As Comparative Media Studies faculty, students, and staff return from two weeks of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, we also return to celebrate our program’s entering, with not-quite-believable-speed, its 10th year.
2010, as an anniversary year, will not only be a time for lauding the program’s accomplishments but also for exploring–as an academic community and with our fans–where Comparative Media Studies as a program and discipline wants to go from here.
CMS at MIT has grown from an idea, nurtured by Henry Jenkins and Dean Philip Khoury, into one of the world’s top media studies programs. So we will have a formal anniversary celebration in April, bringing together alumni and scholars, with the public portion being a Communications Forum on April 22 to welcome back Henry Jenkins to discuss the history and future of CMS–to talk about what co-Director William Uricchio described in early planning as, “What worked, what didn’t, and why. And Henry being Henry, his talk will have a strong dose of the visionary.”
A strong dose of the visionary marked these first ten years and–with our move to the Media Lab building this month, more inspired directorship coming this spring, and continued groundbreaking research from our various projects–doses of the visionary will be the prescription for the next ten.
Come be a part of it.