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
Congratulations to CAROL WILDER, Professor Emeritus, as she retires from The New School at the end of the Fall 2019 semester. From 1995-2007, Carol was Chair and Associate Dean of the Department of Media Studies and Film and from 2015-17, she served as the Dean of
SMS Faculty Member Kathleen Rugh’s Film “Winter’s First Moon” Screened at Engauge Experimental Film Festival
KATHLEEN RUGH’S latest film “Winter’s First Moons” recently screened at the Engauge Experimental Film Festival in Seattle. Following the winter solstice, the longest nights of the year prevail. Through these darkest nights the moon reaches to its fullest. Filmed over numerous nights the moons of different
SMS Faculty Member Christiane Paul Featured in American Book Review Vol. 40, Interviewed in Documentary, and More
CHRISTIANE PAUL was featured in an issue of American Book Review Vol. 40, interviewed in a new documentary “Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible,” and will be moderating a panel at CODASummit 2019: Art, Technology + Place. She was also quoted in a recent New
SMS Faculty Member Peter Asaro Featured in Spanish News Article, “Robots Asesinos: Sistemas de Armas que Seleccionarán Objetivos Sin Supervisión Humana.”
PETER ASARO was recently featured in the Spanish news article, “Robots asesinos: sistemas de armas que seleccionarán objetivos sin supervisión humana.” He participated in the following talks this fall: “First Annual Fireside Chat on AI, Privacy, War and World Politics–In honor of the life and
SMS Faculty Member Lana Lin Awarded Best Feature Documentary at San Diego Asian American Film Festival
The Cancer Journals Revisited, directed by Associate Professor Lana Lin, was awarded Best Feature Documentary at the San Diego Asian American Film Festival. Read more here
SMS Faculty Member Deirdre Boyle Works on Forthcoming Book, “Ferryman of Memories: The Films of Rithy Panh,” To Be Published 2020
Deirdre Boyle, Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies, has been on leave during the fall 2019 semester while working on her forthcoming book, Ferryman of Memories: The Films of Rithy Panh, to be published by Rutgers University Press in late 2020. In September she was
SMS Faculty Member John Peter Didato Selected as Winner of 2019 Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum for “Ciao, Sesame Street” Documentary
“Ciao, Sesame Street” a documentary directed by Professor John Peter Didato was selected as the winner of the 2019 Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. The award was announced by directors Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Endgame) during The National Italian American Foundation’s 44th Anniversary
On Behalf Of The School Of Media Studies here at The New School, we’d like to welcome Christelle Petit-Homme who joins us as the Assistant Director of Student Affairs. To welcome her to The New School, we asked Christelle a few questions. Join us in
SMS Faculty Member Dawnja Burris Included in Hyperallergic Article, “Can Artists Help Preserve New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon?”
SMS Faculty Member Dawnja Burris has been included in the Hyperallergic article, “Can Artists Help Preserve New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon?” “While in residence at Chaco during April 2019, Dawnja Burris created a re-photography project that involved shooting through transparencies from photos taken on a previous trip. The
SMS Faculty Member Lana Lin’s Film, “The Cancer Journals Revisited,” to be Screened at San Diego Asian Film Festival
SMS Faculty Member Lana Lin’s film, The Cancer Journals Revisited, is screening at the San Diego Asian Film Festival and Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Festival in London, UK.
Faculty member Sumita S. Chakravarty recently wrote about Aasif Mandvi on Ellis Island in the latest issue of Mapping Migration
Faculty member Sumita S. Chakravarty recently wrote about Aasif Mandvi on Ellis Island in the latest issue of Mapping Migration.
Media Management Associate Professor, Neyda Martinez co-produces Michele Rosewoman’s 35th Anniversary New Yor-Uba recording entitled, Hallowed. The new work features a Chamber Music America commissioned piece and centers the work of master Afro Cuban drummer and folklorist Roman Diaz. The CD release is accompanied by live performances at the ZINC
School of Media Studies faculty member, Christiane Paul is quoted in a recent New York Times article titled, “Celebrating 30 Years Ahead of the Curve in Art,” where she discusses the Z.K.M. Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, and how they have been affecting the
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.