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Digital Studies Group

The Digital Studies Group (DSG) brings together CUNY faculty members, researchers, and doctoral students interested in a broad range of intellectual, cultural, economic, legal, and pedagogical issues related to the growing impact of digital media on the ways we read, think, teach, learn and entertain ourselves in the United States and across the globe. Beginning in fall 2009, the seminar will meet periodically at The CUNY Graduate Center to hear presentations of ongoing digital media research work, to discuss traditional and online texts on digital media issues, and to explore new digital media approaches to cultural production and to questions of teaching and learning.


Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education, April 11th

  • **forgive cross posting**

    Please join us for a conversation with protagonists from Anhoek School, Brooklyn Brainery, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Machine Project, Mildred’s Lane, New York Arts Practicum, NYC Resistor, Occupy University, School of Missing Studies (SMS), SOMA Summer, The Public School, and Trade School.

    Education outside of a traditional classroom is on the rise. Again. Spurred on by DIY culture, a tidal wave of student debt, and changes in technology, new non-traditional learning scenarios are emerging in many academic disciplines.

    Moving beyond questioning whether these alternative spaces can produce meaningful learning, this roundtable seeks to bring together artists, educators, and scholars to present case studies of their experiments in this area, discuss why this is happening now, and explore the future of creative learning outside of the conventional classroom.

    Some of the questions we seek answers to are: How is learning different in this model? What kind of social and cultural formations are possible in a DIY model that are not possible in a traditional classroom? Can non-accredited, unofficial and transitory programs replace the cultural capital aggregation and discursive community building that lies at the core of the contemporary school? What is the importance of some form of traditional or non-traditional accreditation in this process?


    Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education
    Apr 11, 2013, 6:30pm public roundtable
    CUNY Graduate Center, room 9206
    365 5th Avenue


    Anhoek School, Mary Walling Blackburn
    Brooklyn Brainery, Jen Messier & Jonathan Soma
    Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, Ajay Singh Chaudhary & Abby Kluchin
    Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Haley Mellin
    Machine Project, Mark Allen
    Mildred’s Lane, J. Morgan Puett
    New York Arts Practicum, Michael Mandiberg
    NYC Resistor, Jon Santiago
    Occupy University, Yukiko Hanawa and Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo
    School of Missing Studies (SMS), Katherine Carl and Srdjan Jovanović Weiss
    SOMA Summer, Carla Herrera-Prats
    The Public School, Nova Benway & Taeyoon Choi
    Trade School, Caroline Woolard

    Moderated by Michael Mandiberg, College of Staten Island, CUNY.

    Cosponsored by CUNY Center for Humanities, Graduate Center Digital Initiatives and JustPublics@365.

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