MIT “transmedia” and “convergence” thesis are online!

For the past year or so these hard-working and clever individuals have been working towards their Masters at MIT’s Comparative Media Studies Department. They’ve been developing their theories on TV, videogames, digital media, animation, museums, transmedia and convergence and now they’re online:

IVAN ASKWITH
TV 2.0: Turning Television into an Engagement Medium

ALEC AUSTIN
Expectations Across Entertainment Media

LISA BIDLINGMEYER
Agent + Image: How the Television Image Destabilizes Identity in TV Spy Series

KRISTINA DRZAIC
Oh No I’m Toast! Mastering Videogame Secrets in Theory and Practice

AMANDA FINKELBERG
Models and Simulations: Digital Cartography in the Networked Environment

SAM FORD
As the World Turns in a Convergence Environment

NEAL GRIGSBY
Ceaseless Becoming: Narratives of Adolescence Across Media

RENA HE HUANG
Journey to the East: the (Re)Make of Chinese Animation

GEOFFREY LONG
Transmedia Storytelling: Business, Aesthetics and Production at the Jim Henson Company

PETER RAUCH
Playing with Good and Evil: Videogames and Moral Philosophy

DAN ROY
Mastery and the Mobile Future of Massively Multiplayer Games

KAREN VERSCHOOREN
.art: situating internet art in the modern museum

Check them out: http://cms.mit.edu/research/theses.php