Monthly Archives: September 2012

Walls and Bridges Festival of French and American Artists and Intellectuals

Walls and Bridges, the Franco-American arts and ideas series which brought over 50 cultural events to New York in 2011, returns to the city in October 2012!
Curated by Villagillet and supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.
This season’s wide selection of events spans more than 15 talks, concerts, dance and theatre performances, storytelling shows and even includes the exploration of a mysterious and hidden literary and arts salon.

Environmental Art Film Festival & Green Grants Workshop Session

Two events (fast-approaching!) from the NYU Office of Sustainability:

First, the Environmental Art Film Festival, happening this Thursday, is screening its first movie. Food will be provided and a facilitated discussion will happen after the movie. Attached is the flyer, and see more info below.
Second, the Green Grants Workshop Session is happening on Friday. Folks with ideas for potential Green Grants will be able to brainstorm with others, find expertise, and form teams. RSVP and more info is here.
The first Environmental Art Film Festival event is THIS THURSDAY —
a screening of The Sacrifice and an interactive, dynamic discussion about our own reactions to fear, rituals and responses to crisis.RSVP links are here:

Join the GSAS Graduate Student Government, Global Liberal Studies Program and the Sustainability Office
for a series of three award-winning films and dynamic discussions that explore the meaning and value of
ritual practice and personal transformation in the face of global environmental crisis.

Each event will include a screening and a creative-format discussion tying the film to issues
such as how we respond to fear in times of crisis, our relationship to changes in natural cycles,
and our personal experiences of environmental loss and appreciation of all that remains.

The series is free and open to the public. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

** The Sacrifice (Tarkovsky, 1986) — screening & discussion Thurs Sep 27, 5:30-9:00
** Le Quattro Volte (Frammartino, 2011) — screening & discussion Thurs Oct 11, 6:30-9:00
** The Turin Horse (Tarr, 2012) — screening & discussion Thurs Oct 25, 7:15-10:30

Final Brief — Environmental Art Film Fest 2012.pdf

Seeking volunteers for Guggenheim project, stillspotting nyc


The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking a number of volunteers for stillspotting nyc, an exciting project directed by the museum’s curatorial staff.


Hearing is often measured with an audiogram, a test in which humans are asked to raise their hands or press a button when detecting a range of tones of a certain frequency or intensity. Audiogram, a project by NYC prank-collective Improv Everywhere and audiologist Tina Jupiter, seeks to examine how the effects of urban noise on our hearing can be measured more creatively, reinterpreting the traditional audiogram into a new experience combining science with humor and the element or surprise.


In this edition, visitors will begin at the lobby of the Bronx Museum of the Arts and take part in a live hearing evaluation with ambient sounds from the Joyce Kilmer Park off the Bronx Grand Concourse. Participants will engage with pre-recorded sound that will be downloaded to personal mp3 players or borrowed iPods. Walking through the park, a narrator will guide listeners through changing perspectives on sounds in the city so that, among the aural blips and beeps, participants may encounter surprises along the way. To learn more please visit:


We are seeking volunteers who will have the ability to facilitate visitor experiences at various locations chosen by artist collaborators near the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Joyce Kilmer Park off the Grand Concourse. If you have a demonstrated interest and experience in one or more of the following areas, we encourage you to apply:


  • Audiology, Speech, and Hearing
  • Music
  • Sound Art
  • Humor and Improvisation
  • Bronx Borough History and Culture
  • Urban Parks and Urban Design


This edition will be open the weekend of October 13-14, 2012 from 11am-7pm in the Bronx and easily accessible by subway. While this is an unpaid opportunity, a stipend to cover meals and transportation expenses will be provided to all volunteers. Qualified and interested volunteers please send your resume and cover letter to by Wednesday September 26th. Indicate the title stillspotting nyc volunteer in the subject line.


Draper Student Organization party TONIGHT, with FREE DRINKS!

The Draper Student Organization’s�Kick Off Party�is Tonight — Thursday, 8:30pm — at the Four Faced Liar�(165 West 4th Street).

Swing by and schmooze with some other Draperites! Meet future research collaborators, business partners, friends, lovers, whatever!
Best of all,�***FREE DRINKS***�the DSO will pay for your first one (or two, or three!?) drinks! Get there early before we run out.
See you there,
The DSO 🙂
(Scott, Bridget and Valentine)

NYU Anamesa Journal – Final Call for Submissions Reminder – due 9/23


Anamesa, Fall 2012

blur boundaries, re-imagine links, explore the between

Anamesa, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal of graduate student writing and art based at New York University, is now accepting submissions for its Fall 2012 print issue. Current and recent graduate students across all disciplines are encouraged to send in their writing�including but not limited to academic essays, creative non-fiction, reportage, interviews, reviews, short stories, and poetry�and visual art of any sort, keeping in mind that the journal is a printed publication. Anamesa considers material from a variety of subject matters and selects creative, intelligent works that reflect the transdisciplinary nature of the graduate community.


Works of writing should be 6000 words or less. Nonfiction works must include an abstract of 200 words or less. Academic papers must adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style. All submissions are blind-reviewed so there should be no author-identifying information in the text of the written work, although author�s contact information should be included in the cover sheet as detailed below. Although the publication will be in English, we are also interested in texts in translation.

Visual art submissions must be in digital format with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI and minimum size of 5 x 7 inches.
The submission deadline is Sunday, September 23.
Send submissions and inquiries to Please include a cover page with your name, departmental affiliation, expected degree and date, telephone number, and email address (this can be in the body of your email). We accept multiple submissions, but we ask that you place each submission in a different email message. All submissions should be emailed with the subject heading listing the relevant genre (e.g., �nonfiction,� �fiction,� �poetry,� or �art�).

For further information and to view previous issues of Anamesa, Printed copies of Anamesa are available at the office for the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought at 14 University Place.


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