Author Archives | Peter Rood

Manuel Castells at The New School

Hear Manuel Castells explore the Occupy Wall Street movement and alternative cultures next Thursday night at the following. They request you reserve tickets at the eventbrite link below. I’m sure it will be quite crowded in Kellen Auditorium! Manuel Castells Lecture: The Global Financial Crisis from 2008-2012 and Alternative Economic Cultures Thursday, May 17, 2012 […]

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The Light in the Fridge

The title of this post comes from the artist Liam Gillick’s comparison of his work to the fridge light because “it only works when there are people there to open the fridge door. Without people, it’s not art—it’s something else—stuff in a room” (Bishop 2004, 61). In her “Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics” Claire Bishop writes, “The […]

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CD and ECD During-OWS

I thought today’s readings were especially appropriate considering the recent Sleep On Wall St. actions and arrests. Dominguez writes that “This gap between the shores of CD [Civil Disobedience] and seas of ECD [Electronic Civil Disobedience] has opened a series of re-mappings of the material relations between both event zones, which in the end are […]

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developing A Recipe for Community

As I mentioned in a recent Tech Lab, Laila and I have moved away from the app-focused, technology-oriented approach that we first presented. Now we’re looking to more directly engage on the ground. She’s been contacting some Community Supported Kitchens (CSK) to see if we can potentially get involved with their work. Also, researching for […]

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The Professor of Revolution: A Conversation with Srdja Popovic

Tuesday, April 24th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 60 Washington Square South Kimmel Center, Room 406 Srdja Popovic is an unlikely revolutionary. Before he turned 30, he helped mastermind the ouster of Slobodan Milosevic, using street theater and pranks to sweep tens of thousands of Serbs and end the dictator’s rule. Then, following a […]

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Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency – Alessandro Petti

Check out this upcoming event at The James Gallery! Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency  Alessandro Petti Monday, April 16th, 6:30pm The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave btwn 34th & 35th On the occasion of DAAR’s exhibition, Common Assembly, Alessandro Petti will explore new forms of political action and association – collective protests —  in the […]

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Documenting Israel/Palestine and Future Directions

Through the school’s Arabic Cinema Club, I recently attended their event Documenting Israel/Palestine: Settlements, Peace & a Solution which featured the video work of JustVision’s documentary “Home Front“and conversations with members of OneVoice. “Home Front” documented a very local issue taking place in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in which Israeli settlers moved into a residence that […]

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Counter-Mapping Israel-Palestine

Wednesday, March 28th, 12:00pm Exploring Innovative Transitions: Miska Einat Manoff The James Gallery The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave btwn 34th & 35th Free and open to the public How might the method of counter-mapping, which diffuses the distinction between “researcher” and “subject,” help envision a community of shared common space? Join Einat Manoff (Environmental […]

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Reading: Gregory Sholette “Dark Matter”

Saturday, April 14th @ 7PM – Free BLUESTOCKINGS 172 Allen Street @ Stanton (in the Lower East Side) Join artist, political activist, and local author Gregory Sholette as he discusses the subversive art world in the context of his recently published book, “Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture.” Sholette shows […]

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Call For Papers: Technoscience As Activism

I received the following from stsgrad@googlegroups.com and wanted to bring it to the class’s attention as it might interest some of you with available schedules. *The deadline for abstracts and workshop proposals has been extended to March 31, 2012. Please distribute widely.* * * Full Details and submission forms here: http://www.3helix.rpi.edu/?p=2102* * * * *Technoscience […]

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Artist lecture and Q&A with Jon Rafman

This sounds relevant to many of the issues we’ve been reading about and discussing. NYU Cinema Studies presentsArtist lecture and Q&A with Jon Rafman Wednesday, March 21, 6:15PM NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Cinema Studies 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Michelson Theater Free and open to the public. As one of the world’s […]

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Preliminary project ideas

I’ve designed this semester to benefit from the interactions between my various courses: Bonnie McEwan’s Media Advocacy in the Global Public Sphere, Nitin’s course and the Hong Kong IFP. My IFP interests concern the situation of the migrant laborers in Hong Kong, specifically those from South Asia, and their economic practices. At this time, I’m […]

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NSA Mobility Capability Package

Having Nitin’s recent email about Leo Burd’s VoIP Drupal webinar in mind, I want to share something that I encountered via Twitter. At the following link, one can find the National Security Agency document Mobility Capability Package which “defines the first phase of the Enterprise Mobility Architecture and focuses on the architectural components of providing […]

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The Line: A Demonstration for Jobs

http://theline2012.wordpress.com/ This strikes me as an interesting way to visually and spatially represent the size of those unemployed. Tue 3/6, 8am, Bowling Green to Times Square Artists and activists are coming together for The Line, a demonstration for jobs. The Line will be the world’s longest unemployment line, stretching over three miles along Broadway, from […]

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Multi-media artist Allan deSouza talks

The Committee on Globalization and Social Change Present Allan deSouza Coffee-Colored People (By The Score) Monday, March 5th, 2012 | 4.30 – 6.30 pm The Skylight Conference Room (No. 9100) The CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Free and open to the public http://pcp.gc.cuny.edu/allan-desouza-coffee-colored-people/ Titled after the lyrics of a 1969 Blue Mink […]

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possible Arduino project: Einstein on the Beach

I received the following from the listserv nonsensenyc. Because we’ll be learning about Arduino, I thought that if someone takes a keen interest in it and quickly develops skills, that person might be interested in applying those skills here. Einstein on the Beach I am currently working with one of five creative teams that are […]

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Kurt Iveson presents Cities within the city: DIY urbanism and the right to the city

The below event might interest those who are interested in considering urban practices from a theoretical perspective with case studies presented. PCP and The Public Space Working Group hosts Kurt Iveson who will speak on a recently completed paper entitled Cities within the city: do-it-yourself urbanism and the right to the city Friday, March 2nd, 12-2pm Room […]

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Resonant Frequency sound project

Update: I appreciated Shannon Mattern’s encouragement to consider historical precedents to my project such as those discussed in the work De Architectura (“On Architecture”) of Vitruvius. This type of historical contextualization is invaluable for considering the contemporary situation and appropriate design. What follows is a writeup that chronicles the development of my thoughts regarding my […]

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Political and physiological aspects of sound

Political aspects of sound In the above video, one of my favorite DJ/producers Theo Parrish strolls about Detroit, collecting sounds for the music and beats he makes. Considering Detroit as an example of America’s de-industrialized landscape, it’s fascinating to consider the vitality, creativity, and optimism that exists here. Physiological aspects of sound The audio highs […]

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The Soldier and the Girl

Apropos our upcoming class discussion Performance as Intervention, please see this article which reports on the context of this provocative picture, allegedly depicting an IDF solider stepping on a Palestinian girl.

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