Faculty member Shannon Mattern published “Closet Archive” (Places Journal), an essay on the history of the closet, where, for centuries, we’ve stored our dead media; made new media; incubated epiphanies, dreams, fears; and negotiated identities. The Paris Review featured the essay in its recommended reading.
Media Studies faculty Eugene Thacker was featured this week in a New York Times article reviewing his recent book Infinite Resignation Check it out!
Media Studies Professor Michelle Materre was quoted in the comments section of New York Magazine this week discussing Amber Tamblyn’s new fiction novel Any Man. You can find it here Complete Blogpost Entry here
Faculty member Shannon Mattern was featured in a lengthy interview, about her new book and larger body of work, in the July issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. She also published a new essay, on hardware stores as sites of material knowledge and vernacular organization, in Places Journal. And she was
Scholarly Advice for Dark Times Professor Eugene Thacker teaches students at the New School the philosophy of pessimism. Some people look to the stock market to read the national mood. Eugene Thacker, a philosopher at the New School, can look to the enrollment numbers in
NITIN SAWHNEY is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at The New School. His research, teaching and creative practice engages the critical role of technology, civic media, and artistic interventions in contested spaces. He examines social movements and crisis contexts through forms of creative urban tactics, participatory
TNS Faculty: Nitin Sawhney Presents Peer-Reviewed Paper at the 17th Interaction Design and Children Conference
Faculty member Nitin Sawhney presents peer-reviewed paper, “Audio Journaling for Self-Reflection and Assessment among Teens in Participatory Media Programs”, at the 17th Interaction Design and Children Conference (IDC 2018) in Trondheim, Norway, June 19-22.
Media Studies faculty member Shannon Mattern was invited to speak at eyeo, the high-profile art, data, and creative technology festival held annually in Minneapolis. She shared new research on hardware stores as social infrastructure and sites of vernacular organization; this work will later be published in Places Journal, where Shannon
The Garrison Institute invited New School faculty member Kathleen Sweeney to write a post on Digital Mindfulness. See the article here: https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/blog/digital-mindfulness/
Faculty member Peter Asaro continues to be an influential thought leader, leading the charge to prevent the weaponization of AI: https://buff.ly/2xLkKFS . Bloomberg @technology has updates on the situation at Google: https://buff.ly/2JeRNmX
Faculty Member Shannon Mattern Has Work Published in “TOMORROWS: Urban Fictions for Possible Futures” Catalog
Faculty member Shannon Mattern, recently promoted to Full Professor, was interviewed about her new book for the This Is Not a Pipe podcast, and her essay on future communication infrastructures was published in the catalog for TOMORROWS: Urban Fictions for Possible Futures, an exhibition held last year at the Onassis
Christiane Paul presents on opportunities and threats of ambient intelligence at ix Symposium in Montreal and is quoted in an article on crypto art by Bloomberg News
The Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) and UnionDocs (UNDO) are currently offering a film series– From the Vault: Women’s Advocacy on Film–that features restored documentary films by women filmmakers who were movers and shakers in the first wave of women’s movement media. Media Studies faculty member Deirdre Boyle will moderate the
Faculty member Shannon Mattern recently participated in an invited workshop at the Morgan Library on the future of publishing archives. And on May 3 and 4 she will deliver the Mellon Lecture in Experimental Humanities — a talk about her new book — and lead a pedagogy workshop at
How does the experience of movement and migration make meaning, transmit messages, and reorder our social and political environments? In what ways does migration orient ideas and information: about nation and world, self and society, art and culture? How do migration practices relate to the
Faculty Member Sumita Chakravarty to receive The New School 2018 Distinguished University Teaching Awards
Faculty Member Sumita Chakravarty is one of the recipients of The New School 2018 Distinguished University Teaching Awards. This honor will be bestowed on her at Commencement on May 18, 2018.
Faculty member Shannon Mattern recently served on the opening roundtable at the “Supply and Command: Encoding Logistics, Labor, and the Mediation of Making” symposium at NYU. Shannon was also invited to speak about the history of product sound design (from the chug of our washing machines,
Faculty member Shannon Mattern published a new article on data-driven medicine and urban design — on the bioengineering of bodies and cities — in Places Journal. She was also interviewed about her work for the design podcast Scratching the Surface.
Sumita Chakravarty was an invited presenter at the 2018 Global Shifts Colloquium held by Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania. She addressed the panel, “How Media Portrayals of Migrants and Refugees Influence Public Opinion and Prospects for Policy Reform” on April 9, 2018. Perry World
SMS faculty fember Nitin Sawhney will moderate a public event at Mannes School of Music on Tuesday, April 10, 7:30PM and invites students from the School of Media Studies to attend. The event will take place in the John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue,
Faculty member Shannon Mattern was recently invited to visit Rice University in Houston, where she spoke about cartographic methods with the Spatial Humanities Initiative. And this Friday, April 6, she’ll be talking about digital archaeology as part of the Bard Graduate Center’s “Disrupting Distance” symposium.
Faculty Member Shannon Mattern joined Kate Eichhorn, Miriam Posner, Craig Robertson, Jonathan Sterne, and Haidee Wasson in a workshop on the “History of Information” at the 2018 Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Toronto. She then visited MIT to take part in an invitational
“ab uno pluribus” – from one to many – (Phase II) March 2018 session NOW IN THE 5th YEAR! On Saturday, 3/24/2018 at 8pm, in #collaboration with NYU Waverly Labs for Music and Computing, we will present #experimental #electro–#acoustic#live #music in 8.1 channel #surround #sound and #dance/#movement by: – L’ARTISTE ORDINAIRE [gated benjolin & trombone] – ENRIQUE
Click here to read the article about Peter Asaro, and other TNS faculty members talking about A.I. at SXSW.
Ideas for understanding the mediated world by Shannon Mattern The Ever-Expanding Field of Media Studies
Faculty member Shannon Mattern has been invited to take part in a panel discussion, hosted by Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, about the future of smart cities and the City of Vancouver’s involvement in Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge. “Technicity: Equity, Innovation,
SMS Faculty Member Kathleen Sweeney Collaborates as Communications Consultant with Director Helen Whitney on Her Latest PBS Documentary, “Into The Night”
SMS Faculty Member Kathleen Sweeney Collaborates as Communications Consultant with Director Helen Whitney on Her Latest PBS Documentary, “Into The Night” a lyrical exploration of mortality. Through the lens of astrophysics, art, cryonics, near death experiences and green burials, nine individuals from all walks of
Faculty member Shannon Mattern will be talking about her new book at the School of Visual Arts’ Department of Design Research, Writing and Criticism on February 20. She’ll also be presenting her research on media furniture at Columbia University on February 22. About the event: Cabinet Logics: An Intellectual History of
Faculty member Christiane Paul was quoted in a January New York Times’ article on the Wrong Biennial. She also gave a keynote at the Becoming Digital conference at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a talk in The School of Art at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Deirdre Boyle, Associate Professor of Media Studies and former Director of the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies, is again serving as a jury chair for the 2018 Peabody Awards in documentary. She is working intently with research assistant and MA student Lauren Hamersmith to evaluate
“Lana Lin’s Freud’s Jaw and Other Lost Objects is at once searingly beautiful, analytically searching and technically clarifying.” ―Lauren Berlant George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor at The University of Chicago In her new book, Freud’s Jaw and Other Lost Objects: Fractured Subjectivity in the Face of