaroslav Švelch photo

The idiosyncratic and surprising ways computer hobbyists in Czechoslovakia challenged the power of the oppressive political regime and harnessed early microcomputer technology for both entertainment and activism.

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Civic Arts Series: Opeyemi Olukemi

Wednesday, March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 270, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Opeyemi Olukemi

Throughout her career as an interactive producer, funder and public programmer, Opeyemi Opeyemi has created spaces and pipelines for interdisciplinary artists, communities, and creative teams to experiment with and create meaningful innovative content.

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February 2019

Civic Arts Series, “Bringing the War Home”: Visual Aftermaths and Domestic Disturbances in the Era of Modern Warfare

Wednesday, February 20 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 4, Room 270, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Caren Kaplan photo

Caren Kaplan is Professor of American Studies at the University of California, Davis, and affiliated faculty in Cultural Studies and Science and Technology Studies.

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November 2018

Civic Arts Series: Myron Dewey

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building E15, Room 001 (“The Cube”), 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Illustration of Myron Dewey

Myron Dewey has pioneered the blending of citizen monitoring, documentary filmmaking, and social networking in the cause of environment, social justice and indigenous people's rights.

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October 2018

Civic Arts Series: Marisa Morán Jahn

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building E15, Room 001 (“The Cube”), 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Illustration of Marisa Morán Jahn

Marisa Morán Jahn is a multi-media artist, writer, educator and activist, whose colorful, often humorous uses of personae and media create imaginative pathways to civic awareness of urgent public issues.

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Civic Arts Series: Daniel Bacchieri

Thursday, October 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building E15, Room 001 (“The Cube”), 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Illustration of Daniel Bacchieri

Brazilian journalist Daniel Bacchieri and his StreetMusicMap collaborators are exploring the creative possibilities of collective story-telling through performance.

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September 2018

Civic Arts Series: Erik Loyer

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building E15, Room 001 (“The Cube”), 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Illustration of Erik Loyer

Erik Loyer's award-winning work explores new blends of game dynamics, poetic expression and interactive visual storytelling.

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