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Current CMS research projects focus on a diverse range of topics, including civic media, videogame development, educational videogames, the effect of participatory culture on business and entertainment, and use of new technologies to enhance humanities education.
The Center for Future Civic Media is working to create technical and social systems for sharing, prioritizing, organizing, and acting on information. These include developing new technologies that support and foster civic media and political action; serving as an international resource for the study and analysis of civic media; and coordinating community-based test beds both in the United States and internationally.
Contact: Lorrie LeJeune, firstname.lastname@example.org
C3 Explores the ways the business landscape is changing in response to the growing integration of content and brands across media platforms and the increasingly prominent roles that consumers are playing in shaping the flow of media. Previous and current research areas include: Fan Culture, Mobile Media, Audience Metrics and Measurement, Participatory Culture, Experiential Marketing, Transmedia Properties, Cult Media and Advertising.
Contact: Daniel Pereira, dpereira@MIT.EDU
The Education Arcade explores games that promote learning through authentic and engaging play. TEA's research and development projects focus both on the learning that naturally occurs in popular commercial games, and on the design of games that more vigorously address the educational needs of players.
Contact: Scot Osterweil, email@example.com
The Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab addresses important challenges faced by the global digital game research community and industry, with a core focus on identifying and solving research problems using a multi-disciplinary approach.
MIT undergraduates who wish to gain experience in developing games should consider joining the fall or spring game development UROP program with GAMBIT. The fall and spring semester UROPs are designed to prepare students for the game development workflow and to help them gain familiarity with development tools that will be needed for the Summer Internship Program.
For further inquiries, MIT undergraduates of any major should contact Rik Eberhardt, (reberhar@MIT.EDU) with the following information:
- Statement of interest in this UROP
- Types of research you would be interested in
- Skills you bring to a game development team
- Other summer/term commitments
The Hyperstudio project provides students and faculty with a flexible on-line environment to create, annotate and share media-rich documents for the teaching and learning of core humanistic subjects. Faculty can build subject-specific mini-archives to extend the use of multimedia materials in the classroom and thus further pedagogical innovation.
Contact: Kurt Fendt, fendt@MIT.EDU