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Faculty Member Shannon Mattern publishes new short essay, organizes distributed exhibition

Media Studies faculty member Shannon Mattern has published a new short essay on the Kavanaugh-Blasey Ford hearing and its telegenic furnishings: desks, chairs, and hideous sconces. You’ll find “Testimonial Tables” in Avery Shorts, an email-based short-form publication from the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. In addition, Shannon has been working with Greta Byrum from The New School’s Digital Equity Lab — in partnership with the Metropolitan New York Library Council, the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer, and New York City’s three library systems — to organize a distributed exhibition, spread across nine branch libraries, addressing public concerns of digital privacy. The exhibition will launch in mid-November, but the Brooklyn Public Library is hosting a preview event, “Public/Private: Data Privacy in Public Spaces,” featuring some of the artists, on Monday, October 22.

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