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Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City

MAY 13 – AUGUST 05, 2012 OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, MAY 13 / 2- 6 PM  RAIN OR SHINE / FREE ENTRY Artists: Natalie Jeremijenko and xClinic, Mary Miss, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and George Trakas. Co-organized with The Noguchi Museum and curated by Amy Smith-Stewart Four artists known for their innovative works in the public sphere were […]

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May Day 2012

As we discussed this past Tuesday, we’ll be switching it up a bit next week and instead of our regularly scheduled class, we’ll be taking part in May Day activities for the Free University. More info can be found here: http://maydaynyc.org/freeuniversity We’re signed up for 12:30 – 3:00 pm in Madison Square Park.  Now we […]

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Government Free VJJ

This is particularly for Kelly, Miranda and Lauren, but I wanted be sure to share the humorous “Snatchel Project” with everyone: From their website (http://www.governmentfreevjj.com/): Let’s make a uterus or VJJ for each male rep in congress!  If they have their own, they can leave ours alone! Follow these simple steps: Knit or crochet a […]

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Event: Illocutions

Illocutions: A Cabaret of Radical Performative Poetries With reading/performances by Lee Ann Brown Tracie Morris Tomas Urayan Noel Eugene Ostashevsky Poets of the #OWS Poetry Anthology and Robert Kocik, Daria Fain and The Phoneme Choir and the NYC premiere of Great Small Works’ Toy Theater of Terror as Usual, Episode 13: Whistles & Leaks Curated […]

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Event: OWS Share Day

How can a social movement be preserved and represented through archives? What are creative waysarchives can be utilized now and in the future through digital technologies? Since September 17th 2011, protesters with Occupy Wall Street have raised their voices in public spaces across the country and taken it to the streets as well as online […]

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Event: Water Hackathon

Here’s a great event March 23-25 that Leif mentioned in our Thursday Tech Lab – for anyone who is around, it sounds like it will be great!! From their Meetup page (http://www.meetup.com/iotnewyork/events/50617532/): We will be exploring how we can build our own investigative tools, create rugged sensors that can survive in the water for at […]

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Event: Teach-In with Greg Sholette

http://searchunderoccupy.parsons.edu/teachin01.html 3/7/12 | TEACH-IN WITH GREG SHOLETTE | 6:00-8:00PM OCCUPOLOGY, SWARMOLOGY,WHATEVEROLOGY: The City of (dis)order versus the people’s archive Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer, and founding member of Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D: 1980-1988), and REPOhistory (1989-2000). His recent publications include Dark Matter: Art and Politics in an Age of Enterprise Culture (Pluto […]

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Be My Satellite

I just read about this and thought I’d share this cool project that’s taking place now in LA: http://bemysatellite.net/ From their website: In the view of a satellite. . . you’re not even a pixel. BeMySatellite utilizes publicly available satellite information and turns it into a simple, daily, mission. We begin this with a simple […]

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Event: Sound, Space and the City

It’s last-minute, but if anyone is around to catch this, it should be great. The City Workshop Lecture: Radio City A presentation by Media Studies professor Shannon Mattern Please join us in the next City Workshop Brownbag Lecture: Radio City Sound, Space and the City a presentation by Shannon Mattern Tuesday, February 14, 2012 12pm-2pm […]

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TNS New Challenge

Applications for New Challenge are due this Friday, February 17. Go to tnsnewchallenge.com/apply to learn how to apply. Please review the website carefully, as there are a few items that need to be submitted. New Challenge is a call for students of The New School who are committed to working on local and global challenges […]

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Matters of Radical Media

For those who missed the PTTV even this past weekend, I wanted to share Shannon Mattern’s blog post about the talk she gave on Saturday.  Definitely worth thinking about as we design our own “radical media” projects: “If someone were to ask me to list a dozen adjectives to describe myself, “radical” would not be […]

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Resource: Big Screen Plaza!

This plaza could be a really interesting opportunity to explore for students who would like to do a visual project of some sorts.  Based on faculty conversations that Nitin has been a part of, it seems like we’d be able to ask for permission to use the screen for exhibiting work: “There are multiple possibilities […]

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Event: Shifters

Another event that you all may be interested in.  Perhaps we can arrange a class visit on Thursday Feb 16th? Shifters proposes new means of engagement with public space in cities as diverse as Guadalajara, Cairo, Novi Sad, and Austin. Like the pronouns “I, you, we,” which shift depending on the person who is speaking, […]

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Event: Fifteen Islands for Robert Moses

Here’s another event that may be of interest to you all… Fifteen Islands for Robert Moses is a site-specific art infiltration into the Panorama of the City of New York, which was built for the 1964 World’s Fair by urban planner Robert Moses and is now a centerpiece of the Queens Museum of Art. Artist […]

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Event: SOPA Teach-In

Thought some of you may be interested in this: SOPA TEACH-IN January 31, 12-1pm Open to the public. The New School, 66 5th Ave 101 with Michelle Bogre, David Carroll, Trebor Scholz, and Wendy S. Walters On January 18th, Google, the English version of Wikipedia, Reddit, the Internet Archive and 7000 smaller websites “went dark” in protest against […]

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How to Define Civic Media + Tactical Design + Contested Spaces?

Nitin, Alex and I talked about sharing with everyone a few word clouds gathered from our post-it note exercise today.  There were some really awesome, thought-provoking comments and definitions, and I hope the exercise will serve to generate some ideas as we start imagining potential projects. What kind of connective threads do you see running […]

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Event: Activist Tech Demo Day

From Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, technology has played an important role in shaping contemporary resistance and the representation of these events in the media. What new tools of protest and occupation have emerged over the past year? The Urban Research Group @ Eyebeam and The Public School New York invite activists, technologists, artists, […]

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Bio: Sara Fusco

Hello everyone.  I’m one of the TA’s for the class this semester, and I look forward to working with all of you! To tell you a little about me, I usually like to say that I’m a jack of all trades, master of. . . fill in the blank?  As I work toward finishing my […]

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