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Netpublics Video: Politics Discussion @ Studio-X

The Network Architecture Lab continues “Discussions on Networked Publics,” a series of panels examining how technology and social changes are transforming the public realm, held at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's Studio-X Soho Facility with a panel on "politics" that took place on April 13 at 6:30pm.

Our special guest was Stephen Graham who spoke about his new book, Cities Under Siege, published by Verso. Our other panelists were Deborah Natsios (Natsios/Young Architects and Cryptome.org) and Enrique Ramirez (Princeton University, Aggregat 456). Kazys Varnelis, director of the Network Architecture Lab moderated.

"Discussions on Networked Publics" extends the analysis of contemporary culture in the book Networked Publics, published in 2008 by the MIT Press and edited by Netlab Director Kazys Varnelis. More on the book at networkedpublics.org.

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Discussions on Networked Publics: Politics, 4/13/2010

The Network Architecture Lab continues “Discussions on Networked Publics,” a series of panels examining how technology and social changes are transforming the public realm, held at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's [GSAPP's] Studio-X Soho Facility, 180 Varick Street, Suite 1610, New York City. 

The third panel, on "politics" will take place on April 13 at 6:30 pm.

Our special guest is Stephen Graham. This is the New York book launch for his book Cities Under Siege, published by Verso. 

The panelists are:

Stephen Graham (University of Durham, UK)

Deborah Natsios (Natsios/Young Architects and Cryptome.org)

Enrique Ramirez (Princeton University, Aggregat 456)

Kazys Varnelis, director of GSAPP's Network Architecture Lab will moderate. 

"Discussions on Networked Publics" extends the analysis of contemporary culture in the book Networked Publics, published in 2008 by the MIT Press and edited by Netlab Director Kazys Varnelis. More on the book at http://networkedpublics.org. Copies of both Cities Under Siege and Networked Publics will be for sale at the event.

The event will be broadcast live worldwide via ustream.tv at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/discussions-on-network-publics

Viewers who can't make it in person are encouraged to submit questions and comments live during the show to @Columbia_Netlab on Twitter.

Video from the event will be archived on Vimeo and iTunes. 

Discussions on Networked Publics Series

Panel 1. Culture (archive)

9 February, 6.30

featuring: Michael Kubo, Michael Meredith, Will Prince, Enrique Ramirez, David Reinfurt,

and Mimi Zeiger

Panel 2. Place (archive)

25 March, 6.30

featuring: Amanda McDonald Crowley, Douglas Gauthier, Christina Ray, Mark Shepard,

Kevin Slavin, and Tim Ventimiglia

Panel 3. Politics

13 April, 6.30

featuring special guest Stephen Graham, Deborah Natsios, and Enrique Ramirez

Panel 4. Infrastructure

4 May, 6.30

Free and open to the public

RSVP: info@networkarchitecturelab.org

Events begin at 6:30 unless otherwise noted.

Studio-X New York

180 Varick Street, Suite 1610

1 train to Houston Street

[Studio-X is a downtown studio for experimental design and research run by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of Columbia University.]

Sponsored in part by Verso Books

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Netpublics Video: Place Discussion @ Studio-X

Amanda McDonald Crowley, Douglas Gauthier, Christina Ray, Mark Shepard, Robert Sumrell, and Tim Ventimiglia discuss place in network culture with Netlab Director Kazys Varnelis in the first of a series of talks at Columbia University's Studio-X research facility. Originally held on 2 February 2010

The pamphlet that the Netlab created for the talk, featuring an article by Kazys Varnelis and an interview with Hans Ibelings, the author of Supermodernism: Architecture in the Age of Globalization is available for download here.

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Discussions on Networked Publics: Place, 3/25/2010

The Network Architecture Lab continues “Discussions on Networked Publics,” a series of panels examining how technology and social changes are transforming the public realm, held at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's [GSAPP's] Studio-X Soho Facility, 180 Varick Street, Suite 1610, New York City. 

The second panel, on "place" will occur on March 25 at 6:30 pm.

