Professor Ian Condry and CMS alum Han Su recently announced funding rounds for their respective start-ups.
Ian Condry, “Sound, Learning and Democracy: The Curvature of Social Space-Time through Japanese Music, from Underground Techno to Pop Idols”
Professor Ian Condry explores contemporary Japanese music, with a comparison of diverse examples, such as female Japanese rappers, underground techno festivals, the virtual idol Hatsune Miku, and the pop idol group AKB48.
Dissolve Unconference: A Summit on Inequality
Featuring social scientists, media theorists, writers, artists, activists, this unconference asks: “How can we dissolve the structures of power that produce today’s inequalities?”
Looking for Change, Online and Off-Center
Professors T.L. Taylor and Ian Condry are exploring the connections between online and offline worlds through the Creative Communities Initiative.
Podcast and liveblog: Coco Fusco, “A Performance Approach to Primate Politics”
Artist and writer Coco Fusco on the critical responses to the Planet of the Apes films — and as critiques of American race relations.
Podcast and Liveblog: Zeynep Tufekci, “The Boom-Bust Cycle of Social Media-Fueled Protests”
Zeynep Tufekci discusses features of boom and bust protest movements, drawing upon Gezi, the Arab Spring, and the Occupy and M15 movements.
Podcast and Liveblog: Ethan Zuckerman, “Digital Cosmopolitanism and Cognitive Diversity”
Media technologies have increased the number of people able to create and disseminate content, but may not be leading to a more diverse media environment.