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  • Swartz, Deja Elana (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis attempts to uncover the emotional and cultural economics of material culture. What does it mean for material good to be "fake"? What are the salient aspects that are being copied and are those aspects purely ...
  • Das, Abhimnanyu, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    The Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) series of comic books have, since 1967, dominated the market for domestic comic books in India. In this thesis, I examine how these comics function as public culture, creating a platform around ...
  • Zhong, Lingyuxiu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In the early twentieth century, the emergence of national market and maturation of color printing technologies brought a revolution in advertising. Consumers received and collected many colorful advertising images and ...
  • Marisca Alvarez, Eduardo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In this work, I've documented the origins, growth and structure of the Peruvian video game industry. Because of its underground origins, the Peruvian game industry provides an alternative, more organic gateway to developing ...
  • Lipshin, Jason Martin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Ubiquitous computing (aka "ubicomp") describes the process of embedding computation into everyday things. From smart toasters and smart shoes to smart toys and smart buildings, ubicomp describes user experiences which are ...