The School of Media Studies’ faculty member Sumita Chakravarty is one of the recipients of the New School’s 2018 Distinguished University Teaching Awards. This honor will be bestowed on her at Commencement on May 18, 2018. Since 1988, The New School has recognized outstanding teachers with
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.
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Faculty member Shannon Mattern will be talking about her new book at the School of Visual Arts’ Department of Design Research, Writing and Criticism on February 20. She’ll also be presenting her research on media furniture at Columbia University on February 22. About the event: Cabinet Logics: An Intellectual History of
Faculty Member Michelle Materre is hosting “Citizen in Pictures”, presented by Creatively Speaking, at St. John’s University. “Citizen in Pictures” is a collection of short films as a visual interpretation of the themes presented in this award winning longform poem by Claudia Rankine. The event will
Faculty member Shannon Mattern has been invited to participate in the Ways of Knowing Cities conference at Columbia University, on February 9. About the conference: Technology increasingly mediates the way that knowledge, power, and culture interact to create and transform the cities we live in. Ways of Knowing Cities is
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
SMS Professor Kathleen Rugh recently received an Electronic Media and Film Finishing Funds Grant from the New York State Council for the Arts (administered through the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes) to complete her latest film “East, West, and East Again.” In March, the film
Projects showcase of Designing Engaged Learning studio. Co-taught with Pauline Gourlet, a visiting researcher completing her doctoral work in France and SMS Professor Nitin Sawhney. It’ll be an informal pop-up exhibit of emerging projects by students in Media Studies, Milano and Parsons on Thursday4pm-6pm on the 6th