Shannon Mattern Published in Special 50th Anniversary Issue of The Journal of Visual Culture
Faculty member Shannon Mattern’s essay, Embracing the Formalist Mantle, was included in the themed 50th Anniversary issue of The Journal of Visual Culture on Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media. About the essay Mattern writes “My piece […] is about how McLuhan gave me license to say, ‘Oh, what the hell — I guess I’m a formalist!'”
Shannon Mattern is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at The New School. She has written about libraries and archives, media companies’ headquarters, place branding, public design projects, urban media art, media acoustics, media infrastructures, and material texts. Formerly a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, she has also taught at NYU, Parsons The New School for Design, and Rutgers University. Her work has also appeared inPublic Culture; Space and Culture; The Senses & Society; Music, Sound and the Moving Image; the International Journal of Communication; Invisible Culture; Design and Culture; the Journal of Architectural Education; and several edited volumes. She also edited a special issue of Media Commons’ The New Everyday on “notes, lists, and everyday inscriptions,” and she is now the journal’s editor.