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  • Schrier, Karen L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    In an ever-changing present of multiple truths and reconfigured histories, people need to be critical thinkers. Research has suggested the potential for using augmented reality (AR) games- location-based games that use ...
  • 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 ...
  • Finkelberg, Amanda (Amanda Suzanne) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This paper addresses the changes in cartography since digitization and widespread popular dissemination. Cybercartography, an emergent system of maps, mapmaking tools, and mapmakers, forces a rethinking of spatial ...
  • García Herrera, Cristóbal, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    The main research question of this thesis is the following: What is the relationship between spaces and innovation in the context of design organizations such as IDEO, the MIT Media Lab and Design Continuum? This thesis ...
  • Driscoll, Kevin Edward (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Hip-hop is a competitive form of popular culture characterized by an on-going process of aesthetic renewal and reproduction that is expressed through carefully selected media and communications technologies. Hip-hop is ...
  • Murthy, Rekha (Rekha S.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Ambient street media are the media of our everyday lives in cities. Manifested in bits and fragments on the surfaces of the streetscape, these media often escape our notice - tuned out as visual clutter or dismissed as ...
  • Shresthova, Sangita. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Film dances, or filmed dance sequences accompanying film songs, are an important part of popular Indian cinema. Over the years, Hindi film dance has evolved from a cinematically simplistic, filmed documentation of performance ...
  • Yusuf, Huma (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis examines the relationship between violence and urbanity. Using Karachi, Pakistan, as a case study, it asks how violent cities are imagined and experienced by their residents. The thesis draws on a variety of ...
  • 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 ...
  • Askwith, Ivan D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Television is in a period of dramatic change. As the mass audience continues to fragment into ever-smaller niche audiences and communities of interest, and new technologies shift control over the television viewing experience ...
  • 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 ...
  • McCarty, Andrea Nina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is a study of the Fisher Price PXL 2000 camera and the artists and amateurs who make films and videos with this technology. The Pixelvision camera records video onto an audiocassette; its image is low-resolution, ...
  • Kuritsky, Orit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis probes into current American makeover culture, thorough three detailed case studies that represent an increasing confluence of commerce, entertainment, and, at times, spirituality. Each of the chapters is devoted ...
  • Long, Geoffrey A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Transmedia narratives use a combination of Barthesian hermeneutic codes, negative capability and migratory cues to guide audiences across multiple media platforms. This thesis examines complex narratives from comics, novels, ...
  • 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. ...
  • Weise, Matthew Jason (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis explores "meaningfulness" in videogames. Academics, journalists, and others who write about games often discuss the concept of meaning yet seldom define it clearly. I am focusing on a variation of this topic: ...
  • Bertozzi, Vanessa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Introduction: Rehoboth, the name of my hometown in southern Massachusetts, comes from the Hebrew work for "crossroads." Indeed there's not much in this rural town besides Route 44 and Route 118, with smatterings of horse ...
  • 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 ...
  • Punathambekar, Aswin, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Set in Boston, U.S.A, the overarching goal of this thesis is to develop a theoretical framework and a set of analytical tools that might help us understand how Hindi films are watched in the Indian- American diaspora and ...
  • Gopalakrishnan, Amulya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This study explores questions of media change, negotiation of literary value and postcolonial hybridity through a study of The Wondering Minstrels, a largely South-Asian community on the Web dedicated to the celebration ...
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