Faculty Member Shannon Mattern Publishes New Article, Discusses Her New Book in Helsinki Shannon Mattern has published a new article on underground archives, the geology of storage, and preservation paranoia in Harvard’s New Geographies journal. She’ll also be discussing her new book with Jussi Parikka at PUBLICS, a curatorial agency
John Roach and Andrew Shea will be teaching a graduate level elective called “Sound the Mound.” It is a partnership with Freshskills Park, an agricultural start-up called Arable Labs, and a Staten Island High School. Students in this grad elective will be building off the
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.
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Faculty Member Shannon Mattern Publishes New Article on Cartographic Intelligences Shannon Mattern’s “Mapping Intelligent Agents,” a paper she presented in June as a keynote lecture at Kings College and University College London and in September at MIT, was published in Places Journal on September
Faculty Member Shannon Mattern’s Recent Article Translated Into Three Languages; Talks at MIT and PSU
Shannon Mattern’s “A City Is Not a Computer,” which she published in February in Places Journal, has been translated and republished in Portuguese (for the activist organization Instituto Intersaber), German (for the Vienna-based dérive: Zeitschrift für Stadtforschung), and French (for the international newspaper Courrier International). She’ll also be presenting a talk,
Shannon Mattern writes about archival images, gives lecture at MIT Faculty member Shannon Mattern wrote a short essay on archival images for PROPS, a zine focused on image-based methods published by Yale and MIT. She’ll also be giving a talk, “Mapping’s Intelligent Agents,” at the MIT Department
Faculty member Shannon Mattern published “Closet Archive” (Places Journal), an essay on the history of the closet, where, for centuries, we’ve stored our dead media; made new media; incubated epiphanies, dreams, fears; and negotiated identities. The Paris Review featured the essay in its recommended reading.
Media Studies faculty member Shannon Mattern will take place in a “curated conversation” with various artists and designers as part of the lead-up to the 2018 Lahore Biennale. In addition, she’ll be delivering a keynote address at the “Mapping in Arts and Humanities Research” symposium
Faculty member Shannon Mattern was one of the invited speakers at Verge, the annual Parsons Transdisciplinary Design conference. She spoke about “Invisible Interfaces.” On March 3, she’ll be serving as a respondent at the GIDEST “Our Own Devices” workshop — held here at The New
Dr. Shannon Mattern will be speaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Design on February 16 for the launch of the new “Shelf Life” issue of Harvard Design Magazine, which features one of her long-form essays. http://www.harvarddesignmagazine.org/issues/43 This issue of Harvard Design Magazine investigates and unpacks the contents, containers, and
“What should a city optimize for?” Even in the age of peak Silicon Valley, that’s a hard question to take seriously. (Hecklers on Twitter had a few ideas, like “fish tacos” and “pez dispensers.”) 1 Look past the sarcasm, though, and you’ll find an ideology on the
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
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Faculty member Shannon Mattern’s article on library logistical systems, has been republished on Vice’s Motherboard magazine. See full article here.
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
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
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
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.