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Day Laborers’ Digital Archive, Mobile Phone Use, and Self-Empowerment

Written by Carlos Jimenez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Media, Film, and Journalism at the University of Denver. Day laborers stand on street corners, at hardware stores, or other hidden areas in cities across the world and they are the basis of what scholars now call the “gig-economy.” The gig-economy, […]

Animal Network Sovereignty

Animal Network Sovereignty Adam Fish Lately, when I have the pleasure of walking in the stacks of a regal, well-stocked, old library, and am in a satirical mood, I imagine I am an alien roaming the halls of some temple of speciesism. I roll my eyes and mutter, “wow, another […]

AI For Good Summit –– Geneva, Switzerland

A blog post by Graduate Research Assistant Iago Bojczuk. My first year of graduate school at MIT came to an end with my participation at the 3rd edition of the “AI For Good Summit” in Europe. Organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)––the United Nations specialized agency for information and […]

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 […]