Materials related to the MIT Media in Transition Project are a valuable asset in the New Media Museum’s collections.
Mary Hopper’s duties as the first Post Doctoral Associate of MIT’s Comparative Media Studies Graduate Program was helping David Thorburn and Henry Jenkins to found and run the program’s flagship project, the Markle Foundation funded Media in Transition. 1
The archive includes all of the writing and correspondence that she did during her work on the project. The archive also includes the records of the parent project, MIT Communications Forum.
There is an archive of home pages co-edited by David Thorburn and Mary Hopper on the MIT server.
The summaries below were written by Mary Hopper while she was Managing Editor of Media in Transition. The archive includes all of her original transcripts of events and correspondence with speakers.
In addition, these posters are in the collection and available for display.
Media in Transition Conference
Mary Hopper served as a co-organizer for the first Media in Transition International Conference.
Media in Transition Conference Plenary Sessions, October 8-10, 1999
- Childhood and Adolescence in a Mediated Culture, Moderated by Steven Lerman
Fairy Tales Across Media, Maria Tatar
Children, Toys, Media, Mitch Resnick
New Media and Children’s Identity, Sherry Turkle
Historical Views: Children, Technology, Play, Henry Jenkins
- Democracy and New Media, Moderated by Hal Abelson
Growing a Democratic Culture, Phil Agre
Citizenship and the Internet, Elaine Kamarck
Global Perspectives, Adam Powell
Internet Democracy: American Prospects, Paul Starr
- Digital Books, Digital Teaching, Moderated by Peter Donaldson
Empowering Authors in the Digital Age, Bob Stein
New Media Design, John Maeda
These summaries were also written by Mary Hopper.
Democracy and Digital Media Conference, May 8-9, 1998
- Bearings, David Thorburn and Lloyd Morrisett
- Changing Conceptions of Democracy, Lawrence Grossman and Michael Schudson
- On-line Tools and Democracy, Eric Loeb, David Winston and Ellen Hume
- Democracy and Cyberspace,Ira Magaziner, Benjamin Barber and Joshua Cohen
- The New Media and the Old Regime, Paul Starr and Yaron Ezrahi
- Media Access and Media Power, Doug Schuler and Nolan Bowie
- The Agenda-Setting Function of Media, Christopher Harper and Benjamin Barber
- Summary Views, Roger Hurwitz, Henry Jenkins and Michael Schudson
- Welcome and Introduction, William Mitchell
- Emerging Cultural Geographies of Cyberspace,Malcolm McCullough, Thomas Campanella and Anne Beamish
- Designing Interactive Virtual Worlds, Bruce Joffe and Linda Stone
- General Discussion – Morning Session, Moderated by Bernard Frieden
- Four Visions of the Digital City and Panel Discussion,Theresa Duncan, Shigeru Miyagawa, Glorianna Davenport, Kurt Fendt and Ellen Crocker
- General Discussion – Afternoon Session, Moderated by William Mitchell
Covering Cyberspace, Moderated by John Driscoll, November 5, 1998
Digital Journalism, Moderated by James Carey, November 12, 1998
Beyond the Ivory Tower: Academic Discourse in the Age of Popular Media, February 18, 1999
William Calvin, Stephen J. Gould, Alan Lightman and Lester Thurow
The Dark Side of Information Technology, March 15, 1999
Kenneth Keniston and Venkatesh Hariharan
Stealth Bombers: Invisible Information?, April 15, 1999
Wiring the Classroom Conference Sessions, May 1, 1999
- Online Inquiry: From Classroom Curriculum to District Adoption and Everything In Between, Elliot Soloway
- New Media in the Classroom Panel,
Henry Jenkins, Mitchel Resnick and Lynn Moore-Bensen
- Questions and Answers/Open Discussion
- Language and Culture Demonstrations,
Shigeru Miyagawa, Mary Rudder, Maria D’Itria and Gilberte Furstenberg
- De-briefing, Audience and Elliot Soloway
See also MIT Communications Forum Archive