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
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
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 Professor, Nitin Sawhney will be traveling in Nepal/Tibet for a month-long expedition/pilgrimage from July 10-August 10th. It’s organized Ashok Gurang at the India China Institute at the New School. He will be part of a team of researchers, writers and filmmakers working on the
Media Studies Professor, Peter Asaro was featured on CBS This Morning on July 11th. Read full interview here.
Media Studies Professor, Vladan Nikolic recently did an interview with Saveur on his film “Bourek”. Read full interview here: http://surlafilms.com/the-pastry-that-goes-beyond-borders/
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 http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2016/0709/What-does-Dallas-s-bomb-robot-mean-for-the-future-of-policing Time http://time.com/4398196/dallas-shooting-bomb-robot/ Bloomberg http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-08/when-police-use-robots-to-kill-people San Francsco Chronicle (behind a paywall)
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
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
Media Studies professor, Peter Asaro was interviewed in this article for the Dutch magazine Filosophie, which will also appear in print this month: http://www.filosofie.nl/nl/artikel/45686/de-moraal-van-de-killer-robot.html Suzanne van den Eynden (2016) “De moraal van de killer robot,” Filosophie, FM nr. 6/2016. (In Dutch) You can view a
Media Studies faculty member, Peter Asaro was featured in Vice News article on Russian military robots. Check out the article here.
Shannon Mattern’s newest long-form article for Places, “Instrumental City,” was published last week and has received much international acclaim. Shannon explores the various forms of urban “intelligence,” notions of citizenship, and urban politics embedded in the new Hudson Yards development, the nation’s first “quantified community,”
Media Studies professor, Rafael Parra is starting up production on eight short films for an internet-based series discussing millennial parents. The project is due to launch on Sesame Workshop’s Social Impact Website, in the fall of 2016. The series has been funded by a grand
Christiane Paul receives Arts Writing Award in Digital Art from Thoma Foundation. Paul will receive $40,000, $10,000 of which is a project grant. This week, she released A Companion to Digital Art, a 632-page book that offers an up-to-the minute account of digital art’s history.
Christiane Paul presents at two events during Creative Tech Week: at LASER and the Arts Hub. A conversation between Sherry Dobbin and Christiane on Art Science Tech is available at the Creative Tech Week site. Christiane also participates in a panel on Virtual Reality and Digitized
Media Studies professor, Michelle Materre recently published in the Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism. Here is the title and link: “Viewing Diversity in the Caribbean Diaspora: A Critical Guide to the Contemporary Film Movement“
Media Studies faculty member and director of the Media Studies BA program, Melissa Friedling, will be co-leading a walking lecture/tour about the 100+ years of film and TV history centered in Midwood, Brooklyn on May 8. The event is sponsored by the Municipal Art Society
Faculty member Shannon Mattern will be returning to Germany for the second half of her term as Senior Fellow at the Internationale Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie at the Bauhaus University Weimar. While in Europe, she’ll be giving talks at a few other universities: On April 7 she’ll be leading
The United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), NGO Relations would cordially like to invite Media Studies students and faculty to attend the World Press Freedom Day event being held at the United Nations Headquarters on 5 May from 10 am–1 pm. To attend this event,
Media Studies professor Vladan Nikolic’s film BOUREK opens at Cinema Village, on Friday April 29, playing until May 5. More info on the screening here. BOUREK is a comedy, which the Athens Intl.Film Festival called “the most affectionate and optimistic film of the festival.” Tickets are
Faculty member Shannon Mattern is an invited expert at the tri-annual international gathering of the LafargeHolcim Foundation in early April in Detroit. The conference brings together architects, engineers, construction professions with artists and academics to address issues pertinent to sustainable design and construction. The April
Faculty member Shannon Mattern was one of the featured presenters in the University of Buffalo’s Spring PLASMA (Performances, Lectures, and Screenings in Media Art) series. In early March she shared her work on media furnishings — research she began as a GIDEST fellow at The
Media Studies Professor, Nitin Sawhney will present at Living Truth in the Americas Symposium at Rutgers on April 8th. More info here. PROGRAM 9:15am-9:30am: Welcome and Introductory Remarks Nela Navarro and Natasha Zaretsky (Organizers) 9:30-10:45am: Justice, Inclusion, and the Public Sphere Moderator: Christopher Sabatini (Columbia University; Global
Media Studies presents a talk with Christiane Paul, Associate Dean, School of Media Studies. Christiane Paul will use exhibitions she curated—ranging from large-scale shows organized for museums to net art projects and an outdoor sculpture park—to address the process and challenges of curating and presenting
Media Studies professor, Lana Lin, interviewed with Brooklyn Rail with her Flaherty NYC co-programmer Cauleen Smith about their film screening series, Transforming Provocations. Read full article here.
HISTORY OF ART SERIES: MAP AS METAPHOR Panel 1 – The Socio-Political Map: Control and Power Friday, March 18, 6:30pm 28 West 27th St, 3rd Flr New York, NY 10001 Moderator: Heidi Nielson, artist and co-founder of SP Weather Station Panelists: Neil Freeman, cartographer, artist, and urban
Congratulations to Entertainment Lions for Music Jury President and Media Management Professor Josh Rabinowitz, the Grey Director of Music responsible for over 8,500 tracks for brands, cinema, recording labels and television. He’s just one of 23 industry superstars leading the juries at Cannes Lions 2016.
FLAHERTY NYC – FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION TUE 1 MAR 2016 7.00PM-9.00PM Anthology Archives 32 2nd Avenue New York City Media Studies Professor, Melissa Friedling and Cate Giordano were in person for a post-screening discussion moderated by Flaherty Board President and Ford Foundation’s JustFilms Program Officer
2016 Oscars By The Numbers The film industry has come a long way from the days of black and white, yet as the outcry over the 2016 Academy Award nominations illustrate, equality remains a work in progress in the minds of many. Continue here…
Media Studies, faculty member Peter Asaro has been quoted several articles. Check our what he has to say below! Japan Times article (in English): http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2016/02/20/lifestyle/growing-chorus-experts-raising-ethical-questions-future-robotics/#.VskLpnR962w Le Monde article (in French): http://www.lemonde.fr/grands-formats/visuel/2016/01/18/a-quoi-revent-les-robots_4849293_4497053.html Guardian article last October: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/20/campaign-to-stop-killer-robots-warning-united-nations