Author Archives | laurengianni

The MANstruate March

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday at The MANstruate March! It was a lot of fun! The reactions we had we’re priceless.  Throughout the this project, we have definitely learned a lot about organizing a demonstration. Special thanks to Katie and Jeremiah for filming the event. From defunding Planned Parenthood to restricting […]

Continue Reading

Men’s Health Experts Panel

Team Members: Lauren Gianni, Miranda Shafer, Kelly Sandoval   History & Background Birth control and abortion have always been heavily debated, but as of recently, conservatives are fervently carrying out plans to place mass restrictions on women’s access to birth control and abortion procedures. More than fifty years has passed since the FDA approved the […]

Continue Reading

The Beauty of Data Visualization

“Abstraction today is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror or the concept. Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being or substance. It is the generation of models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal. The territory no longer precedes the map, nor survives it. Henceforth, […]

Continue Reading

Where are you from?

Lauren Gianni Jeremiah Pietroniro Civic Media, Tactical Design Conceptualizing and Performing Sound Assignment     Sound is the idea of transition – that you are moving through space – but it can also contribute to a loss of sense of place. Our sound piece inspired by Walter Ruttman’s “Weekend,” is an ensemble of sounds collected […]

Continue Reading

Class Notes 2/14

Thursday 10 – 12: Gallery: CUNY – Shifters Closes February 17th, Open until 6pm Sound Intervention Assignment due February 21st Weekend Meet-up: Saturday, 2-4pm Tuesday, February 21, 2001 – First half of class, sound presentations and Shannon Mattern; Second half of class – visual readings. Harvestworks digital media arts center Partylab.swillchildren.org Nonhorse.com/surveillance.html   Can we […]

Continue Reading

2/7 Class Notes

Case Study #1: Maria & Jimena El Colegio del Cuerpo, The College of the Body. Cartagena, Columbia. • The College of the Body is not attempting to be a direct form of political intervention. However, it is having a political impact if it positively impacting the lives’ of children as well as the individuals in […]

Continue Reading

Shen Wei & Performance Art

“The innate politics of any street performance have to do with the definition of the street as a convenience and necessity provided by the state for its citizens.  A parade celebrates the public nature of the entire street, repossessing it (momentarily) from the state and from productive use, redefining it as a performance space, and […]

Continue Reading

1/31 Class Notes

• “In a society that has abolished every kind of adventure, the only adventure that remains is to abolish the society.”  Link to Wikipedia on protests of 1960’s France: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_1968_in_France • Psycho–geography: urban planning is in itself a spectacle. Understanding our cities and societies in a different representation than the way in which we are […]

Continue Reading

The Society of the Spectacle & Activist Demo Day

  Last semester, in my Media Studies: Ideas course, we also read Guy Debord’s “The Society of the Spectacle.” Of all the readings, it was this reading that resonated with me most – it was the determination point at which I finally accepted that I actively engaged in and obliviously and willing partook in a […]

Continue Reading