“Perhaps we’d find out what the historian of the 21st century should look like, rather than how to protect the career path of the 20th-century historian for decades to come.”
“It can be a great lens into human culture, social connection, and processes of meaning-making…but I feared the depth behind it could get lost in the process.”
How the soap opera industry is and could be further adapting to the technological and social changes of a convergence culture to maintain and revitalize the genre’s relevance for viewers and advertisers alike.
MIT’s Comparative Media Studies program co-hosted Futures of Entertainment with the Convergence Culture Consortium, one of the program’s research groups.
Haldeman and Henry Jenkins discussed the ways in which scientific knowledge plays into science fiction as well as the interaction between science and religion in terms of the sci-fi genre.
Hip Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization is the realization of many years of work for Ian Condry, an associate professor of Japanese cultural studies in MIT Foreign Languages and Literatures and a CMS faculty affiliate.
Frank Espinosa, the creator of the critically acclaimed comic book series Rocketo, and a visiting artist at MIT discussed his work.