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Lev Manovich

MIT Building 2, Room 105 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Lev Manovich is the author of The Language of New Media, which is hailed as "the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan."

Media in Transition 6: stone and papyrus, storage and transmission

MIT Building E51 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

What are the implications of the tension between storage and transmission for education, for individual and national identities, for notions of what is public and what is private?

Race, Politics and American Media

MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

The election of an African-American president in Nov. 2008 has been hailed as a transforming event. But has Obama's ascension transformed anything?

Futures of Entertainment 4

Futures of Entertainment 4 once again brings together key industry leaders and academic scholars who are shaping these new directions in our culture.

Online Migration of Newspapers

MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

David Carr and Dan Kennedy discuss the best and the worst examples of news on the net, online-only news sites, hyperlocal news and collaborative journalism, business models for online newspapers, and the impact of social media on journalism.

National Conference for Media Reform

Seaport World Trade Center 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA

Our Center for Future Civic Media is a proud member of the local host committee for the National Conference for Media Reform (April 8-10, here in Boston). We'll be staffing a table if you'd like to hang with us.

Local News in the Digital Age

MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

This Forum will assess the state of local journalism, paying special attention to the changing environment for news in New England.

Mapping Media Ecosystems

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

How do we understand, map, visualize, and ultimately shape the flow of texts across an increasingly diverse and complex media ecosystem?

Cities and the Future of Entertainment

MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

As a prologue to the Futures of Entertainment conference, this Forum will focus on the emergence of powerful new production cultures in such cities as Mumbai, Shanghai, and Rio de Janeiro.

Henry Jenkins Returns

MIT Building 4, Room 370 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge, MA

Legendary former MIT professor and housemaster Henry Jenkins returns to the Forum for a conversation about his time at the Institute and the founding of CMS as well as his path-breaking scholarship on contemporary media.

Beginning Exploratory Programming

Comparative Media Studies: MIT Building E15, Room 335 20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA

How to think with computation, how computation and media interact, and how computing is part of culture.

Media in Transition 10: A Reprise – Democracy and Digital Media

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Concepts of participation, trust, and democracy are increasingly fraught, essential, and powerfully repositioned. How will our news media look and sound in the next decade? What can we learn from news media of the past? What can international perspectives reveal about the variability and fluidity of media landscapes?