In Comparative Media Studies, we investigate and engage in the world’s complex media environment. We research multiple media forms and technologies, from books, pamphlets, and silent films to social media, virtual reality, and globally-networked games. We study the emerging media practices of states, corporations, social movements, fan communities, and everyday people. Embracing MIT’s motto of mens et manus, we design and create media through practice-based research labs. We examine media within the contexts of varied cultures, societies and social structures, and we critique and design media to empower communities. Above all, we are committed to an ethically and critically engaged approach to the study and production of media.
Our research groups, using a lab model, produce diverse projects. But collectively they work within themes of equity, critical design, and open collaboration.
This tenure-track position has a focus on media industries and/or computational media. Application deadline: Nov 1, 2021. Full information at academicjobsonline.org.
At this Colloquium, we publicly honored our beloved colleague’s life and work, featuring brief talks by some of those who knew her best.
The power of memes cannot be fully understood without considering their role in the complex relationship between technology, space, and politics.