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February 2016

John Jennings: “The Cipher Back to Here”

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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John Jennings is an Associate Professor of Art and Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo-State University of New York. He is the co-author of the graphic novel The Hole: Consumer Culture, Vol. 1.

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November 2014

Paul Levitz, in conversation with Junot Diaz

Thursday, November 13, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Mural of DC Comics characters

Paul Levitz is a comic fan (The Comic Reader), editor (Batman, among many titles), writer, executive (DC Comics), historian, and educator.

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Book release for “Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets: Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movement”

Thursday, November 6, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Sasha Costanza-Chock's new book -- about media, community organizing, and immigrant rights -- reveals that the revolution will be tweeted, but tweets alone will not the revolution make.

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October 2014

Doris Sommer, “Welcome Back, to the Humanities as Civic Engagement”

Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Doris Sommer

Doris Sommer's new book "The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities" revives the collaboration between aesthetic philosophy and democratic development.

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Helen Nissenbaum, “Resisting Data’s Tyranny with Obfuscation”

Thursday, October 2, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Helen Nissenbaum: "Obfuscation is a compelling 'weapon-of-the-weak,' which deserves to be developed and strengthened, its moral challenges countered and mitigated."

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September 2014

Caetlin Benson-Allott, “By Design: Or, What Remote Controls Can Teach Us about the Nature of Control”

Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Caetlin Benson-Allott

Georgetown's Caetlin Benson-Allott on how the technical and design evolution of remote controls reveal how the seemingly most inconsequential of media devices have shaped the way users cohabit with mass media, consumer electronics, and each other.

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Philip Napoli, “Media Impact Assessment and Beyond: Thoughts on the Treacherous Task of Quantifying Journalistic Performance”

Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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This presentation by Rutgers' Philip Napoli will focus on ongoing research that seeks to define and assess the field of media impact assessment.

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Sinan Aral, “Social Influence and The Dynamics of Online Reputation”

Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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MIT Sloan's Sinan Aral will argue that a new science of online identity could help guide our business, platform design, and social policy decisions in light of the rising importance of online reputation and social influence.

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May 2014

Philip Jones: “Gaming in Color”

Thursday, May 8, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Philip Jones

Gaming in Color is a full length documentary of the story of the queer gaming community, gaymer culture and events, and the rise of LGBTQ themes in video games.

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Tarleton Gillespie: “Algorithms, and the Production of Calculated Publics”

Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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In this talk Tarleton Gillespie will highlight one particular dimension of these algorithms, their production of calculated publics: algorithmically produced snapshots of the “public” around us and what most concerns it.

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April 2014

Susan Murray, “‘Natural Vision vs. Tele-Vision’: Defining and Managing Electronic Color in the Post-War Era”

Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Susan Murray on the discourses that framed and managed color use and reception not only in the standardization period, but also during RCA and NBC's early attempts to sell color to consumers, sponsors, and critics.

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March 2014

Barry Werth and The Antidote: Reporting from Inside the World of Big Pharma

Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Barry Werth's most recent book, The Antidote: Inside the World of Big Pharma, gives an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at how a cash-starved startup became one of the great triumphs of American bio-tech innovation.

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Resolved, That Recreational Use of Marijuana Should Be Legalized

Monday, March 3, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Lapel pin of American and Japanese flags

A public debate featuring the Japanese National Debate Team, and the MIT Parliamentary Debate Team.

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February 2014

Meredith Schweig and Rebecca Dirksen: “Taiwanese Rap and Haitian Music and Reconstruction”

Thursday, February 27, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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In this presentation, Meredith Schweig explores the gender politics and practices of the Taiwan rap scene.

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Jonathan Sterne, “Who Tunes Whom?: Auto-Tune, the Earth, and the Politics of Frequency”

Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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McGill's Jonathan Sterne gives a cultural history of auto-tune as a form of signal processing, drawing on patent documents, interviews, operational protocols, tuning standards and competing acoustemologies.

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Miguel Sicart: “Play in the Age of Computing Machinery”

Thursday, February 13, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Games scholar Miguel Sicart of the IT University of Copenhagen looks at the culture, aesthetics, and technological implications of play in the age of computers.

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Vicki Mayer: “Where ‘Home’ Is: Film Production Economies and the Privatization of Space”

Thursday, February 6, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Vicki Mayer speaks on the impacts of regional policies for film production on ordinary people’s understandings of time, space and place.

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Jason Mittell: “Strategies of Storytelling in Transmedia Television”

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Middlebury's Jason Mittell on how television narratives have expanded and been complicated through transmedia extensions, including video games, novelizations, websites, online video, and alternate reality games.

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January 2014

Michael Curtin: “The Burdens of Official Aspiration: National Policy in the Age of Global Media”

Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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UCSB's Michael Curtin explores the implications of national cultural policy within the broader context of media globalization.

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Aswin Punathambekar: “Media, Sociability, and Political Potentials in Contemporary India”

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Instead of a narrow emphasis on political effects, Aswin Punathambekar draws on a range of cases across India, China, and the Middle East to ask: what happens when such phases of participation fade away?

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Mary Flanagan, “Humanist Inquiry Through Critical Play: Designing and Enacting our Enduring Questions”

Monday, January 27, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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In this talk, Dartmouth's Mary Flanagan reveals how games can be sources of deep human inquiry and introspection.

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November 2013

Sonia Livingstone: “The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age”

Thursday, November 7, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Sonia Livingstone will examine how powerful forces of social reproduction result in missed opportunities for many youth in the risk society.

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October 2013

MIT Open Documentary Lab Open House

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Reception to follow. Meet and mingle with the Open Doc Lab's directors, researchers, and fellows. RSVP required.

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Coco Fusco: “A Performance Approach to Primate Politics”

Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Coco Fusco New York-based interdisciplinary artist and writer Coco Fusco will consider the critical responses to the original Planet of the Apes films, focusing in particular on the interpretation of the films as critiques of American race relations during the 1960's and '70's. She will also discuss her interest in exploring the strategies used in early sci-fi cinema, the ways that films such as Planet of the Apes employed speculative fiction to generate social critique. Moderated by Professor of Writing…

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Zeynep Tufekci: “The Boom-Bust Cycle of Social Media-Fueled Protests”

Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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UNC's Zeynep Tufekci discusses social media-fueled protests and their boom and bust cycle, drawing on the Gezi protests, Arab Spring, Occupy, and others.

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Born Digital

Thursday, October 10, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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On Oct. 10, John Palfrey and Ethan Zuckerman discuss whether those born digital likely to have different notions of privacy, community, identity itself.

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September 2013

Hong Qu: “Keepr: Algorithm for Extracting Entities, Eyewitnesses and Amplifiers”

Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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September 19th, hear from Hong Qu on Keepr, a tool that makes sense of social media news bursts with natural language processing and network analysis.

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The Phoenix Burns Out: Remembering a Boston Institution

Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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When the Phoenix announced its closing, the city lost a powerful cultural force and a vibrant source of information. We'll discuss the Phoenix's legacy.

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April 2013

News or Entertainment? The Press in Modern Political Campaigns

Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Ta-Nehisi Coates and Mark McKinnon

Mark McKinnon and Ta-Nehisi Coates discuss whether our political journalism is serving democratic and civic ideals.

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March 2013

MOOCs and the Emerging Digital Classroom

Thursday, March 21, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Anant Argawal

In this Communications Forum, Anant Argawal, Alison Byerly, and Daphne Koller look at how digital technologies are transforming teaching and learning both on and off campus.

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Angels of Death: David Foster Wallace and the Battle against Irony, Letterman and Leyner?

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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D.T. Max, staff writer at the New Yorker, looks at David Foster Wallace and irony, with an eye especially on his 1990's attacks on David Letterman and the novelist Mark Leyner.

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February 2013

Gregory Crane: “Automated Methods, Human Understanding, and Digital Libraries of Babel”

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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The challenges and opportunities of a hyperlingual dialogue among civilizations, where humans work with machines and with each other to communicate and where books do talk to each other.

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Convergence Journalism? Emerging Documentary and Multimedia Forms of News

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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How is new access to the power of the visual changing our journalism? What current projects are particularly significant?

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Nostalgia for a Not-So-Distant Youth: Digital Games and Affect in Urban China

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Marcella Szablewicz

Marcella Szablewicz: "Are games the imagined utopia they are made out to be in these nostalgic accounts or might these affective attachments prove to be a form of what Lauren Berlant has called cruel optimism?"

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November 2012

Minding the News

Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Mark Turner's research on the cognitive underpinnings of network news, with an emphasis on blended joint attention, story-telling, counterfactuality, and hypotheticals.

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Digitizing the Culture of Print: The Digital Public Library of America and Other Urgent Projects

Thursday, November 1, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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What urgent initiatives are underway to assure universal access to our print inheritance and to the digital communication forms of the future?

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September 2012

Script as Image

Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Jeffrey-Hamburger

Jeffrey Hamburger surveys the many aspects of medieval script as a pictorial form, using examples from Late Antiquity to the late Middle Ages and beyond.

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Jim Bizzocchi, “Close-Reading Media Poetics”

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Close reading requires that the scholar immerse herself in the experience of the text on its own terms, and at the same time maintain a critical distance.

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Engaging Your Audience in Co-Creation: The Power of the Crowdsourced Documentary

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Jigar Mehta

Jigar Mehta is a documentary filmmaker and a journalist and currently co-creator of the collaborative documentary project, 18 Days in Egypt, about the ongoing Egyptian revolution.

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The News as a Social Process for Improving Society

Thursday, September 6, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Yves Citton

Yves Citton: "While machines can 'read' data, only human subjectivities can 'interpret' them."

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May 2012

How To Wreck A Nice Speech: Hearing Things With The Vocoder, From World War II To Hip-Hop

Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Dave Tompkins

Dave Tompkins' How To Wreck A Nice Beach is about hearing things, from a misunderstood technology which in itself often spoke under conditions of anonymity.

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April 2012

Adapting Journalism to the Web

Thursday, April 5, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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How can professional reporters and editors help to assure that quality journalism will be recognized and valued in our brave new digital world?

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March 2012

Mapping the Urban Database Documentary

Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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The urban database documentary is a mode of media art practice that uses structural systems as generative processes and organizational frameworks to explore the lived experience of place.

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February 2012

Games and Journalism

Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Heather Chaplin on "emerging thinking on ideas about game literacies and the acceptance of games as facilitators of transformative experiences."

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December 2011

Before Fox News: Right-Wing Broadcasting, Cold War America, and the Conservative Movement

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Right-wing broadcasting was reborn when Reagan suspended the Fairness Doctrine in 1987, enabling the rise of Rush Limbaugh, and Fox News shortly thereafter.

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Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work

Monday, December 19, 2011 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Drawing on her experiences working as part of collaborative research-design teams that combine art/science/design/engineering, Anne Balsamo will describe her new research on public interactives and the infrastructures of public intimacy.

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Creative Industries, Micro-productivity and Social Learning: A Cultural Science Approach to Cultural and Media Studies

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
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John Hartley on recent developments in the field of cultural and media studies, including an account of changes in the economy, culture and technology, and consequent initiatives in educational provision for the creative industries.

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The Family of Man and the Politics of Attention in Cold War America

Thursday, December 8, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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The Family of Man became an influential prototype of the immersive, multi-media environments of the 1960s – and of our own multiply mediated social world today.

