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October 2021

Nick Thurston, “Document Practices: The Art of Propagating Access”

Thursday, October 14, 2021 @ 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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Nick Thurston on his current book project, Document Practices, which explores aesthetic and political frameworks for analyzing acts of re-publishing already public documents.

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September 2021

Victoria Cain, “Educated Viewers: Civic Spectatorship, Media Literacy, and American Schools”

Thursday, September 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114, Access via 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

The struggle of successive generations of education reformers who attempted to meet massive social and economic crises through careful instruction in media viewing and collective discussion

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Sulafa Zidani, “Messy on the Inside: Internet Memes as Mapping Tools of Everyday Life”

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hybrid: MIT Building 56, Room 114, and on Zoom, 21 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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New Comparative Media Studies/Writing faculty member Sulafa Zidani will explore how memes function both in navigating the contested cultural and spatial politics and carving out space in the cultural landscape for youths’ aspirations.

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May 2021

Sandra Rodriguez, “Creating and Interacting with Virtual Entities: Combining VR and AI to Reflect on Human Experiences”

Thursday, May 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Director Sandra Rodriguez (Canada) explores how artificial intelligence (AI) and human creativity meet at a crucial junction, to create compelling virtual worlds and characters that invite interaction, discovery and play.

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April 2021

Jonathan Sterne, “Diminished Vocalities: On Prostheses and Abilities”

Thursday, April 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Most discussions of the voice frame it as a human faculty that is connected to self and agency, as when we say that a political group “has a voice,” or when the tone of voice is taken as expressing a speaker’s inner meaning or selfhood. But how to understand voices that are produced prosthetically?

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James Wynn, “There’s No Place Like Home: Promotional Narratives, Science Fiction, and the Case for Mars Colonization”

Thursday, April 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

How do you persuade people to leave their indigenous communities to start new ones in a foreign and sometimes hostile place?

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March 2021

Discuss “The Infiltrators” with director Alex Rivera

Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Alex Rivera is a filmmaker who has been telling new, urgent, and visually adventurous Latino stories for more than twenty years.

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Joshua Littenberg-Tobias, “Measuring Equity-Promoting Behaviors in Digital Teaching Simulations: A Topic Modeling Approach”

Thursday, March 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

As K-12 schools increasingly reckon with our country long history of racist teaching practices, digital simulations may provide ways to help teachers name, re-examine, and reflect on their own practice and move toward anti-racist teaching.

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Beyza Boyacioglu and Jeff Soyk, “Zeki Müren Hotline – Mobile Experience”

Thursday, March 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

A 2015 participatory project around Turkish pop star Zeki Müren became a sensation. Now it's been turned into an interactive experience pairing the project's nostalgic messages with vignettes from Müren's life and legacy.

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February 2021

Charisse L’Pree, “What is a Media Psychography? A 20-year Methodological Journey”

Thursday, February 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

L’Pree discusses the role of interdisciplinary research and how she has maneuvered a wide variety of methodologies, including quantitative, qualitative, critical, and applied, in order to answer life’s questions.

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November 2020

Mauricio Cordero, “BORDERx: A Crisis In Graphic Detail”

Thursday, November 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Livestream MA United States

BORDERx: A Crisis In Graphic Detail is a comic anthology that examines the border crisis from a variety of points of view and narrative formats.

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Adam Charles Hart, “Beyond the Living Dead: Treasures from the George A. Romero Archive”

Thursday, November 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Livestream MA United States

Hear from Adam Charles Hart about what's in the George A. Romero archives, from Dawn of the Dead to Romero's unpublished projects.

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Patricia Saulis, “Creating Space for Balance: Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science — Two-Eyed Seeing — in Environmental Justice and Media”

Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Livestream MA United States

Patricia Saulis will feature clips of Mikmaq Elders speaking and provide some perspective on how their work could be brought forward in discussions of Environmental Justice and Media.

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October 2020

Lana Swartz, “New Money: How Payment Became Social Media”

Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Livestream MA United States

Lana Swartz, '09, is joined by Aswin Punathambekar, '03, to discuss Swartz's new book, framing money as a media technology, one in major transition.

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

Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map

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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