Networks at the Penn Humanities Forum

I am delighted to be speaking at the Penn Humanities Forum's symposium, "Space, Hierarchy, and Power in Humanistic Research" tomorrow, February 22, 2013. I will be talking about networks and power, in light of the day's theme of cores and peripheries and my own position at Columbia. Both of my talks will revolve around the question of how power is distributed and naturalized through networks. It's a real honor to be back at Penn and to be asked to participate in the Graduate Humanities Forum and I am very much looking forward to it. 

Modernist Faces of Lithuanian capital

Modernist Faces of Lithuanian capital:

More on my dual allegiances The English edition of Vilnius 1900-2013: A Guide to the City’s Architecture is out and may be read or downloaded via the link mentioned in the news story at 15min.lt

On my Alter Ego… 

On my Alter Ego… :

I have dual citizenships and dual allegiances, both to the US and the EU, not only being a US and Lithuanian citizen, but also teaching at Columbia and the University of Limerick.

Here’s a little piece that talks about what the School of Architecture at University of Limerick is up too. 

While this colonization is still in its early stages, it is different from the suburban flight of decades earlier, when young parents fled a city consumed by crime and drugs. These days, young creatives are fleeing a city that has become too affluent.

"While this colonization is still in its early stages, it is different from the suburban flight of decades earlier, when young parents fled a city consumed by crime and drugs. These days, young creatives are fleeing a city that has become too affluent."

Hmm… that would be me. 

See Creating Hipsturbia

Reading Megalopolis (at train 99 bos-nyc)

Reading Megalopolis (at train 99 bos-nyc)

Peepers, Flashers, and Other Law Breakers

 

The Netlab explores architecture, networks, privacy, voyeurism, and exposure on Monday, February 11, 2013 6:30pm in Columbia University's Wood Auditorium.

Since the Enlightenment, both architecture and the law have provided parallel and often complimentary definitions of the public and private. Under network culture, however, walls have a new permeability and laws have a new instability. Amidst all this, our own perception of what constitutes private life is changing with our use of online social networks.
 
Leaders in architecture, digital media, and the law take on this rapidly changing landscape in a wide-ranging conversation on privacy, self-exposure, and space.
 
Beatriz Colomina,  Princeton University SOA
Eric Höweler, Höweler + Yoon Architecture
Helen Nissenbaum, NYU Information Law Institute
Mark Shepard, University of Buffalo
Kazys Varnelis, Columbia University GSAPP
 

Pitchfork: Where do you think the world will be in 50 years...


Pitchfork: Where do you think the world will be in 50 years time?

AG: When I genetically engineer my child from a test tube, I want them to have big eyes.

(via Interviews: Crystal Castles | Features | Pitchfork)

Now what?

If “technology is our modernity,” now what? 

"The core purpose of a great lecturer is not primarily to transmit information… The real purpose of a..."

“The core purpose of a great lecturer is not primarily to transmit information… The real purpose of a lecture is to show the mind and heart of the lecturer at work, and to engage the minds and hearts of learners.” -

notational: Richard Gunderman makes a case against the alleged death of the lecture as an education format. What he argues for instead is reminiscent of Alain de Botton’s notion of the secular sermon.  (via explore-blog)

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