Axel Bruns
Professor from the University of Queensland, Australia.  He holds a PhD in media and cultural studies. His doctoral thesis studied Resource Centre Sites on the World Wide Web, which describes and analyses a major new genre of online news, information and discussion Websites including Slashdot.org and MediaChannel.org.

Clarence Williams
Clarence Williams, as a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times, was awarded the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography on a photo series about children of crack addicted parents. The series also won a First Place in Photojournalism for the 1997 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the Journalist of the Year award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ ). Williams graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1992 and worked as an intern for the Philadelphia Tribune and the York (Penn.) Daily Record. Prior to joining the L.A. Times in 1995, Williams was a staff photographer for the Times Community.

Clarissa Sligh
Clarissa Sligh is a photographer and artist who is the recipient of the International Center of Photography Infinity Award (1996) and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in photography (1988) and the New York Foundation for the Arts in photography (1988 and 2000) and for artist ’s books (2005). Sligh has taught at the School of Visual Arts, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania and the International Center of Photography in New York City.

David Gordon
David Gordon (director, choreographer, and co-writer of Punch and Judy Get Divorced) performed in the companies of James Waring and Yvonne Rainer in the 1960s, and was a founding member of the Judson Theater Group. He is a Guggenheim Fellow (1981 and 1987) and has been a panelist and chairman of the dance program panel of the NEA. His video work has appeared on "Great Performances," "Alive TV," the BBC, and Channel 4/Great Britain.  He has won an Obie award in 1994 and has choreographed for Mikhail Baryshnikov for American Ballet Theater and the White Oak Company. 

Douglas Repetto
Director of Research at the Columbia University Computer Music Center, and artist whose work in electronic art and robotics has been presented internationally.

Erkki Huhtamo
Erkki Huhtamo is a media archaeologist, writer, and exhibition curator. He was born in Helsinki, Finland (1958) and works as Professor of Media History and Theory at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Design | Media
Arts. He has published extensively on media archaeology and media arts. His recent research has dealt with topics like peep media, Marcel Duchamps optical experiments, the use of 3-D by media artists, the pre-history of the screen, the moving panorama as a 19th century mass medium and the archaeology of mobile media. He is currently working on a book about the 19th century moving panorama and another one on the archaeology of interactivity.

Fred Ritchin and Carole Naggar
Pixel Press http://www.pixelpress.org/ is an on-line journalism magazine that uses a variety of linear and non-linear strategies to explore a new form of journalism. They work with organizations such as Crimes of War, Human Rights Watch, World Health Organization and UNICEF to create Web sites that deal directly with contemporary issues in complex and innovative ways that circumvent media sensationalism and simplification. They also try to factor in ways that the viewer can help remedy social problems, rather than remain a spectator. Fred Ritchin is the former photo editor for the New York Times magazine and a Professor/acting Chair  at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts Dept. of Photography and Imaging.  Carole Naggar recently wrote “George Rodger: An Adventure in Photography, 1908-1995” a biography of one of the four founders of the Magnum Photo Agency.

James Young
James E. Young is Professor of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he has taught since 1988, and currently the Chair of the Department of Judiac and Near Eastern Studies. Professor Young is the author of Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust (1988), The Texture of Memory (Yale University Press, 1993), which won the National Jewish Book Award in 1994, and At Memory's Edge: After-images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture (Yale University Press, 2000). In 1997, Professor Young was appointed by the Berlin Senate to the five-member Findungskommission for Germany's national "Memorial to Europe's Murdered Jews," in Berlin. He has also consulted with Argentina's government on its memorial to the desaparacidos, as well as with numerous city agencies on their memorials and museums. Most recently, was appointed by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to the jury for the World Trade Center Site Memorial competition.

Judith Butler
The 2007 Alain Locke Lecture
Dr. Judith Butler is the the Maxine Elliot Professor of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature, University of California at Berkeley. The lecture was sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought, the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies, the Philosophy Department, the Women’s Studies Program, the Department of Religion, Judaic Studies, the New Media Interdisciplinary Concentration in the School of Communications and Theater, and the Center for the Humanities at Temple University.

Lewis Gordon
Professor Gordon from the Philosophy Dept., Temple University, works in the areas of Africana philosophy, philosophy of human and life sciences, phenomenology, philosophy of existence, social and political theory, postcolonial thought, theories of race and racism, philosophies of liberation, aesthetics, philosophy of education, and philosophy of religion. He was Executive Editor of volumes I-V of Radical Philosophy Review: Journal of the Radical Philosophy Association and co-editor of the Routledge book series on Africana thought. He is Ongoing Visiting Professor of Government and Philosophy at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica and is President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association.

Nick West
Urban Tapestries
Public Authoring in the Wireless City

Nick was a member of the core research and development team for Urban Tapestries, a Proboscis project exploring social and cultural uses of the convergence of place and mobile technologies through transdisciplinary research. To help them model emerging social and cultural behaviors they have built an experimental platform that allows people to author and access place-based content (text, audio and pictures). It is a framework for exploring and sharing experience and knowledge, for leaving and annotating ephemeral traces of peoples’ presence in the geography of the city.

