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.
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
Faculty member Shannon Mattern published a new essay, “Maintenance and Care,” in Places Journal. The essay examines the rise of interest in maintenance, repair, and care across scales of practice — from civil engineering and building maintenance, to appliance repair and data curation. In addition, she’ll be the
Media Studies faculty member Shannon Mattern has published two new pieces. Her “Furnishing Intelligence” article — about the coded architectures of airports and libraries, and the work of artist Simon Denny — appears in the new “Medium” issue of Perspecta, published by the Yale School of
Associate Professor and Interim Director of Documentary Studies, Amir Husak; will be moderating the following panel at DOC NYC festival, at Cinepolis Chelsea, Sunday Nov 11: THE INVISIBLE CINEMATOGRAPHER PARADOX 3:30-4:30PM Cinematographer Rudy Valdez (The Sentence), Laela Kilbourn (This Is Home: A Refugee Story), Ryan Scafuro (Phantom Cowboys) and others discuss objectivity and subjectivity
Christiane Paul participates in a panel at the Chicago New Media Symposium in connection with the exhibition CHICAGO NEW MEDIA 1973 1992 on November 1 and gives a talk at the Print Screen Festival in Tel Aviv on November 3.
On October 24, Carol Wilder’s Political Media class paid a call to WABC-TV for a tour of the station led by Parsons alum and ABC reporter Heather Harkins. The class observed several live newscasts and met with reporters including news anchor and New School alum
Deirdre Boyle has a contribution in Unframing Archives: Essays on Cinema and the Visual Arts, edited by Eugenia Vilela, Filipe Martins and Né Bartos for the Family Film Project. Her text is a conversation with Hungarian filmmaker Pêter Forgács that occurred in one of her Media Studies
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