Exit Zero: Documentary Filmmaking, Historical Memory, and Personal Voice

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

Filmmakers Chris Boebel and Chris Walley on the making of Exit Zero, an in-progress documentary film about deindustrialization, community, class, and family in a former steel mill region in southeast Chicago.

Futures of Entertainment 6

MIT Building E51, Wong Auditorium 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

This year's event, Nov. 9-10 at MIT, will look at how media producers and audiences are relating to one another in new ways in a spreadable media landscape.

MIT Alumni in the Game Industry

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

The MIT Game Lab has invited a number of local MIT alumni in the game industry to talk about their experiences entering the industry.

Nick Seaver: “What Do People Do All Day?”

MIT Building 56, Room 114 Access via 21 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Drawing on years of fieldwork with the developers of algorithmic music recommenders, Seaver describes how people make sense of new kinds of jobs.

What Playfulness Can Change

Location To Be Determined

Exploring playfulness and its business applications. Three workshops on January 12, 19, and 26.

Music Fandom and the Shaping of Online Culture

MIT Building 56, Room 114 Access via 21 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Nancy Baym: "By the time musicians and industry figures realized they could use the internet to reach audiences directly, those audiences had already established their presences and social norms online, putting them in unprecedented positions of power."