Archive for September 18th, 2008

Game Theory Play Money, November 7

September 18, 2008

Joost van Dreunen and the New York chapter of DiGRA organized this bash, introducing the New York Game scene. We should all come. It will be amazing.

Date: November 7, 2008
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Columbia Business School, 3022 Broadway, Uris Hall, New York, NY

In collaboration with the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, this two-part panel brings together scholars, designers and industry professionals from New York who focus on gaming. It will cover the opportunities and challenges for the various academic disciplines and game professionals that make up the NYC gaming scene.

Upcoming events at Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers

September 18, 2008

New Media Literacies, Gutenberg to Google

Sept 10. 1-4pm: First Seminar Meeting

Digital Humanities and the Disciplines

Oct. 2, 4:30-7pm:  Dan Cohen (George Mason), Hilary Ballon (NYU)

Oct. 3, 10-6pm:  Greg Crane (Tufts), Chris Kelty (UCLA), Martha Nell Smith (Maryland), and David Jaffee (Bard)

Sound Effects

Oct. 23:  Jonathan Sterne (Tornoto), Mark Katz (UNC), Elena Razlogova (Concordia), John Mowitt (Minnesota), Douglas Kahn (UC-Davis), Robert Fink (UCLA)

Envisioning Media Justice, Sep 24th

September 18, 2008

An Evening Envisioning Media Justice Next Wed, Sept. 24th at 6pm

Co-Presented/Sponsored by the NYC Grassroots Media Coalition (NYCGMC) and the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net)

Next Wednesday, September 24th @ DCTV @ 6:00pm
@ Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV),
87 Lafayette Street between White & Walker in Chinatown, 3rd Floor
(Take the 6/N/R/Q/J/Z to Canal St. or the A/C to Canal St.)
Light Refreshments will be Served

In the face of increased media consolidation, we are witnessing an erosion of independent voices in the media landscape, the shrinking of public media resources and a lack of accountability by corporate media conglomerates to serve the people’s interest. Organizing for media justice means confronting and transforming the structural racism, economic injustice and corporate control in our media and communications systems.

At the 2008 NYC Grassroots Media Conference “Speaking Truth to Power: Media Justice in our Communities” we explored how to empower disenfranchised communities – those most affected by media injustice – to fight for transformation of the media system. But this conversation isn’t over.

Building on the ideas we shared back in March we are inviting conference attendees, social justice organizers, media makers, activists and concerned individuals to join us in a lively interactive workshop and discussion about the impact of corporate media on our communities, and how we can together advance a media justice agenda.

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:

The NYC Grassroots Media Coalition (NYCGMC)

Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net)

For more info call (212) 757-2670 x346 or email:

RSVP here.

CITI 25th anniversary

September 18, 2008

For those with a few dollars to spare and an interest in telecommunications, this is pretty much a must-see, must-go, kinda thing.

Upcoming Free Culture NYU events

September 18, 2008
As the school year is finally getting underway, Free Culture NYU is getting into full swing. We may have only had one meeting, but there is TONS of stuff to let you know about.
In brief here is whats going on (scroll down for more info):
Saturday 9/20: Free Software Day Party: 6-9pm
Monday 9/22: One Web Day, Washington Square Park, (SEE LAWRENCE LESSIG SPEAK!) 11:45am – 2pm
Monday 9/22: Free Culture Meeting 8pm, Room********************
Wednesday 9/24: Talk with Tim Westergen, Founder of Pandora Radio 3:30pm-4:4pm
Saturday 9/27 Wikis Take Manhattan, approximately 2:30 to 6:30 (exact times TBA)