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

Day 1: Workshop on Refugees, Media, and ICTs

The GMTaC Lab kicked off a two-day workshop on Refugees, Media, and ICTs on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 21. The purpose of the workshop was to bring a small group of researchers together to present work-in-progress or recently published articles related to refugees, media, and ICT use with a […]

Studying Emerging Satellite Internet Companies

We look at the research work of Graduate RA student, Matt Graydon. In 1990, 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,” […]

Transnational Media in Tanzania & the Caribbean

We look at the research work of Graduate RA student, Annis R. 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 […]

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.         […]