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Theorizing the Web 2016

November 5, 2015


The sixth annual Theorizing the Web event will be held April 15 and 16, 2016, at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York.

Read more about the event here. Most simply, TtW is a DIY event run by a small volunteer committee. The event is public, accessible, concerned with social power and inequality, and highlights thoughtful, critical ideas about technology and society. 

The Call for Papers is here. Please share this with anyone you think would like to submit or attend.



Tow Center For Digital Journalism Presents: Race and New Media

October 29, 2015
RaceDigitalMedia [1]
November 11th, 6pm, World Room, Pulitzer Hall/Journalism 
Presented by the MA Program in American Studies, the Center for Study of Ethnicity and Race, and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism “Race and New Media” is a panel discussion of identity and new digital publishing formats. The panel will feature Minh-Ha T. Pham of Pratt University , Susan E. McGregor of Columbia, Lisa Lucas publisher  of Guernica and TNI editor in chief Ayesha Siddiqi. The panelists will be speaking about their own experience as well as their sense of the way race works in the new media landscape.
To guarantee admission, please RSVP here 
For more information, please contact:
Matt Sandler,


October 20, 2015


To celebrate the release of our November issue, DIG, we will be hosting the U.S. premiere of contributor Anna Zett’s film, This Unwieldy Object, plus a screening of her DINOSAUR.GIF at Videology in Williamsburg. In This Unwieldy Object, the animated dinosaurs of Hollywood cinema meet the petrified ghosts of colonial history. You follow the protagonist on a road trip into the dusty heart of the USA, where fossil traders, sculptors and scientists are trying to reconstruct the plot of natural history. As she starts to get carried away by her own theories, the screen itself turns into a virtual dig site for unwieldy objects between science and fiction, trauma and entertainment, the remote past and the near future. Watch the trailer here.

Monday, November 9th
7 pm
308 Bedford Ave


Fall Exhibition Opening @ MoCADA 10/17

October 13, 2015


Celebrate the opening of Dis place, curated by Allison Davis and Ali Rosa-Salas, Selections from Revelations, a photography series by Kudzanai Chiurai, and HOW TO SUFFER POLITELY (And Other Etiquette), a print series by (TNI editor!) Kameelah Janan Rasheed.  Sounds by DJK7, and beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

Saturday Oct. 17
7-10 pm
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY
Free (donations appreciated)


An Evening with Gulf Labor @ The New School

September 25, 2015

In 2009, Human Rights Watch published a report, detailing alarming labor conditions and human rights violations on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi where a new Guggenheim Museum was to be built, one of several international cultural institutions. In response, several dozen artists, curators and cultural producers launched the Gulf Labor Artist Coalition with the intention of protect the rights of the migrant workers during the construction of museums on Saadiyat Island. Among various initiatives – public programs, exhibitions such as participation in this year’s Venice Biennale, the artist platform 52 Weeks, and research trips to the Emirates but also the countries where some of the workers come from – most recently, Gulf Labor’s protest has taken the form of a publication, The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor.

This event features reports by Gulf Labor members Nitasha Dhillon, Mariam Ghani, Amin Husain, Andrew Ross and Gregory Sholette and focuses on the repercussions in the art world of oppressive labor policies in art institutions. On the occasion of the release of their book, The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor, they expand on the most recent research and its implication for the work of artists and cultural producers everywhere.

FRI 2 OCT 2015
The New School University Center
Room U L104 (Lower Level)
63 Fifth Avenue @ 13th Street
New York, NY