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
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
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
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/
http://theobjectoftravel.wordpress.com/ Sumita Chakravarty recently visited an SMS Transnational Network (TNN) Partnership institution, HfG in Karlsruhe, Germany.
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
Dawnja Burris recently presented at the annual Institute for Critical Animal Studies Conference on April 12 at Rice University. Her paper entitled “Animal Instances: Representation of and Relationship with the Non-Human Animal” deals with the ways in which imagery and representation of the non-human animal
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
Sumita Chakravarty’s essay, “Con-figurations: The Body as World in Bollywood Stardom” has been published in the anthology, Figurations in Indian Film, edited by Meheli Sen and Anustup Basu (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). The anthology is now available for purchase at your local bookseller or
Sumita Chakravarty presented a public lecture at JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) in Delhi, India on January 24, 2014. The title of her presentation was “The Future of Migration? Media Epistemologies.” In her paper, Chakravarty brings into dialogue two works: Vilem Flusser’s The Freedom of the
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.