SMS Faculty Member, Dawnja Burris, has selected conceptual photographic and digital video work included in two group shows this Spring. The works explore dimensions of figural interpretation historically imposed landscape subjects and the exposure of ecological tenacity/fragility. She will deliver an artist’s talk on Feb
Peter Asaro recently gave three talks, “The Consequences of Autonomous Weapons,” Conference on Robots in Arms: Search for a Future Arms Control Regime to Regulate Autonomous Weapons, Evangelische Akademie of Loccum, Germany; “When a Robot Decides Whether You Live or Die,” Night of Philosophy and Ideas,
EUGENE THACKER’s “Horror of Philosophy,” trilogy of books has been translated into Russian and published by Hyle Press. Also, his book “In the Dust of This Planet,” has previously been translated into Danish, German, Italian and Spanish.
MELISSA FREIDLING just completed an artist residency as a Yaddo Fellow. Founded in 1900, Yaddo is one of the oldest artist retreats and residency programs in the country, located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process
MM SERRA presented a lecture and screening at the Louvre auditorium in Paris, France on December 1st, 2019. It was held as the Petit Galerie in the Louvre as part of their cycling exhibitions highlighting Renaissance artists such as DaVinci and Michelangelo. The exposition,
Amir Husak, Assistant Professor and Director of Documentary Studies will be a panelist at E-Flux’s “Art and the Spectator of Ideology” panel on Feb. 22nd. To read more Opening: February 21, 6-8pm Public Program, “Art and the Specter of Ideology”: February 21–22 at e-flux and
NIAV CONTY has finished her feature film, Small Time, that has been in the making for the last four years. Conty was a writer, director, cinematographer, and co-producer on the film. It will be premiering at Cinequest 2020 in March.
CHARLES WARNER’s fifth edition of his textbook, Media Selling: Digital, Television, Audio, Print, and Cross-Platform, will be published in July, 2020 by Wiley. It’s currently on Amazon for preorder here. Media Selling is the most widely used book in the field—it has been adopted by
JOHN PETER DIDATO attended the 77th Golden Globe Awards held on January 5, 2020. The annual ceremony honors the best in film and television and is a major part of the film industry’s awards season. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has presented the awards recognizing
SMS faculty member Lana Lin participated on a panel and doing a screening for “Suffer Well,” a Mellon Sawyer Seminar at UC Irvine: Illness as Method with Patrick Anderson, Mel Chen, Lochlann Jain, and Lana Lin: https://www.humanities.uci.edu/SOH/calendar/event_details.php?eid=8024&fn=1 Film screening of The Cancer Journals Revisited: https://www.humanities.uci.edu/SOH/calendar/event_details.php?eid=8025&fn=1
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
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
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
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
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
“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 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
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.
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.