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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Grigsby, Neal A. (Neal Alan) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Thesis explores the broad appeal of narratives with adolescent protagonists across a variety of media, including literature, film, and video games. An analysis of key texts within their historical contexts reveals affinities ...
  • Jin, Liwen, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis explores various aspects of the online Bulletin Board System (BBS) world as they relate to the possibilities of the public sphere in China. It addresses two major questions: what has BBS brought to China where ...
  • 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 ...
  • Davies, Rodrigo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Crowdfunding, the raising of capital from a large and diverse pool of donors via online platforms, has grown exponentially in the past five years, spurred by the rise of Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. While legislative attention ...
  • Chan, Anita J. (Anita Jean), 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    The growth and spread of the Internet have generated new possibilities for public participation with news content, forcing news scholars and makers alike to confront a number of questions about what the nature, role and ...
  • Lord, Lacey (Lacey Gwen) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Comics studies tends to privilege the visual, and some scholars, like Scott McCloud believe that comics are solely visual. However, as Ian Hague has noted, the idea that comics are a solely visual medium is not only ...
  • Purushotma, Ravi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    I explore two core concepts in today's youth entertainment culture that will increasingly become central in future attempts to design affordable foreign language learning materials that hope to bridge the chasm between ...
  • Trettien, Whitney Anne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Through an archaeology of text-generating mechanisms, the present work excavates the deep history of reading and writing as material, combinatory practices. On the one hand, by positing the physical manipulation of language ...
  • Jacobson, Brian R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is an attempt to bring fresh insights to current understandings of cinematic space and the relationship between film, architecture, and the city. That attempt is situated in relation to recent work by Michael ...
  • Spitz, David (David Ethan) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    In the years since its inception, some interpretations of the software program known as "Napster" have been inscribed into laws, business plans, and purchasing decisions while others have been pushed to the fringes. This ...
  • Kerich, Christopher (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Utilizing critical and feminist science and technology studies methods, this thesis offers a new framework, called critical breaking, to allow for reflective and critical examination and analysis of instances of error, ...
  • Kamal, Sarah (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    After years of strict bans on the media, local radio in post-Taliban Afghanistan is undergoing an intense period of reconstruction. This thesis uses a multi-sited ethnographic investigation to examine local Afghan radio's ...
  • 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 ...
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