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As part of our mission of working across disciplines, cultures, and communities, we welcome visiting scholars and hire postdoctoral associates and fellows. Here’s the process.
If MIT was going to be one of the leaders in the world in terms of the development of new media and communications technology, then it also had to become a leader in understanding the social and cultural impact of those technologies.
With the science around neutrinos, the state of South Dakota has introduced a unique funding scheme in which science is democratic.
How can concepts from literature and technology design combine to create new forms of storytelling on mobile devices?
Mold Fever: How a Bizarre Life Form Penetrated Popular Consciousness and Launched a Creeping Hysteria
Detailing the mold hysteria phenomenon, the biology of indoor molds, the science of indoor mold and health, and the profit-making frenzy that capitalized on mold fever.
Rethinking the Informed Citizen in an Age of Hybrid Media Genres: Tanner ’88, K-Street, and the Fictionalization of News
R.J. Bain on becoming informed about politics by viewing entertainment programs that combine fiction with current political events, issues, and figures.
What is the relationship between spaces and innovation in the context of design organizations such as IDEO, the MIT Media Lab and Design Continuum?
How interactive features in virtual space can be developed to complement physical museum exhibitions and create opportunities to reach broader audiences.