Geoffrey Long
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The new dayjob!

So, for those of you who have been wondering what I've been alluding to for the last couple of weeks or so, methinks it's time to finally let the cat out of the bag. I've been offered, and accepted, the position of Communications Director for the MIT Comparative Media Studies program and the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab, or GAMBIT for short. Basically, I'm going to be handling websites, newsletters, conferences, outreach, and so on for our department and for the new video game lab – which is basically the same kind of thing I was doing before grad school – but also conducting research into interactive narratives for GAMBIT and helping to teach the interactive narratives class at MIT in the fall, and in so doing learning more about how to teach the stuff I love.

While I've only been working here for a couple of weeks now (graduation was last Friday, but the gig started up the last week of May), I can already tell you that MIT is a much different place to be when you can leave it behind at 5PM. It's still an endless stream of fascinating people, projects, and challenges, but when it actually can stop at the end of a work day, it becomes endless and not unrelenting. I seriously love it here, and the job is a unique combination of my loves for teaching and storytelling and technology and design. I'm excited to be here, to say the least.

Onward and upward!


Wow, what an awesome job!!! I am so happy for you! (and love these personal posts -- thanks for the update!)

Leave at 5? Har! Har! *evil laughter*

But congratulations, of course. I'm really glad you are staying in town, too.

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