Program for Critical Making Event Dec 1

Digging Deep: Ecosystems, Institutions and Processes for Critical Making December 1, 2015. CUNY Graduate Center Session 1, 12:30-2:30 pm Designing Institutions of Critical Thinking and Material Making General introduction Patrik Svensson and others Important issues and challenges (based on participant input) Four introductions/statements Anne Balsamo, New School Matt Ratto, University…

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Higher Education and Space – recent examples

Higher education has a curious and contentious relationship with space and buildings. I am involved in several projects looking at the connection between the intellectual/operational mission of the university and its architectural materiality – the largest project looking at “interactive spaces” together with architect Anna Misharina and others. I will not go into…

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Presentation|Tech (I): Preamble

This is the first installation in a short series of posts on presentations, presentation technology (software and infrastructure) and presentation culture (mostly within the academic setting). This first post gives some background to my personal interest in presentation technology and uses HUMlab as a key example of presentation infrastructure. I take…

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Close Reading PowerPoint

Erica Robles-Anderson (NYU) and I have spent some dedicated time over the last year thinking about presentation technology and presentation culture. The first result of this collaborative work is an article on the history and critical context of PowerPoint and presentation software/culture (under review). We also thought that it would be…

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