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Mort Scharfman Establishes New Production Company

Media Studies faculty member, Mort Scharfman has established a new production company under which he has written and directed and co-produced a pilot episode of a sitcom with integrated brands and product placement being considered by cable channels and optioned by one, and also soon to


Kathy Brew Organizes Political Advertisement IX 1952-2016

Media Studies Professor, Kathy Brew helped organize a screening event for visual artist, Marshall Reese and Antoni Muntadas at the SVA Theatre. For 32 years, artists Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese have been compiling a history of presidential campaign spots following the evolution of political advertising


Crown Heights Film Festival: October 28 & 29, 2016

The Crown Heights Film Festival (CHFF) on October 28 & 29 will bring exceptional local and international short film to Central Brooklyn audiences. The festival showcases a curated selection of short films: narratives, animation, documentaries, and cross-disciplinary/experimental films. CHFF’s mission is to provide a voice and opportunities for filmmakers in


Peter Asaro in the Press

Media Studies Professor, Peter Asaro was interviewed by a Vice reporter on the Singularity:


Peter Asaro in the Press

Media Studies Faculty member, Peter Asaro was interviewed by  Victor Scheinman for the IEEE Robotics History Project and was cited by the New York Times in Victor Scheinman obituary : The video is here:|5


Premiere Screening of 78rpm by Joel Schlemowitz

NYC PREMIERE SCREENINGS! Filmmaker, Joel Schlemowitz in person! 78rpm by Joel Schlemowitz 98 min, 16mm-to-digital Fri Oct 14, Sat Oct 15, Sun Oct 16 at 7:30 nightly Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue (at E 2nd St.) New York, NY 10003 Media Studies faculty


Peter Asaro in the Press

Media Stuides Professor, Peter Asaro was quoted in this CNBC article this week: He was also on The Morning News with Dave Ross on KIRO, the CBS radio affiliate in Seattle, but there is no web link for that.


Call for Papers: Making Home in Wounded Places

An international symposium co-sponsored by MA Design Studies program, Parsons School of Art and Design History and Theory, and The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, New School for Social Research Making Home in Wounded Places: Memory, Design, and the Spatial March 3-4, 2017 Our cultural, political and physical


Shannon Mattern Published Article on Film Installation Artist Zoe Beloff

Faculty Member, Shannon Matter,  published a new article, “Animated Aberrations, Rebellious Objects” — about the film-installation artist Zoe Beloff, the history of automation, bodies, and hysteria — in architecture and design magazine Volume: She will also will be participating on a panel about the future

Christiane Paul

Christiane Paul Fall 2016 Talks

In the coming weeks Christiane Paul will participate in the panel “Collecting in the Age of Futurity” at the Chicago Expo (9/23); moderate the panel “Vision in Data: Art & Advertising,” part of Advertising Week, at the Whitney Museum (9/27); give a keynote at the


Professor Mario Paoli Participating in electro-music 2016 festival

electro-music 2016 festival – Sept 9-11, Huguenot NY The electro-music festival, known as the “Woodstock of electronic music,” is the world’s premiere event for experimental electronic music. Now in it’s twelfth year, this year’s gathering features three mind-bending days of innovative electronic music concerts, seminars, workshops, demonstrations, jam sessions, video art, and

Media Studies Faculty Member Peter Asaro

Peter Asaro in the Press

Faculty member, Pete Asaro has made waves in the headlines over the past summer. Check out his appearances below. CBS This Morning, CBS News Lawyer-2-Lawyer Podcast (should broadcast soon) Motherboard Hannoveriche Allegemaine (In German) Stars and Stripes


Remembering Don Quinn Kelley

Former Media Studies faculty member Don Quinn Kelley died peacefully on July 27, 2016. He was a loved professor and mentor to his many graduate students in the Media Studies Program during the nineties. He taught popular classes inspired by his longtime commitment to social


Shannon Mattern, Publications and Panels

Faculty member Shannon Mattern spoke on August 2 at the Center for Architecture about the aesthetics, ethics, and politics of urban data. She was part of a panel, sponsored by the NYC American Institute of Architects’ Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, titled “Layered: Data and Representation


Loren-Paul Caplin Published in Made Man

Media Studies Professor, Loren-Paul Caplin was recently published in Made Man, a  lifestyle and entertainment blog targeted toward men. His column entitled  “My Slanted Truth: Are We All Walking Around Drunk??” can be read in here.  

Media Studies Faculty Member Peter Asaro

Peter Asaro Speaks on Police Using a Robot to Kill the Sniper Suspect in Dallas

Media Studies Professor, Peter Asaro has been in the press surrounding the police using a robot to kill the sniper suspect in Dallas. Here are some of the articles that quote Peter: Christian Science Monitor Time Bloomberg San Francsco Chronicle (behind a paywall)


Full-time Faculty Members Spring 2016 Highlights

Media Studies Associate Dean and full-time faculty member Christiane Paul has recently published A Companion to Digital Art (May 2016, Wiley-Blackwell.) She is also the recipient of the 2016 Thoma Digital Arts Writing Award in the established arts writer category. Media Studies faculty member Vladan Nikolic


Shannon Mattern Interviewed by Information Professional

Over the past few weeks faculty member Shannon Mattern was interviewed about libraries for Information Professional, a Dutch magazine (here’s the interview in Dutch); won a generous Innovations in Education Fund grant from The New School to develop a Spring 2017 studio on “Urban Intelligence”; served