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November 2020

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

Thursday, November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Livestream MA United States
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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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Science Writing graduate program virtual admissions information session

Friday, November 13 @ 2:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Have an interest in science writing? Join us for our 2020 Admissions Information Session. On November 13 at 2pm ET.

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

Thursday, November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Livestream MA United States
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Hear from Adam Charles Hart about what's in the George A. Romero archives, from Dawn of the Dead to Romero's unpublished projects.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 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Livestream MA United States
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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 @ 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 @ 5:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map
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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Laura Partain, “Race and Representation of Syrian, Palestinian, and Norwegian Refugees in the News”

Thursday, October 15 @ 5:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map
Laura P.B. Partain

A talk about nationalism and national belonging, as well as the ways in which social-expectations placed on displaces peoples can limit their access to civic, medical, and everyday resources.

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MLK Visiting Scholar Patrica Saulis, “Psiw Ntolnapemok, All my Relations”

Wednesday, October 14 @ 12:00 pm
Zoom information available upon registration Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Ms. Patricia Saulis will discuss the idea of erasure that has permeated our society and how acts of genocide have impacted if and how people see and hear Indigenous Peoples.

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Eric Gordon, “Towards a Meaningfully Inefficient Smart City”

Thursday, October 8 @ 5:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map
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Visiting Professor Eric Gordon will discuss a recent project in Boston, MA in collaboration with the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, called Beta Blocks, that uses meaningful inefficiency as a structuring logic for sourcing, questioning and making decisions about public realm technologies.

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Science Writing Thesis Day 2020

Saturday, October 3 @ 12:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map
Illustration of a human head

Open to the public and streamed live. Thesis topics will range from black-footed ferrets to high heels and everything in-between.

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Jing Wang, “Walking Around Obstacles: Nonconfrontational Activists in Gray China”

Thursday, October 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map
Professor Jing Wang

This talk challenges some of the binary assumptions we made about activism and China by bringing our attention to the gray zones in China where nonconfrontational activists are building an invisible and quiet coalition.

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September 2020

Justin Reich, “Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education”

Thursday, September 24 @ 5:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map
Justin Reich

Justin Reich presents his new book on why technology provides such uneven support to learners.

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Kishonna Gray, “Intersectional Tech: Exploring the Black Cultural Production of Gamers Intransmediated Culture”

Thursday, September 17 @ 5:00 pm
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map
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Gaming, as a medium often outside conversations on Blackness and digital praxis, is one that is becoming more visible, viable, and legible in making sense of Black technoculture.

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May 2020

Science Writing Graduate Thesis Presentations 2020

Friday, May 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
MIT Student Center Mezzanine Lounge, 84 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Devi Lockwood speaking at Science Writing thesis day 2019

CMS/W and The Graduate Program in Science Writing invite you to the Thesis Presentations of the Class of 2020, May 15 starting at 9am.

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April 2020

Katha Seidman, “Historic Drama-Documentaries and Immersive Installations”

Thursday, April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Livestream MA United States + Google Map
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A five-time nominee and three-time Emmy Award winning production designer, Seidman has designed many historic drama-documentaries for PBS, the History Channel and the Discovery Channel.

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