This page contains links to papers and articles generated by the MIT Communications Forum, Comparative Media Studies conferences and the Media in Transition project.

Philip Agre, Growing a Democratic Culture: John Commons on the Wiring of Civil Society
[2,454 words,  posted october 31, 1999]

Penelope Alfrey, Petrarch's Apes: Originality, Plagiarism and Copyright Principles within Visual Culture
[2,457 words,  posted february 17, 2000]

Luis O. Arata, Reflections about Interactivity
[3,877 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Constance Balides, Virtual Spaces and Incorporative Logics: Contemporary Films As "Mass Ornaments"
[6,281 words,  posted may 10, 2000]

Benjamin Barber, Which Technology and Which Democracy?
[6,252 words,  posted december 6, 1998]

Wendy Bellion, The Mechanization of Likeness in Jeffersonian America
[7,242 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Harvey Blume, Autism and the Internet, or "It's the Wiring, Stupid"
[4,987 words,  posted july 1, 1997]

William Boddy, Redefining the Home Screen: Technological Convergence as Trauma and Business Plan
[4,156 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Octavia Butler, "Devil Girl From Mars": Why I Write Science Fiction
[3,099 words, posted:  october 4,  1998]

Rosemary Coombe and Andrew Herman, Defending Toy Dolls and Maneuvering Toy Soldiers: Trademarks, Consumer Politics, and Corporate Accountability on the World Wide Web
[8,083 words, posted: april 20, 2001]

Gregory Crane, Historical Perspectives on the Book and Information Technology
[9,397 words, posted:  april 11,  1998]

Sharon Cumberland, Private Uses of Cyberspace: Women, Desire, and Fan Culture
[3,253 words, posted:  january 25,  2000]

Ashley Dawson, Documenting Democratization: New Media Practices in Post-Apartheid South Africa
[8,262 words, posted:  may 10,  2000]

Julian Dibbell, Covering Cyberspace
[2,681 words, posted:  december 12,  1998]

Wendy Dibean and Bruce Garrison, Market Types and Daily Newspapers: Use of World Wide Web Technologies
[8,847 words, posted:  february 17,  2000]

Peter Donaldson, "Let's Be Going:" A Parent Reads GeekCereal
[2,921 words, posted:  november 4,  1997]

Gerald Early, Partisanship, Race, and the Public Intellectual
[3,470 words, posted january 5, 2000]

Paul Erickson, Help or Hindrance? The History of the Book and Electronic Media
[6,204 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Lloyd Etheredge, What's Next: The Intellectual Legacy of Ithiel de Sola Pool  
[5,876 words,  posted july 25, 1997]

Virginia Eubanks, The Mythography of the "New" Frontier
[4,577 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Oz Frankel, Potholes on the Information Superhighway: Congress as a Publisher in the 19th Century
[3,535 words,  posted october 31, 1999]

Maureen Furniss, Motion Capture
[3,371 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Ursula Ganz-Blättler, Shareware or Prestigious Privilege? Television Fans as Knowledge Brokers
[8,313 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Lisa Gitelman, How Users Define New Media: A History of the Amusement Phonograph
[6,663 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Alison Griffiths, Media Technology and Museum Display: A Century of Accommodation and Conflict
[5,914 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Lawrence Grossman, Changing Conceptions of Democracy
[303 words, posted june 4, 1998]

Christopher Harper, Journalism in a Digital Age
[5,026 words, posted may 17, 1998]

John Hartley, The Frequencies of Public Writing: Tomb, Tome and Time as Technologies of the Public
[8,625 words,  posted february 17, 2000]

Robert Huesca and Brenda Dervin, Hypertext and Journalism: Audiences Respond to Competing News Narratives
[10,013 words,  posted october 31, 1999]

Ellen Hume, Resource Journalism: A New Model for News
[4,192 words, posted may 17, 1998]

Shelley Jackson, Stitch Bitch: The Patchwork Girl
[5,707 words, posted:  november 4, 1997]

