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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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Reflecting on Kony 2012: Lessons Learned for Global Activism

Hey Y’all! My boss at WITNESS, Chris Michael, is on a panel to discuss Kony 2012 hosted by Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman. This will take place immediately after our class, Tuesday 6PM at NYU. I encourage all to attend. RSVP required, see info in facebook event page.   https://www.facebook.com/events/341875232527036/   Chris

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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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event: days of the commune

Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 1:30pm, a contemporary interpretation of Bertolt Brecht’s Days of the Commune is performed at an Occupy Wall Street location in New York. Let’s make it a field trip! I plan on attending one of the showings this weekend and would like to go with my fellow Civic Media class […]

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Event: The Kitchen Salon at Trade School New York, April 6, Friday + Dance Party Tonight (March 30)

Apr 6, 2012 Friday The Kitchen Salon 12:00pm to 1:30pm Cuchifritos 120 Essex Street New York Do you want outstanding hair without an outrageous price? Want to be able to pronounce all of the ingredients listed on your hair and body products? Then perhaps you should consider starting your own DIY kitchen salon. What started […]

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:: fmly fest :: open invitation ::

FMLY FEST In an dark sea of overstimulation, class oppression, corporate greed, recuperation, private public space, and mediation of relevancy, it’s a huge reason to celebrate when you happen to come across distinct communities that understand the importance of independent, collaborative action absent of monetary and authoritative structures. It is these participatory structures that will, […]

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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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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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Event: OccupyData Hackathon

Unprecedented amounts of media and data were generated during the Occupy Wall Street protests last fall and continue to emerge through the ongoing movement. Join us for a 2-day collaborative Hackathon to explore, visualize and learn from such this living data archive. During the 2-day event, we will be connecting and collaborating with other such […]

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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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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: Nato Thompson’s “Living as Form: Socially Engaged Art from 1991-2011”

Nato Thompson, who is the co-editor of the book we have partly read for the second week, The Interventionists: Users’ Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life, will be talking about “art and activism over the past 20 years”. Here is the original invitation to the event: “JOIN US FOR THE LAUNCH OF LIVING […]

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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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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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Tonight : DIY Pamphleteering at Studio-X

Night School: Pamphleteering with Luke Bulman Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 6:30-8:30pm Studio-X NYC, 180 Varick St., Suite 1610 (map) Free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Studio-X NYC welcomes designer Luke Bulman, co-founder and director of the Baltimore- and Brooklyn-based Thumb Projects, designers of books and exhibitions for Princeton Architectural Press, Rice University School of Architecture, Archinect/Actar, […]

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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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