Lisa Parks receives MacArthur Fellowship

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Lisa Parks, Professor of Comparative Media Studies/Writing at MIT, has been awarded a 2018 MacArthur Fellowship for her research into the global reach of information technology infrastructures and the cultural, political, and humanitarian implications of the flow of information. The MacArthur Foundation praises Parks for ‘extending the parameters of media studies and revealing the ways in which media technologies have come increasingly to define our everyday lives, politics, and culture’. Parks is the author of the 2005 book Cultures in Orbit: Satellites and the Televisual, among others. Parks’ journal article ‘Orbital Ruins’, published in the Autumn 2013_#Waste issue, can be revisited here.