Andrew Jakubowicz, Discourses of the Social: Making Multicultural Australia - A Multimedia Documentary
[6,443 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Henry Jenkins, Bearings
[287 words, posted February 19, 2002]

Henry Jenkins, Congressional Testimony on Media Violence
[16,204 words, posted june 16, 1999]

Henry Jenkins, Contacting the Past: Early Radio and the Digital Revolution
[1,482 words, posted december 3, 1997]

Henry Jenkins, From Home[r] to the Holodeck: New Media and the Humanities
[9,026 words, posted december 6, 1998]

Henry Jenkins, Media and Imagination: A Short History of American Science Fiction
[853 words, posted july 7, 1997]

Henry Jenkins and David Thorburn, The Digital Revolution, the Informed Citizen, and the Culture of Democracy [6,563 words, posted january 9, 2004]

Michael Joyce, Forms of Future
[5,357 words, posted november 5, 1997]

Matthew Kirschenbaum, The Other End of Print: David Carson, Graphic Design, and the Aesthetics of Media
[3,148 words,  posted january 25, 2000]

Andreas Kitzmann, Watching the Web Watch Me: Explorations of the Domestic Web Cam
[4,812 words,  posted october 31, 1999]

Alan Lightman, The Role of the Public Intellectual
[1,856 words, posted january 5, 2000]

Ira Magaziner, Democracy and Cyberspace: First Principles
[7,457 words, posted september 3, 1998]
Jerome McGann, Imagining What You Don't Know: The Theoretical Goals of The Rossetti Archive
[7,713 words, posted:  april 11, 1998]

William Mitchell, Homer to Home-Page: Designing Digital Books
[5,824 words, posted:  april 11, 1998]

Lloyd Morrisett, Habits of Mind and a New Technology of Freedom
[5484 words,  posted july 20, 1997]

Lloyd Morrisett, Technologies of Freedom?
[4,331 words, posted may 17, 1998]

Priscilla Coit Murphy, Books Are Dead, Long Live Books
[4,395 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Angela Ndalianis, Architectures of Vision: Neo-Baroque Optical Regimes and Contemporary Entertainment Media
[6,134 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Mark Pesce, Magic Mirror: The Novel as a Software Development Platform
[4,911 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Steven Pinker, Some Remarks on Becoming a "Public Intellectual"
[1,590 words, posted january 5, 2000]

Jeffrey Ruoff, Around the World in Eighty Minutes: The Travel Lecture Film
[7,092 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Nicholas Sammond, See You Real Soon: Imagining the Child in Disney's Cold-War Natural Order
[6,612 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

Michael Schudson, Changing Concepts of Democracy
[3,903 words, posted June 4, 1998]

David Sholle, What is Information? The Flow of Bits and the Control of Chaos
[7,904 words,  posted october 31, 1999]

Bob Stepno, Happy Valley and Beyond: Establishing Local Identity for Online News
[3,371 words,  posted december 19, 1999]

J. Michael Straczynski, What the Networks Don't Know About Science Fiction
[6,410 words, posted january 14, 1999]

David Thorburn, "This market, this bazaar of life": Markets Imagined and Remembered
[1,225 words, posted december 6, 1998]

David Thorburn, Web of Paradox
[1,392 words, posted january 8, 1999]

David Thorburn and Henry Jenkins, Toward an Aesthetics of Transition [6,044 words, posted january 9, 2004]

Trish Travis, Ideas and Commodities: The Image of the Book
[2,819 words,  posted october 31, 1999]

Cristina Venegas, Will the Internet Spoil Fidel Castro's Cuba?
[4,192 words,  posted october 31, 1999]

Ingrid Volkmer, Journalism in Cyberspace: An International Perspective
[3,224 words, posted december 12, 1999]

Peter Walsh, That Withered Paradigm: The Web, the Expert, and the Information Hegemony
[3,352 words,  posted october 31, 1999]

David Winston, Digital Democracy and the New Age of Reason
[4,234 words, posted may 27, 1998]