SMS Faculty Member, Michelle Materre was recently published in Black Camera, An International Journal. The article, titled “Capture and Release: Curating and Exhibiting the East Coast Independent Black Film Movement, 1968–1992,” examines the unique points of view of two film series that played a major role
The disproportionate impact of Covid-19 pandemic on communities of color exposes many of the same fault lines which contributed to the fires that once plagued the Bronx. What can we learn from the past about saving our communities in the present? Neyda Martinez, Associate
Faculty member Lana Lin contributed to Rosa Mercedes, a collaboration between the Journal of Visual Culture and Harun Farocki Institut: https://www.harun-farocki-institut.org/en/2020/05/15/living-in-the-uncanny-journal-of-visual-culture-hafi-19-2/. The short piece was inspired by Lin’s seminar, Uncanny Appearances: Analogue Apparitions and Digital Doubles, co-taught with Jonathan Bach.
SMS Faculty Member, Sumita Chakravarty, published an article for Migration Mapping titled, “Documenting our Time: The Paradoxes of Belonging.” “Ideas of home and belonging– long a staple of migration as lived reality and structure of consciousness in that home is often defined in the very
School of Media Studies faculty member and Emeritus Professor, Carol Wilder, published an article for Public Seminar titled, “How Long is a Football Field? The Kent State Shootings Reconsidered” for the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shootings. “In today’s climate where mass shootings are
Melissa Friedling was commissioned for the seventh consecutive year to create video portraits/interviews with inductees into the New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame in support of their annual Benefit Gala. This year’s in-person gala was postponed due to the novel coronavirus until
Assistant Professor of Filmmaking, Melissa Friedling, together with Director of Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media Studies & Assistant Professor of Media Studies, Amir Husak, were invited to present their workshop, Re-Lens: Old Glass for New Eyes, as part of Re-Fest 2020, which took place March
Assistant Professor of Filmmaking, Melissa Friedling, was awarded a grant from The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre, an initiative of the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME). The grant is in support of the completion of her
Jeannie Oliver-Cretara was a contributor to the New York Philharmonic’s Spring 2020 Teacher Curriculum Guide on Music as A Change Agent. Oliver-Cretara was also a co-presenter for school teachers at a workshop on the same topic in January 2020. As of March 9, 2020 Oliver-Cretara
Jem Cohen’s film, Anne Truitt, Working, was selected by the New York Times on 4/16 as a recommended documentary on artists: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/16/arts/design/art-documentaries-streaming-virus.html?referringSource=articleShare
Christiane Paul presented on a panel about AI in Arts and Design at CAA Chicago and was interviewed on All of It with Alison Stewart about her online curatorial work at the Whitney Museum. She also gave an online talk on Art & AI at
SMS Faculty Member, Christiane Paul, will talk at the Digital and Virtual Art Exhibitions IRL (In Real Life) and the Virtual World Panel for Laval Virtual’s Pro Days conference. Streaming will start on Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:05 AM. For more information: https://www.laval-virtual.com/fr/programme-2020/ For more
New School Professors SIMON CHRITCHLEY, EUGENE THACKER, AND MCKENZIE WARK contribute to The Quarantine Files: Thinkers in Self-Isolation, edited by the Los Angeles Review of Book (LARB), available online and as a downloadable e-book. Eugene Thacker’s contribution focuses on “Pathological Life.”
Parsons faculty, Grace Jun, shares a tutorial on how to make simple face masks on the Washington Post, following the CDC’s new recommendation, recommending that people should wear face coverings in public to slow the spread of the coronavirus. To read the full article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/04/05/how-sew-your-own-fabric-mask/?arc404=true
School of Media Studies Faculty Member, David Lieberman, along with American University professor, Patricia Aufderheide, had an article recently published on Current, a publication that covers podcasting. The article, “Can ‘Public Podcasting’ Maintain its Lead?” was based on a previous article featured in the International Journal
SMS Faculty Member David Lieberman writes an article for Variety, “Can Movie Theaters Rebound Following Coronavirus Outbreak Closures?”. The article, out today, about prospects for movie theaters in a time of COVID-19 and recession. Read the article here.
The International Journal of Communication has published an article School of Media Studies Faculty Member, David Liberman, co-wrote with American University Prof. Patricia Aufderheide titled “Podcasting as Public Media: The Future of U.S. News, Public Affairs, and Educational Podcasts.” Also contributing, and listed as a co-writer,
School of Media Studies Faculty Member, Michelle Materre, was recently featured in an article for The Daily Targum. The article details Michelle’s views on gender issues within the film industry. She is quoted as saying, “I think that the reason for (the lack of female Academy Awards
Peter Asaro recently gave three talks, “The Consequences of Autonomous Weapons,” Conference on Robots in Arms: Search for a Future Arms Control Regime to Regulate Autonomous Weapons, Evangelische Akademie of Loccum, Germany; “When a Robot Decides Whether You Live or Die,” Night of Philosophy and Ideas,
EUGENE THACKER’s “Horror of Philosophy,” trilogy of books has been translated into Russian and published by Hyle Press. Also, his book “In the Dust of This Planet,” has previously been translated into Danish, German, Italian and Spanish.
MELISSA FREIDLING just completed an artist residency as a Yaddo Fellow. Founded in 1900, Yaddo is one of the oldest artist retreats and residency programs in the country, located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process
MM SERRA presented a lecture and screening at the Louvre auditorium in Paris, France on December 1st, 2019. It was held as the Petit Galerie in the Louvre as part of their cycling exhibitions highlighting Renaissance artists such as DaVinci and Michelangelo. The exposition,
Amir Husak, Assistant Professor and Director of Documentary Studies will be a panelist at E-Flux’s “Art and the Spectator of Ideology” panel on Feb. 22nd. To read more Opening: February 21, 6-8pm Public Program, “Art and the Specter of Ideology”: February 21–22 at e-flux and
NIAV CONTY has finished her feature film, Small Time, that has been in the making for the last four years. Conty was a writer, director, cinematographer, and co-producer on the film. It will be premiering at Cinequest 2020 in March.
SMS Faculty Member, Dawnja Burris, has selected conceptual photographic and digital video work included in two group shows this Spring. The works explore dimensions of figural interpretation historically imposed landscape subjects and the exposure of ecological tenacity/fragility. She will deliver an artist’s talk on Feb