The department strongly values its interdisciplinary approach, combining theory and practice in all its teaching, research and creative pursuits. It offers three degrees: BA in Cinema Studies, BS in Communications and MA in Cinema and Media Studies. Our Masters program offers faculty opportunities for seminar teaching and working with students on research and/or production theses. The position is open until filled with review of applicants to begin February 1, 2009. Salary range: $55,938 - $71,974 commensurate with experience.
Send a cover letter, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, work samples, sample syllabi and, if available, teaching evaluations to: Professor Cynthia Chris, Chair, Digital Cinema Studio Search, Department of Media Culture, College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd., Room 1P-226, Staten Island, NY 10314. The College of Staten Island is an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA Employer.
As my father always said, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.
I'm glad someone is carrying on the effort.
The Master of Arts program in Cinema and Media Studies at the College of
Staten Island, City University of New York is now accepting applications
for admission in the fall 2006 semester.
Students accepted into the M.A. program undertake a challenging two-year
curriculum that spans core knowledge in media history, theory, criticism,
and production to develop research, writing, and media-making skills in
preparation for careers in academia, the arts, or media-related
professions. Taking advantage of our low student/faculty ratio, students
are encouraged to work one-on-one with an engaged diverse faculty composed
of active distinguished film scholars and historians, and prominent film,
video and digital media artists. In addition, our students have the rare
opportunity to combine coursework in both theory and practice, completing
either a written or media production thesis, with resources including a
digital media lab and a television studio.
The program is uniquely situated in the most vibrant media capital in the
world. Our select and markedly international student body thus has direct
access to New York City's extraordinary media archives, museums, theaters,
galleries, and libraries, enriching and extending what is learned in the
Please refer to the CSI graduate studies website for a brief description
of the program, application procedures, and curriculum:
For more information on faculty and facilities, please visit the
The application process requires candidates to submit a statement of
purpose, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and GRE
scores. The priority application deadline is April 15, 2006. Applications
received after this date will be given full consideration, spaces
Matthew Solomon, Graduate Studies Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Department of Media Culture
College of Staten Island, CUNY
Building 1P, room 226
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314
2 CALLS FOR WORK
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CALL FOR CURATED VIDEO PROGRAMS
Deadline: April 15th
We are looking for curated video programs to exhibit at the Art
Institute of California Orange County. The selected programs will be
shown on two 42 inch plasma screens in the school's 2nd floor commons.
The screening copy will need to be a looping NTSC DVD-R or pressed
DVD (No DVD+R, or RW). It will be possible to assist you in
transferring a MiniDV to DVD. The preview tape can be NTSC VHS, DVD,
You must have secured all rights from the artists to include their
works on your compilations
Please send us your preview tape/disc with a signed entry form
(located here: http://theredproject.com/files/mandi_tauber_entry.doc)
Self Addressed Stamp Envelope, and any appropriate press materials
to the following address:
Michael Mandiberg and Joel Tauber
2338 Loma Vista pl
Los Angeles CA 90039
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CALL FOR VIDEOS
Deadline: April 15th
We are looking for video work to curate screenings at the Art
Institute of California, Orange County and other possible venues. It
is possible that we will create and distribute a DVD of the work, in
a way similar to Michael Mandiberg's previous project First Person
(in collaboration with Carla Herrera-Prats and Anne-Julie
The videos should be 10 minutes or less.
Please send us a NTSC VHS/DVD/MiniDV preview tape with a signed entry
form (located here:
Addressed Stamp Envelope, and any appropriate press materials to the
Michael Mandiberg and Joel Tauber
2338 Loma Vista pl
Los Angeles CA 90039
First Person is screening in San Diego, Michoacan Mexico, and Mexico City.
Get your copy: http://theredproject.com/firstperson/
First Person will be screened this weekend in San Diego as part of
Technika Radica's Powering Up/Powering Down conference at UCSD.
(http://teknikaradica.org/conference) We (Carla Herrera-Prats and
Michael Mandiberg) will be attending the conference, so find us there
(Short(er) woman with long brown hair and tall man with long curly
red hair. (Sadly, Anne-Julie has had to return to Switzerland.))
First Person will be exhibited in ArtExpo 2004 from February 7-28 at
Centro Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. This exhibition is curated by
First Person will be exhibited from March 25th-April 8th at the Sala
de Arte Publico Siqueiros (SAPS) in Mexico City. On April there will
be a panel of lectures by Monica Mayer, a representative of SAPS, and
Carla Herrera-Prats and Michael Mandiberg, followed by a reception.
