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Games for Change Festival

Apr 24 2008

Hosted in New York City by Parsons The New School for Design, the 5th annual Games for Change Festival will take place on June 2 - 4, 2008.

The festival brings together expert practitioners, academics, activists, funders, and designers to explore the impact of social issue digital games.

There is a great line up of speakers including James Paul Gee (Mary Lou Fulton Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University and author of "What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Literacy and Learning") Henry Jenkins (Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program), and The Honorable Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

On June 2nd, there will be a special day-long workshop specifically for nonprofit organizations on the basics of social issue game design - "Let the Games Begin: 101 Workshop on Making Social Issue Games".

This 101 workshop is free of charge, but a brief online application is required (space is limited).

For more information and to register for the Festival and/or the 101 workshop, follow the links below.


Art Book Fair in NYC

Sep 26 2007

The annual fair of contemporary art books, art catalogues, artists' books, art periodicals, and 'zines offered for sale by over 120 international publishers, booksellers, and antiquarian dealers. Admission to the fair is FREE.

548 West 22nd Street (10th & 11th Aves), NYC (map)

Friday/Saturday, September 28/29, 2007, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, September 30, 2007, 11am - 5pm


Rainbowsss at Monkey Town

May 11 2007

Last minute event...

This Sunday the band RainbowSSS will be playing at Monkey Town in Williamsburg. Four video artists, Amy Sharp, Joanna Bovay, Su Jung Lee and Morgan Schwartz (me) will be accompanying them with video projections. Love to see you if you can make it!

Sunday May 13, 2007 at 8:30 pm

RainbowSSS at Monkey Town

RainbowSSS at Monkey Town

RainbowSSS at Monkey Town

Democratization and the Networked Public Sphere

Apr 12 2007

Trebor Scholz, Dana Boyd, and Ethan Zuckerman will be discussing the democratizing potential of the Internet in the context of participatory Web-based technologies.

04/13/2007 6:30pm 8:30pm

The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.

How much:
$8, free for students

More details here.

2007 Delta International Film and Video Festival

Apr 2 2007

The 2007 Delta International Film and Video Festival happened this past weekend. Robyn Moore, an Assistant Professor of Photography and Video at Delta State University and former classmate invited me down to jury this years selection. Its an exciting new festival - consider submitting work next year!

2007 Delta International Film and Video Festival

2007 Delta International Film and Video Festival

NYC Grassroots Media Conference

Feb 20 2007

<<< 4th Annual NYC Grassroots Media Conference, Saturday Feb 24th >>>

The NYC Grassroots Media Conference Organizing Committee is happy to announce that the full conference program including workshop descriptions is now available on our website.

$5 - Youth (21 and Under) & Senior Registration
$15 - Student registration with valid ID

Read descriptions of all of the workshops at the conference:

Register today:

NYC Grassroots Media Conference
"Media and Movements Beyond Borders"
Saturday February 24th, 2007
New School University
65 Fifth Avenue (at 13th Street)

Some of the over 40+ workshops include:

  • Solidarity, Not Charity: A Youth Media Workshop on Katrina
  • Grassroots Media and Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards Development
  • Our World Our Mic: Creating Youth Radio Documentaries
  • Prometheus Radio Project and the global community radio movement
  • Crossing the Border: Hip Hop liberation, revolution and resistance
  • On Public Access and the State of Media: Policies That Affect Us All
  • Dead Trees: Small Magazines and Newspapers in the Digital Age
  • Black-Community Radio and Media Reform
  • Slingshot Hip Hop: From Brooklyn to Palestine
  • Art & Activism: the NYC Ghost Bike project
  • Youth exploring the Root Causes of Migration
  • Podcasting 101: Creating Your Own Podcast
  • NODE 101 - learning how to make a videoblog
  • Engaging workers through media
  • New York's Wireless Future
  • Youth Debate Concerns over Internet Filters, Sex Ed & Free Expression
  • We are all in Darfur, and Nairobi, & Johannesburg: The African perspective

Architecture and Situated Technologies

Oct 9 2006

A 3-day symposium bringing together researchers and practitioners from art, architecture, technology and sociology to explore the emerging role of "situated" technologies in the design and inhabitation of the contemporary metapolis.


Flying - September 29 @ Cakeshop

Sep 26 2006

Flying is playing at Cakeshop this Friday, September 29th