Blog: Studying Emerging Satellite Internet Companies

We look at the research work of Graduate RA student, Matt Graydon. In 1994, a company called Teledesic launched with the ambitious goal of providing global high-speed internet access through a constellation of nearly 300 satellites in low earth orbit. With its promise of a worldwide “internet in the sky,” Teledesic attracted considerable hype, along…

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Blog: Studying Emerging Satellite Internet Companies

Blog: Studying Transnational Media in Tanzania & the Caribbean

We look at the research work of Graduate RA student, Annis Sands. During my first semester as a Research Assistant with the Global Media Technologies and Cultures Lab I conducted secondary research on Tanzanian media culture in connection with a lab project. Using MIT’s Library databases I discovered a diverse range of academic articles on…

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Blog: Studying Transnational Media in Tanzania & the Caribbean

In the Field: Food-Related Media and Innovation in Basque Country, Spain

We look at the thesis work of Graduate RA student, Vicky Zeamer. I am exploring the interplay between ICTs and fine dining in the US & Europe. In particular, I am looking at how ICTs mediate creators (chefs) and consumers/also media producers (diners) relationship with food.           Donostia / San Sebastián…

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on In the Field: Food-Related Media and Innovation in Basque Country, Spain