The panelists are:

Amanda McDonald Crowley (Executive Directory of Eyebeam Art + Technology Center)

Douglas Gauthier (GSAPP faculty, architect and principal of Gauthier Associates)

Christina Ray (artist, curator, co-founder of Conflux Festival)

Mark Shepard (Buffalo University faculty, architect, artist, curator)

Tim Ventimiglia (architect and museum designer, associate at Ralph Applebaum Associates)

Kazys Varnelis, director of GSAPP's Network Architecture Lab will moderate. 

"Discussions on Networked Publics" extends the analysis of contemporary culture in the book Networked Publics, published in 2008 by the MIT Press and edited by Netlab Director Kazys Varnelis. More on the book at http://networkedpublics.org. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event.

The event will be broadcast live worldwide via ustream.tv at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/discussions-on-network-publics

Viewers who can't make it in person are encouraged to submit questions and comments live during the show to @Columbia_Netlab on Twitter.

Video from the event will be archived on Vimeo and iTunes. 

Discussions on Networked Publics Series

Panel 1. Culture (archive)

9 February, 6.30

featuring: Michael Kubo, Michael Meredith, Will Prince, Enrique Ramirez, David Reinfurt, and Mimi Zeiger

Panel 2. Place

25 March, 6.30

featuring: Amanda McDonald Crowley, Douglas Gauthier, Christina Ray, Mark Shepard, Kevin Slavin, and Tim Ventimiglia

Panel 3. Politics

13 April, 6.30

featuring special guest Stephen Graham

Panel 4. Infrastructure

4 May, 6.30

Free and open to the public

RSVP: gdb2106@columbia.edu

Events begin at 6:30 unless otherwise noted.

Studio-X New York

180 Varick Street, Suite 1610

1 train to Houston Street

[Studio-X is a downtown studio for experimental design and research run by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of Columbia University.]

Sponsored in part by the MIT Press



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The Future of Urbanism

Netlab Director Kazys Varnelis will deliver a lecture on "Networked Ecologies" in the Future of Urbanism Conference on Saturday March 20, 2010 at the University of Michigan A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Find out more and register here.  

Netpublics Video: Culture Discussion @ Studio-X

Michael Kubo, Michael Meredith, Will Prince, Enrique Ramirez, David Reinfurt, and Mimi Zeiger address culture, media, and architecture in network culture with Netlab Director Kazys Varnelis in the first of a series of talks at Columbia University's Studio-X research facility. Originally held on 9 February 2010. This discussion is also available as a podcast on iTunes and on Ustream.

The pamphlet that the Netlab created for the talk, featuring text by Michael Kubo and Rory Hyde on architectural publications is available for download here.

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Discussions on Networked Publics: Culture, 2/9/2010

The Network Architecture Lab announces a series of evening panels entitled “Discussions on Networked Publics” at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's Studio-X Soho Facility to investigate the changing conditions of the media, architecture, and urbanism today.

The mass audience and mass media analyzed by the Frankfurt School are long gone. As digital media and network technologies are increasingly integral with everyday life, the public is transforming. Today we inhabit multiple, overlapping and global networks such as user forums, Facebook, Flickr, blogs, and wikis. In lieu of watching TV, listening to the radio, or playing records, we text each other, upload images to social networking sites, remix videos, write on blogs and make snarky online comments. The media industry, which just a decade ago seemed well established, is in flux, facing its greatest challenge ever. If we can be certain of anything, it’s that as Karl Marx wrote, "all that is solid melts into air."

In 2008, we published Networked Publics (MIT Press), a book produced in collaboration with the University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communication examining how the social and cultural shifts centering around new technologies have transformed our relationships to (and definitions of) place, culture, politics, and infrastructure.

“Discussions on Networked Publics” seeks to explore the ramifications of these changes, giving particular attention to architecture and cities. In a set of five panels—culture, place, politics, infrastructure, and network society—we will explore the consequences of networked publics in detail. Our goal will be to come to an understanding of the changes in culture and society and how architects, designers, historians, and critics might work through this milieu.

