We provide a bridge between technology and the humanities, by examining the social and cultural impact of the changing media landscape.
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.
Check out our latest podcasts and videos, featuring the latest work on sound studies, fandom, virtual learning, and more.
On April 17, Haidee Wasson will explore the long and vibrant place of portable film devices in the history of small media, repositioning the “movie theatre” as the singular or even central figuration of film presentation and viewing.
Jaroslav Švelch on the idiosyncratic and surprising ways computer hobbyists in Czechoslovakia challenged the power of the oppressive political regime.
Media scholars Stuart Cunningham and David Craig propose challenging, revisionist accounts of the political economy of digital media, the precarious status of creative labor and media management, and the possibilities of progressive cultural politics in commercializing environments.
Machine Visions is a grad student-run event series focused on developing cross-department connections around topics related to computer vision at MIT.
Cynthia Graber and Al Letson on how podcasting struggles to create gold standards for building shows that will be popular and financially sustainable.
Podcast: Nick-Brie Guarriello, “The Good Stuff”: The Intersections of Work, Leisure, and Relational Bonding on Tumblr and Patreon
Nick-Brie Guarriello on the political economies and labor demands of micro-celebrity and Influencer culture across social media platforms regarding the Pokémon GO community.
Podcast, Caren Kaplan: “Bringing the War Home” – Visual Aftermaths and Domestic Disturbances in the Era of Modern Warfare
Caren Kaplan focuses on a period that includes the Vietnam War (1955-1975) and extends into the “War on Terror” through a consideration of Martha Rosler’s photo collage series “House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home” (1967-2004).