This Week:

Online Annotation and the Future of Reading
Wyn Kelley, Literature, MIT
Kurt Fendt, HyperStudio, MIT
Jeremy Dean, Education Czar, Rap Genius
Moderator: Noel Jackson, MIT
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Using the tools of online textual annotation, readers can collaborate on annotating or interpreting a work, make their annotations public, and respond to interpretations by others. We will be joined by creators, facilitators, and users of these sites to discuss how online annotation is changing practices of reading, enriching practices of teaching and learning, and making newly public a previously private encounter with the written word.


Recently Completed:

Science in Fiction
Hanya Yanagihara, author, The People in the Trees
Alan Lightman, MIT; author, Einstein's Dreams
Moderator: Seth Mnookin, MIT
Thursday, April 3, 2014
abstract | video | audio | summary

Jenkins Returns
Henry Jenkins, Provost's Professor, University of Southern California
Moderator: David Thorburn, MIT
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
abstract | video | audio | summary


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