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  • Gursoy, Ayse (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This paper explores the relation between criticism and establishment of narrative forms and genres, focusing on the cultural situation of video games. Comparing the context of early film criticism and contemporary video ...
  • Knoss, Trent (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    For centuries, humans killed the grey wolf (canis lupis) out of fear and misunderstanding. By the 1950s, the species had been hunted to brink of extinction within the continental United States save for a small remainder ...
  • Baehr, Leslie G. (Leslie Gail) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Though shipwrecks and treasure are deeply seductive to the public, the political, ethical, and scientific geography surrounding these sunken ships is not well publicized, except in cases involving large amounts of money. ...
  • Zhang, Jia, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Information visualizations are an important means through which we communicate knowledge. By considering visualizations as data-driven narratives, this thesis uses narrative thinking as an orienting concept to support the ...
  • Bruzek, Alison K. (Allison Kim) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In 2002, following the September 11th attacks and the anthrax letters, the United States allocated money to build two maximum containment biology labs. Called Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) facilities, these labs were built to ...
  • Hirji, Zahra R. (Zahra Rafik) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    One of Hawaii's most dangerous natural hazards is sitting in plain sight: Mauna Loa volcano. The mighty mountain makes up more than fifty percent of the island and is the largest volcano on Earth. Since 1843, when people ...
  • Schirra, Steven M. (Steven Michael) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In light of calls that civic participation is declining, efforts are underway to replace outdated, unproductive forms of citizenship. With the majority of Americans now connected to the Internet, community leaders see the ...
  • Ahmed, Abdul-Kareem H (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The next era of medicine will be one of personalization, scientists and physicians promise. Personalized medicine is a refined clinical approach in which clinicians will utilize your genomic information to help you prevent ...
  • Sidhu, Sonny (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Many of today's most popular single-player videogames contain short, semi-interactive sequences of tightly scripted, visually spectacular action gameplay, which-despite being generally unrepresentative of a game's 'normal' ...
  • Stein, Abraham D. (Abraham Daniel) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Over the three decade long history of sports videogame development, design conventions have lead to the emergence of a new sports game genre: the televisual sports videogames. These games, which usually simulate major ...
  • Boghani, Amar K. (Amar Kapadia) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Our interactions with cities are increasingly mediated through a complex array of technologies, including location-aware mobile devices and a vast number of online platforms. However, we often also use these tools to create ...
  • Graham, Elyse (Jean Elyse) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
  • Lopez, Rogelio Alejandro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Attention to the use of new media by social movements rose rapidly following groundbreaking global protests: The Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and the "Indignados" Movement in Spain. However, determinism and rhetoric ...
  • Cheng, Hannah Yee-shing (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    At the Sherrill House Rehabilitation and Retirement Center in Boston, MA, music therapist Dianne Tow and her interns use a variety of therapeutic interventions to treat physical and psychological dysfunctions-though not ...
  • Sauter, Molly (Molly Rebecca) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis examines the history, development, theory, and practice of distributed denial of service actions as a tactic of political activism. DDOS actions have been used in online political activism since the early 1990s, ...
  • Peterson, Christopher E., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The last decade has seen the rise of new technologies for making information more broadly available and accessible. Variously called 'user-generated content,' 'social media,''social news,' 'crowd-curation,' and so on, these ...
  • Edgerton, Katherine (Katherine Carter) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Web series or "webisodes" are a transitional storytelling form bridging the production practices of broadcast television and Internet video. Shorter than most television episodes and distributed on online platforms like ...
  • Sun, Huan, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    My thesis discusses the hidden and non-adversarial nature of resistance in authoritarian countries through the perspectives of media practices and media opportunity structure. To understand the art of resistance in ...
  • Yu, Sarah Mae (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Humans have been entranced by butterflies for thousands of years. This thesis parses apart the complex interactions between humans and butterflies, focusing specifically on people whose lifestyles are significantly intertwined ...
  • Weeks, Erin Maureen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This is the story of an invasive species and one man's quest to eradicate it. The Nile monitor lizard (Varanus niloticus), smaller cousin of the famed Komodo dragon, grows into six feet of carnivorous, ill-tempered muscle. ...
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