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.
Faculty member Shannon Mattern was invited to take part in a panel on “Critical Infrastructure Studies” at the Modern Language Association conference in New York on January 6. On January 26, she’ll be joining David Ramsey, founder of one of the largest private map collections, to
Associate Professor of Media Studies and Film Michelle Materre‘s curated series, “One Way or Another: Black Women’s Cinema, 1970–1991,” programmed for BAMcinématek, was called “the most important repertory series of the year” by Richard Brody in the New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/2017-in-review/the-best-movies-of-2017 “It has always been so for women in
Faculty Member Shannon Mattern Publishes New Article, Discusses Her New Book in Helsinki Shannon Mattern has published a new article on underground archives, the geology of storage, and preservation paranoia in Harvard’s New Geographies journal. She’ll also be discussing her new book with Jussi Parikka at PUBLICS, a curatorial agency
David Lieberman (FT Faculty) OP-ED published in LA Times: To end sexual harassment on the job, end workplace bullying Prior to joining The New School, David Lieberman served as Executive Editor for Deadline.com, where he reported on business, public policy, and technology. Previously he was
42 SECONDS OF HAPPINESS tells the story of a group of friends who reunite for a weekend away to celebrate a wedding. The getaway takes a sharp turn when a breakup, an intervention, a gun lost and found and the largest hurricane ever to hit the
The School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore is the first comprehensive art school in Singapore. It offers a studio-based professional education in a comprehensive university setting, providing students the knowledge and skills needed to develop and produce groundbreaking artworks
Faculty Member Shannon Mattern was named to the Academic Council for AI Now, a research institute examining the social implications of artificial intelligence at New York University. The AI Now Institute is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to understanding the social implications of artificial intelligence. The work
Shannon Mattern is an invited speaker at the Cybernetics Conference at Prime Produce, in New York, this coming Saturday, November 18. The Cybernetics Conference will take up the subject of information and agency; bringing scholars, technicians, activists, and artists in dialogue to consider the ways informatic systems shape
Faculty Member Shannon Mattern and her colleague Jussi Parikka, from the University of Southampton, were named MOBIUS Fellows at the Finnish Cultural Institute. They’ll be organizing a series of events, between New York and Helsinki, and an exhibition related to the opening of the new Helsinki Public Library.
Faculty member Shannon Mattern published a new article on the material archives of climate science: collections of ice, rocks, soil, and sediment. She’s also been invited to offer a survey of her work at the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design on Nov. 9 as part of
Faculty member Shannon Mattern’s her new book, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: 5000 Years of Urban Media, was published by the University of Minnesota Press yesterday. She was interviewed about the project on urbanNext.
Faculty Spotlight: Deirdre Boyle Moderates at the Irish Arts Center for Film Western Sahara—A Deserted People
Set in the searing heat of the refugee camps in the desert of Algeria and in the occupied Western Sahara, Western Sahara—A Deserted People tells the compelling and moving story of how the Sahrawi people’s lives have been framed by poverty and injustice over their 40-year-long displacement.
Faculty member Shannon Mattern reviewed Brian Merchant’s The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone and Adam Greenfield’s Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life for Public Books. Her review, “The World Silicon Valley Made,” was published on October 27.
Faculty Member Nitin Sawhney was invited by the India China Institute to be a discussant for the upcoming public talk MEDIA POLITICS IN CHINA: IMPROVISING POWER UNDER AUTHORITARIANISM. The talk is with Dr. Maria Repnikova and is part of the CESIC Lecture Series (Colloquium on
Faculty Member Shannon Mattern presented “All Your Data Are Belong to Us: Quantifying the Human Condition,” as part of the Annenberg School for Communication’s Control Societies series, at the University of Pennsylvania, on October 23. She’ll be reprising the talk at UCLA on November 2.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: TEACHING AWARDS 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
Il Sole 24 Ore, a national Italian newspaper, recently interviewed faculty member Shannon Mattern about the capacities and limitations of machine-mapping and (semi-)autonomous spatial technologies. Mattern published an article on the topic, “Mapping’s Intelligent Agents,” in September.
