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20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

September 2018

Thomas Allen Harris: “Collective Wisdom” Keynote

Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:50 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Thomas Allen Harris with 8mm camera

In conversation with MIT Professor Vivek Bald, critically-acclaimed filmmaker and artist Thomas Allen Harris will reveal his process, experiences, and unexpected outcomes working with communities in online and offline shared spaces and places. Livestream starting at 5pm.

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September 2016

re|vision: European Experimental Film Festival at MIT

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Nation for Two image

A new festival focusing on European experimental film and video, re|vision is a laboratory that explores such works' potential.

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December 2015

Christian Bök reads from The Xenotext: Book 1

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Christian Bok

"The first work on 'living poetry' in the world, by the author of the bestselling book Eunoia."

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September 2015

Jane McGonigal discusses her new book “SuperBetter” with Scot Osterweil

Thursday, September 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Join us and Harvard Book Store as it hosts Jane McGonigal to discuss "SuperBetter" with our own Scot Osterweil of The Education Arcade.

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August 2014

A Conversation with former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Robert Pinsky

In this wide-ranging conversation, the former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky will discuss his collaboration on an opera with Tod Machover of the Media Lab.

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February 2013

A Conversation with Nate Silver

Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Statistician and political polling analyst Nate Silver will discuss his career -- from student journalist to baseball prognosticator to the creator of FiveThirtyEight.com.

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September 2012

George Lakoff, “The Brain’s Politics: How Campaigns Are Framed and Why”

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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George Lakoff

Everything we learn, know and understand is physical — a matter of brain circuitry. This basic fact has deep implications for how politics is understood, how campaigns are framed, why conservatives and progressives talk past each other, and why progressives have more problems framing messages than conservatives do — and what they can do about it.

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May 2012

Electronic Literature and Future Books

Friday, May 4, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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How has electronic literature influenced other media, including the Web and the book? What are the implications of having literary projects in the digital sphere alongside other forms of communication and art?

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March 2012

Documentary Film and New Technologies

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Emerging digital technologies are opening powerful new ways to create and even to reconceptualize the documentary film.

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February 2012

Contemporary Network Television News Reporting About Latinos: Successes, Failures, and a Range of Proposals to Correct Its Limitations

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Otto Santa Anna presents findings from his book, Juan in a Hundred: Faces and Stories of Latinos on the Network News.

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November 2011

Cities and the Future of Entertainment

Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Mumbai skyline

What is the likely impact on audiences and on the international media landscape of such cities as Mumbai, Shanghai, and Rio de Janeiro?

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Cities and the Future of Entertainment

Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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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.

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September 2011

Local News in the Digital Age

Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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This Forum will assess the state of local journalism, paying special attention to the changing environment for news in New England.

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October 2010

Online Migration of Newspapers

Thursday, October 7, 2010 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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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.

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May 2010

Graphical Expressions of Humanistic Interpretation in Digital Environments

Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Johanna Drucker asks, "Are the standard metrics and conventions developed for analysis of empirical inquiries fundamentally at odds with tenets of traditional humanistic interpretation?"

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April 2010

Jenkins’ Farewell

Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Henry Jenkins returns to talk about his scholarship on digital culture, founding Comparative Media Studies, and experiences as a teacher and housemaster.

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October 2009

Race, Politics and American Media

Thursday, October 8, 2009 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Juan Williams

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

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February 2009

Politics and Popular Culture

Thursday, February 26, 2009 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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With Johanna Blakley, deputy director of the Norman Lear Center at USC; David Carr, media and culture writer for the New York Times; and Stephen Duncombe, associate professor at NYU.

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November 2008

Futures of Entertainment 3

Friday, November 21, 2008 - Saturday, November 22, 2008
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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This year's conference will work to bring together the themes from last year -- media spreadability, audiences and value, social media, distribution -- with the Consortium's new projects as we move towards an increasingly global understanding of media convergence and content flows.

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October 2008

Books and Libraries in the Digital Age with Robert Darnton

Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Robert Darnton on the history of the book, the future of books and reading, and his vision of how new and old media can reinforce each other.

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September 2008

Communications Forum: “The Campaign and the Media 1

Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Is it true, as many have suggested, that the influence of newspapers and television has declined in the digital era? Have the media become more partisan and polarized?

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November 2007

Futures of Entertainment 2

Friday, November 16, 2007 - Saturday, November 17, 2007
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Developments in advertising, cult media, metrics, measurement, and accounting for audiences, cultural labor and audience relations.

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November 2006

Futures of Entertainment

Friday, November 17, 2006 - Saturday, November 18, 2006
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

The conference will consider developments such as user-generated content, transmedia storytelling, the rise of mobile media and the emergence of social networking.

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September 2006

The Emergence of Citizens’ Media

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Pie chart of print newspaper readers

The aging of the newspaper reader, the emergence of citizens' media and the blogosphere, the fate of local news and the local newspaper, news and information in the networked future.

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April 2006

Loyalty in Brand and Fan Cultures

Thursday, April 27, 2006 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Robert Kozinets

With Convergence Culture Consortium faculty advisors Ian Condry and Robert Kozinets, associate professor of marketing at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto.

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David Milch, TV’s Great Writer

Thursday, April 20, 2006 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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David Milch reclining amongst papers

David Milch will discuss his career as a writer and creator, including of Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue (co-created with Steven Bochco), and the pioneering HBO series Deadwood.

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TV News in Transition

Thursday, April 6, 2006 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Neal Shapiro, Juju Chang

No aspect of television has changed more decisively in recent years than its news programming.

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February 2006

Down and Out at MIT, with Cory Doctorow

Monday, February 13, 2006 @ 6:30 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Cory Doctorow

Lecture/booksigning by Cory Doctorow, activist, writer, public speaker, blogger and European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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November 2005

Innovation in Video Games: A French-American Dialogue

Friday, November 11, 2005 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Innovation in Video Games: A French-American Dialogue

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May 2005

Media in Transition 4: The Work of Stories

Friday, May 6, 2005 - Sunday, May 8, 2005
MIT Media Lab, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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This fourth Media in Transition conference explores storytelling as a cultural practice, a social and political activity as well as an art form.

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