Monthly Archives: March 2013

DSO Spring Soiree Tonight at Four Faced Liar!

The Draper Student Organization’s 2nd Spring Soiree is TONIGHT (Thursday, March 28) at 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 Draper Student Organization

Draperite Christine Olson Nabs Year-Long Met Museum Internship

Congratulations to Christine Olson! She will be graduating from Draper this May and heading straight into the selective, year-long Tiffany internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In her new role, Christine will assist curators in The American Wing with research and documentation of the permanent collections, special exhibitions, or additional ongoing departmental projects, as well as participating in museum seminars and conducting gallery talks.

Christine said that this feels “like a validation of my work” at Draper and we couldn’t be happier for her.

Friday Mar 29th (10am- 2pm), THATCamp, Rutgers-Newark

Please join us on Friday Mar 29th (10am- 2pm) in the Robeson Campus Center at Rutgers-Newark for THATCamp, an informal, non-disciplinary, collaborative, productive “unconference” where sessions are proposed on the spot.
What’s a THATCamp you ask? Click here to learn more.
We’ll be joined by our digital humanities librarian and we’ll talk about things like digital activism, map hacking, digital research and whatever else we come up with.
And if that’s not enough…there will be food involved.
This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate Program in American Studies and funded by Microsoft Research.
For location and information on the Robeson Campus Center:

Save the Date: Different Games @ NYU PolyTech April 26-27

Please save the date and register now for Different Games! Different Games is the first ever conference on diversity, difference and inclusivity in digital games, hosted April 26-27, 2013 at NYU’s Polytechnic Institute in downtown Brooklyn. Different Games is a space for radical discussions of representation in games and the relationship of the medium to designer and player identity. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Events at Different Games will involve panel discussions, hands on workshops, peer-to-peer breakout sessions and a game arcade. Keynotes include: Mary Flanagan, “Critical Play: Inclusive Design, Revolutionary Games” and Celia Pearce, “Kickstarting a Revolution, One Tweet at a Time.” Other presenters include Anna Anthropy, Mattie Brice, Robert Yang, Nick Fortungo, Adrienne Shaw, Raiford Guins, Kaho Abe, representatives of Babycastles and more! For our tentative schedule, please check our website:

Different Games is free to all presenters and attendees, but space is limited, so we do ask that you register via
All questions should be direct to Different Games co-organizer,

See you there!
Sarah Schoemann + Laine Nooney
Different Games Co-Organizers

Wed 3/27 – our Native New York Speaker Series with Maria Hupfield

As part of its speakers’ series
Native New York:
Indigenous Art Practices in New York City
We will be welcoming Maria Hupfield for a special guest lecture & performance.
Wednesday March 27th @ 6:30 pm
Draper Conference Room, 24 East 8th Street
All are welcome!
 About Ms. Hupfield:
Based in Brooklyn New York I am Canadian Native American, of Anishnaabe (Ojibway) heritage and a member of Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario Canada. A graduate of the MFA program at York University, I earned a BA Specialist in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College, Canada. Selected for the 2013 winter studio residency, Wave Hill NY, I am also a Lead Artist for the 2012 Artist in Leadership Program, Smithsonian Washington DC and a 2013 Guest Artist for The Big Draw hosted by The Drawing Center New York. This past year I have shown at the Museum of Art and Design New York, Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver, Power Plant Toronto, and the 7a*11d International Performance Festival Toronto. In 2011 my work was featured in the winter edition of Black Flash Magazine on performance photography and in the North Edition of Fuse Magazine winter for the collaborative artist project “From the Moon to the Belly” with Laakkuluk Williamson.

Artist Statement:
Interdisciplinary in nature my practice explores universal conditions locating the body in relationship to self, objects and place. It is through my work that I insert myself into new conversations with objects functioning as tools; jingle boots track body rhythms, bear masks channel connection with the natural world, and silver bones quantify cultural memory. Working across disciplines allows me to engage in intersecting points of dialogue between Western and non-Western visual representations and philosophical approaches.