A Salute to Henry Jenkins: The End of an Era at MIT

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge hosts an salute to renowned MIT professor and media studies expert Henry Jenkins, who is leaving MIT this summer for a position at the University of Southern California. From the event description: “For more than 16 years, Henry Jenkins has graced the halls of MIT and shaped the New England games industry as we know it. An avid advocate of games culture, Henry has helped to build a deeply collaborative and creative community as Co-Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program and the Peter de Florez Professor of Humanities at MIT. At the forefront of understanding the effects of participatory media, like video games, on society, politics and culture, Henry is a renowned industry figure and accomplished author/editor of twelve books. It has now come time for Henry to seek warmer pastures as he departs MIT for the University of Southern California. Join the NE Games SIG for this early summer networking event in Henry’s honor. Take part in saluting Henry Jenkins with his friends, closest colleagues and your industry peers. The night will be filled with fond farewells and warm memories as we share a collective toast, reflect on his work at MIT and wish him all the best in the road ahead.” Registration required; information here.