Since January 2006, Professor Ian Condry has organized the Cool Japan: Media, Culture, Technology Research Project at MIT and Harvard. The project presents colloquia, international conferences, and arts events to examine the cultural connections, dangerous distortions, and critical potential of popular culture. The goal is to encourage scholarly debate, research, and networking in the Boston area for faculty and students interested in media and globalization related to Japan.
MIT Research Seminar in French and Francophone Studies aims to bring together MIT faculty, instructors, and graduate students interested in the study of French and francophone cultures across disciplines
A hypermedia documentary for German Studies that relies on an extensive collection of shared archives
Bilingual/Bicultural Studies focus on the intersection between the politics of language and culture and the new global realities of the 21st century. The objective of the CB/BS is to examine the history as well as the current ramifications of translingual, transnational, and transcultural phenomena. It is particularly concerned with the impact of crossing linguistic boundaries on patterns of communication, creative practices, identity formation and the cultural politics of the diaspora.
The Creative Communities Initiative (CCI) at MIT explores emerging forms of collaboration at the intersection of social media, online networks and “real life” collectives.
Cultura is a Web-based, intercultural project situated in a language class, that connects American students with other students in different countries.