Jun Oshima, SMS Adjunct Faculty, worked this summer on the One Film One Cam Project with The New School students. Each student was given the simple camcorder and encouraged to produce a short film. Through this project, the students had another opportunity to discuss their works with
The documentary “A Call for Peace“ was screen at the UN on December 4th. It was edited by SMS Faculty Rafael Parra. Through a series of in-depth interviews with leading global peace negotiators, Foreign Ministers and world-renowned diplomats, the documentary uncovers the importance of human respect
Faculty member Shannon Mattern published a new article in The Atlantic. “A Map That Tracks Everything” examines new startups that aim to build blockchain-based cartographic systems that, they propose, would allow for myriad new “spatial verification” applications and perhaps even circumvent GPS.
Eugene Thacker, SMS Faculty, discusses the historical trajectory of pessimism, getting in touch with the shimmering failure of our meaningless existence, and why we keep teaching despite it all in a conversation with Meredith Graves in the Creative Independent.
Tim Marshall, Provost Students, faculty, and staff are invited to nominate outstanding teachers for the Distinguished Teaching Award and for the Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Justice Teaching. The Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes faculty across the university for excellence in teaching. The New School particularly values
Faculty member Shannon Mattern published a new essay, “Maintenance and Care,” in Places Journal. The essay examines the rise of interest in maintenance, repair, and care across scales of practice — from civil engineering and building maintenance, to appliance repair and data curation. In addition, she’ll be the
GIDEST Seminar Radhika Subramaniam LOOKING FOR ABU’L ABBAS Friday, November 9, 12-1:30 p.m. GIDEST Lab, Room 411, 63 Fifth Avenue Please join us tomorrow on Friday, November 9, for a discussion with curator, editor and writer Radhika Subramaniam of her project, “Looking for Abu’l Abbas.” Seminar
Media Studies faculty member Shannon Mattern has published two new pieces. Her “Furnishing Intelligence” article — about the coded architectures of airports and libraries, and the work of artist Simon Denny — appears in the new “Medium” issue of Perspecta, published by the Yale School of
Faculty Member Michelle Materre hosted workshop, discussions, film series, and served as panelist in October
Michelle Materre hosted a Writing Documentary Grant Proposals Workshop on October 3rd. The workshop examined how to work effectively with the Documentary Core Application, create a Look Book, and gave tips on how to make a proposal stand out from the hundreds submitted to every
Associate Professor and Interim Director of Documentary Studies, Amir Husak; will be moderating the following panel at DOC NYC festival, at Cinepolis Chelsea, Sunday Nov 11: THE INVISIBLE CINEMATOGRAPHER PARADOX 3:30-4:30PM Cinematographer Rudy Valdez (The Sentence), Laela Kilbourn (This Is Home: A Refugee Story), Ryan Scafuro (Phantom Cowboys) and others discuss objectivity and subjectivity
Faculty Member Shannon Mattern will be giving two invited talks in Montreal this week. On November 1 she’ll be presenting “Machines, Ecologies, Operating Systems, and Parasites,” a talk on metaphors of urban intelligence, as part of the “What Can You Do With the Smart City” panel at
Christiane Paul participates in a panel at the Chicago New Media Symposium in connection with the exhibition CHICAGO NEW MEDIA 1973 1992 on November 1 and gives a talk at the Print Screen Festival in Tel Aviv on November 3.
On October 24, Carol Wilder’s Political Media class paid a call to WABC-TV for a tour of the station led by Parsons alum and ABC reporter Heather Harkins. The class observed several live newscasts and met with reporters including news anchor and New School alum
Associate Professor at the School of Media Studies: Deirdre Boyle is speaking at The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music by The Propeller Group; hosted by The Film Society Lincoln Center. Free and open to the public! Monday, October 29, 2018 7pm-8:30pm at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film
Sumita Chakravarty’s migration project, https://www.m2lab.net website was awarded honors by two different design organizations. Awwwards Honorable Mention CSS Design Awards Special Kudos These organizations judge websites around the world for various criteria like overall design, usability, creativity, and content.
Deirdre Boyle has a contribution in Unframing Archives: Essays on Cinema and the Visual Arts, edited by Eugenia Vilela, Filipe Martins and Né Bartos for the Family Film Project. Her text is a conversation with Hungarian filmmaker Pêter Forgács that occurred in one of her Media Studies
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
Amir Husak, Assistant Professor and Interim Director of Documentary Studies, has just been published in the latest issue of Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Studies (Issue No. 15: “I-Docs as Intervention: The Poetics and Politics of Polyphony”). Check it out, here.
CALL FOR TEACHING AWARD NOMINATIONS Students, faculty, and staff are invited to nominate outstanding teachers for the Distinguished Teaching Award and for the Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Justice Teaching. The Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes faculty across the university for excellence in teaching. The New School particularly values faculty
Professor Shannon Mattern’s article on Silicon Valley furnishings and the environments of digital labor, which was published last year in e-flux, was translated into Italian and published in Progetto Grafico, a leading design culture magazine. Meanwhile, her recent article on hardware stores as social infrastructures and sites of world-making has been translated in
Wednesday, October 17th 4:00- 6:00 pm Dorothy Hirshon Suite/Room 1205 55 West 13th Street New York, NY 10011 Celebrate with us the launch of Homeboy Came To Orange: A Story of People’s Power, written by Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment faculty Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove and her late
Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018 Sep 28, 2018–Apr 14, 2019 Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018 establishes connections between works of art based on instructions, spanning over fifty years of conceptual, video, and computational art. The pieces in the exhibition are
Rita Breidenbach, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development 2018 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS New workshops have been added on November 5th and November 7th. We encourage you to scroll through the complete list of workshops below. All programs are open to full-time and part-time faculty, graduate students, and staff.
Mario-Enrique Paoli will be performing at a private concert of experimental electronica. Hosted by GI Design Studio: Architecture/Interior Design at the Company Headquarters in Woodland Park, NJ. Friday, September 28, 8PM By invitation only– The event will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube @
Hi everyone! Don’t forget today at 6:15 we will be having our second meeting of the Media Studies Council! We will be screening the Coca-Cola Regal Films contest webinar, aspiring filmmakers should be sure to check it out. We will meet on the 16th floor
Professor Chiz Schultz’ two-hour documentary on Lorraine Hansberry, Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, was nominated for an EMMY this year. Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart is the first-ever feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, the visionary playwright who authored the groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun. An overnight sensation, the play transformed
Faculty member Shannon Mattern has published a new article, “All Eyes on the Border,” about border technology and the politics of recognition, in Places Journal. Her essay is based on a keynote address she shared at a conference at Oxford University this past June.
Media Studies’ Deirdre Boyle will be speaking at one of the many art events being organized this week by ReImagine, a festival of 225 events across the city on the End of Life. She will be introducing a film by The Propeller Group. The Living Need
SMS Faculty Member Savanna Washington Screens Her Film, “Playing Frisbee in North Korea,” on Tuesday, 9/25
Director Savanna Washington offers a sneak preview of Playing Frisbee in North Korea (2018) for a Korea Society audience. She appears after in conversation with Columbia Professor Charles Armstrong and the Society’s Stephen Noerper. This colorful documentary vividly depicts the challenges of North Korea and potential warming
Media Studies faculty member Shannon Mattern has written the opening catalog essay for Everything Happens So Much, an exhibition at the London Design Festival that explores the politics of networked technologies. In addition, she’ll be the first 2018-19 speaker in Columbia University’s Theory and History of