Archive for the ‘conferences in town’ Category

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.

New York State Communications Association, call for papers

June 8, 2008

NYSCA 66th Conference

October 17-19, 2008

Hudson Valley Resort and Spa

Disciplinary Detachment in a Fragmented World?

Seeking Coherence, Continuity and Connection.

Systems theory tells us to see all the parts of the whole as related and interdependent, but has that holistic approach been compromised within the discipline of communication? Conversations at NYSCA, ECA, and NCA have addressed concern over the increased specialization and fragmentation of the discipline of communication, raising questions that merit consideration and discussion. Is there too much separatism among areas of study? Does specialization affect our ability to make a contribution to broad social problems? How do we, or can we, integrate specialized areas? Does there remain a common core of the discipline located among these microcosms? How should we structure undergraduate and graduate education within our discipline in order to promote any common ground?

The 2008 conference will focus on these questions and any issues relating to the coherence of the communication discipline. Papers and panels addressing these concerns and our roots, traditions, and common links are invited and encouraged. Of particular interest are panels that include participants with a common research topic but different contexts, e.g., Communication Apprehension in interpersonal, group, digital, or critical theory contexts. The potential topics are limitless.

Proposals unrelated to the conference theme, from a variety of theoretical traditions, are also welcome. We seek papers in all formats-formal & informal presentations, roundtables, participatory panels, demonstrations, media screenings, or other innovative ideas. Undergraduate and graduate student submissions are also welcome and will be considered for student paper awards.

Conference will be held October 17-19, 2008 at the Hudson Valley Resort & Spa in Kerhonkson, NY (

Submission Guidelines listed in attachment, or go to

Critical Themes in Media Studies, Grad conference at New School, April 26

April 23, 2008

Giuliana Bruno will be the keynote at the New School’s annual graduate student conference, ‘Critical Themes‘, April 26. Much recommended. See more below.


For Immediate Release:
April 2, 2008


Renowned Author, Theorist Giuliana Bruno to Highlight 2008 Critical Themes Conference
8th Annual Graduate Student Conference to Feature All-Day Panels

New York – The New School departments of Sociology and Media Studies are gearing up for the eighth annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Graduate Student Conference, to be held in New York City Saturday, April 26, 2008. The conference will take place at 55 W. 13th Street (between fifth and sixth avenues) on the 2nd Floor. A complete listing of the paper topics and panels, ranging from “Technological Mediation” to “Channel Surfing” to “Living Virtually,” can be found at

The Critical Themes in Media Studies 8th Annual Conference is a venue for students to present interdisciplinary theoretical and critical approaches to a broad range of media studies. Since the initial Conference in 2000, Critical Themes has grown into a leading forum for showcasing research papers from graduate students worldwide.

The event presents multidisciplinary, theoretical and critical approaches to a broad range of topics. A series of panels features academic presentations by graduate students of The New School Media Studies program, the Sociology Department of the New School for Social Research and other programs and schools.

The conference will conclude with a keynote presentation at 5:45 p.m. by Harvard professor Giuliana Bruno, author of 2004 Kraszna-Krausz-award-winning “Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture and Film.” Her most recent book, “Public Intimacy: Architecture and the Visual Arts” is an examination of architecture and art as a screen of vital cultural memory. The keynote is entitled: “Cinema as Museum: Journeys in Art, Architecture and Film.”

The keynote will take place in the Theresa Lang Student Center on the second floor of 55 W. 13th Street.

Sponsored by The New School graduate program in Media Studies, The New School for General Studies, Parsons The New School for Design and The Department of Sociology of The New School for Social Research, this all-day event is free and open to the public. Panels take place at 11 a.m.; 1:30 p.m.; and 3:30 p.m. Thirty-three students from universities across the nation will present their work. No reservations needed.

11-12:30, Session One: “Cinema, Seen,” “New Audiences,” “Reclaiming Representation,” “Technological Mediation.”
1:30-3, Session Two: “Channel Surfing,” “Globalities,” “Living Virtually”
3:30-5, Session Three: “Beyond the Scene,” “Public Screens,” “Mediated Environment”

For complete conference information visit General inquiries can be made to

University Spaces, Academic Bodies, NYU, April 4

April 2, 2008

University Spaces, Academic Bodies: New Approaches to the Corporate University
April 4th, 2008, 09:30am-07:00pm
NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
41 E. 11th St, 7th Floor Gallery Space
American Studies Program Graduate Student Conference

The University Spaces, Academic Bodies Conference seeks to examine the ways in which new business-based models for higher education are changing the roles that bodies marked as “different” are asked to fulfill, and the spaces in which we labor. How are current changes in the university affecting us, and how can scholars engage new learning strategies and embodied practices in defiance of dominant corporate logics? Join us as we discuss these issues in relation to higher education in the United States and around the world.

may 2-3 conference at Fordham on ‘Information and the Information Economy’

March 21, 2008
A Conference Co-Sponsored by The Intellectual Property & Communication Law Program at the Michigan State University College of Law, The Donald McGannon Communication Research Center at Fordham University & the Quello Center for Telecommunications Management and Law at Michigan State University
May 2nd and 3rd, 2008
Pope Auditorium
Fordham University
Lincoln Center Campus
New York, NY
with lots of interesting speakers, including Eli Noam, W. Russell Neuman, and C. Edwin Baker, see description below.

