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,
One of Media Studies Faculty Kathleen Marshall’s photographs, “Target”, taken at the 2018 NYC March for Our Lives, was published on April 15th at The OppArt Project at The Nation. https://www.thenation.com/article/target/ Several more of her photographs will be published through this project in May. In addition, a
Lana Lin will be presenting a survey of her work at Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts, London, and will be showing a preview of her feature film as part of a year-long initiative at Whitechapel Gallery, Not Just Me but You Too: Cinemas
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
SMS Faculty Peter Asaro was recently featured on an episode of The Good Code Postcast. Peter Asaro on Killer Robots: In this episode, we speak with Peter Asaro. He’s a Philosopher and the vice-chair and co-founder of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control. There, he
Nitin Swahney to Present at NYU Conference: Democratizing Data: Grassroots Strategies to Advance Human Rights
Nitin Swahney has been invited to speak at this NYU conference on Democratizing Data: Grassroots Strategies to Advance Human Rights organized by the Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law, April 17-18, 2019. Panel on Pushing Boundaries: Data as Art and Evidence Thursday, April 18,
Paola Cossermelli-Messina, Media Studies ’16, has applied to and has been accepted into the PhD program in Ethnomusicology at Columbia University. This after winning the Middle Eastern Studies Graduate Student Award for her thesis “Reclaiming the Stage: Oral Histories of Iranian Women Musicians” which was supervised by Barry Salmon
Conversation with Raoul Peck (School of Media Studies 2019 Hirshon Director-in-Residence), available to view on Youtube
Raoul Peck, the School of Media Studies’ 2019 Hirshon Director-in-Residence, will present his films and discuss his work in conversation with Michelle Materre, Associate Professor of Media Studies & Film and Director of the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students. To view the conversation
New Chaco Culture Artist in Residence Dawnja Burris Arrives in April NYC-based Media Scholar and Visual Artist long drawn to the ancient presences of the Chacoan Culture and landscape. (SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO) This April, the National Parks Arts Foundation in cooperation with the National
Carol Wilder and Peter Haratonik co-wrote Film and the New School: Passionate Provocateurs as part of the TNS Histories Website project.
SMS Faculty Member Peter Asaro Featured in Scientific American 60 Second Science Podcast, Yahoo! News Video Piece, and More
Press on SMS Faculty Member Peter Asaro: Featured in this Scientific American 60 Second Science podcast. Featured in this Yahoo! News video piece. PBS appearance on Story in The Public Square on YouTube.
TNS Media Management, Visiting Professor and Producer, Neyda Martinez, Garners Funding from Mayor’s Office Inaugural “Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV & Theatre Fund Awarded to Documentary Filmmaker and TNS Alum, Luz Marina Zamora On Tuesday, February 28th, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and the Mayor’s Office
SMS Faculty Member Peter Asaro Featured Program Released on Sirius XM Radio, Coverage and Quotes from Recent Panel
For coverage on Peter Asaro’s recent panel as well as quotes, follow to these links: 1 2 In Fall 2018, Asaro did a PBS Program that was released on Sirius XM Radio which is now available as a podcast to stream
SMS Faculty Member Peter Asaro at Recent Panel for American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
SMS faculty member Peter Asaro was featured at a recent panel for AAAS. Go through these for coverage on the panel as well as direct quotes by faculty member Asaro himself. 1 2 3 4
SMS Faculty Member Ekwa Msangi Selected for the Sundance Screenwriting Lab with her Project, “Farewell Amor”
Farewell Amor (U.S.A.) /Ekwa Msangi (writer/director): After 17 years in exile, Walter’s wife and daughter are reunited with him in the U.S., now absolute strangers. Crammed together in a tiny Brooklyn apartment, struggling to overcome the personal and political hurdles between them, they rely on the muscle
Click here to read and learn more about SMS faculty member Michelle Materre’s accomplished works and experiences in junction with film and pedagogy.
SMS Faculty Member Kathy Brew will be serving as a guest curator for her third year at MoMa’s Doc Fortnight 2019! The MoMa will be hosting Doc Fortnight 2019, their Festival of International Nonfiction Film and Media from February 21-28. The eight day series will
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,
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
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
CHRISTIANE PAUL‘S interview with Morehshin Allahyari as part of the Liverpool Biennial’s Stages #8 journal was published in January 2019.
Faculty Member Ernesto Klar’s artwork “Invisible Disparities” is currently exhibited as part of “Queens International 2018: Volumes”
ERNESTO KLAR’s artwork “Invisible Disparities” is currently exhibited as part of “Queens International 2018: Volumes”, a biennial exhibition at the Queens Museum in New York City.
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
SMS Faculty Member Christiane Paul quoted in ‘The Guardian’ Article & Exhibition ‘Programmed’ at the Whitney Museum
Christiane Paul is quoted in The Guardian’s article Memes, technology and sci-fi: what to expect from art in the US in 2019, discussing exhibitions in the next 12 months that plan to share a wide selection of tech-related artwork, from Instagram inspired pieces to a history
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
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.
The documentary “A Call for Peace“ was screen at the UN on December 4th. It was edited by SMS Faculty Rafael Parra. Through a series of in-depth interviews with leading global peace negotiators, Foreign Ministers and world-renowned diplomats, the documentary uncovers the importance of human respect
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.
Eugene Thacker, SMS Faculty, discusses the historical trajectory of pessimism, getting in touch with the shimmering failure of our meaningless existence, and why we keep teaching despite it all in a conversation with Meredith Graves in the Creative Independent.
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