“Recent months have been filled with wonderful moments as we celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Comparative Media Studies program.”
Concepts of participation, trust, and democracy are increasingly fraught, essential, and powerfully repositioned. How will our news media look and sound in the next decade? What can we learn from news media of the past? What can international perspectives reveal about the variability and fluidity of media landscapes?
Parks with a Genius Grant, an alum gives the MIT Ph.D. commencement address, and the relaunch of Media in Transition and the Media Spectacle.
How is digital technology generating counterpublics — categories of identity and belonging in opposition to established norms of personhood or community?
Roderick Coover, Temple University; Theo Hug, University of Innsbruck; Molly Sauter, MIT; Dan Whaley, hypothes.is; Moderator: James Paradis, MIT
Do the ramifying surveillance systems for observing and recording our routine activities fundamentally threaten our privacy and freedom?
Amid disquiet over encroachments on privacy by government and corporations, are young people not respecting the traditional boundaries of privacy?