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Research Workshop on Latin American Media Studies with Professor Cristina Venegas

The GMTaC Lab will host a research workshop on Latin American Media Studies with Professor Cristina Venegas on November 21, 2019. The workshop will address issues of globalization, regional media economies and cultures, and digital technologies. MIT faculty members and graduate students will engage with Professor Venegas’ published work, and share their own research in […]

Matt Graydon and Lisa Parks publish article, “Connecting the Unconnected: A Critical Assessment of US Satellite Internet Services” in the journal, Media, Culture and Society, forthcoming fall 2019.

An estimated four billion people worldwide still lack reliable access to the internet, with the majority concentrated in developing countries. It is within this context that a significant expansion of the satellite internet industry is taking place, bringing grand visions of social and economic growth through connectivity. Previously dismissed as […]

GMTaC Joins AI For Good Global Summit in Geneva

Graduate student and GMTaC Research Assistant Iago Bojczuk will represent the lab at the AI For Good Global Summit from May 29-31 in Geneva. Organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) with United Nations (UN) sister agencies, XPRIZE Foundation and ACM, the AI For Good Global Summit aims to connect AI innovators with problem […]

Lisa Parks to Deliver University of Montana Commencement Speech

Lisa Parks will deliver the 2019 commencement address at the University of Montana on May 4.  “We are delighted to have such an esteemed University of Montana graduate and respected thinker as our speaker this year,” UM President Seth Bodnar said in an earlier statement. Parks leads the MIT Global […]

Lisa Parks Discusses Space Internet Systems in New Scientist Magazine

GMTaC Director Lisa Parks is quoted in the New Scientist article “The race to build a space internet available to anyone, anywhere” So all the laser satellite projects plan to use radio waves to communicate with the ground from orbit, which means using pricey steerable antennas … This skewers any claim […]

GMTaC Director Lisa Parks Delivers Lecture at University of Montana

From https://news.umt.edu/2019/03/030519park.php University of Montana alumna and 2018 MacArthur Fellow Dr. Lisa Parks will present at UM on Wednesday, March 13, as part of the Global Public Health Lecture Series. Parks will present a lecture titled “How Information Technologies Impact Quality of Life in Africa: Rethinking Dominant Assumptions” at 6:30 […]

Addressing AI’s Impact on Society

Read GMTaC Director Prof. Lisa Parks’ interview with the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences on the ethical and societal challenges of AI at https://shass.mit.edu/news/news-2019-ethics-and-ai-ais-impact-society-lisa-parks. 

Center for Media at Risk Forum: Securing MediaMakers

The Securing MediaMakers Forum explores the growing need for security — ranging from data encryption to legal teams to protected work environments — among investigative journalists and documentary filmmakers. While this is an historical issue, panelists address these issues in the contemporary context, calling out First Amendment erosions brought by the Trump […]