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February 2021

Civic Media Insights: Burcu Baykurt, “The City as Data Machine: Local Governance in the Age of Big Data”

Friday, February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
https://mit.zoom.us/j/99693116799 MA
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Burcu Baykurt on how Kansas City officials and civic entrepreneurs ignored the needs of already-vulnerable groups, downplayed their legitimate concerns about automated surveillance, and neglected the “data deserts” that they had created.

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

Thursday, February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
https://mit.zoom.us/j/94619881535 MA
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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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Lupe Fiasco Speaks about The Society of Spoken Art

Wednesday, February 24 @ 5:00 pm
Zoom information available upon registration Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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With CMS/W Professor Nick Montfort, Lupe Fiasco discuses the educational guild that brings established and aspiring rappers together to hone their verbal prowess and master the fundamentals of linguistic and semiotic methodology.

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January 2021

CMS.S60/CMS.S96 Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel

Friday, January 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Register through Websis, must attend all sessions.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map

Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel is a one week IAP offering that tackles the American comic book from three distinct and defining perspectives: superheroes and fantasy, crime comics, and the graphic memoir. While the superhero offered an electrifying narrative for comics and ushered its transition from newspaper strips to the comic book, it also seemed to impose a limiting identity upon the medium as a site for “juvenile literature.” How did writers and artists respond…

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CMS.S60/CMS.S96 Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel

Thursday, January 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Register through Websis, must attend all sessions.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map

Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel is a one week IAP offering that tackles the American comic book from three distinct and defining perspectives: superheroes and fantasy, crime comics, and the graphic memoir. While the superhero offered an electrifying narrative for comics and ushered its transition from newspaper strips to the comic book, it also seemed to impose a limiting identity upon the medium as a site for “juvenile literature.” How did writers and artists respond…

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CMS.S60/CMS.S96 Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel

Wednesday, January 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Register through Websis, must attend all sessions.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map

Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel is a one week IAP offering that tackles the American comic book from three distinct and defining perspectives: superheroes and fantasy, crime comics, and the graphic memoir. While the superhero offered an electrifying narrative for comics and ushered its transition from newspaper strips to the comic book, it also seemed to impose a limiting identity upon the medium as a site for “juvenile literature.” How did writers and artists respond…

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CMS.S60/CMS.S96 Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel

Tuesday, January 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Register through Websis, must attend all sessions.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map

Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel is a one week IAP offering that tackles the American comic book from three distinct and defining perspectives: superheroes and fantasy, crime comics, and the graphic memoir. While the superhero offered an electrifying narrative for comics and ushered its transition from newspaper strips to the comic book, it also seemed to impose a limiting identity upon the medium as a site for “juvenile literature.” How did writers and artists respond…

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CMS.S60/CMS.S96 Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel

Monday, January 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Register through Websis, must attend all sessions.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States + Google Map

Lightning in a Panel: American Comics and the Graphic Novel is a one week IAP offering that tackles the American comic book from three distinct and defining perspectives: superheroes and fantasy, crime comics, and the graphic memoir. While the superhero offered an electrifying narrative for comics and ushered its transition from newspaper strips to the comic book, it also seemed to impose a limiting identity upon the medium as a site for “juvenile literature.” How did writers and artists respond…

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December 2020

Undergraduate Thesis Readings

Thursday, December 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
https://mit.zoom.us/j/95643519725

Join graduating seniors Christina Warren, Virginia Rosenberger and Kathryn Mohr as the present their senior writing theses to the public.

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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
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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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 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
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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