The Final Countdown
Tomorrow great thinkers from all over the planet will descend on The New School to share their ideas, passions and opinions about the state of Media Studies today. The panels have been finalized and you can start planning which presentations to attend. Please look under the sessions tab to find more information about our panels and presentations taking place on Saturday.
Just a reminder to all that the conference is FREE and open to the public. There is no registration necessary. We understand if you want to share your attendance with the world, so we have created a facebook page so you can impress your friends with your savvy weekend plans.
The New School has been a fantastic incubator of progressive ideas for 93 years. The past year has been no exception. With Occupy Wall Street establishing a new center of gravity just blocks from our campus, there has been a wide spectrum of engagement with the movement – from direct involvement at Zuccotti Park and beyond to teach-ins to scholarly commentary to classroom activity – and for a brief time, the university even housed an occupation.
In an open call in November 2011, a group of faculty members invited students to submit work exploring the implications of creating a living archive of OWS. This call resulted in a collaborative effort among faculty and students to organize an exhibition and a web archive that would encourage continued interchange at the university. While the #searchunderoccupy exhibition was housed in our very own Aronson Gallery throughout March, the website lives on as a growing online archive. The website will be showcasing artistic, academic and political work and initiatives of the whole New School community, now and in the future. In light of the topics to be discussed this weekend, it might be worth checking out: http://searchunderoccupy.org
See you tomorrow!