Category Archives: Events


A Rogue Frequency: book and record launch



Yume Cyan, Last Dance of the Fairies, Nagoya City, Japan (June 2013)

punctum and the Center for Transformative Media, Parsons The New School for Design are co-hosting A Rogue Frequency on Saturday, September 28th, from 5:30-8:00 pm @Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (66 Fifth Avenue), to celebrate the launch of punctum records and to feature a reading/sound/music mashup with musical artist Taft, plus Katherine Behar + Emmy Mikelson, Jamie “Skye” Bianco, Andreas Burckhardt (author of punctum’s A Sanctuary of Sounds), Rachel Cantor, Oliver Kellhammer, Léopold Lambert, Marget Long, Dominic Pettman, Allen W. Strouse (author of punctum’s forthcoming My Gay Middle Ages), and Marina Zurkow. Books will be available for purchase and there will also be a reception. The Facebook page for the event is HERE.



Cyber-Nietzsche | 04.13.2013


On April 13,  2013, The Center for Transformative Media (CTM) at Parsons The New School for Design presented ‘Cyber-Nietzsche: Tunnels, Tightropes, Net-&-Meshworks’: a day-long symposium on the relation of Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy to Media Studies, Cybernetics, and the so-called ‘Digital Humanities’ (Human, All too Human?).

The Nietzsche Workshop@Western is an annual international conference that provides an academic forum for scholars and students to discuss the most salient issues of contemporary society in light of the critical perspectives and politico-philosophical insights of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.

Speakers included:

Jen Boyle, Coastal Carolina University;  Sarah Choukah, Universite de Montreal;  Pawel Krol, Universite Laval;  Nicola Masciandaro, City University of New York;  Jimmy Raskin, Miguel Abreu Gallery; Dylan Wittkower, Old Dominion University; Joseph Nechvatal, School of Visual Arts;  Eugene Thacker, The New School;  Babette Babich, Fordham University;  Gary Shapiro, University of Richmond, Emeritus;  Shannon Bell, York University;  Dominic Pettmann, The New School; and Nandita Biswas Mellamphy & Dan Mellamphy, Western University.

Full conference at UStream:

Selected NWWiv presentations at Vimeo:

Future of Security: Ethical Hacking, Big Data and The Crowd | 10.24.12


On October 24th, 2012,  The Parsons Institute for Information Mapping [PIIM] and the Center for Transformative Media at The New School [CTM] hosted The Future of Security: Ethical Hacking, Big Data, and the Crowd.  This event was a day long series of panels discussing emerging, disruptive forces changing the landscape of global security across a wide range of disciplines, and brought researchers, practitioners, and security professionals together to explore what might be broadly characterized as the current [and rapidly evolving] global security landscape. The event was
organized by Chris Goranson [Director, PIIM] and Ed Keller [Director, CTM].

Key panels included the following topic areas:

  • Ethical Hacking / Hacktivism- Emerging landscapes of identity and anonymity in a networked world.
  • The impact and future of open source tools and resources.
  • Big Data and Networks “Just-in-time” Support for governments, industry and organizations during crises.
  • The future landscape of national and global network security, new forms of sovereignty.
  • Understanding the use, misuse and linking of broad topical datasets.
  • Real-time monitoring and social network exchanges.
  • Crowd-sourced data exchange, walled-garden networks, and Kickstarter funded hardware and software hacks.
  • Impacts of open data structures on health networks and crisis response.
  • Citizens and sensors and the changing landscape of privacy.

The conference was developed by PIIM and CTM as an extension of research begun in 2011 with several separate projects, including Parsons The New School for Design entry in the ‘Digital Media and Learning Competition’, a yearly event which focused in 2011/12 on the emerging use of digital badges and alternate credentialing systems in online learning and the potential for new ‘open badges’ credentialing to be deployed in citizen science, hacktivist, and crisis response scenarios.
PIIM & CTM: The Future of Security Conference Fall 2012
Selected panels:

For more information, visit the Future of Security website.