Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected World

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

By exploring the rich variety of otaku culture from multiple perspectives, Mimi Ito will provide fascinating insights into the present and future of cultural production and distribution in the digital age.

Dissolve Unconference: A Summit on Inequality

Stata Center Lawn Cambridge, MA

Featuring social scientists, media theorists, writers, artists, activists, this unconference asks: "How can we dissolve the structures of power that produce today’s inequalities?"

Michael Taussig: “Mooning Texas”

MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

An adventure story involving social energy + art + Emile Durkheim’s “take” on Mauss + Hubert’s “take” on mana + the creativity of gossip.