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Final post from The Men’s Health Experts

Overview Kelly, Lauren and I created The Men’s Health Experts, that consisted of a nun, a scientist, and a politician. We formed our collective to highlight the absurd attacks on women by right-wing politicians. Why a nun, a politician and a scientist?  Just as the February 16th House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform panel […]

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Illuminating Student Debt – Feedback from Art in Odd Places

For two nights the Illuminator team and I projected onto the Salvation Army Building on 14th st. between 6th and 7th ave. The block was the site of Parson’s Art in Odd Places festival – the program was called Sidewalk. Brief Overview of Project Illuminating Student Debt seeks to intervene with the public and cultivate […]

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Missed the last round of OccupyData and interested in researching the Occupy movement? Join the group of great designers, researchers, and developers for a sub-session of OccupyData NYC this Friday or Saturday from 12pm to 6pm at CUNY Graduate Center. Details as follows:

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A la Carte: design process recap and final remarks

By: Aaron, Maria, Jimena Food is essential to life, yet there is an increasing amount of disconnection between people and the food they eat. We often have no idea how our food is produced, or how far it traveled to get to us. Many food is produced in harmful, unsustainable manners, for which society at […]

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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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You are cordially invited to occupyPOPS on Monday at 11am

This Monday at 11am please join me and the occupyPOPS bot for a short, 30 minute walk of privately-owned public spaces. The variety will amaze you. The diversity will astound you. Some may even bring you to tears. Starting point: Dumont’s Plaza at 150 East 34th Street. Nearest subway is the 33rd Street Station on the […]

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At the Free University, Education Á La Carte

Yesterday at the Free University Jimena, Marija and I were able to demo our game, Á La Carte, for the second time. We were all quite surprised by how well it went, especially considering the playing conditions were less than ideal. Yet despite the dampness and the lack of a flat surface, we were able […]

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In Defense of Optical Contemplation, Representation and the Tangled Knot

“’Aesthetic form’ means the total of qualities (harmony, rhythm, contrast) which make an oeuvre a self-contained whole, with a structure and order of its own (the style). By virtue of these qualities the work of art transforms the order prevailing in reality. This transformation is ‘illusion,’ but an illusion which gives the contents represented a […]

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The L Train Luncheon

I came across this a “L Train Luncheon” that apparently happened last year around this time, check out the video! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/dining/04train.html

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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 […]

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The Social Turn: A Reflection

Of today’s readings, I was most taken with Claire Bishop’s “The Social Turn: Collaboration and Its Discontents. In it, the author talks about how the goal of modernism has been to blur the distinction between art and life and the way in which relational, collective art seeks to re-humanize people in the face of capitalism. […]

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Project Update: Foundation for Schizoanalysis

I named my project “Foundation for Schizoanalysis”, and here is the blog in which I give some information about schizoanalysis, a term coined by Deleuze and Guattari, as well as posting announcements about the next sessions of discussions. My first session, which was the discussion of the question in 900’s, why did Caucasian Women started […]

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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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let’s go camping in the Mondrians

“I can’t change anything,” Santiago Sierra says quoted in Claire Bishop’s “Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics” (October, 2006). “There is no possibility that we can change anything with our artistic work. We do our work because we are making art, and because we believe art should do something, something that follows reality. But I don’t believe […]

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:: participation and spectacle ::

Instead of a “utopian” agenda, today’s artists seek only to find provisional solutions in the here and now; instead of trying to change their environment, artists today are simply “learning to inhabit the world in a better way”; instead of looking forward to a future utopia, this art sets up functioning “microtopias” in the present. […]

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Remember Me: Municipal Memorials update

Hey everybody, sorry I missed last week, but I’ve made a lot of progress on my project and hope to install our pilot later this week. Last Wednesday, I met with several students at Youth Rights Media who were especially interested in this project – we workshopped and talked about some of the issues involved […]

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Ethics and Aesthetics of Community and Art

Making art accessible for the public, and integrating art to everyday life have not been an easy task; even though artists worldwide come up with projects that share these sensibilities, academics like Claire Bishop and Miwon Kwon show the complicated dynamics behind art projects that engage with a community, in terms of ethics and aesthetics. […]

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POTHOLE GARDENS

Hey guys, Take a look at this interesting project! http://minigalleryo.blogspot.com/2012/01/pothole-gardens-of-steven-wheen.html http://thepotholegardener.com/ Enjoy!

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Food Book Fair

FOOD BOOK FAIR If you don’t already know about it, anyone doing a food related project will love this event…

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TNSChangemakers for The Black Dot

  Interested in youth and education issues? Are you a changemaker? Then come to The Black Dot! Tuesday, April 24, 6:00 p.m. The Bark Room, 2 West 13th Street, ground floor Free; open to the New School community; reservations required online Join TNSChangemakers and the Institute for Urban Education for an evening of interactive dialogue […]

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