Dr. Henry Jenkins
Professor of Literature and Comparative Media Studies & Director, Comparative Media Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Henry Jenkins III, the DeFlorz Professor of Humanities and Director of MIT Comparative Media Studies, has spent his career studying media and the way people incorporate it into their lives. He is the principle investigator for the MIT-Microsoft Games-to-Teach project, which is examining the educational potential of computer and video games. He is the principle investigator for the Education Arcade, a MIT-University of Wisconsin-Madison collaboration to explore the pedagogical use of computer and video games. He is the co-editor of the Media in Transition series at the MIT Press, and writes monthly columns on media and technology for Technology Review Online and Computer Games Magazine. He has testified about media literacy before the Federal Communications Commission, and about copyright before the Governor’s Board of the World Economic Forum.