MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing

Re-calling the Modem World: The Dial-Up History Of Social Media

presented by Kevin Driscoll

Where did the Internet come from? And in order to answer that ques­tion, you would have to have a pret­ty clear idea of what you mean when you say the Internet.” I sus­pect that if we were to poll every­body in the room, we would have a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent, some­times con­tra­dic­to­ry, some­times incom­pat­i­ble, some­times over­lap­ping, def­i­n­i­tions of the Internet.”

The Neil Gaiman 2008 Julius Schwartz Lecture at MIT

presented by Henry Jenkins, Neil Gaiman

What is genre? I think it’s prob­a­bly a set of assump­tions, and it’s a loose con­tract between a cre­ator and an audi­ence. But for most of you, genre is some­thing that tells you where to look in a book shop or a video store.

How to Social Engineer Your Child through Minecraft

presented by Marie Gilot

Today I want to talk to you about how you too can social engi­neer your child through Minecraft. First off, this is not a pre­sen­ta­tion for any kind of par­ents. There are some par­ents that are not going to be inter­est­ed in this, for instance if you want your child to be hap­py and you’re fine with that.

The Essence of Sandwichness,” Including the Official New York Definition of a Sandwich

presented by Noah Veltman

I love read­ing gov­ern­ment mem­os because the world is an unclas­si­fi­able place, but the peo­ple that write these mem­os have to try to clas­si­fy it any­way, and the results get weird. You get these clas­si­fi­ca­tion odd­i­ties, these reg­u­la­to­ry platy­pus­es.

How Interfaces Demand Obedience

presented by Mushon Zer-Aviv

I’m going to dis­cuss the theme of inter­face and maybe the pol­i­tics of inter­face through the com­mu­ni­ca­tion cycle, the idea of pro­to­cols, and then I’ll try to sug­gest inter­faces for resis­tance, and ways for that to be addressed as well.

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