What is first person:
First Person is a collaborative curatorial project by Carla
Herrera-Prats, Michael Mandiberg, and Anne-Julie Raccoursier. This
curated DVD foregrounds 12 young video artists in Mexico City and Los
Angeles who are working with their own bodies in a hybrid space
between video and performance. The artists included are Arturo
Castelan, Ximena Cuevas, Sharon Hayes, Carla Herrera-Prats and Julia
Steinmetz, Justin Lincoln, Michael Mandiberg, Rodney MacMillian,
Amaranta Sanchez, Anne Walsh and Natalie Zimmerman.
This project exists as an edition of 1000 DVDs, which we are
currently screening and distributing. We have re-purposed the DVD's
menu/scripting structure to create an interactive visual essay
combining photographs, video, audio, and text. Our goal is to
distribute the 1000 edition of this DVD to a broader audience, via
screenings, festivals, and via our website:
How to get a copy:
You can buy a copy online at http://theredproject.com/firstperson/
You can buy a copy in New York at The New Museum bookstore, and Printed Matter.
Michael Mandiberg, Michael@Mandiberg, 323-668-0733
Carla Herrera-Prats, firstname.lastname@example.org, 323-650-7657
Alessandro Ludovico reviewed The Social Media Reader for Neural, calling the book:
a well-curated anthology which portrays social networks as they are: as an incredibly popular phenomenon of contemporary communication whose rapid success in some respects epitomizes the precariousness and limitless of online media in general. Social media are nowadays considered absolutely essential for any online business (and personal reputation too) but at the same time there’s an embarrassing lack of tools and agreed strategies for living (and surviving) in these specific environments, much less a more general objective evaluation of their huge impact on changes to the perception of reality.
I am honored to be included in Linda Weintraub’s new book TO LIFE! Eco Art In Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet (UC Press). The book has chapters on each of the artists/collectives; her chapter on my work explores Oil Standard and The Real Costs. Weintraub has created an entire website that includes useful teaching guides for use in the classroom. From the description:
To Life! Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet documents the burgeoning eco art movement from A to Z, presenting a panorama of artistic responses to environmental concerns, from Ant Farm’s anti-consumer antics in the 1970s to Marina Zurkow’s 2007 animation that anticipates the havoc wreaked upon the planet by global warming. This text is the first international survey of twentieth and twenty-first-century artists who are transforming the global challenges facing humanity and the Earth’s diverse living systems. Their pioneering explorations are situated at today’s cultural, scientific, economic, spiritual, and ethical frontiers. The text guides students of art, design, environmental studies, and interdisciplinary studies to integrate environmental awareness, responsibility, and activism into their professional and personal lives.
Edward A. Shanken has published a new essay entitled “Investigatory art: Real-time systems and network culture” in which he links circa 1970 work of Hans Haacke and Jack Burnham to new media work from the mid 90′s to the present. He has picked some of my favorite pieces by Heath Bunting, Josh On, UBERMORGEN et al, and Beatrice da Costa, as well as my own work. Shanken writes:
Mandiberg’s Real Costs (2007) gives real-time feedback on the environmental impact of travel; it consists of a Firefox plug-in that anyone can download and install in their browser. When searching for flights from commercial travel websites such as Expedia.com, the plug-in inserts Co2 emissions information into the results. When looking up airfares the user retrieves not only the price in dollars but also the ‘real cost’ in terms of carbon emissions for the journey by plane, car, bus, and train, as well as the number of tree-years required to offset the pollution and the annual per capita carbon emissions by country.
By providing the user with instantaneous feedback about the environmental consequences of their travel choices, Real Costs harnesses the potential of real-time systems to, in Burnham’s words, ‘gather and process data … in time to effect future events within those environments’. Indeed, similar programs have been adopted by municipal public transportation systems, such as the HKL in Helsinki. In this example, an artist’s innovative work not only creates awareness in an art context but also anticipates and provides a model for similar applications in a larger social context.
The Social Media Reader is now available as a Creative Commons licensed PDF on Archive.org. The book is CC BY-SA-NC licensed; all but one of the chapters are CC BY-SA or CC BY. Archive.org also hosts an EPUB and Kindle version as well.
The Social Media Reader (ed. Michael Mandiberg) is a collection of essays exploring the rise of participatory culture, and the ensuing blurring of the boundaries between creators and audiences. The book features key essays from the major authors in the field, including Chris Anderson, Yochai Benkler, danah boyd, Henry Jenkins, Lawrence Lessig, Tim O’Reilly, Jay Rosen, Clay Shirky, and Siva Vaidhyanathan.
What are the radical possibilities of open access publishing? This panel will bring together a number of scholars who have published online recently to consider how university presses are either facilitating or impeding efforts by academics to explore new forms of cultural production and media activism unleashed by movements such as Occupy Wall Street. Join us to explore these questions and to develop new strategies and models for contemporary academic publication.
