BU Division of Emerging Media Studies (DEMS)

Welcome to the DEMS wiki, an online space for current, future, and prospective students, and anyone else who might be interested in the Emerging Media Studies academic program here at BU.


James Katz No one has a good grip on the future. It’s not our job to futurecast, but to understand human processes that are fundamental. In many ways, these haven’t changed since the days of Socrates or Shakespeare. But the tools themselves and the way we use them change. They affect our interpersonal relationships and influence not only the personal trajectories of our own lives but also the destinies of nations.

-Dr. James E. Katz, Director of DEMS

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