Ralph Lemon
New York-based choreographer-director-writer Ralph Lemon presented his research work for his remarkable Geography trilogy. Unfolding over the course of nine years, Lemon's complex dance-theater universe explores global sociopolitical ideas and incorporates performance traditions from across the world. Lemon and his international performers-collaborators--including choreographer-dancer Bebe Miller, dancer David Thomson, and several other African-American artists from past Geography performances developed Come Back Charlie Patton, the final part of the trilogy, which was recently performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the fall of 2004. This new piece examines the complicated folk culture of the American South through Lemon's own African-American family history, which spans eras of segregation and integration. Ralph Lemon is one of the few performers to effectively integrate media into his performances in a seamless and organic way.

Wayne Ashley
Breaking the Game. Wayne Ashley is an independent curator, producer, and
consultant working at the intersection of media, technology, and performance. Presently, he is consulting for Rich Mix, a new cultural center opening in London in 2006. He is also collaborating with Workspace Unlimited on Breaking the Game, a series of workshops and symposia around virtual worlds, computer gaming, immersive technologies, and new possibilities for artistic practice and experience. Previously he was the Programs Director and Curator at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council where he organized public programming and exhibitions around art and technology. At LMCC, two events were exemplary: The Future of War: Aesthetics, Politics, Technologies and Downtown Digital Futures. From 1999 to 2001 Ashley was the first Manager of New Media at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), one of America's foremost presenters of contemporary music, opera, theater, dance and film from around the world. He
produced works for BAM's Next Wave Festival which included Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin's Listening Post, Paul Kaiser's Trace, and John Jesurun, Kit August, and Ben Lee's Virtual Actor.

In-Class Speakers/Guest Teachers

Ann Carlson, choreographer, performer, director, and conceptual artist whose work is interdisciplinary, blending movement, text, voice, music, and visual elements. She creates solo works, choreographs ensemble works for dance companies, and works collaboratively to build large-scale, site-specific works. Most recently, Carlson completed Flesh, a performance/meditation for AXIS Dance Company of San Francisco, and a work-in-progress version of CAke. Carlson was a 2003 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow and a 2003 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in performance and choreography. She was awarded a fellowship from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance in 1999 and was the first choreographer to receive the CalArts/Alpert Award. Among other awards, Carlson is the recipient of a prestigious three-year choreographic fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Craig Barber
, photographer who works exclusively with pinhole cameras and views of the cultural landscape.

Dana Karwas presented her project “cell.SPACE,” which uses and displays interaction between the web and cell phones. http://www.dk22.com/suburb/

Eiko Otake, partner, “Eiko and Koma”, a dancer and MacArthur Genius grant awardee. http://www.eikoandkoma.org/

Elizabeth Streb, choreographer/director of STREB, a MacArthur Genius grant awardee. http://www.strebusa.org/pages/company.html

Greg Elin, Picture annotation application, social software and the issues of open source standards.

Hawley Fogg-Davis, Professor, Political Science, Temple University

Jane Dowling, nformation Architect

Jean-Marc Gauthier, 3D installations in virtual and real space.  Demo of Virtools, a 3D software that incorporates multi-media functions found in Max MSP + jitter.  http://fargo.itp.tsoa.nyu.edu/~gauthier/

Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, Professor, Theater, Temple University

Oukwui Okpokwasili, performer, and Katherine Profeta, a PHD candidate at Yale Drama School

Rebecca Carlson, PhD candidate, Visual Anthropology, Temple University

Rickie Sanders, Professor, Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University

Rolf Lakamper, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science. Prior to joining the Temple faculty, Rolf developed and owned MagicBytes, the first and largest computer game company in Germany. (1981).

Steve Bull, cell phone technology “TouchToneTours” http://el.net/bull/

Other Events

Election Day
Election Day Nov. 2, 2004.  Participants: students in the classes of Hana Iverson (NMIC), Sarah Drury (FMA), Susan Jacobson (BTMM), Karen Turner (JOUR).

Wireless Day
Hana Iverson and Susan Jocobson (JOUR) to collaborated on Wireless Day Feb. 28, 2006.  A panel of presentations representing Temple’s interest in the wireless initiatives in Philadelphia.

A collaboration independent study project that began in the fall of ’04 and continued throughout the Spring ‘05.  Bringing together students from the Department of Computer and Information Science and the New Media Interdisciplinary Concentration (Luke Schantz, Laef Anderson, Aubrey Jones and Andrew Gwozdziewycz), to build a wi-fi local area network.  The research and first stage prototype won second prize in the Print and Media category of the TURF awards (Temple University Research Forum).  Co-directed by Rolf Lakaemper (CIS) and Hana Iverson (NMIC).

Iraq in Fragments
Academy Award nominated documentary film: American director James Longley spent more than two years filming in Iraq to create this stunningly photographed, poetically rendered documentary of the war-torn country as seen through the eyes of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. Winner of Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing awards in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival documentary competition, the film was also
awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
Co-sponsored by the New Media Interdisciplinary Concentration, Politcal Science, the Department of Religion and Film Media Arts.

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