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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 […]

Book Series: Distribution Matters

DISTRIBUTION MATTERS A new MIT Press book series Distribution Matters explores how media content, ideas, and information move through the world — and to what effect. Distribution networks — from postal services to social media platforms — affect in essential ways who has access to cultural resources, and on what […]

Call for Papers: Media in Transition Conference 2019

The Media in Transition (MiT) conference is back! The Comparative Media Studies program will be hosting MiT10: A Reprise – Democracy and Digital Media from May 17-18, 2019 in Cambridge, MA. In 1998, MIT’s Comparative Media Studies program held the first Media in Transition (MiT) conference and inaugurated a related book […]