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Interview with Shannon Mattern in Urban Omnibus

Urban Omnibus recently published an interview with Shannon Mattern and Chattanooga librarian Nate Hill about experimentation in library services: Shannon delivered one of the opening keynotes, alongside media theorist Matt Kirschenbaum, at the Library of Congress’s Digital Preservation conference in Washington, D.C. ( You can find

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Sumita Chakravarty attends ‘Crossroads’ in Cultural Studies conference in Finland

For her report on the conference, please read: “Reinventing the University”: A Conversation with Larry Grossberg The Association of Cultural Studies or ACS met for its hallmark ‘Crossroads’ conference in Tampere, Finland from July 1-4, 2014. For its tenth anniversary, ‘Crossroads’ returned to the

Dawnja Burris’ new Animal Images Course

My course, Animal Images: Representation of the Non-Human Animal, has been listed on the resource site for the Human-Animal Studies (HAS) group at the Animal Studies Institute (with a link to SMS/NSPE): Course Description: Syllabus: View final project blog/journal site:  

Collaboration Opportunity- Ring the Bells Productions

Ring the Bells, Collaborations across nationalities, genders and style We are intrigued by the facinating dance between structure and content – the extent to which they interact and affect each other. This encourages us to take on projects of highly collaborative and multidisciplinary nature, and to

United Nations Film Screening – Flying Paper

United Nations Film Screening- Flying Paper Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 3:30 pm Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium United Nations Headquarters, New York Robert Turner, Director of Operations, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)- Gaza will be presenting a briefing

New Articles by SMS Faculty Shannon Mattern

Two new articles by SMS Faculty Shannon Mattern have been published. Animated Spaces: Experience and Context in Interaction and Architectural Design Exhibitions has been published in The Senses and Society. Interfacing Urban Intelligence has been published in Places. 

Urban Interfaces Article in Places by Shannon Mattern “I wrote about “urban interfaces” — the points of point of engagement where people interface with, and experience, our cities’ “operating systems.” You can find my “Interfacing Urban Intelligence” at Places. ” ~Shannon Mattern

Dawnja Burris presents paper at the annual ICAS Conference

Dawnja Burris recently presented at the annual Institute for Critical Animal Studies Conference on April 12 at Rice University. Her paper entitled “Animal Instances: Representation of and Relationship with the Non-Human Animal” deals with the ways in which imagery and representation of the non-human animal

Shannon Mattern Leads Workshops at The New School and NYU

FEBRUARY 18, 2014: Leader of Faculty Workshop on “Working with WordPress,” The New School. FEBRUARY 21-22, 2014: Workshop on “Zonal Logics of Modernity,” New York University and The New School (convened by Jonathan Bach and Tom Looser). MARCH 7, 2014: “Media, Materiality, Infrastructure” workshop, New York

Excommunication book launch

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation, by Alexander Galloway, Eugene Thacker & McKenzie Wark published by the University of Chicago Press Wednesday, 12th February 6.00PM-8.30PM The Hirschorn Room, Arnhold Hall The New School, 55 West 13th Street (near

Top TV Writers Talk at The Diana Center

On February 26th, Christina Kallas, a media studies faculty, will be moderating a panel on TV writing in the Diana Center of Columbia/Barnard. Invited writers are; Terence Winter, Eric Obermyer and Tom Fontana, three of the writers included in her new book ‘Inside the Writers’

Design is One, Opening October 11th at the IFC Theater

Design is One Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra’s feature documentary Design is One on the eminent designers, Lella & Massimo Vignelli is having a one-week theatrical release at the IFC Theater, opening October 11th, presented through their U.S. distributor, First Run Features. Since its initial