Executive Dean, School of Public Engagement at The New School, Mary Watson, interviewed with WestView News, discussing the university’s 100th anniversary. “What is important about the school that Mary is now the Dean of is that it was the school that emerged from the Columbia
SMS Faculty Member Peter Asaro was quoted in a CBC article, and then interviewed in the accompanying radio program. Read the article here. Also, Asaro’s discussions with Brad Smith during the “Tools and Weapons” event has sharpened his focus on autonomous weapons. Read more here.
Christiane Paul Featured in Issue of American Book Review, in New Documentary, and Moderates Upcoming Panel
A conversation between Christiane Paul and Paolo Cirio on “Sociality and Technology for Social Manipulation” is featured in the print and online issue of the American Book Review Vol. 40. Christiane is also interviewed in the new documentary Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible and is moderating a panel at CODASummit 2019: Art, Technology +
NEW APPOINTMENTS IN THE SCHOOL OF MEDIA STUDIES FACULTY: MANUEL ERMECHEO, Manager of Technical Operations for the Film Office at the School of Media Studies FABIOLA HANNA, Assistant Professor of Emerging Media (School of Media Studies) Fabiola Hanna is a new media artist and software theorist. She
School of Media Studies faculty member, Jem Cohen was commissioned by the Criterion Channel to create a new film, Makeshift for Mekas, and assist in programming in homage to filmmaker Jonas Mekas. It will be available on the Criterion Channel starting this fall.
SMS Faculty Member MM Serra’s Article “The Films of MM Serra: Art(Core) and the Explicit Body,” Published in Frameworks
Professor MM Serra has published an article in Frameworks Vol. 59, No. 2 entitled “The Films of MM Serra: Art(core) and the Explicit Body” in February 2019. Professor Serra recently did an interview for the Ludlow/Soho House for their My Creative Space Series. Professor Serra
SMS Faculty Member Lana Lin’s Film, “The Cancer Journals Revisted,” Won the Favorite Experimental Film Award
Lana Lin’s feature film, “The Cancer Journals Revisited,” which had its World Premiere at BAMcinemaFest this past summer, won the Favorite Experimental Film Award at BlackStar Film Festival and has been acquired by Women Make Movies. It will have its Los Angeles premiere at REDCAT,
SMS Faculty Member Peter Asaro Has Recently Authored Publications & Was Featured on German-Language Radio Program
Peter Asaro recently authored the following publications: “ AI Ethics in Predictive Policing: From Models of Threat to an Ethics of Care,” IEEE Technology & Society Magazine, Vol. 38, No. 2 (June 2019), pp. 40-53; “ What is an ‘AI Arms Race’ Anyway?,”I/S: A Journal
SMS Faculty Member Joan Schuman Was Selected as 2019-2020 Mentor to Guide Inaugural Radio Artist Fellowship
Joan Schuman was selected to be the 2019-2020 Mentor (along with two other radio artists Gregory Whitehead and Anna Friz) to guide the Inaugural Radio Artist Fellowship in a year-long engagement at Wave Farm’s Hudson Valley, NY, community radio art station, WGXC-FM.
Maya Montañez Smukler’s essay, “Hollywood Can’t Wait: Elaine May and the Delusions of 1970s American Cinema,” appears in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May (Edinburgh University Press, 2019), the first ever edited collection of scholarship on filmmaker/playwright/performer/octogenarian Tony winner Elaine May.
SMS Faculty Member Kathleen Rugh’s Film “Winter’s First Moons” Screened at Edinburgh International Film Festival
Kathleen Rugh’s latest film “Winter’s First Moons” was screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in June 2019. Also, it will screen as part of the Experimental Superstars Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia in September 2019.
