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EVENT

TRANSGRESSING MEDIA APRIL 5 | Conference Opening


Dates:
Sat Apr 05, 2014 18:00 - Sat Apr 05, 2014

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

SAT APRIL 5
Critical Themes in Media Studies presents Transgressing Media
Opening Keynote: Helen Nissenbaum, New York University
Opening Transgressive Media Exhibition
Wollman Hall, 5th Floor, 66 West 11th Street, NY, NY 10011
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

“Obfuscation as a Transgressive Practice against Data Tyranny”

Obfuscation is a tactic proposed by Helen Nissenbaum as a means of resistance against online surveillance and surreptitious data collection processes. As digital technologies become more sophisticated in data collection, replication, and retrieval, it is less possible for one to maintain privacy and untraceable online activity. The concept of obfuscation draws from a history of diversionary tactics, and informs a strategy in rendering one’s data obsolete, raising a series of philosophical, ethical and technical challenges. Helen will present her obfuscation projects and their critiques.

This discussion will begin our conference’s exploration of transgressive options and dilemmas when online users to obscure their traceable data.

Featuring Original Media Works:
No Pic No Reply Jessica Kingdon
Hopelessly Devoted Josephine Skinner
Hand to Heart Kara Stone

Reception to follow Opening Keynote Address

CRITICAL THEMES IN MEDIA STUDIES is an annual conference run by the graduate students of the School of Media Studies in the New School for Public Engagement. This year marks the 14th year of Critical Themes in Media Studies Graduate Conference. Critical Themes provides a distinguished forum for students from The New School, New York City, and the world to present original scholarship on topics related to the study of media.

We invite you to join us in exploring the theme Transgressing Media, and to explore the ways media theory and practices respond to the notion of boundaries. We can understand transgressing as a mutable process, analogous to the perpetual progression of our media landscape and the discourses embedded within society. What results is a definition of transgressing that is dynamic, individuated, and always subject to change.

This year’s conference demonstrates an exhilarating heterogeneity of responses and approaches with which we can begin to address this question, ranging from the interrogation of ‘fixed’ epistemological legacies, to a resistance against corporeality as a fleshy and material body. Critical Themes in Media Studies creates a productive space to think and create anew and one, which motivates the continuation of a dialogue to transgress beyond the bounds of this conference.

For more conference schedule and collection of abstracts, please visit criticalthemes.newschool.edu/2014



EVENT

POEM+MEDIA | BOWERY POETRY CLUB


Dates:
Sun Mar 16, 2014 18:00 - Sun Mar 16, 2014

Location:
New York City, New York
United States of America

On March 16th, 2014, 6pm, join Critical Themes in Media Studies in celebrating multi-modal poetic expressions at The Bowery Poetry Club. POEM+MEDIA features a range of media works from the School of Media Studies community.

POEM+MEDIA presents dynamic poetry expressible through media. This showcase ranges from pieces of poetry performed through media such as film, audio experiments, to poets using media as a form of poetry in itself. All are welcome to attend this exceptional evening. This event is a fundraiser for the 14th installment of Critical Themes in Media Studies Graduate Conference.

Tickets: $12, $8 w/TNS ID
Available online through the Critical Themes Website


OPPORTUNITY

GRADUATE MEDIA STUDY


Deadline:
Fri Mar 21, 2014 21:59

Location:
NY, New York
Canada

THE NEW SCHOOL MEDIA STUDIES GRADUATE STUDY

Participants needed to perform material expressions in three separate public spaces. Research duration between March 7th - March 21st.

Time commitment, 1 hr per public space. Completing all three locations is optional.

Open to the public. Minor compensation.

If interested, please email coleb681 -at- newschool -dot- edu for more information.


OPPORTUNITY

EXTENDED DEADLINE | TRANSGRESSING MEDIA CFP


Deadline:
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:25

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

TRANSGRESSING MEDIA
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
CRITICAL THEMES IN MEDIA STUDIES
14th Annual Graduate Student Conference
School of Media Studies
The New School
April 5 - 6, 2014

EXTENDED DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014

trans·gress /trans 'gres,tranz-/
verb
1. infringe or go beyond the bounds

The graduate students of the School of Media Studies at The New School announce a call for proposals for the 14th Annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference that will take place Saturday and Sunday April 5 - 6, 2014.

