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.
Associate Professor Justin Reich co-authors a new report on reimagining schools for a post-pandemic world.
Wang, a beloved CMS/W colleague who founded the China-based media activism nonprofit NGO2.0, taught at MIT since 2001.
Video: Sandra Rodriguez, “Creating and Interacting with Virtual Entities: Combining VR and AI to Reflect on Human Experiences”
Between technology and carefully crafted storytelling, it is the human imagination that remains at the core of any immersion.
Professor Ian Condry and CMS alum Han Su recently announced funding rounds for their respective start-ups.