Lorraine Daston at NYU, November 12

November 10, 2009

“Observation as a Way of Life: Time, Attention, Allegory” A Lecture by Lorraine Daston Director, Max Planck Institute for the history of Science, Berlin 12 November, 6:00pm Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts 1 Washington place More Information: nd35@nyu.edu Lorraine Daston has published on a wide range of topics in the history of science, including the history of probability and statistics, wonders in early modern science, the emergence of the scientific fact, scientific models, objects of scientific inquiry, the moral authority of nature, and the history of scientific objectivity. She is currently completing a book on “Moral and Natural Orders” and co-editing a volume on “Histories of Scientific Observation.” Professor Daston has taught at Harvard, Princeton, Brandeis, and Göttingen Universities, and at University of Chicago, where she is Visiting Professor in the Committee on Social Thought. She has also held visiting positions in Paris and Vienna and gave the Isaiah Berlin Lectures at Oxford University (1999), the West Lectures at Stanford University (2005, and the Tanner Lectures at Harvard University (2002). Among her recent publications are Objectivity (co-authored Peter Galison) and Thinking with Animals (co-authored with Gregg Mitmann); she has also co-edited Things that Talk, The Moral Authority of Nature, and the early modern volume of The Cambridge History of Science. Two of her books, Classical Probability in the Enlightenment, and Wonders of Nature (co- authored with Katharine Park), were awarded the History of Science Society’s Pfizer Prize.

SVA conference on Media Modes, November 14

November 4, 2009

As if the Digital Labor bash at the New School and Yale’s New Media Ecology wasn’t double booking enough, SVA has also put together a conference on November 14th. Jonathan Crary will be speaking. The title is Media Modes.

SSRC forum on public sphere

November 4, 2009

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) has launched a special feature on public sphere formation on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall on November 9, 2009, hosted on the essay forum “Transformations of the Public Sphere”, co-sponsored by NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK). With essays by Andrew Arato, Mark Beissinger, Jeffrey Goldfarb, Konrad Jarausch, Michael Kennedy, Elzbieta Matynia, Steven Pfaff and forthcoming essays by Hauke Brunkhorst, Jack Goldstone, Julia Hell, and others. The forum is interactive. Readers are invited to submit comments.

The essay forum is accompanied by the beta version of the Public Sphere Guide, seeking to create a map of the fragmented interdisciplinary field of study on the public sphere. This mapping project serves as a research guide and teaching guide and as a resource for the renewal of the public sphere.

Andreas Koller, SSRC and NYU

Wark at Eugene Lang

November 4, 2009

The New School for Social Research, Fall 2009 Anthropology Public Lecture Series

Situationist Ethnographies

a lecture by

McKenzie Wark
Eugene Lang College

Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00pm
80 Fifth Avenue, Room 529

McKenzie Wark is a theorist of media and new media with interests in new media technology,  intellectual property, computer games, and new media art and culture. He is the author of A Hacker Manifesto (2004), Gamer Theory (2007), and other works.

Organized by The Department of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research

Matthew Hindman at Columbia

October 26, 2009

Wednesday November 4th, Matthew Hindman will speak at the Columbia Communications Colloquium, 12-2 p.m. (room 601B).

The title is:

“The Elephant and the Butterfly: The Curious Political Economy of Web Traffic.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Critchley, Butler, and Ranciere at NSSR tonight, 6-8 p.m.

October 23, 2009

Philosophers, yes, but philosophers who have a lot to say about media and communications.

Philosophy Department Workshop Series – Critchley,
Butler, Ranciere

10/23/2009 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

A conversation with Simon Critchley, Judith Butler and Jacques Rancière

An events hosted by Verso

Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55
West 13th Street, 2nd floor
Admission: Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-
come first-served

Interesting exhibition and events at the New School

October 21, 2009

By Any Name: Institutional Memory at The New School
Wednesday, October 21, and Thursday, October 22, 2009
Open daily, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Parts & Labor Gallery at The New School
66 West 12th Street, New York City
Admission: Free

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Brian Larkin at NYU graduate conference, Oct 30

October 20, 2009

Media, Culture, and Communication

Neil Postman Graduate Conference

Friday, October 30, 2009

Helen Mills Theater, 137 West 26th Street, New York

Attendance at this conference is free and open as seating allows.
Please forward to faculty and students who may be interested in attending.

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Joe Turow at Columbia, October 22, 12-2 p.m.

October 16, 2009

Joseph Turow (University of Pennsylvania) will speak on

“Digital Media and the Transformation of Consumer Culture”

Communications Colloquium

Room 601A, Journalism 12:00 – 2:00pm, Columbia University

The seminar is free and open to the public.

Pickard at Columbia, October 15

October 13, 2009

Victor Pickard (NYU)

Can Public Policy Save the News? The Uncertain History and Future of Journalism

Communications Colloquium

Room 601C, Journalism 12:00 – 2:00pm, October 15