“The best way to understand the immense influence of this relatively small business is through a political economic analysis.”
Thomas Allen Harris: “Collective Wisdom” Keynote
In conversation with MIT Professor Vivek Bald, critically-acclaimed filmmaker and artist Thomas Allen Harris will reveal his process, experiences, and unexpected outcomes working with communities in online and offline shared spaces and places. Livestream starting at 5pm.
Podcast: Christine Walley, “The Exit Zero Project: A Transmedia Exploration of Family and Class in Postindustrial Chicago”
Christine Walley talks about her research into the traumatic effects of the loss of the steel industry in Southeast Chicago and how it found expression in a book, website, and documentary film.
The Exit Zero Project: A Transmedia Exploration of Family and Class in Postindustrial Chicago
Christine Walley, Professor of Anthropology at MIT, will present an overview of the Exit Zero Project, which “seeks to recapture the stories of a region traumatized by de-industrialization.”
Jason Mittell: “Strategies of Storytelling in Transmedia Television”
Middlebury’s Jason Mittell on how television narratives have expanded and been complicated through transmedia extensions, including video games, novelizations, websites, online video, and alternate reality games.
Podcast: Anne Balsamo, “Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work”
In her transmedia project, Designing Culture, Anne Balsamo investigates the way in which culture influences the process of technological innovation.
Podcast: Sasha Costanza-Chock, “Se Ve, Se Siente: Transmedia Mobilization in the Los Angeles Immigrant Rights Movement”
Sasha Costanza-Chock is a scholar and mediamaker who works in areas including social movements, participatory technology design, and participatory research.