Calendar continued on the new MIT Communications Forum Web site.

2000 - 2001 Calendar
 

Spring 2001
 
Sat-Sun
3-4 Feb
 

Conference: We Wired the Classroom, Now What?

 

Thur
15 Feb
5-7 pm
Bartos Theate
r
 

CANCELLED
Forum: Copyright, Commerce and Culture: What We Learned from Napster
Eric Scheirer, Forrester Research
Oliver Schusser, Bertelsmann Content Group
Respondent: Ingrid Volkmer, CMS visiting scholar
Moderator: William Uricchio, CMS faculty

This Forum has been cancelled owing to the recent court decision involving Napster. We hope to reschedule this event.

 

Thur
8 March
5-7 pm
Bartos Theater
 

Forum: The Digital Museum
Kevin De Vorsey, American Museum of Natural History
Nina Gregorev,
American Museum of Natural History
Lori Gross
, Museum Loan Network
Respondent: Ben Davis, Razorfish.com
Moderator: Peter Walsh, museum consultant and author

 

Thur
12 April
5-7 pm
Bartos Theater
 

Forum: Intellectual Property in a Digital Era: Consumption and Politics on the World Wide Web
Rosemary Coombe, York University
Andrew Herman, Drake University

 

Thur
19 April
5-7 pm
Bartos Theater
 

Forum: Copyright and Globalization in the Age of Computer Networks
Richard Stallman, Free Software Association

 

Fri-Sun
27-29 April

 
  Conference: Race in Digital Space
Thur
10 May
5-7 pm
Bartos Theater
 

Forum: Female Entrepreneurs and Cyberspace
Denise Brosseau, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs
Marney Morris, Animatrix

 

Fall 2000
 

Thur
21 Sept
5-7 pm
Bartos Theater
 

  Forum: Public Intellectuals: The Cyberspace Generation
Jeff Bates, editor of Slashdot
Stephen Duncombe, author of Notes from Underground: Zines and ... Alternative Culture
Annalee Newitz, editor of The Bad Subjects Anthology

Thur
19 Oct
5-7 pm
Bartos Theater
 

  Forum: New Media and the Elections
Stephen Ansolabehere, Political Science, MIT
Chappell Lawson, Political Science, MIT
Anna Greenberg, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard  

Fri-Sat
3-5 Nov
 

  Conference: Digital Cinema
 

Thur
9 Nov
5-7 pm
Bartos Theater
 

  Forum: Monopoly Control, Media Access
Speaker: William McChesney, author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy [Sponsors: Technology & Culture Forum, authors@mit]
 

Thur
30 Nov
5-7 pm
Room 56-114
 

  Forum: Journalism and Cyberspace
Steven Johnson, editor in chief, FEED magazine
Rich Meislin, editor in chief, New York Times Digital

 

1999-2000 Calendar
 

Spring 2000
 

10-11 Feb
MIT Campus
 

  Conference: Video and Computer Games
 

Thur
24 Feb
5-7 pm
Bartos Theater
 

  Forum: Real Artists Don't Go to MIT
Speaker: John Maeda, MIT Media Lab
 

Thur
2 Mar
5-7 pm
Bartos Theater
 

  Forum: Youth in a Digital Era
Speakers: Jon Katz, Author of Geeks:
How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho

Henry Jenkins, Co-editor of From Barbie to
Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games

 

Mon
6 Mar
7-10 pm
56-114

  Media and Imagination: Science Fiction Readings
Nalo Hopkinson, author of Midnight Robber
Connie Willis, author of The Doomsday Book

Mon
3 April
7-10 pm
26-100

  Media and Imagination: Science Fiction Readings
Ben Bova, author of Return to Mars

 

Sun
16 April
7-10 pm
6-120

  Media and Imagination: Science Fiction Readings
Greg Bear, author of Darwin's Radio
Gregory Benford, author of Cosm

Thur
20 April
5-7 pm
Bartos Theater
 

  Forum: The Digital Library
Clifford A. Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information
Deanna Marcum, Council on Library and Information Resources
 

Thur
4 May
5-7 pm
Bartos Theater
 

  Forum: The Science in Science Fiction
Speakers: Athena Andreadis, author of
To Seek Out New Life : The Biology of Star Trek
Anne Simon, author of The Real Science Behind
the X Files: Microbes, Meteorites, and Mutants
 
Fall 1999
 

Thur
23 Sept
5-7 pm
Bartos Theater
 

  Forum: The Power of Images in Communicating Science and Technology
Felice Frankel, Artist in Residence, MIT
Respondent: Boyce Rensberger, Director, Knight Journalism Fellowships
 

Thur
30 Sept
5-7 pm
Bartos Theater
 

  Forum: Undergraduate Writing
Nancy Sommers, Director of Expository Writing, Harvard
Respondents: Steven Pinker and David Thorburn, MIT
 

