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The Center for Media and Public Affairs

Founded in 1985, the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) is "a nonpartisan research and educational organization which conducts scientific studies of the news and entertainment media." The primary goal of the CMPA is "to provide an empirical basis for ongoing debates over media fairness and impact through well-documented, timely, and readable studies of media content." On their homepage,...
MIT Media Lab

The idea for the MIT Media Lab came out of work at the school's Architecture Machine group, and it formally opened the doors of its new building designed by I.M. Pei in 1985. In the Media Lab's first decade of operation, they worked on electronic music projects, holography, and cognition. Since then they have researched wireless communications, new forms of artistic expression, and so on....