School of Art, Media, and Technology

Postponed! Streaming Culture: Salen + Scholz

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***Due to snow, this event has been postponed to a later date***

Parsons School of Art, Media, and Technology presents:


Friday, February 26th – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Parsons The New School for Design
Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York City
Admission: Free

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Katie Salen

Katie is Professor of Design and Technology in the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons the New School for Design. She also runs a non-profit called the Institute of Play that is focused on games and learning, and is co-editor of the International Journal of Learning and Media (MIT Press). She is collaborating with David Birchfield from ASU on a project called Gaming SMALLab, which explores connections between games, learning, and embodied play and has helped to open a new public school called Quest to Learn, which takes games as a the starting point for a situated model of learning. Katie is co-author of Rules of Play, a textbook on game design, The Game Design Reader, and editor of The Ecology of Games: Connecting Youth, Games, and Learning, all from MIT Press. Katie worked as an animator on Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed animated feature “Waking Life,” and co-developed “Karaoke Ice,” an ice-cream truck turned mobile karaoke unit deployed to collect and curate idiosyncratic performances of tinkle-pop songs. She designs big games, slow games, and game-like experiences for audiences of all types.

Trebor Scholz

Trebor Scholz teaches in the Department of Culture and Media Studies at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts in New York City.Over the last two years, Scholz’ work was comprised of writing, teaching, and conference organization. Dr. Trebor Scholz’ research interests focus on social media, especially in education, art, and media activism outside the United States and Europe. His artwork was shown at several Biennials and he has contributed numerous book chapters and articles in the area of Internet Studies. Scholz presented at many dozen conferences worldwide. In 2004, he founded the Institute for Distributed Creativity (iDC). Its mailing list, which he moderates, is a leading discussion forum in network culture. 

Autonomedia published The Art of Free Cooperation of which he is the co-editor in 2007. Scholz convened several major conferences including Kosova: Carnival in the Eye of the Storm, Free Cooperation (with G. Lovink), Share Widely, and Situated Technologies (with M. Shepard and O. Khan) and most recently The Internet as Playground and Factory (2009). He is currently working on a monograph and an anthology about digital labor.

About Streaming Culture

The New School comprises eight different schools with hundreds of programs in the visual and performing arts, design, the humanities, public policy, and the social sciences. This lecture series pairs faculty from the various schools and their guests, to discuss some of the pressing issues facing their fields, and to explore common grounds between aesthetic and political practices. Hailing from all New School divisions, the speakers will inspire students, colleagues and the public to connect across disciplines.

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Organized by Victoria Vesna, Visiting Professor (UCLA) and Director of Research, School of Art, Media & Technology, Parsons The New School of Design.

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