Military Training and Compelling Experience

MIT Building E51, Room 095 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi will talk about the various meanings of what counts as a "compelling experience" for military simulation -- and how this phrase “compelling experience” can be used as a thematic marker for differentiating the present moment from cold war-era immersive simulations.

Lisa Parks: “Drone Matters: Vertical Mediation in the Horn of Africa”

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

Lisa Parks is interested both in the discourses that have been used to expose covert US drone interventions and in the ways that drone operations themselves function as technologies of mediation.