On the heels of the day’s graduate program information session, CMS/W hosted our annual colloquium featuring alumni of the Comparative Media Studies master’s program, discussing their lives from MIT to their careers today.
On the heels of the day’s graduate program information session, join us for our annual colloquium featuring alumni of CMS, discussing their lives from MIT to their careers today.
“If we want to make sense of new algorithmic industries, we’ll need to understand how they make sense of themselves.”
Drawing on years of fieldwork with the developers of algorithmic music recommenders, Seaver describes how people make sense of new kinds of jobs.
Nick Seaver studies the history of automatic musical instruments, as well as indeterminacy and control in sound transmission and the role of “skill” in aesthetic judgments.
“So what do player pianos have to do with media studies?” I get that question a lot when I tell people about my CMS thesis topic.
From its early days the Comparative Media Studies program has worked with partners from all over MIT. It has collaboration written in its genes.