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This Friday, Seung Bak, co-founder of DramaFever, will be speaking at The Futures of Entertainment conference at MIT, Cambridge, MA. The annual event explores the current state and future of media properties, brands, audiences and the way these groups interact with one another. By combining a mix of leading media studies scholars and cutting-edge media practitioners, the two-day conference explores how media industries are evolving. 
Seung Bak will be a panelist for Collaboration? Emerging Models for Audiences to Participate in Entertainment Decision-Making on Friday, 10:15 a.m. The panel description reads:
In an era where fans are lobbying advertisers to keep their favorite shows from being cancelled, advertisers are shunning networks to protest on the fans’ behalf and content creators are launching web ventures in conversation with their audiences, there appears to be more opportunity than ever for closer collaboration between content creators and their most ardent fans. What models are being attempted as a way forward, and what can we learn from them? And what challenges exist in pursuing that participation for fans and for creators alike?
Other panelists will be C. Lee Harrington (Miami University) and Jamin Warren (Kill Screen). The panel will be moderated by Sheila Seles (Advertising Research Foundation). For more information, visit http://convergenceculture.org/futuresofentertainment/2011/program/