Media Studies faculty member Shannon Mattern has published a new short essay on the Kavanaugh-Blasey Ford hearing and its telegenic furnishings: desks, chairs, and hideous sconces. You’ll find “Testimonial Tables” in Avery Shorts, an email-based short-form publication from the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and
Amir Husak, Assistant Professor and Interim Director of Documentary Studies, has just been published in the latest issue of Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Studies (Issue No. 15: “I-Docs as Intervention: The Poetics and Politics of Polyphony”). Check it out, here.
Professor Shannon Mattern’s article on Silicon Valley furnishings and the environments of digital labor, which was published last year in e-flux, was translated into Italian and published in Progetto Grafico, a leading design culture magazine. Meanwhile, her recent article on hardware stores as social infrastructures and sites of world-making has been translated in
Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018 Sep 28, 2018–Apr 14, 2019 Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018 establishes connections between works of art based on instructions, spanning over fifty years of conceptual, video, and computational art. The pieces in the exhibition are
Mario-Enrique Paoli will be performing at a private concert of experimental electronica. Hosted by GI Design Studio: Architecture/Interior Design at the Company Headquarters in Woodland Park, NJ. Friday, September 28, 8PM By invitation only– The event will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube @
Hi everyone! Don’t forget today at 6:15 we will be having our second meeting of the Media Studies Council! We will be screening the Coca-Cola Regal Films contest webinar, aspiring filmmakers should be sure to check it out. We will meet on the 16th floor
Faculty member Shannon Mattern has published a new article, “All Eyes on the Border,” about border technology and the politics of recognition, in Places Journal. Her essay is based on a keynote address she shared at a conference at Oxford University this past June.
Media Studies’ Deirdre Boyle will be speaking at one of the many art events being organized this week by ReImagine, a festival of 225 events across the city on the End of Life. She will be introducing a film by The Propeller Group. The Living Need
SMS Faculty Member Savanna Washington Screens Her Film, “Playing Frisbee in North Korea,” on Tuesday, 9/25
Director Savanna Washington offers a sneak preview of Playing Frisbee in North Korea (2018) for a Korea Society audience. She appears after in conversation with Columbia Professor Charles Armstrong and the Society’s Stephen Noerper. This colorful documentary vividly depicts the challenges of North Korea and potential warming
Media Studies faculty member Shannon Mattern has written the opening catalog essay for Everything Happens So Much, an exhibition at the London Design Festival that explores the politics of networked technologies. In addition, she’ll be the first 2018-19 speaker in Columbia University’s Theory and History of
SMS Faculty Member Shimon Dotan will premiere his most recent film, “Left Behind America” on Frontline Tuesday, September 11. Click here for more information.
Deirdre Boyle has written a review of Noah Shenker’s scholarly book, Reframing Holocaust Testimony (Indiana University Press), for the journal Studies in Documentary Film. It will be published and available online later this month (September 2018).
SMS Faculty Member Mario-Enrique Paoli to Perform at the 15th Annual Northeastern Electronic Music Festival
SMS Faculty Member Mario-Enrique Paoli will be attending and performing at the 15th annual Northeastern Electronic Music Festival in Homer, NY. A critic has called it “The Woodstock of Electronic Music.” It is a gathering/ convention/ festival of over 50 composers and performers of experimental
Faculty Member Christiane Paul Participates in Curatorial Exchange Program “Nemoskva – More Than Moscow”
Christiane Paul participated in the curatorial exchange program Nemoskva – More than Moscow (August 2018) — organized by the Russian Ministry of Culture — giving a lecture at the Perm Museum and presenting as part of panels and working groups in Ekaterinburg, Tobolsk, and Tyumen.
Professor Joel Schlemowitz was recently featured in The New York Times, on August 22, 2018. Click here to read the full article.
Faculty Member Shannon Mattern Invited to Share Her Research as Part of “Digital Studies” Lecture Series
Faculty member Shannon Mattern has been invited to share her research as part of the “Digital Studies” lecture series, organized by the departments and schools of geography, writing, and information science at the University of Kentucky, on August 31. She’ll also be delivering the keynote
Faculty Member Shannon Mattern Publishes New Article on Sound Design, Named Library Council Board President
Faculty member Shannon Mattern published a new article on the history of product sound design — from whistling tea kettles and roaring engines to crunchy snacks and beeping apps. You can find “Things That Beep: A Brief History of Product Sound Design” at avant.org. In addition,
Media Studies faculty Eugene Thacker was featured this week in a New York Times article reviewing his recent book Infinite Resignation Check it out!
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.
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
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 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.
Click here to read the article about Peter Asaro, and other TNS faculty members talking about A.I. at SXSW.