Faculty Member Sumita Chakravarty is Invited to be Part of the Multi-Disciplinary Workshop, ObjectAmerica
Faculty member Sumita Chakravarty is invited to be part of the multi-disciplinary workshop, ObjectAmerica. For more information, click here. The Observational Practices Lab, Parsons, (co-directed by Pascal Glissmann and Selena Kimball) launches a multi-phase project and investigation, OBJECTAMERICA, to explore the idea of “America” through everyday objects.
SMS Faculty Shannon Mattern joins Triple Canopy panel to discuss new book “Poetic Computation: Reader
Assosiciate Professor of the School of Media Studies Shannon Mattern will be joining Triple Canopy’s Molly Kleiman, designers HAWRAF, and Taeyoon Choi, founder of the School for Poetic Computation, at Printed Matter on Friday, October 13, 6pm, for a discussion celebrating the launch of Choi’s new
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For this presentation I will discuss my soon to be released book, which examines the vulnerability of the human body and asks how human beings contend with loss. Employing psychoanalytic theory and literary analysis, Freud’s Jaw and Other Lost Objects tracks three exemplary figures, psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, poet
SMS Faculty Kevin T. Allen presents “Stone Tape Theories: Hearing Haunting, and the Memory of Materials” at Purchase College
SMS Faculty Kevin T. Allen will be presenting “Stone Tape Theories: Hearing Haunting, and the Memory of Materials” as part of the New Media Lecture Series at Purchase College on Wednesday, October 11 – Natural Sciences NS1001 @ 7 p.m. A stone tape is a material object that
SMS Faculty Kevin T. Allen’s film “Bridge” featured as part of the exhibition “City Struck” at Danish Architecture Center
SMS Faculty Kevin T. Allen’s film “Bridge” will be featured as part of the exhibition “City Struck” at the Danish Architecture Center from October 13th – February 28: https://dac.dk/en/city-struck At the Night of Culture on October 13th, DAC will open its last big exhibition before moving into the BLOX building
Don’t miss SMS & Parson’s Associate Teaching Professor Lauren Petty‘s upcoming performance Why Why Always at Abrons Arts Center from October 13-29! Conjuring a live cine-performance through the interplay of otherworldly video, music, sound and technology, Why Why Always is a sci-fi misadventure of secret agents and
On May 4, 1970, on the campus of Kent State University in Ohio, members of the Ohio National Guard opened fired on unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam War, killing four and wounding nine others. Carol Wilder, a 1974 PhD graduate of Kent State University, was
Faculty Member Shannon Mattern Publishes New Article on Cartographic Intelligences Shannon Mattern’s “Mapping Intelligent Agents,” a paper she presented in June as a keynote lecture at Kings College and University College London and in September at MIT, was published in Places Journal on September
MA Media Studies Alumna Diana Khong, alongside Parsons Photography Program alumni Fan Chen, Therese Ohrvall, Jessica Richmond, and Communication Design student Whitney Badge showcase their work in the Saint Petersburg exhibition The Threads That Bind. The exhibition was curated by Photography faculty member Thomas Werner and it is on view
Faculty Member Shannon Mattern Interviewed for Australian Newsletter + Participates in Two Local Events
Faculty Member Shannon Mattern was interviewed for In Wild Air, an Australian weekly arts and culture newsletter. Check it out at: http://mailchi.mp/315b058bfd0e/shannon-mattern-is-in-wild-air She’ll also be contributing to two upcoming events: “Public Knowledge: Reimagining the Public Library” at Gensler Studio, New York, on September 28: A panel on panoramic
Faculty Member Peter Asaro will be a panelist in “Welcome to the Future: The Impact of New Technologies”
Welcome to the Future: The Impact of New Technologies Join Chief Technology Officer for the City of New York Miguel Gamino, Jr, New School philosopher Dr. Peter Asaro, and Georgetown University Professor Rosa Brooks as they discuss the transition to a futuristic world shaped by artificial intelligence, smart robotics
Faculty Member Shannon Mattern’s Recent Article Translated Into Three Languages; Talks at MIT and PSU
Shannon Mattern’s “A City Is Not a Computer,” which she published in February in Places Journal, has been translated and republished in Portuguese (for the activist organization Instituto Intersaber), German (for the Vienna-based dérive: Zeitschrift für Stadtforschung), and French (for the international newspaper Courrier International). She’ll also be presenting a talk,