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Digital Montana Workshop (Missoula, Montana April 16-19, 2020)

Published on February 29th, 2020 The Global Media Technologies and Cultures lab at MIT is partnering with the Innovation Factory at the University of Montana to put on a workshop called Digital Montana which will explore the unique role of digital infrastructure in Montana’s economy, environment, and culture. The workshop […]

GMTaC Research Assistant will pursuit a MISTI internship in Peru

Published on February 28th, 2020 Graduate research assistant Diego Cerna Aragon will be joining a team of scholars at the University of Lima to research the professional practice of journalism in Peru. Thanks to funding from MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI), Diego will be part of the project Cartografía […]

SITS Brazil project reported in the Bahian press

Published on February 11th, 2020Uesb integra projeto tecnológico internacional Estudantes propõem soluções tecnológicas para problemas sociais, durante workshop em parceria com o MIT UESB INTEGRA PROJETO TECNOLÓGICO INTERNACIONAL

SITS Brazil team ready for departure

Published on January 16th, 2020The SITS Brazil team of the GMTaC lab has been preparing over the past few months and is now ready for departure. Tomorrow, a group of MIT grad students will travel to the Brazilian State of Bahia to kick off the second edition of Social IT […]

Artificial Intelligence and Warfare

Published on October 30th, 2019In June of 2018, following a campaign initiated by activist employees within the company, Google announced its intention not to renew a US Defense Department contract for Project Maven, an initiative to automate the identification of military targets based on drone video footage. Defendants of the […]

Lecture by Professor Elizabeth Losh About Her New Book: #Hashtag

Published on October 27th, 2019No one invented the hashtag, because everyone invented the hashtag: Digital labor and the rhetoric of metadata Elizabeth Losh is an Associate Professor of English and American Studies at William and Mary with a specialization in New Media Ecologies.  Before coming to William and Mary, she directed the Culture, […]