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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 […]

Call for Submissions: “Disaster Media”

Call for Submissions Disaster Media: A thematic stream for the journal Media+Environment; seeking to explore media, space, and the geopolitical quandaries of visualizing and mobilizing disaster relief; edited by Janet Walker and Lisa Parks. This “Disaster Media” stream is slated for publication in the first volume of Media+Environment. Media+Environment is […]

Drone Activist and Filmmaker Myron Dewey Visits GMTaC Lab

Myron Dewey (Newe-Numah/Paiute-Shoshone) is an indigenous citizen journalist, educator, documentary filmmaker and the developer of Digital Smoke Signals, a social networking and filmmaking initiative, emerging out of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline project of 2016-17. Using a full range of contemporary media, including drone technologies, […]

GMTaC Director Lisa Parks Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

The GMTaC lab is pleased to share the fantastic news that Professor Lisa Parks of MIT Comparative Media Studies / Writing has just been announced as a MacArthur Fellow. The fellowship is colloquially known as the “genius grant” and is awarded to individuals who have shown “extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative […]