Graduate Media Studies Colloquia
Graduate Media Studies at Queens College convenes regular colloquia to engage colleagues and outside practitioners in conversations about their work, research and scholarship.
Unless noted, all colloquia take place on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:20pm in G Building, Room 200 and are open to the entire CUNY community.
Google: Workers’ Newly Found Paradise? (September 4)
Shinjoung Yeo studies the role of media and information in global capitalist development and the possibilities of build- ing a just world. Her current research focuses on the political economy of the global internet industry centered around the search engine industry. She is an assistant professor in media studies at Queens college.
Non-Violent Direct Action (September 11)
Extinction Rebellion NYC co-founder Greg Schwedock, Cristina Winsor, and Kelly Schaffer will cover the practice of nonviolent direct action training techniques: Defending your right to assemble, how to interact with police, what to do when you get arrested, and how to cause a disruption in crisis times. Extinction Rebellion is a peaceful movement addressing the climate crisis through non-violent direct action.
Transformations in Human Communication (September 18)
Paul Falzone, PhD is an expert in social and behavior change communication. He is the Founder + Executive Director of Peripheral Vision International, a non-profit organization that creates and distributes entertainment education media in East Africa and beyond.
What The History of Documentary Can Teach Us About AI (September 25)
Bryan Bello is a documentary filmmaker and a media sociologist studying the co-production of public interests. His dissertation examines the rhetorical construction of "artificial intelligence" by competing stakeholders in federal regulatory proceedings. He is currently a fellow at the Center for Media and Social Impact.
The Church of Stop Shopping (October 2)
The Reverend Billy Talen and Savitri D are the co-founders of The Church of Stop Shopping. The radical performance community sings and testifies in activist settings such as banks, Monsanto labs and coal mines.
Interrogations of Convenience, Productivity, and Dysfunction (October 23)
libi rose striegl is an artist and PhD candidate in Intermedia Arts, Writing and Performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where her research pursuits include investigations of obsolete technologies and interrogations of convenience, productivity, and dysfunction. She manages and acts as Media Discovery and Literacy Coordinator of the Media Archaeology Lab and is the interim director of the Blow Things Up Lab, and is co-founder of sharing turtle!™
Maps as Media: Site-specific Storytelling and Interactive Narrative Map-making (October 30)
Matt Applegate, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities & New Media at Molloy College. He is the author of Guerrilla Theory: Political Concepts, Critical Digital Humanities, and several articles on media, critical theory, and film.
Digital Retrieves the Medieval (November 13)
Mark Stahlman is the founder of the Center for the Study of Digital Life, a not-for-profit strategic research group dedicated to understanding the effects of digital technologies on civilizations. He will discuss how digital technology retrieves many aspects of the “sensibility” of the medieval period of history.
Bot Sentinel (November 20)
Christopher Bouzy is an entrepreneur and the founder of Bot Sentinel, a free machine-learning platform developed to automatically detect political trollbots and untrustworthy accounts.
Thesis Colloquia (November 27, December 4, December 11)
Masters Students will present their thesis research and projects to the community, followed by questions and comments from professors and peers. This session is open to the entire CUNY community, but questions and comments will be limited to members of the Media Studies program.