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.
Eugene Thacker, SMS Faculty, discusses the historical trajectory of pessimism, getting in touch with the shimmering failure of our meaningless existence, and why we keep teaching despite it all in a conversation with Meredith Graves in the Creative Independent.
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
Faculty Member Michelle Materre hosted workshop, discussions, film series, and served as panelist in October
Michelle Materre hosted a Writing Documentary Grant Proposals Workshop on October 3rd. The workshop examined how to work effectively with the Documentary Core Application, create a Look Book, and gave tips on how to make a proposal stand out from the hundreds submitted to every
GIDEST Seminar Radhika Subramaniam LOOKING FOR ABU’L ABBAS Friday, November 9, 12-1:30 p.m. GIDEST Lab, Room 411, 63 Fifth Avenue Please join GIDEST on Friday, November, for a discussion with curator, editor and writer Radhika Subramaniam of her project, “Looking for Abu’l Abbas.” Seminar participants are
Faculty Member Shannon Mattern will be giving two invited talks in Montreal this week. On November 1 she’ll be presenting “Machines, Ecologies, Operating Systems, and Parasites,” a talk on metaphors of urban intelligence, as part of the “What Can You Do With the Smart City” panel at
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.
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.
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
Rita Breidenbach, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development 2018 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS New workshops have been added on November 5th and November 7th. We encourage you to scroll through the complete list of workshops below. All programs are open to full-time and part-time faculty, graduate students, and staff.
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 @
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.
It is only 6 days away from the inaugural BAMcinematek presents: Film School Shorts 2018! This showcase, curated by Curtis Caesar John and BAMcinématek’s Natalie Erazo, celebrates new work by select student filmmakers from Brooklyn College, the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, Pratt Institute, Syracuse
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
OCTOBER 5, 2018 2019 Summer Field Programs Announcement YOU’RE INVITED Please join TNS’ International Field Program for an exciting event showcasing their Summer Field Programs! During the event you will learn from students and faculty about fieldwork, project, and research opportunities offered by the International Field
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,
Scholarly Advice for Dark Times Professor Eugene Thacker teaches students at the New School the philosophy of pessimism. Some people look to the stock market to read the national mood. Eugene Thacker, a philosopher at the New School, can look to the enrollment numbers in
Immediacy is a student-centered, online journal of the School of Media Studies at the New School in New York. Emphasizing the School’s philosophy for the integration of media theory, history, and myriad forms of media practice, the purpose of the journal is to provide a space
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
Christiane Paul presents on opportunities and threats of ambient intelligence at ix Symposium in Montreal and is quoted in an article on crypto art by Bloomberg News
How does the experience of movement and migration make meaning, transmit messages, and reorder our social and political environments? In what ways does migration orient ideas and information: about nation and world, self and society, art and culture? How do migration practices relate to the