Pain Revisited @ The Whitney Museum

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Pain Revisited

Sunday November 13th,
Whitney Museum of American Art

This Sunday, November 13 2016, a video work produced by the New Media department’s own Nontsikelelo Mutiti in collaboration with Dyani Douze will be screened at the Whitney Museum. as part of the exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 curated by Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator. This work speaks to our time, our histories and works to edify our community. Nontsi quotes “It is an honour to be presenting work alongside artists whose values I admire as much as their work.”

For more details go to

Whitney Museum
of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014

New Media Lecture Series: Fiona Raby

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Fiona Raby
Wednesday, October 5th
6:30 – 8:00pm
Neuberger Museum Study 

Fiona Raby is one half of Dunne and Raby whose work over the past three decades as designers and educators has pioneered new ways of thinking about the relationship between design, science, and technology.

Fiona is Professor of Design and Emerging Technology at The New School in New York. She is co-author with Anthony Dunne of Design Noir (2001) and Speculative Everything (2013).

Projects include Technological Dream Series, No 1: Robots (2007), Designs For An Over Populated Planet: Foragers (2010), The United Micro Kingdoms (2013) and The School of Constructed Realities (2015). In 2015 Dunne & Raby received the inaugural MIT Media Lab Award and were nominated for the Prince Philip Designers Prize in 2016.

Negotiated Realities

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Negotiated Realities is an exhibition of socially responsive art that explores
gender, environmental issues, invisible histories and
the ideologies of self within marginalized communities, curated by Daniela Fifi.

Opening Reception: October 6th, 5 – 7pm
Symposium: Oct 14 – 16, 2016.

Featured Artists 

Karina Puente
Gerard Gaskin
Jacqueline Bishop
Simon Benjamin
Shirin Banou
Nontsikelelo Mutiti
Vaimona Niumeitolu
Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Presented in conjunction with the Museum of Impact and with the
The Socially Responsive Museum Symposium, Oct 14 – Oct 16, 2016
Visit for more information.

TC | AAE Teachers College, Columbia University, | Art + Art Education
Dr. Judith M. Burton, Director | Brian Buffer, MacyArt Gallery Fellow
525 West 120th Street | New York, New York, 10027

Directions By Subway: #1 Train to Columbia University- 116th Street
By Bus M4&M104 on Broadway, M11 on Amsterdam Ave.

Image Courtesy of the artist Nontsikelelo Mutiti
Excerpt from the installation Black Thang, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, 2016


Student Exhibition: Steve Ferri | 9/19

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Steve Ferri will be showing his work in 2 Walls next week. There will be an opening Monday Sept 19 at 6pm.

Students, if you’d like to show your work fill out this form.

Artist Statement:

BROENZ MAZE is an exhibition continuing to build on previous works through a visual narration of where I’m from and how I grew up- showing the nature of a ghetto through first hand experiences. The aesthetic of the work will explore social and personal issues that affect African Americans in these environment. I want the work to create an experience that allows the user feel the environment visually but also questioning its importance.

Interposed: New Media Art Show

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Please join us for the opening reception of INTERPOSED, an exhibition organized by the New Media Junior Seminar class with Professor Brooke Singer at Purchase College’s new art space, PC4Yonkers.

interposed poster

Student-led tours: Please email Prof. Singer ( for appointments on Wednesday April 6 or April 13

Dylan Gauthier workshop: On Wednesday, April 13, from 3:30-5pm, artist Dylan Gauthier will lead a public and free workshop titled “Making Social Spaces/Making Spaces Social.” The focus will be on how architecture and the built environment shape and define our social interactions. The workshop will open up discussion on how the spaces we live and work might be re-envisioned, reconfigured and reorganized to create new opportunities for sociality, mutal-aid and collectivity.

*From 6:30-8pm on April 1 also at PC4Yonkers will be a panel “Our Share: Art, Yonkers, and the Politics of Urban Renewal organized and moderated by Tal Beery (MFA Visual Arts student).

Michael Bell-Smith’s Work Featured in Two Exhibitions

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“Chatham Square”
March 13- April 24

Foxy Production
2 East Broadway, 200
New York, NY

“Chatham Square” is the inaugural exhibition of Foxy Productions’s new location in Chinatown. The show is an embodiment of Chatham Square, the eight street intersection of which the gallery looks upon, reflecting the history of synthesis, of traffic flows, and of local connections. It includes painting, video, drawing, sculpture, and collage by Michael Bell-Smith, Sascha Braunig, Ellen Cantor, Petra Cortright, Sara Magenheimer, and Travess Smalley.

