Global Exchange Lab – Spring 2013 Class

Spring Course Open to Media Studies Students: GLOBAL EXCHANGE [See PDF] W 15:50-18:30, E302 CRN 6994 Spring 2013 Brian McGrath, Research Chair of Urban Design, Parsons The New School for Design mcgrath@newschool.edu Course Description: Global Exchange is a forum to collaboratively identify, study and create theories, methods, and tools combining art, architecture, social science and media studies that would enrich the production of cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge in an era of rapid urbanization and globalization. During the spring semester of 2013, The New School will feature multiple curricular, public programs,... Read The Rest →

Call for Proposals: Spectacular/Ordinary/Contested Media City Conference, Finland, May 2013

Robot readable world from Timo on Vimeo. I’m one of the keynote speakers for this conference in May. The conference organizers have just released their CFP; I encourage everyone with interest in the “media city” — and anyone eager for a trip to Finland — to apply! CALL FOR PAPERS The Spectacular/Ordinary/Contested Media City May 15–17, 2013 Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland In contemporary cities, the effects of advanced telecommunications and  commodified media exist everywhere around us. In both eye-catching and  oblique ways, mass and personalised... Read The Rest →

The Center for Urban Pedagogy’s Public Access Design Project

Just as public access television puts the means of communication in the hands of communities, CUP’s Public Access Design puts the power of design in the hands of community organizers and advocates. Public Access Design projects result in visual tools that go directly to communities whose access to information, or lack thereof, can have major consequences for their health, livelihood, and well-being. These tools help ordinary residents better understand and participate in democratic processes, creating real social change. Phase 1: Call for designers Each year, artists and designers working in... Read The Rest →

MediaCities Conference: Call for Abstracts

CALL FOR PAPER ABSTRACTS MediaCity 4: MediaCities International Conference, Workshops and Exhibition University at Buffalo, The State University of New York May 3-5, 2013 Deadline: 12 November, 2012 The fourth MediaCity conference reflects on pluralities and globalities, on MediaCities everywhere. What new lines of inquiry and emergent relations between urbanity and digital media are found in non-Western cities, in post-Capitalist cities, in cities hosting civic turbulence or crossing international boundaries? What urban-medial relations are taking shape differently in urban milieux that may have been heretofore overlooked? These cities are deserving... Read The Rest →

 
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