Il Sole 24 Ore, a national Italian newspaper, recently interviewed faculty member Shannon Mattern about the capacities and limitations of machine-mapping and (semi-)autonomous spatial technologies. Mattern published an article on the topic, “Mapping’s Intelligent Agents,” in September.
Call for Submissions to the 2018 issue of Immediacy, a Media Studies online journal http://immediacy.newschool.edu Issue Topic: Regarding Borders Current thinking about borders has reached a dangerous crossroads. We seem to be trapped in habitual forms of reasoning and imagery in addressing this
With this issue of cléo, : an issue on short films! vol. 5, issue 2 There’s a challenge to writing tight, and all of the authors rose to the occasion, exploring their films and filmmakers with keen, concise nuance. Monica Uszerowicz reflects on her first sense
This year’s German Graduate Conference at Johns Hopkins University, themed “Anti-conference: Undermining the Reproduction of Privilege” will be held on December 1st and 2nd, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. The deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to July 25th. Full release and information here JohnsHopkinsGermanGraduateConfCFP.docx
Please find here the new issue of Immediacy: http://immediacy.newschool.edu In addition to works by some TNS students, we had submissions from students at the following universities: Simon Fraser University, UC-Santa Cruz, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, Spain, among others. Our students:
Faculty member Shannon Mattern published a new article on spatial archives, map libraries, and the roles of archivists and librarians in protecting our information. Take a look. Public In/Formation
Peter Asaro was quoted in this Philadelphia Inquirer piece on Drones a couple weeks ago: http://www.philly.com/philly/living/Rise_of_the_drones.html He was also featured in David Levine’s latest podcast for HearsayCulture on Stanford Radio KZSU: http://www.hearsayculture.com/show-236-prof-peter-asaro-on-killer-robots-posted/
Faculty Member, Peter Asaro was quoted in the New York Times on November 11, 2014, on the ethical implications self-targeting missiles and autonomous weapons: “Our concern is with how the targets are determined, and more importantly who determines them,” said Peter Asaro, a co-founder and
School of Media Studies Professor, Eugene Thacker was featured today in The New School News article “In the Dust of This Planet: Eugene Thacker Confronts the Unthinkable“.
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, Peter Asaro was quoted this week, in Slate article, discussing the viral phenomenon of birds-attack-drones videos on YouTube. To view full article: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/10/birds_attacking_drones_why_these_videos_make_us_cheer.html
Faculty member, Peter Asaro was quoted in this Fast Company article on October 23, 3014, discussing corporate responsibility and ethics for companies that develop robotics. To view full article click here
Peter Asaro, Assistant Professor, was featured on NPR this morning where he discussed the topic of lethal robots. To listen please click here.
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
Nitin Sawhney, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, co-wrote an Op-Ed that was featured in the Israeli +972 Magazine on August 26, 2014. The Op-Ed ‘Children long for kites, not bombs, in Gaza skies‘ explored the four year-long documentary on children in Gaza that broke the Guinness World
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
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/
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
Congratulations to Eugene Thacker on the success of An Ideal for Living. Here are some opinions on the new ‘anti-novel’: As today’s strategies of conceptual writing have become legitimized and clichéd, Thacker’s text reminds us of how radical and potent these gestures once were, treading
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 Eugene Thacker’s co-edited anthology of essays, And They Were Two In One and One In Two, is now available from Schism press. The anthology collects essays on horror cinema, decapitation, and the body politic, from an event originally held at The New School. Contributors include
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
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
Peter Asaro discusses how robotics in changing the nature of armed combat. Specifically he addresses the concerns over robots as fully autonomous weapons charged with making decisions about lethal engagement. The article can be found here.