Film Preview & Talk: Zona Intervenida // Colectivo Andén Nitin Sawhney, School of Media Studies, The New School Faculty member, Nitin Sawhney speaks about his upcoming documentary Zona Intervenida, co-produced with the Anden Collective in Guatemala, with a sneak preview of the work-in-progress film. He
Featuring interviews with jazz greats, and concert video-casts from festivals and clubs nationwide “Jazz Night in America,” a new initiative in jazz programming, Jazz Night in America will be airing weekly on 120 NPR stations across the country. No podcast yet, but they hope you
A multidisciplinary group of New School students have collaborated to establish a creative, interactive, and restful haven for Summit attendees looking to take a break, or those just arriving in town. Located in our brand-new University Center building, the Drop-In Creative Arts Studio invites connection with our
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, On Tuesday, October 14 at 3pm, the University Learning Center is hosting “Looking and Writing: A Workshop on Formal Analysis.” Through hands-on activities, participants will learn what questions to ask when analyzing and writing about a work of art and how
Peter Asaro, Assistant Professor, was featured on NPR this morning where he discussed the topic of lethal robots. To listen please click here.
Faculty member Shannon Mattern will be participating in the “City by the Numbers: Big Data and the Urban Future” symposium at Pratt Institute on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The symposium is co-sponsored by Places Journal, where Mattern is a columnist, and which very recently launched a redesigned website
Faculty member Shannon Mattern will be participating in the “City by the Numbers: Big Data and the Urban Future” symposium at Pratt Institute on Saturday, October 11. The symposium is co-sponsored by Places Journal, where Mattern is a columnist, and which very recently launched a
October 16 4:00pm – 8:00pm EDT 239 Greene Street, Floor 8 Jacques Derrida was the most brilliant and influential philosopher of media of our time. He had an abiding engagement with the temporalities, spatialities and inscriptions of the mediatic from his book on Husserl’s phonology,
Nitin Sawhney, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, co-wrote an Op-Ed that was featured in the Israeli +972 Magazine on August 26, 2014. The Op-Ed ‘Children long for kites, not bombs, in Gaza skies‘ explored the four year-long documentary on children in Gaza that broke the Guinness World
Shannon Mattern Will Speak at the “Publishing Without a Publisher Panel” @ Columbia on September 24, 2014
On September 24, 2014, Shannon Mattern, will speak about alternative modes of scholarly publishing at the “Publishing Without a Publisher” panel at Columbia University. For more information, see the Columbia University Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Program website.
Shannon Mattern participated as an invited presenter, in an international symposium on “Code and the City”, September 3rd through September 4th. The two-day workshop hosted a number of the foremost thinkers on the intersection of software, ubiquitous computing and the city, at the National University of
The New School demonstrates our commitment to climate action and our solidarity with people converging on New York City for the historic People’s Climate March on September 21 with a week-long series of events focused on climate change. As a leader and official endorser of
Urban Omnibus recently published an interview with Shannon Mattern and Chattanooga librarian Nate Hill about experimentation in library services: http://urbanomnibus.net/2014/07/precedents-for-experimentation-talking-libraries-with-shannon-mattern-and-nate-hill/ 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. (http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/meetings/ndiipp14.html?loclr=blogsig) You can find
For her report on the conference, please read: “Reinventing the University”: A Conversation with Larry Grossberg http://comm.unc.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty/lawrence-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
Lecture at the conference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the American Library Association
Shannon Mattern recently delivered the closing plenary lecture at the conference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the American Library Association: http://www.wordsinspace.net/wordpress/2014/06/27/in-rare-fashion-my-rbms-plenary-presentation/
Shannon Mattern’s review of the design radio show and posdcast 99% invisible was recently published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians: http://www.wordsinspace.net/wordpress/2014/06/18/tuning-into-the-invisible-my-99-invisible-review-in-jsah/
IDA’s (International Documentary Association) article on our Documentary Media Studies program has just been posted online. This is in the current issue of the IDA’s magazine ‘Documentary’. The article title is: ‘Profile: The Documentary Media Studies Graduate Certificate Program at The New School’, by Wanda
http://theobjectoftravel.wordpress.com/ Sumita Chakravarty recently visited an SMS Transnational Network (TNN) Partnership institution, HfG in Karlsruhe, Germany.
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: http://www.animalsandsociety.org/pages/has-courses-in-media-and-communication Syllabus: http://www.animalsandsociety.org/static/resources-publications?tcid=151&_i=res View final project blog/journal site: animalcollectivism.com
See more on recent article and interview about Shannon’s Archives, Libraries and Databases class http://www.wordsinspace.net/wordpress/2014/06/09/library-as-infrastructure-and-library-of-congress-interview-published/
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 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
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.
Animated Spaces Article (on Exhibitions for Interaction and Architectural Design) Published in Senses + Society by Shannon Mattern
http://www.wordsinspace.net/wordpress/2014/05/12/animated-spaces-published-in-senses-society/ “I wrote an article about the challenges of designing exhibitions for interaction design and architecture. It was recently published in Senses and Society”. ~Shannon Mattern
http://www.wordsinspace.net/wordpress/2014/04/28/urban-interfaces-article-in-places/ “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
Congratulations to Eugene Thacker on the success of An Ideal for Living. Here are some opinions on the new ‘anti-novel’: As today’s strategies of conceptual writing have become legitimized and clichéd, Thacker’s text reminds us of how radical and potent these gestures once were, treading
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
Faculty member Shannon Mattern will be speaking at Johns Hopkins University about “Library as Emergent Infrastucture”. On her blog she provides the abstract for the lecture: For millennia libraries have acquired resources, organized them, preserved them, and made them accessible to patrons. But the forms of those
Faculty member Eugene Thacker’s co-edited anthology of essays, And They Were Two In One and One In Two, is now available from Schism press. The anthology collects essays on horror cinema, decapitation, and the body politic, from an event originally held at The New School. Contributors include