The images are located on Metamedia's m:media, a collaborative, web-based environment developed at MIT. Access to m:media is currently restricted to MIT students. However, the examples below can give you a primary insight into the ways images have been used in these cultural exchanges.
The concept behind IMAGES is to allow students to illustrate their respective cultural reality and exchange views about them through images. The students themselves, forming teams across the two cultures, decide what topic they want to illustrate and upload their collections of images on the site. These images can be photos the students take themselves or pictures they glean from the Web. Students are encouraged to write comments under each of the photos and enter into discussions with their cultural partners. They can also create their own collections of photos, and juxtapose some of them to highlight specific differences they have observed. These can in turn generate new discussions.
You will find here examples of such collections of images and juxtapositions.
EXAMPLES from the 2007 Spring semester (between MIT and École Polytechnique):
Students then enter into discussions based upon the images.