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.
In “How Safe is Drone Filmmaking,” Peter Asaro is featured as a professor of Media Studies at the New School in New York. In discussing the ethics and aesthetics involved in drone filmmaking, Asaro contributes his stance on how and what needs to be considered
In celebration of a cornerstone of dark fantasy nearly thirty years in publication, Clive Barker’s novella CABAL has been rereleased by literary publisher Fiddleblack in a limited edition, uniquely “annotated” format. The book, a gorgeously designed hardcover with artwork by Barker himself, features new content
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.
Faculty member Peter Asaro, a renowned expert in “killer robots”, or, military drones, will be giving a lecture about drones at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities on Monday, September 23, 2013. For more information please visit the center’s website.
In many ways, these technologies are redefining our traditional notion of warfare. -Peter Asaro Media Studies faculty member and active member of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots spoke today on The New School’s podcast, “Research Radio”, about his research on unmanned military drones. For
As of July 1, 2012, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees has granted tenure to Shannon Mattern, now Associate Professor of Media Studies. Congratulations Shannon!
Figure/Gound Communication is a student-led website serving as a hub for academic resources in the field of Media Studies and the Social Sciences. On August 12th Figure/Ground’s Gina Conley interviewed Shannon Mattern, and back in February Laureano Ralon spoke with Peter Haratonik. Both interviews explore
Eric Davis, host of the Expanding Mind segments on Progressive Radio Network, sat down with Eugene Thacker to talk about weird fiction, medieval mysticism, and other ground covered in In the Dust of this Planet: The Horror of Philosophy.