Events Archive

Digital Capitalism

Date: November 12, 2019

Digital data processing has become infrastructural to economies global and local, while the imagination of capitalism has shifted firmly to a digitally-inspired vocabulary of innovation and computational efficiency. A conversation about the culture of digital capital.

Hosted by the Digital Theory Lab, co-sponsored by the Dean for the Humanities

Leif Weatherby
Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor Of German, NYU

Lilly Irani
Associate Professor of Communication, Science Studies, Critical Gender Studies and Design Lab, Data Science Institute, UC San Diego

Caitlin Zaloom
Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU

Finn Brunton
Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


Screens’r’us: Introducing Mauro Carbone’s Philosophy-Screens: from Cinema to Digital Revolution

Date: October 29, 2019

Screens have become a primary referential optical apparatus for everyday life in ways that influence the experience not only of seeing but also of thinking and desiring. This is why we need to question such experiences in an effort to make a philosophy on today's terms - a philosophy-screens.

Please join us for the launch of Mauro Carbone’s landmark book Philosophy-Screens: From
Cinema to Digital Revolution (SUNY Press, 2019).

Featuring:

Mauro Carbone
Professor of Aesthetics at the University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, and Honorary Member of the very prestigious Institut Universitaire de France.

Giovanna Borradori
Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Media Studies Program at Vassar College

Marta Nijhuis
Lecturer in Philosophy and Theory of Images at University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 and EAC Lyon, Book Translator, and Transmedia Artist

Moderated by Keith Whitmoyer (Social Sciences Department, New York City College of Technology)

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


Ghost Fleet (2019) Screening and Q&A

Date: October 24, 2019

The Department of Environmental Studies and Environmental Humanities Series invites you to a film screening and panel featuring:

Jon Bowermaster
Writer, filmmaker and adventurer
Carl Safina
Conservationist and writer
Andy Shen
Senior Oceans Advisor, Greenpeace
Moderated by Nandini Thiyagarajan (Faculty Fellow, NYU).

Ghost Fleet follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world’s insatiable appetite for seafood.

“By tackling their stories — and what they’ve endured — head on, it makes its point, leaving a bad taste in your mouth about that discounted tuna at your neighborhood supermarket,” writes the Washington Post in its review of “Ghost Fleet”.

Event Location:
Iris & B. Cantor Film Center
36 E 8th Street
New York, New York
10003


Introduction to a Hope:  Fostering the Humanities in a Professional School

Date: October 22, 2019

A panel exploration on the place of the Humanities in a professional education.

Rene Arcilla
Professor, Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities (Steinhardt)
James Fraser
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (Steinhardt)
Catharine Stimpson
Professor, English (Arts & Science)
Krishnendu Ray
Chair, Nutrition and Food Studies (Steinhardt)

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States


Why Trust Science?

Date: October 15, 2019

Join us for an evening with Naomi Oreskes on her new book, Why Trust Science? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the perils of global warming? Why should we trust science when our own politicians don't? In her new book, Naomi Oreskes offers a bold and compelling defense of science, revealing why the social character of scientific knowledge is its greatest strength—and the greatest reason we can trust it.

Naomi Oreskes is professor of the history of science and affiliated professor of Earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University. Her books include The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future and Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.  

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY
10003
United States