Registration is open for Fake News Horror Show!—June 7th and 8th in Downtown Brooklyn. Misinformation and computational propaganda are already a problem. New technologies may make things exponentially worse. The Fake News Horror Show! will explore worst case scenarios. New technologies are making it possible to generate new and
Faculty Member Sumita Chakravarty to receive The New School 2018 Distinguished University Teaching Awards
Faculty Member Sumita Chakravarty is one of the recipients of The New School 2018 Distinguished University Teaching Awards. This honor will be bestowed on her at Commencement on May 18, 2018.
CoLAB is a 10 month fellowship for multidisciplinary non-fiction focused on artist development and the creation of short projects working together in a group. SDL is a 5 week intensive for filmmakers with feature docs in early development that pushes their projects towards full production
UnionDocs is seeking applicants for our 5-week Summer Documentary Lab and 10-month Collaborative Studio. Both programs offer a unique platform for exploring and expanding current approaches to the documentary arts. Though meeting influential filmmakers and being in a structured space for creative practice, fellows have
International Field Program Now Accepting Applications for TNS 2018 Summer Programs in Argentina and Colombia
International Field Program is now accepting applications for The New School’s 2018 Summer Programs in Argentina and Colombia. Gain international experience in socioeconomic rights, urban and community development, labor practices, governance, human rights, and cooperative development. Through a mixture of hands-on work and an immersive educational experience,
Reserve your tickets: Derrick Adams in Conversation with Alvin Hall and Dexter Wimberly, this Thursday
In Conversation: Derrick Adams with Alvin Hall and Dexter Wimberly Thursday, February 8, 2018 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm $10 general / $5 members and students The Theater at MAD Join Derrick Adams for a conversation with journalist Alvin Hall exploring the artworks and
The INP is still accepting applications for The New School’s 2018 Summer Programs in South Africa and Ethiopia. Gain international experience in socioeconomic rights, urban and community development, citizenship practices, migration and refugees, governance, conflict, and peacebuilding. Through a mixture of hands-on work and an immersive educational experience, students can earn undergraduate
Film Theory faculty member, Lana Lin will be traveling to Ireland to do an exhibition at Void Gallery in Derry, Ireland. She will also do a talk at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology in Dublin. Here’s a link to the show: http://www.derryvoid.com/exhibitions/spring-watching-pavilion.php
Faculty member Shannon Mattern’s article on library logistical systems, has been republished on Vice’s Motherboard magazine. See full article here.
Christiane Paul participated in the panels “Gen(re)sis” at this year’s ISEA conference in Dubai and “Art in the Age of Surveillance” on Nov. 15 at Creative Time Summit x Digital Labor organized by the Vera List Center. She also recently curated an augmented reality project by Will Pappenheimer (covered
Faculty member, Shannon Mattern is a fellow in the new Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography & Social Thought. On Friday, November 7, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the University Center, Rm 411, she will be presenting her work on “Intellectual Furnishings.” You can find
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
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
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/
http://theobjectoftravel.wordpress.com/ Sumita Chakravarty recently visited an SMS Transnational Network (TNN) Partnership institution, HfG in Karlsruhe, Germany.
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/
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
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 Shannon Mattern’s essay, Embracing the Formalist Mantle, was included in the themed 50th Anniversary issue of The Journal of Visual Culture on Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media. About the essay Mattern writes “My piece […] is about how McLuhan gave me license to say, ‘Oh, what the hell —
FEBRUARY 18, 2014: Leader of Faculty Workshop on “Working with WordPress,” The New School. FEBRUARY 21-22, 2014: Workshop on “Zonal Logics of Modernity,” New York University and The New School (convened by Jonathan Bach and Tom Looser). MARCH 7, 2014: “Media, Materiality, Infrastructure” workshop, New York
Sumita Chakravarty’s essay, “Con-figurations: The Body as World in Bollywood Stardom” has been published in the anthology, Figurations in Indian Film, edited by Meheli Sen and Anustup Basu (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). The anthology is now available for purchase at your local bookseller or
Sumita Chakravarty presented a public lecture at JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) in Delhi, India on January 24, 2014. The title of her presentation was “The Future of Migration? Media Epistemologies.” In her paper, Chakravarty brings into dialogue two works: Vilem Flusser’s The Freedom of the
What do corporate smart-city programs have in common with D.I.Y. science projects and civic hackathons? “Theirs is a city with an underlying logic,” writes Shannon Mattern, “made more efficient — or just, or sustainable, or livable — with a tweak to its algorithms or an
Shannon Mattern’s “Bureaucracy’s Playthings” Featured as Part of The Reanimation Library’s “Word Processor” Series
The Reanimation Library periodically invites an individual that they admire to respond in writing about a book from the library that he or she finds particularly engaging. The majority of work produced from the library is visual in nature, yet the library contains a tremendous
Shannon Mattern’s new article “Ear to the Wire: Listening to Historic Urban Infrastructures” in Amodern explores the relationship between materiality and sound of infrastructural networks in the urban environment.