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Next week: CMS 10th anniversary symposium!

Next weekend, Comparative Media Studies will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary! Several generations of CMS alumni and faculty are gathering to discuss where this program has been and where it's going. It's like a multiclass reunion. Most of the events are open to the public, and we've listed them here.

We'll kick things off on 5pm, Thursday, April 22, with GAMBIT PIs and CMS co-directors Henry Jenkins and William Uricchio. Henry will deliver his final address and William will moderate the Communications Forum at Bartos Theater in the I.M. Pei Media Lab building. Given that the last batch of Henry-advised CMS students will be graduating this year, you won't want to miss this.

On Friday, April 23, we'll be at the Maki Fumihiko Media Lab building for a whole day of panel sessions. This means no Friday Games at GAMBIT. Instead, we'll have a whole day of scintillating discussions about the work of CMS and its alums. We'll also be featuring a gallery of alumni work for you to peruse, and GAMBIT will have our games loaded up on our mammoth arcade cabinet. Check out Friday's program after the jump, and do join us!

Friday, April 23 (Room E14-633)

10:00am Introductory remarks
Dean Deborah Fitzgerald and CMS Director William Uricchio

10:15am Applied Humanities: Transforming Humanities Education
Moderated by William Uricchio
Panelists: Pete Donaldson, Kurt Fendt, Neeti Gupta, Scot Osterweil, Rekha Murthy

11:45am Creativity and Collaboration in the Digital Age
Moderated by Jim Paradis
Panelists: Beth Coleman, Philip Tan, Ivan Askwith, Sam Ford, Clara Fernández-Vara

2:30pm Participatory Culture: The Culture of Democracy and Education in a Hypermediated Society
Moderated by Henry Jenkins
Panelists: Erin Reilly, Karen Schrier, Sangita Shresthova, Pilar Lacasa, and Mitch Resnick

4:15pm International Media Flows: Global Media and Culture
Moderated by Ian Condry
Panelists: Aswin Punathambekar, Xiaochang Li, Ana Domb, Orit Kuritsky, Jing Wang

5:30pm Closing Remarks

6:00pm Media exhibition featuring works by CMS alumni

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