Mon Nov 26, 6:30pm | The Skylight Room (9100) at CUNY Graduate Center
Co-sponsored by The Digital Studies/Digital Humanities Seminar
AfterSherrieLevine is included in Fake It! (Limited Edition), an exhibition at Fabrica de Pensule in Cluj Romania, curated by Horea Avram. They are including a computer with a printing and framing station, so you can print out, sign and frame your own image from the site.
From Avram’s curatorial statement:
The “sources” to which the works of this exhibition make reference are appropriated, diverted, plagiarized, or parodied with various visual and tactical means: from video to object, to photography, performance and online intervention. In this sense, the idea of fake is seen not only as a working instrument confined to the art field but one that addresses directly the larger context of culture, society and politics. Therefore, the imperative of the title points precisely to the evident actuality and implicit diversity of such a theme.
The exhibition runs from October 5th through November 20th, 2012.
As part of Art, Environment, Action! at Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons, I will be giving a 3 day workshop on making visual contributions to Wikipedia. Building on the work of Wikipedia Illustrated and others, the goal will be to use visual language to explain complex concepts without over simplifying them. This could range from the factual, such as diagrams of biological or chemical phenomena, maps of environmental issues/disasters, or charts, to the poetic or expressive. Artists, scientists, illustrators, environmental historians, designers, activists, and Wikipedians are invited to this collaborative workshop. No knowledge of Wikipedia editing is required. Participants should bring relevant materials, including but not limited to computers, sketchbooks, and thinking caps.
For more info, or to register, please visit the workshop page.
Art, Environment, Action! is a creative laboratory that brings together 16 internationally renowned artists/artist collectives and designers to explore art as, and in, environmental action. Over 11 weeks, the gallery will function as an active learning environment and a lively locus of exchange on ecological issues through movement, media, visual and performance art, and design.
Participating artists include: Beehive Design Collective; Stefani Bardin, Toby Heys, and Siddharth Ramakrishnan; Beatriz da Costa; Ecoarttech; Futurefarmers; Michael Mandiberg; Jennifer Monson/iLAND; Beverly Naidus; Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science; Red 76; Stephanie Rothenberg; Jill Sigman; Trade School; and Tattfoo Tan.
The New York Arts Practicum is midway through, and going really well. The 10 participants are having productive conversations with artists and curators, working in their mentors’ studios, and making work for critique. We are meeting Tuesday evenings for Critique/Seminar, and Friday all day for site visits. The goal of the program is for the participants to bridge the gap between scholastic artmaking, and a being an artist in the world. In bridging this gap, they experience the stresses and rewards of sustaining a creative life, and begin to learn how to make work without the armatures of school proping you up.
During Critique/Seminar, Trevor Paglen and Penelope Umbrico showed us their new work, David Horvitz lead a Life. Drawing. session at Zuccotti Park, Sara Greenberger Rafferty led an equisite corpse workshop, and Jen Liu and Ricardo Miranda Zuniga were guest critics. We have had site visits with Amanda McDonald Crowley, Lize Mogel, Magda Sawon, Steve Sacks, Artie Vierkant, Andy Bichlbaum of The Yes Men (above), Jill Magid, Mark Tribe, and Brody Condon. We made trips to MoMA, Chelsea galleries, The Met, and Christian Marclay’s The Clock. And we are only halfway through!
New York Arts Practicum Participants surround police in David Horvitz’s Life. Drawing.in Zuccotti Park.
Lize Mogel discusses the intersection of maps and art, and working as an artist outside of the art market.
The book launches went very well, with great presentations at MoMA/PS1 from Patrick Davison and Brad Troemel (Brad made a video of his talk) and at Powerhouse Arena with David Horvitz and Ceci Moss.
NYU Press did an interview with me about the book, which is posted in several video files on their Vimeo.
Also, it is up on Project Muse. So you can download full text PDFs if you have the proper University affiliation (ironically, CUNY doesn’t cut it, so I don’t have access.)
I am in a downloadable group exhibition entitled “you and I may not hurry it with a thousand poems my darling but nobody will stop it With all the Policemen in The World.zip.” Released June 1st, the exhibition is a bouquet of spring flowers to broadcast far and wide.
This exhibition may be freely downloaded, printed, exhibited, published, copied, etc… from this link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/qxr6bo . There are no installation instructions. The recommended print sizes are listed in the works list PDF. The zipped folder will will remain available as long as the sendspace link is active. They will not be re-uploaded.
With: Anjum Asharia and Marisa Jahn, BFFA3AE, Claudia Sola, David Horvitz, Hans Aarsman, Jon Rafman, Kristina Lee Podesva, Marysia Lewandowska, Michael Mandiberg, Mishka Henner, Natalie Häusler, Vlatka Horvat