On behalf of the School of Media Studies here at The New School, we’d like to welcome our new faculty member, Fabiola Hanna, who joins us this semester as Assistant Professor of Emerging Media. Fabiola will be teaching Media Practices: Design and Designing Methods for
On behalf of the School of Media Studies here at The New School, we’d like to welcome our new faculty member, Josh Scannell, who joins us this fall as Assistant Professor of Media Studies. Josh will be teaching Media Theory and Media Criticism during the
The Italian American Film Forum has awarded Professor John Peter Didato a prestigious grant for a documentary that profiles Italian Americans who have contributed to the production of Sesame Street. Spearheaded by directors Anthony and Joe Russo (The Avengers: Infinity War & The Avengers: Endgame)
SMS Faculty Member Tony Anemone Presented a Lecture at Tromso University: The Arctic University of Norway
In January, Tony Anemone presented a lecture entitled “2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris: Visual Surfaces and Philosophical Depths” at Tromso University: The Arctic University of Norway, and in June 2019 he presented a chapter of his book-in-progress on the Soviet-Georgian film director Mikhail Kalatozov
SMS Faculty Member Shari Kessler was Awarded in the 12th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron and Pollux Photography Exhibitions
Associate Professor of Media Studies, Shari Kessler, who is also a professional photographer, was an awardee in the 12th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron and Pollux Photography Exhibitions, held in Barcelona, Spain, this past May. Eighteen of Shari’s digital photo collages were selected for exhibition. Photographers
SMS Faculty Member Brian McCormick receives Arts Connection Linda LeRoy Janklow Teaching Artist Award
Brian McCormick received the 2019 Arts Connection Linda LeRoy Janklow Teaching Artist award for his work with the teen programs of Arts Connection. Since 2003, he has taught for ArtsConnection’s Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) program. He also leads the afterschool program at Baryshnikov Arts
Christiane Paul presented at the 2019 Media Art Histories conference at Aalborg University, Denmark (August 19-23) and leads a panel at CODAsummit: The Intersection of Art, Technology and Place in El Paso, TX on October 3.
SPE’s Executive Dean Mary Watson has proposed a version of her Human Rights in Global Fashion course for this year’s South by Southwest! The SXSW PanelPicker launched in 2007 to formalize an input process that has always been a vital part of the event. Over the years,
School of Media Studies Faculty Member, Lana Lin will showcase her film, The Cancer Journals Revisited, at BAMcinemaFest 2019 on June 16th at 2pm. The event will be held in the Peter Jay Sharp Building at BAM Rose Cinemas and will be followed by a Q&A with the director. The Cancer
Christiane Paul interviews pioneering digital artists for the Women in Technology Series of the TECHNYCAL podcast and gives talks on “Art in the Age of Ambient Intelligence” at Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (June 10) and at Christie’s Art + Technology Summit: The AI Revolution (June 25).
Urban Lab Films and Bertha DocHouse will host an evening of experimental urban documentaries at Curzon Bloomsbury to open the City, Essay, Film series Link to event > http://bit.ly/cityessayfilm1 City, Essay, Film is a series of events hosted by UCL Urban Laboratory to examine the concept and
Please join us for series of features, presented at “Through Her Eyes: The Personal Is Political” featuring the new documentary feature by our own Media Studies part-time faculty member, Savanna Washington “Playing Frisbee in North Korea” See details below! FIND TICKETS HERE
Professor Warner’s Media Sales and Sales Management Class Visits Google Professor Charles Warner’s Media Sales and Sales Management class, that meets on Tuesday evenings, visited the offices of Google in New York on Tuesday, April 23. Abby Jones, the sales lead for Google’s specialty retail vertical,
Faculty Lana Lin to give a keynote address at the Poetics + Politics 4 Documentary Research Symposium at UC Santa Cruz
POETICS AND POLITICS 4: AGAINST STORY UC SANTA CRUZ, May 16-19, 2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: KIRSTEN JOHNSON & LANA LIN & FEATURING BEYOND STORY, A COMMUNITY-BASED MANIFESTO BY ALEXANDRA JUHASZ AND ALISA LEBOW Poetics and Politics of Documentary is a practice-led research symposium exploring the interconnections between art and knowledge
Asaro, P. (2019) “AI Ethics in Predictive Policing: From Models of Threat to an Ethics of Care,” IEEE Technology & Society Magazine, (forthcoming). Asaro, P. (2019) “Algorithms of Violence: Critical Social Perspectives on Autonomous Weapons,” Special Issue on Algorithms, Social Research, (forthcoming). Asaro, P. (2019) “What is
SMS Faculty Member David Lieberman has analysis/critique of CEO compensation on Variety’s annual money issue
David Lieberman has recent analysis/critique of CEO compensation at major media companies ran this week in Variety’s annual Money issue. It’s available online here
Job Opportunities: General Assembly seeking a Social Impact Program Manager and Manager of Communications and Social Media
Robbie Powers, Director of Student Affairs Media Studies, is hiring for two roles on the General Assembly team. Social Impact Program Manager. For more information on the role and to apply, please click here. Manager, Communications and Social Media. For more information on the role
Chiz Schultz’s two-hour documentary on Lorraine Hansberry for PBS’ American Masters series that was broadcast this year just won a Peabody Award.
Marina Shron’s fiction feature film project The Fruit of Our Womb has been selected for the 3rd annual New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Finance Lab. The MOME Finance Lab aims to cultivate films in New York City made by, about, and