Thur
7 Oct
5-7 pm
Bartos Theater
 

  Forum: Cultural Studies Today: Australian Perspectives
Leading Australian scholars on new directions in cultural interpretation.
Speakers: John Hartley, Cardiff University; Andrew Jakubowicz, The University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; Alan McKee, Edith Cowan University, Australia; Virginia Nightingale, University of Western Sydney, Nepean, Australia
 

8-10 Oct
MIT Campus

  Conference: Media in Transition
Closing event of the Media in Transition Project
agenda    abstracts    speakers    registration

 

Thur
4 Nov
4-6 pm
Wong Auditorium
 

  Forum: Cinema of Outsiders:
The New American Independent Film Movement

Emanuel Levy, Arizona State University
Respondent: Bruce Jenkins, Curator, Harvard Film Archive
 

Thur
2 Dec
5-7 pm
Bartos Theater
 

  Forum: Beyond the Ivory Tower:
Academic Discourse and the Public Intellectual
Alan Lightman, author of Einstein's Dreams
Steven Pinker, author of The Language Instinct
Gerald Early, author of The Culture of Bruising

 


1998-1999 Calendar
 

Spring 1999
 

Thur
18 Feb
4-6 pm
Bartos Theater

  Forum: Beyond the Ivory Tower:
Academic Discourse in the Age of Popular Media
Stephen J. Gould, Harvard
Lester Thurow, MIT
Alan Lightman, MIT
William Calvin, University of Washington
Organizer: Saleem Ali, MIT

Thur
18 Feb
7-10 pm
10-250

Media and Imagination: Science Fiction Readings
Future Boston series
Alex Jablakov, Steven Popkas,
David Alexander Smith, Sarah Smith

Thur
4 March
5 pm
4-237

Lecture in Comparative Media:
Paris again or Prag: Who will save lit from com?
Michael Joyce

Tues
9 March
5 pm
4-237

Lecture in Comparative Media:
The Future of the Past
James O'Donnell, Univ. of Pennsylvania, author of Avatars of the World

Mon
15 March
5 pm
4-237

Lecture in Comparative Media:
Film Sound -- All of It
Rick Altman, author of The American Film Musical

Thur
18 Mar
7-10 pm
10-250

Media and Imagination: Science Fiction Readings
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman series
Craig Shaw Gardner, Cineverse series

Thur
15 Apr
4-6 pm
Bartos Theater

Forum: Stealth Bombers: Invisible Information?
Speaker: Robert Zalisk, writer and co-producer of Stealth: Flying Invisible, has produced programs for television, mainly PBS, for over a decade. An award-winning producer at NOVA for several years, he is a former Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Institute, and has also worked in radio and print.
 

Thur
22 Apr
7-10 pm
10-250

Media and Imagination: Science Fiction Readings
Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan series
Melissa Scott, Shapes of Their Hearts

Sat
1 May

MIT Campus

Conference: Wiring the Classroom:
Moving Beyond Access in K-12 Education

 

Fall 1998

Thur
17 Sept
7-10 pm
6-120

Media and Imagination: Science Fiction Readings
Hal Clement, Mission of Gravity
Jeffrey A. Carver, The Chaos Chronicles

Fri
25 Sept
9 am-5:30 pm
Bartos Theater

Symposium: Digital Cities
Urban Environments and Interactive Technologies Commentary from urban planners and other scholars as well as hypermedia demos that recreate city spaces. Among the speakers: Theresa Duncan, designer of Zero Zero; Bruce Joffe, co-designer of SimCity; Linda Stone, Microsoft; Malcolm McCullough, Carnegie Mellon; William Mitchell, MIT.
Agenda


Thur
1 Oct
4-6 pm
Bartos Theater

Forum: Hypertext in Historical Context:
Vannevar Bush and Ted Nelson Revisited
Organizer and Moderator: Mary Hopper, MIT
Commentary: Mark Bernstein, Eastgate Systems, Inc.

Fri-Sun
9-11 Oct
MIT Campus

International Symposium: Internet Governance
Annual Conference:
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility

Sat
10 Oct
7-10 pm
6-120

Media and Imagination: Science Fiction Readings
Pat Cadigan, Mindplayers

Thur
5 Nov
4-6 pm
Bartos Theater

Forum: Journalism and Cyberspace 1
"Covering Cyberspace"
Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe
Julian Dibbell, author of My Tiny Life
Amy Harmon, New York Times
Moderator: John Driscoll, MIT Media Lab

Thur
12 Nov
4-6 pm
Bartos Theater

Forum: Journalism and Cyberspace 2
"Digital Journalism"
Reid Ashe, Tampa Tribune
Ingrid Volkmer, Univ. of Augsburg (Germany)
Rob Fixmer, New York Times
Moderator: James Carey, Columbia University

Thur
19 Nov
7-10 pm
6-120

Media and Imagination: Science Fiction Readings
Michael Resnick, Kirinyaga series
Alexander Jablokov, Nimbus

