April 15, 2010
Come celebrate the Comparative Media Studies 10th Anniversary!

Next week on Thursday 22 April and Friday 23 April, the Comparative Media Studies department will be hosting a two-day symposium in celebration of the program's tenth anniversary. These events are free and open to the public.

On Thursday at 5:00 pm, Program Director William Uricchio will host a session with former director Henry Jenkins, where Henry will deliver a final address looking back at the history and mission of the CMS program. The forum will take place in Bartos Theater in the basement of the MIT Media Lab.

On Friday, there will be a full day of panel sessions featuring CMS masters program graduates on the 6th floor of the new Media Lab. The sessions are as follows:

Friday, April 23 (Room E14-633)

10:00am Introductory remarks
Dean Deborah Fitzgerald and CMS Director William Uricchio

10:15am Applied Humanities: Transforming Humanities Education
Moderated by William Uricchio
Panelists: Pete Donaldson, Kurt Fendt, Neeti Gupta, Scot Osterweil, Rekha Murthy

11:45am Creativity and Collaboration in the Digital Age
Moderated by Jim Paradis
Panelists: Beth Coleman, Philip Tan, Ivan Askwith, Sam Ford, Clara Fernández-Vara

2:30pm Participatory Culture: The Culture of Democracy and Education in a Hypermediated Society
Moderated by Henry Jenkins
Panelists: Erin Reilly, Karen Schrier, Sangita Shresthova, Pilar Lacasa, and Mitch Resnick

4:15pm International Media Flows: Global Media and Culture
Moderated by Ian Condry
Panelists: Aswin Punathambekar, Xiaochang Li, Ana Domb, Orit Kuritsky, Jing Wang

5:30pm Closing Remarks

6:00pm Media exhibition featuring works by CMS alumni