GMTaC Blog

42 posts

GMTaC blog posts are written by student and faculty lab affiliates and explore various topics related to research projects, events, and workshops.

Media and Satellites for Remote Learning: A Brief History of the SACI Project (1960-70) in Northeast Brazil

In his writings from the post-war period, Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan contended that it is through the “electronics that we have discovered that we live in a global village.”1 With electronics, he argues, “any marginal area can become center, and marginal experiences can be had at any center.”2 But how can we expand––and also complicate––the collective understanding of the socioeconomic potentials of satellite technologies designed to provide educational experiences for those who have historically been at the margins of information access?

Betwixt and Between: How We Grow During Times of Crisis

Published on May 7th, 2020A blog post by Kelly Wagman These are strange times indeed: however, as coronavirus news started to ramp up, I was struck by a familiar set of feelings. A few years ago, I went through a period of medical trauma. I won’t go into detail, but […]

Love and Producer: Otome games history and future in the East Asia

Published on May 3rd, 2020A blog post by Meng Liang Love and Producer was likely one of the most sensational mobile games in China in 2017. Developed by Suzhou Diezhi Network Technology Co., Ltd (SDNT), this mobile dating simulation game generated roughly 20 million yuan (3.1 million US dollars) in revenues […]

Peruvian media and precarity in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic – An interview of Professor Julio César Mateus by Diego Cerna Aragon

Published on April 13th, 2020The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented transformational effects on media and technological dynamics in almost every country. These conditions have especially impacted official communication sources, educational media, and issues surrounding access to network infrastructure and computer hardware. To get a sense of how these issues are […]

Leveraging the Freedom of Information Act to Study ICE’s Surveillance Practices

Published on January 15th, 2020Written by Zahra Thabet, UROP Student in the GMTaC Lab Last semester I conducted research on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests submitted to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, a federal law enforcement agency that operates under the purview of the Department of Homeland […]

Revealing Limits: ICE and the Freedom of Information Act

Published on January 15th, 2020Written by Daniel Grinberg Given the egregious human rights abuses of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that have come to light, it is vital for the American public and global publics to be more fully aware of the strategies and scope of the agency’s […]