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Futures of Entertainment

Friday, November 17, 2006 - Saturday, November 18, 2006

Futures of Entertainment

As advertisers look for new ways to engage audiences, content creators search for new audiences, and audiences quest for new ways to connect with culture, the nature of what counts as “entertainment” is rapidly changing. We are seeing the blurring of aesthetic and technological distinctions between media platforms, of “advertising” and “content” and of “creator” and “consumer.” Futures of Entertainment brings together key industry leaders who are shaping these new directions in our culture. The conference will consider developments such as user-generated content, transmedia storytelling, the rise of mobile media and the emergence of social networking. Speakers include: Chris Anderson (The Long Tail), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Michael Lebowitz (Big Spaceship), Paul Levitz (DC Comics), Diane Nelson (Warner Bros. Fan Relations), and Robert Tercek (Multimedia Networks). Co-sponsor: Convergence Culture Consortium.

This event is open to the public. Please register online.


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