The latest MIT latest was set up right outside the CMS offices, a full living room–curled up cat ‘n all–suspended upsidedown.
How has science fiction has influenced the development of real robotic systems, both in research laboratories and corporations?
Our expanded, more-open space at last puts us physically alongside our research colleagues from the Education Arcade, the Center for Future Civic Media, and–as we were in Building 14–the Convergence Culture Consortium.
Alyssa Wright in the Boston Phoenix: “We really don’t have a sense of what it’s like in someone else’s shoes, but technology can bridge that gap.”
A discussion about the inducement of pleasure, fantasy fulfillment, and the mediation of intimacy in a socially-networked gaming paradigm such as World of Warcraft.
The current generation of young citizens is growing up in an age of unprecedented access to information. Will this change their understanding of democracy? What factors will shape their involvement in the political process?
In May 2007, MIT had emerged as the top winner in the first Knight News Challenge, with CMS and the Media Lab together receiving $5 million to fund a Center for Future Civic Media.