Tag Archives: Media


LOOPY (A Vine Symposium)

Check out the Draper Program’s own Nina Hien speaking about this new medium, along with some of the most exciting work being done by Viners right now.

More information available here: http://bricartsmedia.org/events/loopy-a-vine-art-symposium.

May 21, 7:00PM: Nina Hien curates LOOPY (A Vine Art Symposium) at BRIC House

The Draper Program’s own Nina Hien has curated a symposium examining Vine as a new artists’ medium. Nina will be giving a short talk about what makes Vine a seductive medium for artists, followed by screenings of the world’s foremost Vine channels and a Vine “symphony” by interactive design artist Daniel Liss.

Loopy: a Vine Art Symposium will explore this new medium and the practices of making “art” and telling stories in an immersive evening of channeling Vine artists and their magical works. Join Vineographers inkyviolet, pouringdown, Fariba– and Mermaid Hawley for a splendid evening from their corner pocket of Vine! Other featured Viners to be announced closer to the event.

May 21, 7:00PM – 9:00PM at BRIC House. Complete Event Info Here.

More information will be posted on Vine and Twitter at #LoopyVineArt & @LoopyVineArt


This Friday: New Media Archives w/ Lori Emerson and Ben Fino-Radin at New York University

New | Media Archives
Friday, November 15th at 5:00pm
239 Greene St, 8th Floor
Free and Open to the Public

How do we preserve an obsolete technology? How do we view and understand a work of art produced for a system that no longer exists? New media technologies present a host of new and challenging concerns for archivists, with a wide range of approaches to the preservation and even resurrection of dead media objects and systems. 

Join us Friday, November 15th at 5pm for the second event in this year’s PROGRAM lecture series. New | Media Archives brings together Lori Emerson (CU Boulder) and Ben Fino-Radin (MOMA) to address the concerns and opportunities of archiving new media technologies, and the ways new media have in turn transformed traditional archival practices.

Lori Emerson (University of Colorado, Boulder)

“The Media Archaeology Lab as Configurable Conceptual Object”

Lori Emerson will discuss how the Media Archaeology Lab has evolved over the years to become a DIY, community-driven, living archive. Depending on how you approach the MAL, it is now as much a site either of or for research and teaching as it is a site for artistic interventions, experiments, projects; an archive for obsolete media; or an archive for original works of digital art/literature along with their original platforms. Equally at home in literature departments, art departments, media studies departments, history of technology programs, computer science departments, libraries and archives, the MAL is the definition of a configurable, conceptual object.

Lori Emerson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Director of the Media Archaeology Lab. She writes and teaches on digital literature, experimental American and Canadian writing from the 20th and 21st century, history of computing, and media theory.

Ben Fino-Radin (Museum of Modern Art)

“Fragile Bits and Dead Media: Preserving Computer Based Works of Art”

Ben Fino-Radin is the Digital Repository Manager at the Museum of Modern Art and former Digital Conservator for Rhizome at the New Museum for Contemporary Art. His most recent archival project was XFR STN, an open-door artist-centered media archiving project for moving image and born digital works.

PROGRAM is an interdisciplinary event series organized by graduate students in NYU’s departments of Media, Culture and Communication, Comparative Literature, and Cinema Studies. The series  explores ongoing questions in the field of media studies, particularly the cultural, historical, aesthetic and political impact of software and programming.

Summer Course Announcement: Media Ethnography and Practice Led Research

Good morning Draperites,
See information below about a summer course offering: “Media Ethnography and Practice-led Media Research.” This course could be particularly useful to any who might be designing a thesis project with a media and practice component.
If you would like to take the course, just let Robert Dimit know – robert.dimit@nyu.edu.
Media Ethnography and Practice-led Media Research
Mo, Tu, We, Th 4:55pm- 7:40 pm;  May 28, 2013- Jun 15, 2013
Washington Square Campus

Allen Feldman


Associate Professor

Department of Media Culture and Communication

New York University.

The course focuses on the theories and methods of media/sensory ethnography, visual culture, and media archeology, through the linked topics of transcultural and trans-local processes, diaspora identities, the post colonial and human rights. The curriculum is aimed at graduate students from diverse disciplines who want to explore creative media practice as a research methodology. This course provides students with theoretical and practical grounding in multi-sited action research in trans-cultural and transnational settings. Through social historical and trans-cultural ethnographic perspectives practice-led pedagogy promotes a self- reflexive contextual and critical understanding

of the use of media for the conduct and dissemination of research and the creation of social knowledge through participatory cultural production. Practice-led media research is the theory, social history pedagogy and circulation of social science and humanities research through the production of film, video, internet, visual arts and other screen/audio based media. Practice-led research overcomes divisions between social theory and action-research, and between creative practice and evidence-based research. An important focus is the use of visual media to convey ideas and distinctive understandings about the world. There is a strong emphasis on comprehending visual phenomena in cross-cultural perspective and on the multifarious roles played by media in processes of identity and cultural formation in the world today.

Web Series from Draper Alum Derek McPhatter

Good afternoon Draperites,
Check out the comedic web-series She’s Out of Order, written and co-produced by fellow Draperite Derek Lee McPhatter (2006). She’s Out of Order is the first digital project from Under the Spell Productions, a non-profit whose programming seeks to reflect common threads in our shared humanity, emphasize the plight of women today and throughout history, and engage and educate diverse, non-traditional audiences.
Watch Episodes
For more about the show:
Televisual article about the show’s production
For more about Derek, see his Alumni Profile on our own in.ter.reg.num.