March 3- May 8th

The Swiss Institute
18 Wooster Street
New York, NY

“FADE IN: INT. ART GALLERY – DAY” explores the roles that art plays in film and television. Sculptures, paintings and installations have been sourced, reproduced and created in response to works that have been made to appear on screen. Professor Bell-Smith’s contribution is a selection of fake magazine covers sourced from the Hollywood prop print shop, The Earl Hayes Press.

The Gifshop

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Students in Tega Brain’s class, Drawing, Seeing, and Moving with Code, experiment with code in a physical form. Students exported a sequence of ten static frames from gifs made in p5.js. The results are printed on lenticular paper and displayed on 5x5in cards that the viewer is invited to rotate and observe the image in movement. The cards are then fixed to a laser-cut plywood backing providing handles for the viewer to manipulate the work. “The Gifshop” is on display in the New Media wing of the Natural Science building.

Eyeo Festival 2016 Volunteer

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Held annually since 2011, the Eyeo Festival brings together creative coders, data designers and creators working at the intersection of data, art & technology for inspiring talks, workshops, labs and events. The festival for 2016 will take place June, 6-9 in Minneapolis, MN.

With ticket at a high price, students can apply to be volunteers to also free gain admission. Applications close January 9th.


Volunteer Application


2015 Lineup

Talks from 2015 festival


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Opening December 10th, 5:30 PM
2 Walls Gallery
Natural Sciences Building #1064
Interactive Design, 2015,  by Prof. Hakan Topal

is to be part of a significant and noticeable thing.

The current exhibit is a snapshot of existing social, political and economic realities. By looking more closely, FIGURE OF ___ encourages us to consider how we have made a contribution to these realities constantly unfolding around us. Through the use of data visualizations, we are presenting some of the pressing global issues to understand human impacts on habitat.




It’s only getting worse. The number of refugees is increasing. There are hundreds of thousands of people traveling ocean routes looking for peace in Europe. Not all can make it – sinking boats, death, double-crossing smugglers – take a look beyond the numbers.



This project provides comparisons between CEOs and their lowest paid employee salaries by putting a well-known name in the same space as the common employee.



Due to one of the worst droughts in the state’s history, California homeowners have taken various approaches to reduce water usage by altering their landscaping and incorporating drought-tolerant plants. Residents rather have rather artificial plants, rocks, and decorative dirt than letting their lawns turn brown and showing the true color of the effects of the drought. While it is a means to conserve water, it is also a superficial way of covering up this intense climate change.



A discussion on the benefits of composting and the effects of throwing away possible compostable trash. This project highlights the process of composting at SUNY Purchase College, focusing on the Rocket Composter machine located on our campus.



Through research, I have discovered a correlation between religiosity and labeling homosexuality as illegal.  I have explored the western countries that are the most religious ones. It is interesting to comprehend the level of LGBT freedoms in those contexts.



Casual Encounters tells the stories of survivors of sex trafficking, revealing the unsettling truth that sex workers are not always consenting adults in the US.



One of the top two leading causes of clinical depression is divorce and unemployment. This project intends to finds connections between the two through analyzing data about states that suffer from the highest rate of depression and finding correlations to the rate of unemployment. Focusing on the top three states, a generalization of the problem will be displayed.



As a result of the Anthropocene, I am exploring the vaguely understood creation of Bisphenol-A and the effects it has today. Produced during the process of making plastics, BPA has shown evidence that it disrupts human hormones when coming into contact with us. My goal is to make society more aware and more cautious of what they let their bodies come in contact to.



Ocean Acidification is the ongoing decrease in pH levels in the earth oceans, resulting from the uptake of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The fast-changing environmental conditions pose a huge threat to the oceanic ecosystem and biodiversity. Through focusing on the effects elevated carbon dioxide has on the ecologically and economically important Walleye Pollock, the severity of this issue can be understood.



More than 700,000 migrants have already arrived, and it is estimated that over a million will head to Europe before the end of 2015. These migrants are flocking from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza, Eritrea, as well as a dozen nations in sub-Saharan and North Africa. They symbolize failed states, unending wars, and intractable conflicts. While this period is called the “European Migrant Crisis,” it is important to remember that there are between six to eight million people displaced in Syria, along with more than four million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan. As these numbers continue to increase, it is important to understand the conditions on the ground through visual communication.



English is the most commonly known language in the world. In a country where the average citizen speaks less than two languages, what would the world look like if we couldn’t rely on others to speak only English to communicate? Let’s have a look.