This year,we welcome graduate student theorists, practitioners, and artists to share works and projects on the concept of transgressing.

In the contemporary media climate, the notion of "boundaries," whether defined, fluid, or imagined, has undergone productive shifts in a multitude of social, political, economic, creative, and technological research arenas. Responding to pressures of transition, critical media investigations offer formative influences in the buildup and breakdown of boundaries. The Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference invites insights relating to the complex understanding of transgressing media. We wish to showcase papers and artworks, including digital media projects and installations, that explore the notion of transgressing considering, but not limited to, the following questions:

In what ways are contemporary media revising or deviating from established norms by conceiving, perceiving, or disregarding boundaries?

How do emerging media transgress established media?

What about our contemporary culture encourages transgressing?

Do disciplinary boundaries elicit and encourage transgression?

What approaches in media design evoke spatial schisms?

The School of Media Studies at the New School, a pioneer of progressive education, was designed from its inception to be a home for both theory and practice-based scholarship. In keeping with this tradition, we welcome submission of academic papers, artistic works for exhibition, and interactive projects from graduate students across all
disciplines.

Paper and Project Submissions: We ask all applicants to present their work in an abstract of 200-300 words describing the concept and content of their presentation.

All submissions must be received by January 15, 2014.

To submit and for more information, please go to criticalthemes.newschool.edu/2014/

Submitters will be notified of the committee's decision by no later than February 14, 2014.

The conference and exhibition will take place at The New School 66 W 12th Street, New York, NY 11021.

Please direct any further thoughts to Bria Cole and Lauren Treihaft, at criticalthemes@gmail.com


OPPORTUNITY

CFP | TRANSGRESSING MEDIA


Deadline:
Wed Jan 01, 2014 23:59

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

TRANSGRESSING MEDIA
CALL FOR PROPOSALS

CRITICAL THEMES IN MEDIA STUDIES
14th Annual Graduate Student Conference School of Media Studies

The New School

April 5 - 6, 2014

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JANUARY 1, 2014

trans·gress /trans 'gres,tranz-/
verb.
1. infringe or go beyond the bounds

The graduate students of the School of Media Studies at The New School announce a call for proposals for the 14th Annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference that will take place Friday and Saturday April 5 - 6, 2014. This year,we welcome graduate student theorists, practitioners, and artists to share works and projects on the concept of transgressing.

In the contemporary media climate, the notion of "boundaries," whether defined, fluid, or imagined, has undergone productive shifts in a multitude of social, political, economic, creative, and technological research arenas. Responding to pressures of transition, critical media investigations offer formative influences in the buildup and breakdown of boundaries. The Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference invites insights relating to the complex understanding of transgressing media. We wish to showcase papers and artworks, including digital media projects and installations, that explore the notion of transgressing considering, but not limited to, the following questions:

In what ways are contemporary media revising or deviating from established norms by conceiving, perceiving, or disregarding boundaries?

How do emerging media transgress established media?

What about our contemporary culture encourages transgressing? Do disciplinary boundaries elicit and encourage transgression?

What approaches in media design evoke spatial schisms?

The School of Media Studies at the New School, a pioneer of progressive education, was designed from its inception to be a home for both theory and practice-based scholarship. In keeping with this tradition, we welcome submission of academic papers, artistic works for exhibition, and interactive projects from graduate students across all disciplines.

Paper and Project Submissions: We ask all applicants to present their work in an abstract of 200-300 words describing the concept and content of their presentation.

All submissions must be received by January 1, 2014.

To submit and for more information, please go to criticalthemes.newschool.edu/2014/

Submitters will be notified of the committee's decision by no later than February 14, 2014.

The conference and exhibition will take place at The New School 66 W 12th Street, New York, NY 11021.

Please direct any further thoughts to Bria Cole and Lauren Treihaft, at criticalthemes@gmail.com