 

 

The first panel is on culture. Our panelists will address the question of how media, architecture, and architectural media are changing in the context of networked publics.

Panel 1. Culture

9 February, 6.30

featuring: Michael Kubo, Michael Meredith, Will Prince, Enrique Ramirez, David Reinfurt, and Mimi Zeiger

Panel 2. Place

25 March, 6.30

Panel 3. Politics

13 April, 6.30

featuring special guest Stephen Graham

Panel 4. Infrastructure

4 May, 6.30

Free and open to the public

RSVP: gdb2106@columbia.edu

Events begin at 6:30 unless otherwise noted.

Studio-X New York

180 Varick Street, Suite 1610

1 train to Houston Street

[Studio-X is a downtown studio for experimental design and research run by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of Columbia University.]




Discussions On Networked Publics Series

The Network Architecture Lab announces a series of evening panels entitled “Discussions on Networked Publics “at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation, and Planning's Studio-X Soho to investigate the changing conditions of the media, architecture, and urbanism today.

The mass audience and mass media analyzed by the Frankfurt School are long gone. As digital media and network technologies are increasingly integral with everyday life, the public is transforming. Today we inhabit multiple, overlapping and global networks such as user forums, Facebook, Flickr, blogs, and wikis. In lieu of watching TV, listening to the radio, or playing records, we text each other, upload images to social networking sites, remix videos, write on blogs and make snarky online comments. The media industry, which just a decade ago seemed well established, is in flux, facing its greatest challenge ever. If we can be certain of anything, it’s that as Karl Marx wrote, "all that is solid melts into air."

In 2008, Columbia University's Network Architecture Lab published Networked Publics, a book produced in collaboration with the University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communication examining how the social and cultural shifts centering around new technologies have transformed our relationships to (and definitions of) place, culture, politics, and infrastructure.

“Discussions on Networked Publics” seeks to explore the ramifications of these changes, giving particular attention to architecture and cities. In a set of five panels—culture, place, politics, infrastructure, and network society—we will explore the consequences of networked publics in detail. Our goal will be to come to an understanding of the changes in culture and society and how architects, designers, historians, and critics might work through this milieu. Discussions will be recorded for playback on the Internet and eventually edited and transcribed into a pamphlet to be made available at the conclusion of the series.

 

Discussions on Networked Publics Series 

Panel 1. Culture 9 February 2010

 

Featuring:

Michael Kubo, Michael Meredith, Will Prince, Enrique Ramirez, David Reinfurt, and Mimi Zeiger 

Panel 2. Place 25 March

featuring: Amanda McDonald Crowley, Douglas Gauthier, Christina Ray, Mark Shepard, Robert Sumrell, and Tim Ventimiglia 

Panel 3. Politics 13 April

featuring: Stephen Graham, Deborah Natsios, Enrique Ramirez 

Panel 4. Infrastructure 4 May

featuring: David Benjamin, Frank Pasquale, Molly Wright Steenson, Mason White  

Meaning of Network Culture in Eurozine

Netlab Director Kazys Varnelis's article, "The Meaning of Network Culture" appears in Eurozine, an edited aggregator of some 100 European cultural magazines (including the Lithuanian Kulturos Barai, which published the piece).

This introduction serves as a foundation for the larger Netlab project on Network Culture

2010 Site Update

For 2010, we have rebuilt the Netlab Web site, readying the Netlab's online presence for an exciting year at Columbia and at Studio-X. We decided to launch the new site even though not everything is 100% ready since, even though there are still a few rough patches here and there, the new site is much more effective at conveying our mission. We welcome your comments

The new, dynamically-rendered front page utilizes technology not available when we first developed the site in fall of 2006 to give access to more content, more quickly. The Netlab maintains its commitment to using Open Source software wherever possible by utilizing the Drupal content management system.

We apologize that it seems that Internet Explorer 6 isn't happy with our front page yet. We will try to accomodate it, but it is nine years since it was released. We recommend that you upgrade, not only for the experience of our site, but to improve your experience of all sites.