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Nitin Sawhney GIDEST Faculty Fellowship Talk on Contestational Design, Friday April 12th

CONTESTATIONAL DESIGN: HOW AGONISM TRANSFORMS PARTICIPATORY DESIGN Participatory design for some often implies common purpose, stakes and equitable dispositions among participants engaging in a consensual process towards amenable design outcomes. Much has been written about the nature of participation, power relations, and the socio-political challenges of ensuring co-determination,

Film Professor Greg Takoudes to Release New Book in May

Professor Greg Takoudes’ new book, The Collaborative Director: A Department-by-Department Guide to Filmmaking will be published in May 2019. A Routledge Press publication, the book examines the directing process through the lens of collaboration.  Each chapter explores a different film department, uses case studies of directors such as Robert Altman, Kelly

Christine Paul interviewed about her exhibition Programmed at the Whitney

Professor Christiane Paul is interviewed about her Programmed exhibition at the Whitney on WNYC’s Science Friday in a segment called How Artists Made Code Their Paintbrush. Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018 establishes connections between works of art based on instructions, spanning over fifty years of conceptual,

Faculty Highlight: Maya Montanez Smukler

MAYA MONTANEZ SMUKLER’s new book, Liberating Hollywood: Women Directors & the Feminist Reform (Rutgers Univ. Press), celebrates women filmmakers working in and around Hollywood during the 1970s at the unique moment when second wave feminism challenged the film industry’s enduring culture of sexism. UCLA Film

Faculty Highlight: Kathleen Rugh

KATHLEEN RUGH’S new film “Winter’s First Moons” was recently completed. It will be screening in a couple of festivals in February and March 2019, including Revolutions per Minute Festival in Boston, FLEX The Florida Experimental Film & Video Festival in Tampa, Artifact Film Festival in

SMS Faculty Member Joel Schlemowitz with New Book Publication

SMS Faculty Member Joel Schlemowitz has recently come out with a new book publication called, Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera.  Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera  is an introductory guide for practicing artists and filmmakers, ideal for students as well. For more information

2019 Sundance Art of Nonfiction Grantee: Jem Cohen

The 2018 Art of Nonfiction Grantee highlights filmmaker/photographer/multi-media artist JEM COHEN. The Art of Nonfiction Fund provides grants to artists developing work at an early stage that takes an inventive cinematic approach. Once granted, artists have access to a range of Sundance Institute programs and opportunities, as

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REFUGEE STORIES PROJECT, Produced by Deanna Kamiel.

The “Refugee Stories” project was created to bring a lens to the humanity of the refugee crisis. Each refugee story and experience is different; collectively, they show the resiliency and strength of the human spirit. With these interviews we are celebrating and memorializing these individual stories.

Shannon Mattern Publishes a New Article in The Atlantic

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.

Call for Teaching Award Nominations!

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