Tue-Wed
1-2 Dec
Wong Auditorium (E51)

Conference: Next Generation Internet
Co-sponsor: MIT Industrial Liaison Program
[For registration and other information: 617-258-9419]


1997-1998 Calendar
 

Spring 1998
 

Thu
12 Feb
1:30-5:30 pm
Bartos Theater

  The Aesthetics of Transition: 1
Symposium: Art and Entertainment in Periods of Transition

David Jay Bolter, Georgia Tech
Scott Bukatman, Stanford
Richard Grusin, Georgia Tech
Henry Jenkins, MIT
David Thorburn, MIT

Thu
19 Feb
7-10 pm
10-250

Media and Imagination: Science Fiction Readings
Samuel Delany
Octavia Butler

Tue-Thu
24-26 Feb
5-7 pm
56-114

The Aesthetics of Transition: 2
Tom Gunning, University of Chicago
Three Lectures: The Cinema and Other Media at the Turn of the Century

Tue
24 Feb
8-10 pm
Killian Hall

Martin Marks, MIT
A program of music and early silent films


Thu
5 Mar
4-6 pm
Bartos Theater

The Aesthetics of Transition: 3
Aesthetics, Identitites, Information
Thryza Goodeve, NYU
Steven Johnson, Feed Magazine

Thu
19 Mar
7-10 pm
26-100

Media and Imagination: Science Fiction Readings
Bruce Sterling


Thu
2 Apr
4-6 pm

Forum: "Futures That Never Arrived"
Jeff Hecht, New Scientist Magazine
Lisa Gitelman, Rutgers University

Thu
9 Apr
4-6 pm
Bartos Theater

Forum: "The On-Line Bookstore"
Jeffrey Rayport, Harvard Business School


Wed
15 Apr
7-10 pm
6-120

Media and Imagination: Science Fiction Readings
Michael Burstein
Nancy Kress

Thu
23 Apr
4-6 pm
Bartos Theater

Symposium: "Race and Cyberspace"
co-sponsor: MIT Women's Studies Program

Tara McPherson, Univ. of Southern California
Glenn Kaino, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies
Brenda Cotto-Escalera, MIT. Moderator/Respondent.

Mon
27 Apr
4-6 pm
14E-304

Forum: "Democratainment": TV, Popular Journalism and Citizenship.
John Hartley, Cardiff University, Wales.


Mon
4 May
7-10 pm
Kresge Auditorium (W16)

Media and Imagination: Science Fiction Readings
J. Michael Straczynski
Alexander Jablokov


Fri-Sat
8-9 May
E25-111 (Fri)
Bartos Th. (Sat)

National Conference: Democracy and Digital Media
How are the new media affecting American democracy?
A conversation among scholars, media professionals
and political insiders about old and new media and the
democratic process.
Fall 1997
 

Thu
18 Sept
7-10 pm
room 6-120

  Media and Imagination: Science Fiction Readings
Frederik Pohl, the prolific shaper of American science fiction, will join James Patrick Kelly, author of Wildlife, to inaugurate a series of readings and discussions by major science fiction writers who have given special attention to problems of media in transition. Each session will pair a distinguished established writer with an emerging younger one, and each will aim for lively interaction with the audience. Readings will normally be held on third Thursday of each month.

Wed
15 Oct
7-10 pm
Room 34-101
Science Fiction Readings
Gregory Benford, Univ of California, Timescape
Joe Haldeman, The Forever War

Fri-Sat
24-25 Oct
Transformations of the Book
A national conference on the ways in which digital technologies are transforming traditional literary and humanistic materials. Leading scholars and designers will demonstrate hypertext and web-based projects that are enhancing and reconfiguring the landmark texts and materials of humanist culture.

Thu
6 Nov
4 pm
Bartos Theater
Virtual Communities: Questions, Theories, Opportunities
Communications Forum
A panel discussion, followed by dialogue with the audience. Among the speakers:
Amy Bruckman, founder of MediaMOO,a virtual site for media researchers, and MOOSE Crossing, designed as a learning environment for children; Marc A. Smith, co-editor, Communities in Cyberspace; Barry Wellman, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto; and Howard Rheingold, author of The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier. Rheingold writes: "Before our societies can make intelligent decisions about deploying and regulating computer-mediated communication technologies, we need a base of knowledge. We need to make systematic inquiries into the way e-mail, virtual communities, MUDs, chat, websurfing affect us as individuals and as a society. We need to design a multidisciplinary research program for anthropologists, psychiatrists, social psychologists, sociologists, political scientists, in order to understand the way living in cyberspace is likely to shape the way we think, feel, behave, communicate, govern ourselves."

Thu
20 Nov
7-10 pm
Room 26-100

Science Fiction Readings
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game.
Allen Steele,Orbital Decay

Thu
4 Dec
7-10 pm
Room 10-250

Science Fiction Readings
Ellen Kushner, Thomas The Rhymer
Sarah Zettel, Fools War