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Shannon Mattern Published “Closet Archive”

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.

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Peter Asaro Quoted in Philadelphia Inquirer on Drones

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/

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Peter Asaro Quoted in New York Times

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

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City by the Numbers: Big Data and the Urban Future

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 

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Sumita Chakravarty attends ‘Crossroads’ in Cultural Studies conference in Finland

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

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Urban Interfaces Article in Places by 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