Academic Freedom in the Age of Permanent Warfare at NYU

March 13, 2008

Academic Freedom in the Age of Permanent Warfare

April 3 – 4, 2008 at NYU

Please contact to RSVP or call 212 992 7050

see program below


panel discussion of I.F. Stone at NYU, March 12, 06:00pm-07:30pm

March 7, 2008

the independent journalism of I. F. Stone

on the 100th anniversary of his birth

a panel discussion and celebration at
New York University
March 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
reception (wine & hors d’oeuvre) 7:30 to 8 p.m.
20 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue at 5th Street), New York, 7th floor
The late I. F. Stone, a crusading investigative journalist,
published his own weekly in Washington from 1953 to 1971.
Information about his life and examples of his writings can be
found at (soon to become


  • Robert Kaiser (associate editor and former managing editor of the Washington Post);
  • Myra MacPherson (author of All Governments Lie: The Life and Times of Rebel Journalist I. F. Stone and former reporter for the Washington Post);
  • Peter Osnos (founder of PublicAffairs books and former assistant to Stone);
  • D. D. Guttenplan (London editor of The Nation and author of the forthcoming American Radical: The Life and Times of I.F. Stone);

with comments by Jeremy J. Stone (the elder son of I. F. Stone) and Robert Giles (curator of the Nieman Foundation, Harvard); moderated by Mitchell Stephens (professor, New York University).

rsvp to: Katharine Panuska:

radars and fences, conference at nyu, march 6-7

February 23, 2008

Radars & Fences
When the Paradigms of Discipline and Control Collide

March 6-7
New York University

Radars and fences, satellites and walls, networks and bunkers. Two
different sets of technologies confront us: the former epitomize the
selective and flexible character of what Gilles Deleuze termed the
“societies of control”; the latter embody the “old” disciplinary
paradigm based on separation, physical mass containment, and restriction
of the freedom of movement. Most of the times control and discipline
coexist ad reinforce each other; sometimes they seem to collide. This is
due to a variety of far-reaching factors and transformations occurring
in the productive sphere.

As a matter of fact, it is the very structure of the network society,
with its decentralization of tasks and constant multiplication of
electronic eyes that threatens the opacity of physical and immaterial
bunkers. By looking at the grey areas where control and discipline,
transparency and secrecy, democracy and the state of exception overlap
and collide, Radars and Fences provide a cross-disciplinary platform
whereby researchers, artists, journalists, filmmakers, and activists can
negotiate new and critical positions.

(conference schedule and more below, thanks to Sarah Stonbely for the info)

conference at nyu

February 6, 2008

The NYU Council for Media and Culture and the NYU Steinhardt

Department of Media, Culture, and Communication


Radars & Fences: When the Paradigm of Discipline and Control Collide

Tentative Conference Schedule
Thursday, March 6, 5:00-8:30 pm
NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South
Vanderbilt Hall
Room 206

5:00 – 5:15 pm Welcome

  • Ted Magder, NYU Council for Media & Culture; Chair, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU Steinhardt

5:15 – 5:30 pm Conference Overview

  • Marco Deseriis, doctoral candidate, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU Steinhardt

5:30 – 8:00 pm PANEL: The Military between Transparency and Secrecy


  • James DerDerian, Professor of International Studies, Watson Institute, Brown University
  • Trevor Paglen, Artist and experimental geographer, Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley
  • John Sifton, Human rights attorney, Executive Director of One World Research

Invited Moderator:

  • Stephen Duncombe, NYU Council for Media & Culture; Gallatin School, NYU

8:00 – 8:30 pm Reception

Friday, March 7, 10:00-2:00 pm
NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South
Room 803
10:00 am – 1:00 pm PANEL: The Signature and the Password: Data banks and information flows


  • David Lyon, Director of the Surveillance Project, Queen’s University, Toronto
  • Ron Deibert, OpenNet Initiative, University of Toronto


  • Helen Nissenbaum, Information Law Institute; Department of Media, Culture and Communication, NYU Steinhardt

1:30 – 2:00 pm Closing Remarks & Reception


computing in the cloud workshop at princeton

December 5, 2007

january 14-15, princeton’s center for information technology policy will host a workshop on computing in the cloud.