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  • Vedrashko, Ilya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This paper suggests advertisers should experiment with in-game advertising to gain skills that could become vital in the near future. It compiles, arranges and analyzes the existing body of academic and industry knowledge ...
  • Bidlingmeyer, Lisa Marie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis explores the intersection of the television image with the presentation of self-identity. I examine two TV series in the spy genre -- Alias (2001 - 2006) and The Prisoner (1967 - 1968) -- discussing how each ...
  • York, Christopher W. (Christopher Warren), 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    Introduction: Zoo, garden, arcade--three places emblematic of European society's pleasure in and subjugation of animal and plant nature, of the texture of civilized life in a world created by Industry and Progress. This ...
  • Verschooren, Karen A. (Karen Annemie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis provides a critical analysis of the relation between Internet art and the traditional institution for contemporary art in the North American and West-European regions. Thirteen years after its inception as an ...
  • Ford, Samuel Earl (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    The American daytime serial drama is among the oldest television genres and remains a vital part of the television lineup for ABC and CBS as what this thesis calls an immersive story world. However, many within the television ...
  • Seles, Sheila Murphy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    The American television industry is in a moment of transition because of changes brought about by digital distribution and audience fragmentation. This thesis argues that the television industry can no longer adapt to the ...
  • Deahl, Erica (Erica Sachiyo) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    We live in an era of unprecedented growth in the use and impact of data. While large institutions are using data about individuals to drive decision-making, small organizations and civic hackers are using open and public ...
  • Miller, Heather, 1971 Sept. 14- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This text explores three developments pertaining to children and reading in seventeenth-century England. The author aims to show how profoundly death was implicated in the development of thought about children's reading ...
  • Seaver, Nicholas Patrick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Discussions of music reproduction technology have generally focused on what Jonathan Sterne calls "tympanic" reproduction: the recording and playback of sounds through microphones and speakers. While tympanic reproduction ...
  • Schultze, Stephen James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Media policy in the United States has, since its inception, been governed by the principle that infrastructure providers should serve "the public interest." The Federal Communications Commission has traditionally been ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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