Media in Transition

This is a logo that Mary Hopper helped David Thorburn create while serving as the first Post Doc of Comparative Media Studies.
A complete history of the founding of MIT’s Media in Transition Project is one valuable asset held in the archives of the New Media Museum. Mary Hopper’s duties as the first Post Doctoral Associate of MIT’s Comparative Media Studies was helping David Thorburn and Henry Jenkins to found and run the program’s flagship project, the Markle Foundation funded Media in Transition. The archive includes the writing and correspondence she did during her work on the project.

Note: These summaries were written by Mary Hopper while she was Managing Editor of Media in Transition. There is also an archive of home pages co-edited by David Thorburn and Mary Hopper on the MIT server.

Democracy and Digital Media Conference, May 8-9, 1998

Digital Cities:Urban Environments and Interactive Technologies, Sept 25, 1998

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
Robert Zalisk

Wiring the Classroom Conference Sessions, May 1, 1999

Media in Transition Conference Plenary Sessions, October 8-10, 1999