Neglected Public Property: The Study of Media Infrastructures

Lisa Parks, Professor in MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing Posted by Elise Chen / in news / Published October 20, 2017 The concept of drone warfare frequently conjures images of video game-like interfaces, where desensitized soldiers sit at a desk moving a joystick, searching for their target from a far away place. But from Lisa Parks’ perspective, the video game metaphor is…

Save the Date: Media in Transition Conference 2019

The Media in Transition (MiT) conference is back! The Comparative Media Studies program will be hosting MiT10: A Reprise – Democracy and Digital Media from May 17-18, 2019 in Cambridge, MA. In 1998, MIT’s Comparative Media Studies program held the first Media in Transition (MiT) conference and inaugurated a related book series. Research from that first…

GMTaC Lab joins with the Hivos Foundation to support the Digital Earth Fellowship Project

GMTaC Lab has joined with the Hivos Foundation, a development aid organization, to support the Digital Earth Fellowship Project. Digital Earth is a 6 month-long fellowship for artists and designers based in Africa or Asia, working across a variety of media, who would like to investigate our current technological reality.   For more information, visit http://thedigitalearth.org/

Publication: Lisa Parks, Hannah Goodwin, & Lisa Han – “‘I have the government in my pocket…’: Social Media Users in Turkey, Transmit-Trap Dynamics, and Struggles over Internet Freedom”

Lisa Parks, Hannah Goodwin, & Lisa Han published the paper “‘I have the government in my pocket…’: Social Media Users in Turkey, Transmit-Trap Dynamics, and Struggles over Internet Freedom”. It can be viewed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cccr.12173/abstract