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International Conference

May 13-15, 2011

This site is an archive of the conference.

MiT7 is a sanctioned MIT 150th anniversary event.

Public Forums (audio available)

Has the digital age confirmed and exponentially increased the cultural instability and creative destruction that are often said to define advanced capitalism? Does living in a digital age mean we may live and die in what the novelist Thomas Pynchon has called “a ceaseless spectacle of transition”? How are we coping with the instability of platforms?

Featured speakers included Joshua Benton, Nieman Journalism Lab, Harvard; Sandra Braman, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Pomona College; Frank Marchese, Pace Digital Gallery; Julia Noordegraaf, University of Amsterdam; and Jason Rhody, Office of Digital Humanities, NEH.