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Media As SocioTechnical Systems

A cross-campus initiative of the University of Southern California supported by the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

Defining “media” as the intersections of technical knowledge, humanistic investments, social relations, economic models, political stakes, and aesthetic expression that people use to understand and shape their lives, MASTS is an interdisciplinary community of knowledge and action that aims to rigorously and playfully build better media infrastructures, strengthen public life, and advance social justice.