Michael Mandiberg
Since the beginning
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Michael Mandiberg is an interdisciplinary artist, scholar, and educator. His work explores systems of exchange, ranging from financial markets to the sharing based peer-production of Free Culture. He sold all of his possessions online on Shop Mandiberg, made perfect copies of copies on AfterSherrieLevine.com, and created web browser plugins that highlight the environmental costs of a global economy on TheRealCosts.com. He is the co-author of Digital Foundations and Collaborative Futures, and editor of The Social Media Reader and Educational Outliers. A recipient of fellowships and commissions from Eyebeam, Rhizome.org, and Turbulence.org, his work has been exhibited at the New Museum, Ars Electronica, ZKM, and Transmediale. He directs the New York Arts Practicum, is an Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and is on the Doctoral Faculty at the CUNY Graduate Center. He lives and works in Brooklyn; his work lives at Mandiberg.com.
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Adjunt Lecturer at the College of Staten Island/CUNY

Mon May 23, 2011 18:00

The department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island/CUNY is looking for artists and designers to teach design history, web design, web animation/programming classes in the coming semesters. These Adjunct positions are in the Design and Digital Media program in the department of Media Culture. You can find out more about the department here and read the course descriptions for the courses here:http://bit.ly/jwDnS4, http://bit.ly/mC3V3k, http://bit.ly/lV3CsH. Feel free to follow up with any questions, and if interested please send a CV and a short cover letter to Michael.MandibergATcsi.cuny.edu and Valerie.TevereATcsi.cuny.edu


RFP for Mobile Communication conference at ICA Boston

Mon Nov 15, 2010 00:00

United States of America

Call for Abstracts:

Seamlessly Mobile?: Mobile Communication @ a Crossroads

2011 International Communication Association (ICA) Pre-conference Workshop
May 25-26, 2011, Boston MA, USA


Mobile phones are becoming increasingly adept as ubiquitous tools that serve purposes beyond that of mere voice communication. How we conceptualize mobile -mediated communication alongside computer-mediated communication is less distinct as access to the Internet becomes more integrated into mobile phone devices. Are people moving toward a more seamless integration of mobile and computer media as supporting their communication needs? Is the integration of the Internet into mobile phones shifting how people conceptualize what it means to be “online” vs. “offline”? Does this shift in mobile communication bear any social consequences?

This preconference will provide a venue for innovative scholars from around the world who are doing research in the area of mobile communication. It will give them a chance to gather and discuss the challenges that this shift in the use of mobile phones poses not only for the users but for those doing research on mobile communication. We welcome abstracts that will focus on the following areas related to these provocative questions:

• Patterns of mobile phone use and differences related to gender, age, lifestyle, culture, and/or access
• Ethics and social responsibility of use, shifts in social expectations of remote vs. co-present others
• Threats to privacy and issues of surveillance as they relate to technological innovations like GPS & location devices.
• Research design and methodological challenges, including finding venues for one’s work
• The expansion of online and offline social networking and its demands
• Technology, design, and accessibility issues/challenges/expansion and development (i.e. emerging markets)
• Perceptions of use and imagining use beyond current capabilities (i.e. mobile fantasies, mobile art, mobile personalities, mobile witnessing/activism)

The preconference will be comprised of formal panel presentations, opportunities for informal discussions, and time for networking. In addition there may be invited performances of innovative artists whose work focuses on mobile communication as it relates to the themes of this preconference.
Abstracts of no more than 500 words are due by November 15, 2010. Please send them along with your name and contact information to Katie.cumiskey /at/ csi.cuny.edu . Accepted abstracts will be notified by December 1, 2010. Final papers will be due April 1, 2011.

Lead Organizers:
Dr. Kathleen M. Cumiskey, Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Director of Social Media Lab, College of Staten Island/CUNY, Staten Island, NY USA; Katie.cumiskey /at/ csi.cuny.edu
Dr. Richard Ling, Head of Group Digital Culture and Mobile Communication,
IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen S, Denmark; rili /at/ itu.dk
Dr. Scott Campbell, Assistant Professor and Pohs Fellow of Telecommunications, Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI USA; swcamp /at/ umich.edu
Dr. Lee Humphreys, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA; lmh13 /at/ cornell.edu
Dr. Yi Fan Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Theater Arts, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA; Y5Chen /at/ odu.edu



Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:38

South Africa

The School of Literary Studies, Media and Creative Arts on the Pietermaritzburg Campus has
identified digital media as a significant growth area and is in the process of developing an
undergraduate and postgraduate programme that draws on the strengths of both the Centre
for Visual Arts and the discipline of Media & Cultural Studies.
We welcome applications from diverse, energetic and talented individuals who are committed
to assisting us consolidate and extend this programme. The successful applicant will be
expected to help us teach and further develop the undergraduate programme, to supervise
postgraduate work, to contribute to our creative research output, and to participate in
community engagement programmes.
• A masters degree in Fine Arts, Digital Arts or a related discipline.
• Demonstrated production skills in two of the following fields: Animation (preferably 3D or
Flash); video production; multimedia art.
• A good theoretical understanding of digital media;
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
o Teaching or tutoring experience;
o Industry experience;
o Skills in digital photography;
o Awareness of contemporary art practice and theory.
The remuneration package offered includes benefits and will be dependent on the
qualifications and/or experience of the successful applicant.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 04 December 2009. The University,
however, reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to
extend the above date in order to facilitate further searches.
Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form which is available
on the Vacancies page of the University website at www.ukzn.ac.za . Completed
forms may be sent to Recruitment Centre, Human Resources Shared Services,
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, Private Bag X54001, Durban, 4000
or fax:+27(0)86 516 8384 or email: recruitment1@ukzn.ac.za. Please state the
advert reference number in your subject line. We prefer to receive applications by email
For more information, interested parties should contact Michelle Stewart, in the Fine Arts Dept at UKZN - Stewartm2@ukzn.ac.za.


HOWTO CC Translation Project

Fri Jan 30, 2009 00:00 - Fri Jan 16, 2009

Permalink: http://www.mandiberg.com/2009/01/16/howto-cc-translation-project/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=74600950280

A few days ago I posted 10 things I learned in the process of successfully negotiating a CC license with a book publisher (http://www.mandiberg.com/2009/01/12/howto-negotiate-a-creative-commons-license-ten-steps) This contract was for xtine burrough and my co-authored Digital Foundations (http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Foundations-Intro-Design-Creative/dp/0321555988), which takes the Bauhaus exercises and translates them into software based exercises. Yesterday Bob Chao posted it on CNET Taiwan fully translated. And then Po-chiang Chao put it up on the Taiwanese CC site http://creativecommons.org.tw/blog/archives/000081.html.

This got me really excited about a HOWTO CC Translation Project. I have contacted CC's Fred Benenson who is excited about it too. So, here's the procedure:

1 Read the original post http://www.mandiberg.com/2009/01/12/howto-negotiate-a-creative-commons-license-ten-steps/

2 Translate that post into one of the many many CC jurisdictional languages http://creativecommons.org/international

3 Post that translation to your blog, and email me the URL (michael - mandiberg - com); if you don't have a blog, you can email it to me

4 I will forward those links to Fred at CC, who will make sure they get to the person in charge of that language

5 I will post links to translations on my blog as they come in

6 We will make it easier to negotiate for Free Culture!


Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite

Mon Jan 12, 2009 00:00 - Mon Jan 12, 2009

The design book I co-authored Digital Foundations: An Intro to Media Arts with the Adobe Creative Suite is officially in print!


The book takes the Bauhaus basic course exercises and formal principles and teaches them through exercises in the Adobe Creative Suite. We brought in extensive historical examples from the public domain, and contemporary Creative Commons licensed work.

Design maven Ellen Lupton has called the book "engaging" and "ambitious," Mark Tribe has called the book "groundbreaking," and all our peers who see it call it "the book we've all be waiting for!"

We negotiated a CC license (a first for AIGA/New Riders/Peachpit & Pearson), and are making good on that translating the book to Open Source apps Feb 6-8. Right before the O'Reilly NYC conference, a bunch of http://en.FLOSSmanuals.net geeks are going to come to Eyebeam and translate the exercises into GIMP, Inkscape, etc...

The RSVP for the Book Sprint is here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=56609462816



Michael Mandiberg
Senior Fellow // Eyebeam
Asst Prof // CSI/CUNY

Praise for Digital Foundations:

"This ambitious book teaches visual thinking and software skills together. The text leads readers step-by-step through the process of creating dynamic images using a range of powerful applications. The engaging, experimental exercises take this project well beyond the typical software guide."

ELLEN LUPTON, co-author of Graphic Design: The New Basics

"This groundbreaking text applies the classical Modernist pedagogy of the Bauhaus to digital media. It's a must-have for every art student, design student, and new media maven."

MARK TRIBE, Brown University, Founder of Rhizome.org

"Everyone should use this book: it really combines design principles, software tutorials and Bauhaus history. And it's open source!"

TIFFANY HOLMES, Associate Professor Chair, Department of Art and Technology Studies, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago