This year’s conference is November 20 and 21 here at MIT:
Convergence has moved swiftly from buzzword to industry logic. The creation of transmedia storyworlds, understanding how to appeal to migratory audiences, and the production of digital extensions for traditional materials are becoming the bread and butter of working in the media. Futures of Entertainment 4 once again brings together key industry leaders who are shaping these new directions in our culture and academic scholars immersed in the investigation the social, cultural, political, economic, and technological implications of these changes in our media landscape.
Confirmed speakers include Frank Rose of Wired, Andrew Slack of the Harry Potter Alliance, Stephen Duncombe author of Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in the Age of Fantasy, and many more.