The Future of Digital Education Nov 13
The MacArthur series on Digital Media and Education is sponsoring this panel, hosted on Berkman Island in Second Life on Monday November 13 at 4:00PM SLT. Our distinguished panel includes Rebecca Nesson of Harvard University, Douglas Thomas of the Annenberg School for Communication at USC, Michael Eisenberg, Dean Emeritus and Professor at the University of Washington, and Henry Lowood of Stanford University. All members of the Cyberone community are invited to attend and participate in the discussion. more information here
The Futures of Entertainment Conference: Nov 17-18
The Comparative Media Studies Program is proud to announce an exciting forthcoming conference, The Futures of Entertainment, to be held at MIT on Nov. 17 and 18. The event is designed to bring together leading thinkers from across the entertainment industry to speak about core issues around media convergence, transmedia storytelling, user-generated content, and participatory culture. Speakers confirmed so far include The Long Tail's Chris Anderson, Flickr's Caterina Fake, DC Comic's Paul Levitz, Warner Brother's Diane Nelson, Big Spaceship's Michael Lebowitz, social networking researcher danah boyd, television scholar Jason Mittell, and many others, including representatives from MTV, Cartoon Network, Bioware, and other leading companies in this space. The event is free and open to the public but we ask that you preregister since seating will be limited. The event is being hosted by the Convergence Culture Consortium.
- Tuesday September 19, 5-7 pm: The Emergence of Citizens' Media, in the Bartos Theater (basement of MIT Media Lab)
- Alex Beam - Boston Globe
- Ellen Foley - Wisconsin State Journal
- Dan Gillmor - Center for Citizen Media
- Tuesday September 19, and Thursday September 21, 8:30-9:30 pm: Blogging and Liability, in There.com (online / State of Play Academy)
- Lauren Gelman - Stanford Center for Internet and Society
- There.com is another online virtual world like Second Life, the platform we are using in our course
- Thursday, September 21, 5-7 pm: News, Information and the Wealth of Networks, takes place at MIT in building 3, room 270 (3-270)
- audio recording of the event archived here
- Yochai Benkler, Yale Law School
- Henry Jenkins, MIT Comparative Media Studies
- William Uriccio, MIT Comparative Media Studies
- Friday, September 29, 7-9 pm:, Humanities Center Seminar: Cultural Agents (Barker Center 133)
- Presentation by Madeleine Steczynski (Zumix).
- "Youth and Music for a Change"
- On Zumix: http://www.zumix.org/zumix.html