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Bio: Chris Rogy

Chris Rogy is from Bucks, Co. Pennsylvania, he is the current tools and tactics intern at WITNESS, an international human rights organizations that supports video advocacy work worldwide.  He is a last semester graduate student in The New School Media Studies program. In 2009, Chris co-produced Driving the American Dream: Philadelphia Taxi Industry’s Need for Workers’ Comp that […]

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Bio: Francois Vaxelaire

I’m Belgian born, Chinatown based, sociology formed. I see the New School Media Studies program as a way to put into practice all the sociological “knowledge” I have acquired. The “Heavy Loads” project I have been working on last year is I believe a good example of the type of work I’m trying to achieve. It’s a threefold project: […]

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Bio Blog: Lara Heintz

I ended up in Media Studies as parts of a bizarre arrangement of intersections of interests and last minute half circle decisions. I grew up in Ohio to a Colombian mother and American father. I resisted the digital for a very long time, preferring typewriters and film and paper to the internet and digital media. […]

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Bio

  Hi, this is Maria…I’m from Colombia and this is my last semester in the Media Studies program. I have an undergraduate degree in political science, and a graduate degree in cultural studies, both from Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá.  My professional career thus far has been in culture, media and politics.  I lived in Argentina for […]

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bio :: hi, i’m noah

Yikes! Hi, I’m Noah, and it’s an honor to be among such actively interesting folk. About myself? Well, I grew up in California with a single, disabled mother and my own retinal tumor claiming vision from my left eye, my best friend was diagnosed with Leukemia when we were 14, and I moved to New York […]

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Bio: Steve Brown

I’m from London and my undergraduate degree was in Government & History from the London School of Economics. At that time I first got involved in political activism, particularly around the miner’s strike. There is a piece by an artist called Jeremy Deller called the Battle of Orgreave, which has both a strong personal resonance […]

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Bio (kinda)

Hi, this is Jeremiah. This course is my first foray into civic media making and I’m excited to learn from and with what I can already tell is a highly engaged and experienced group. My background is in philosophy and literature and languages. I lived in Hamburg for 5 years as an English teacher and […]

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Bio: Nitin Sawhney

Here is a brief blurb about my background and interests: I am an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the New School for Public Engagement. I completed my PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where I conducted research in networked collaboration and ubiquitous computing at the MIT Media Lab, and taught at the Program in Art, […]

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Bio: Piril Gunduz

Before coming to the New School, I studied Economics and Film Studies and took classes from Fine Arts and Gender studies at the Bosphorus University in Istanbul. After graduating, I worked for Istanbul Modern Art Museum and also for a Turkish artist, who is an alumnus of TNS Media Studies program.  Last semester, I co-founded […]

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Bio: Unathi Mahlati

Most people have been curious to know what instigated the switch from sciences to media studies. To put is shortly, science was a “rational” career path for me to pursue. I mean you could wake me up in the middle of the night and I’d always be able to tell you that 2H+Cl2 = 2HCl. […]

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Bio: Katie Edmonds

One version of my bio is available on my WordPress profile. More about me is also available on my new and recently underused website KatieEdmonds.com For purposes of this class I’ll say… Geography: I grew up in California. Seasons and weather are something my parents talked about growing up. Now I live in Brooklyn, about […]

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Bio: Nathanael Bassett

Last year I graduated from Missouri State University with a BA in Mass Media and a minor in Political Science. I had a difficult time choosing between the two, until a friend put it to me in an extremely simple way: “There’s not really that much difference, is there?” In the terms of my interests, […]

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Bio: Jimena Zuluaga

I’m originally from Bogotá (Colombia), a big, chaotic, and sometimes nice sometimes not-so-nice city. I moved to New York in August to come to the New School. And here I am! I’m interested in technology in general, and in new forms of narrative through new media in particular. I have worked as a copywriter, editor, press […]

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hello, this is christo

Most recent projects include the mapping of graffiti removal in New York City and a study of the haunted spaces motif in locative media design research. I’m interested in the controversy over the smart city and the networked city, i.e. the centrally monitored and professionally managed city as compared to a distributed and participatory polis. […]

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Bio: Aaron Dahlstrom

I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2009 with a degree in mass communication. Although I mainly concentrated on journalism in my academics, I had quite varied interests that led me to explore graphic design, web development, animation and filmmaking. These interests continued to add up, and eventually I decided to […]

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Bio: Peter Rood

During my junior year of high school, I attended a lecture and reading of the author Michael Ondaatje who is well-known for the book The English Patient. That night, he read from his book Anil’s Ghost which is a fictionalized account of a human rights’ worker in Sri Lanka who is responsible for identifying the […]

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Bio: Alex Kelly

Hello, my name is Alex.  I’m looking forward to being TA for this course. I’ve had Civic Media in my life ever since I was in high school.  I coordinated weekly talk shows with students in my class and taught elementary school students how to produce stories that mattered to them on WERU, a grassroots […]

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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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