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  • Verlager, Alicia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This work examines how images of disability are used to frame cultural narratives regarding technology. As advances in biotechnology ensure that more people will be living with technological prosthetics against and beneath ...
  • Mangum, William Gordon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis will explore whether live streaming video from public events, which I call civic livestreams, can be more engaging and informative if relevant contextual information is added to the viewing experience. I focus ...
  • Lee, Rocket Moon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    How does one design a game to make change? How can I design a game that engages players in ethical gameplay? For this project, I used multiple methodologies--research through design, background research, iterative game ...
  • 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 ...
  • Shahani, Parmesh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Gay Bombay is an online-offline community (comprising a website, a newsgroup and physical events in Bombay city), that was formed as a result of the intersection of certain historical conjectures with the disjunctures ...
  • Li, Xiaochang, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    It is commonly accepted that media and communication technologies play pivotal roles in the complex processes of what is broadly termed "globalization." The increasing speed, volume, and scale of transnational circulation ...
  • 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, ...
  • Silberman, Lauren (Lauren Beth) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    A design feature of contemporary sport video games allows elite athletes to play as themselves in life-like representations of actual sporting events. The relation between playing sport video games and actual physical ...
  • Stayton, Erik Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In this work Erik Stayton examines dominant and alternative paradigms of ground vehicle automation, and concludes that current and imagined automation technology is far more hybrid than is often recognized, presenting ...
  • Diaz, Joshua Lindsay (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    In designing DwarfFortress as part roguelike and part simulation, Tarn and Zach Adams of Bay 12 Games drew on a tradition of game genres that used proceduralism and simulation to give players unique paths through the game. ...
  • Tortum, Halil Deniz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Virtual reality, as the name implies, is implicitly evaluated by its ability to reproduce or imitate aspects of reality, particularly in ways that convince users that they are physically present in the virtual space. This ...
  • Barabas, Chelsea (Chelsea Marie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In recent years, a significant amount of resources and attention has been directed at increasing the diversity of the hi-tech workforce in the United States. Generally speaking, the underrepresentation of minorities and ...
  • Sell, Jesse (Jesse Colin) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In this work, I situate e-sports broadcasting within the larger sports media industrial complex, discuss e-sportscasters, and investigate the economics behind the growing e-sports industry. E-sports, often referred to as ...
  • Bersak, Daniel R., 1980- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Like writers and editors, photojournalists are held to a standard of ethics. Each publication has a set of rules, sometimes written, sometimes unwritten, that governs what that publication considers to be a truthful and ...
  • Flynn, Sean Peter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Public interest media organizations are increasingly interested in experimenting with interactive and participatory approaches to documentary storytelling enabled by digital technologies. However, due to the experimental ...
  • Tsiveriotis, George (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis explores a mode of collective meaning making at the intersection of humor, insult, and jest that increasingly occupies social media conversations, online comment sections, and Internet writing far and wide: for ...
  • Gearin, Conor J. (Conor James) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Over the last 150 years, humans have wrought sweeping changes to the Great Plains. What was once the prairie is now the Corn Belt-row crops planted from fencerow to fencerow. What does this mean for the native wildlife, ...
  • Elish, Madeleine Clare (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    At the heart of this thesis is a desire to understand the evolving and situated relationship between humans and computers. Looking to a specific kind of computer at a specific moment in history, I analyze the ways in which ...
  • Austin, Alexander Chance (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    An audience's satisfaction with an entertainment product is dependent on how well their expectations are fulfilled. This study delves into the implicit contract that is formed between the purveyor of an entertainment ...
  • Davenport, Stephanie, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    The Ars Electronica FutureLab is a thriving interdisciplinary research facility located in Linz, Austria. It is part of the Ars Electronica Center (AEC), a cultural institution which for over two decades has been a pioneer ...
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