Tag Archives: Design

Call for Volunteers: OHNY Weekend, October 11-12


Open House New York invites you to join the team of more than 800 volunteers who help make OHNY Weekend one of New York’s favorite events. Go behind the scenes of the city’s most important buildings and see New York like you’ve never seen it!

Each year, OHNY Weekend opens up hundreds of buildings and sites throughout the five boroughs for two days of tours and talks with architects, urban designers, historians, city officials, and others. One of the country’s largest architecture and design festivals, OHNY Weekend is a celebration of New York’s built environment and an unparalleled opportunity to experience the city.

As an OHNY Weekend volunteer, you will staff one of more than 300 sites and tours to welcome visitors from around New York and around the world, assist with check-in and manage lines, and help make this the best OHNY Weekend ever! Volunteer for one shift of up to 4 hours and receive a 2014 limited edition OHNY Weekend t-shirt, as well as a Volunteer Passport that gives you and a friend front-of-the-line access to all non-reservation sites and tours during OHNY Weekend.

Sign up today! For more information and to register visit http://www.ohny.org. Questions? Email us at volunteer[at]ohny.org.

Register Here

Fwd: Friday, April 4 | Attention by Design – Natasha Schüll, Fred Turner, and Joseph Hankins

The NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication Lecture Series presents 
ATTENTION BY DESIGN  Friday, April 4 | 1:00-6:00 pm | 239 Greene Street, Floor 8
We live in a world of seemingly infinite information and limited cognitive resource. Academic and popular discourses alike speak of this situation in terms of an “attention economy” in which agencies, corporations, and parties compete for human psychological capacity. From everyday places like classrooms, airports, casinos, urban centers and shopping malls to exceptional sites like political rallies, megachurches, and exhibition halls, theories of human attention are constantly being enlisted as a means of tying political or commercial purposes to aesthetic schemes. In other words, at the intersection of psychology and culture, design matters. Attention by Design will explore the ways that perceptual processes are used to build arguments about social worlds. Join us on the afternoon of April 4, 2014 for a conversation about mental life in the designed environment. 
Fred Turner, Associate Professor of Communication, Stanford University
The Family of Man and the politics of attention in Cold War America
Natasha Schüll, Associate Professor of STS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Caught in the zone: The attentional economy of machine gambling
Joseph Hankins, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of California San Diego
A sleeping public: Buraku politics and the disciplines of attention