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Scientists, Bottle Tops, and Robot Guinea Pigs: Inside the Creative Industries Prototyping Lab

Thursday, May 15, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


Hear what happened when six Comparative Media Studies graduate students went to Lima in April to work with some of Peru’s most promising entrepreneurs in the creative industries.

Rodrigo Davies, Erica Deahl, Julie Fischer, Jason Lipshin, Eduardo Marisca, and Lingyuxiu Zhong facilitated a series of collaborative and interdisciplinary lectures, workshops and design sessions, leading participants through the potentials and challenges of working in the digital creative industries. Through a process of critical technology design, the workshop produced prototypes of tools, media and processes that allow groups and communities to share creative visions — and helped participants develop the knowledge and skills they need to build audiences, make an impact on social issues, and develop sustainable creative ventures.

The projects were presented at a public event at Peru’s Ministry of Culture, and the group hosted a panel at the HASTAC 2014 conference, which was held outside the US for the first time this year.

We’ll be sharing the projects, our insights on the process and plans for the future. Join us!


Thursday, May 15, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing


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