For coverage on Peter Asaro’s recent panel as well as quotes, follow to these links: 1 2 In Fall 2018, Asaro did a PBS Program that was released on Sirius XM Radio which is now available as a podcast to stream
Farewell Amor (U.S.A.) /Ekwa Msangi (writer/director): After 17 years in exile, Walter’s wife and daughter are reunited with him in the U.S., now absolute strangers. Crammed together in a tiny Brooklyn apartment, struggling to overcome the personal and political hurdles between them, they rely on the muscle
SMS Faculty Member Kathy Brew will be serving as a guest curator for her third year at MoMa’s Doc Fortnight 2019! The MoMa will be hosting Doc Fortnight 2019, their Festival of International Nonfiction Film and Media from February 21-28. The eight day series will
SMS Faculty Member Joel Schlemowitz has recently come out with a new book publication called, Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera. Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera is an introductory guide for practicing artists and filmmakers, ideal for students as well. For more information
The “Refugee Stories” project was created to bring a lens to the humanity of the refugee crisis. Each refugee story and experience is different; collectively, they show the resiliency and strength of the human spirit. With these interviews we are celebrating and memorializing these individual stories.
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
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
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
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 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
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.