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November 2011

Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected World

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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By exploring the rich variety of otaku culture from multiple perspectives, Mimi Ito will provide fascinating insights into the present and future of cultural production and distribution in the digital age.

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Mimi Ito, “Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected World”

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
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Mimi Ito, cultural anthropologist, discusses how this once marginalized popular culture came to play a major role in Japan’s identity at home and abroad.

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Out of the Playpen into the Playground: The Design of Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development

Thursday, November 3, 2011 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Marina Bers

Marina Bers discusses how the Positive Technological Development framework may offer a possible path to help children out of the playpens into the playgrounds of this technological era.

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Marina Bers, “The Design of Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development”

Thursday, November 3, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Marina Bers

This talk by Marina Bers will focus on digital spaces to support positive youth development.

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Mapping Media Ecosystems

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Visualization of interconnected media sources

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

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Mapping Media Ecosystems

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
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How do we understand, map, visualize, and ultimately shape the flow of texts across an increasingly diverse and complex media ecosystem?

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October 2011

Civic Maps

Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Laura Kurgan and Jeff Warren discuss the steps developers, practitioners, and researchers can take to help build the field of civic mapping.

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Civic Games

Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Colleen Macklin

Insights, tools, and practices from gaming are increasingly integrated across different areas of life, leading to talk of the 'gamification' of everything -- including civic media.

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September 2011

Marks of Materiality in Digital Bodies

Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
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Hye Jean Chung

Hye Jean Chung’s talk will explore how digital effects are not only used to mediate the real but to replace or enhance human capabilities via cyborgian hybrids.

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Protected: Representing Islam

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The panelists we've invited have taken on the challenge of representing Islam to American and global audiences, in different contexts - they offer scholarly research on what Islamic scholars believe and argue, to challenge discourse about "Sharia law"; they feature a multiplicity of voices offering different visions of what it is to be Muslim.

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May 2011

Civic Disobedience

Thursday, May 5, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
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Are changes in the communications environment enabling protest in a way we've not seen before? Is civic disobedience easier, or perhaps more effective?

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April 2011

Design for Vulnerable Populations

Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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What can designers do to better connect with the communities and individuals they wish to serve? How can design projects avoid patronizing attitudes and economic colonialization? How can a designer be effective in promoting social change while following their conscience?

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Cultural Resistance

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 @ 12:00 pm
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Man on sidewalk holding sign reading "By Any Media Necessary"

A talk with Steve Kurtz about models and techniques for public interventions and soft subversions aimed at undermining authoritarian tendencies.

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February 2011

Bustling with Information: Cities, Code, and Civics

Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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How can information systems rewrite our understanding of civics, governance, and communication, to solve old problems and create new opportunities in our communities?

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November 2010

Civic Media and the Law

Thursday, November 4, 2010 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Micah Sifry

Micah Sifry and Daniel Schuman address the question: "What are the legal dangers for publishing secrets in the crowdsourced era?"

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April 2010

CMS 10th Anniversary Symposium

Friday, April 23, 2010
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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We're hosting a day-long celebration looking back over the history of the program, featuring alumni, current students and researchers, and even former director Henry Jenkins.

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Exit Zero: Documentary Filmmaking, Historical Memory, and Personal Voice

Thursday, April 8, 2010 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Christine Walley

Filmmakers Chris Boebel and Chris Walley on the making of Exit Zero, an in-progress documentary film about deindustrialization, community, class, and family in a former steel mill region in southeast Chicago.

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February 2010

Code and Platform in Computational Media

Thursday, February 25, 2010 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Nick Montfort

This talk will describe how looking at the code and platform levels can enhance our comparative media studies of computational works.

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Old-fashioned Futures and Re-fashionable Media

Thursday, February 4, 2010 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst St.
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Fantastic Mr. Fox model

Joel Burges and Wayne Marshall will contribute to the rethinking of media studies at MIT by taking up the shared metaphor of fashion.

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