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
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
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
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
Ideas for understanding the mediated world by Shannon Mattern The Ever-Expanding Field of Media Studies
Faculty member Shannon Mattern has been invited to take part in a panel discussion, hosted by Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, about the future of smart cities and the City of Vancouver’s involvement in Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge. “Technicity: Equity, Innovation,
Faculty member Shannon Mattern will be talking about her new book at the School of Visual Arts’ Department of Design Research, Writing and Criticism on February 20. She’ll also be presenting her research on media furniture at Columbia University on February 22. About the event: Cabinet Logics: An Intellectual History of
Faculty member Shannon Mattern was interviewed for this new BBC 4 documentary about Marshall McLuhan.
Faculty member Shannon Mattern was invited to take part in a panel on “Critical Infrastructure Studies” at the Modern Language Association conference in New York on January 6. On January 26, she’ll be joining David Ramsey, founder of one of the largest private map collections, to
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/