1. IDEAS CITY: São Paulo 2013. Panel 1—Whose Downtown is it?: Colonizing, Conceptualizing, Capitalizing


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    The word “downtown” has become a metaphor for something that is problematic, challenging, inspiring, and/or tragically flawed. The downtowns of the world have been subjected to endless surgeries—cosmetic, noninvasive, high-risk, and doomed. Art and architecture have frequently been promoted as part of the treatment as well. Downtown is inevitably a disputed territory with myriad forces fighting for control of it, be it the citizens, the government, or private developers. Are the catch phrases—revitalization, restoration, renewal—admirable goals or merely antique terminologies that need to be replaced? What are new solutions for mapping the myths and realities of what we think of as downtown? Read more: http://www.ideas-city.org/global/view/sao-paulo Panelists: Yaşar Adnan Adanalı is an urban researcher and activist based in Istanbul. He is finalizing his PhD dissertation on the neoliberal urban transformation of Istanbul. His research focuses on the spatiality of democracy. In addition to Istanbul, he has been working in cities in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. He maintains two urban blogs, Mutlukent (Happy City) and Reclaim Istanbul. He received an Urban Planning Journalism Award from the Turkish Chamber of Urban Planners in 2011. Ana Paula Cohen is an independent curator, editor, and writer. She is a visiting professor at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and curator of “Embodied Archeology of Architecture and Landscape” in Tel Aviv (2013). In 2009–10, Cohen was the curator-in-residence at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York. She was also co-curator with Ivo Mesquita for the 28th São Paulo Biennial, “In Living Contact” (2008). In 2007, Cohen co-curated the project “Encuentro Internacional de Medellín 07” in Colombia. Suketu Mehta is the New York–based author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found (2005), which won the Kiriyama Prize and the Hutch Crossword Book Award, and was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, the Lettre Ulysses Prize, and the Guardian First Book Award. He has won the Whiting Writers Award and the O. Henry Prize. Mehta is Associate Professor of Journalism at New York University. He is currently working on a nonfiction book about immigrants in contemporary New York, for which he was awarded a 2007 Guggenheim fellowship. Charles Renfro is a partner at Diller Scofidio Renfro, which Fast Company has called the most innovative design practice in the profession and one of the fifty most forward-looking companies in the world. Renfro is on the faculty of Columbia University. His writing and interviews have been published internationally, and he currently serves on the board of the Storefront for Art and Architecture. Moderator: Guilherme Wisnik is an architectural historian. He is the curator of “Margin” (2010), a public art project, “Rio Oir” with Cildo Meireles (2011), and the X São Paulo Architecture Biennial. His books include Lucio Costa (2001), Caetano Veloso (2005), Critical State (2009), and Oscar Niemeyer (2011). He wrote numerous chapters and essays in Phaidon’s Brazil’s Modern Architecture (2004).

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    • International Lecture Series: Massimiliano Gioni / 27 March 2014


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      Massimilano Gioni is the Associate Director of the New Museum, New York, and the Artistic Director of the Nicola Trussardi Foundation, Milan. In 2013, he served as the Artistic Director of the 55th edition of the Venice Biennale, The Encyclopedic Palace. He has curated numerous international exhibitions, including: 10.000 Lives, the 8th Gwangju Biennale (2010); Of Mice and Men, the 4th Berlin Biennale (2006); and Manifesta 5, San Sebastian (2004). Gioni discusses his practice, focusing on The Encyclopedic Palace, the most recent Venice Biennale. Video produced by John Verhaeven.

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      • Detours Event Richard Flood


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        Richard Flood is Chief Curator at the recently re-opened New Museum in New York. Prior to this Flood was chief curator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. ‘Detours’ is a series of talks introducing views from elsewhere by leaders in the visual arts. Speakers discuss the relationship between practice and context: how institutions and professional practice develop in response to specific situations, both geographic and cultural. All talks are free and take place in the unique Trades Hall of Glasgow, designed by Robert Adam in 1791-94 and now – the medieval cathedral aside – the oldest building in Glasgow still in regular use for its original purpose. Commencing in 2008, the series will run over three years, with ‘seasons’ of talks in March-May and October-November. The ‘Detours’ project is a collaboration with the Centre for Art in Social Contexts, Glasgow. 29 May 2008 
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        • The Emergence of Video Processing Tools - Book Launch Panel @ New Museum, NYC


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          The Experimental Television Center Early Media Tools 8 DVD set mentioned as a great companion piece to the book is now available at https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=6977#giving_levels. ONLY 23 COPIES are left and this is the only place to get them. This is the full documentation of the book launch panel @the New Museum, NYC for The Emergence of Video Processing Tools: Television Becoming Unglued, edited by Sherry Miller Hocking, Kathy High and Mona Jimenez. You can purchase this book online at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Emergence-Video-Processing-Tools/dp/184150663X Beginning in the late 1960s, artists and technologists began to custom-create hardware and software for real-time manipulation of video signals through original designs or as hacks to devices common to television production. Contemporary artists and tool designers continue this work in analog and digital domains in an expanded media environment. This program will bring focus to the social and artistic dimensions of custom tool development, and to the dual impulses to create new instruments and conserve and use older ones. In conversation will be inventor Dave Jones, whose video instruments span forty years, artists-designers Kyle Lapidus and Tali Hinkis of LoVid, Rhizome conservator Dragan Espenschied, and Hank Rudolph of the artist space Signal Culture and the Experimental Television Center. The panel marks and celebrates the publication of The Emergence of Video Processing Tools: Television Becoming Unglued, edited by Kathy High, Sherry Miller Hocking, and Mona Jimenez (Intellect Books, 2014). Documentation of this panel was shot and edited by Signal Culture staff and volunteers Janeen Lamontagne, Robert Hoffman, Debora Bernagozzi and Jason Bernagozzi. For more still images from the panel, go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/signalculture/sets/72157645754376223/

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          • Perry Chen: Y2K+15


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            Perry Chen: Y2K+15 December 12, 2014 The New Museum, New York, NY Co-presented by the New Museum and Rhizome in conjunction with Creative Time Reports for the New Museum's First Look program. "Fifteen years after the turn of the millennium, artist Perry Chen invites audiences to join him in exploring the phenomenon and legacy of Y2K as an inquiry into our entanglement with technology and its rapidly increasing complexity. The Y2K bug was a computer design oversight that was anticipated to affect a wide range of systems on 1/1/2000, when computers were expected to mistakenly interpret the “00” in dates as the year 1900, not the year 2000. In 1996, Congressional hearings featured expert testimony warning of a coming crisis in which all infrastructures reliant on software and embedded chips—such as those utilized by banks, power plants, communications, air traffic systems—could malfunction or shut down. In the following years, fueled by intense media speculation and the rapid growth of industries servicing Y2K issues, governments, corporations, small businesses, and individuals spent hundreds of billions of dollars in preparation and overhauls. Now, Y2K is largely forgotten as January 1, 2000, came and went with no serious issues. Through television footage and books produced in the run-up to Y2K, Chen will illuminate the cultural backdrop of the anticipated crisis, surfacing our collective anxieties in the face of this vast uncertainty. Key players, including David Eddy, who coined the term “Y2K,” Margaret Anderson, formerly of the Center for Y2K and Society, and Shaunti Feldhahn, author of Y2K: The Millennium Bug—A Balanced Christian Response, will convene this evening to share their firsthand accounts of the time, offering a deeper investigation into the preparations for, climate around, and legacy of Y2K and complicating the prevailing narrative that Y2K was a “non-event.”" - from event listing for Y2K+15: http://www.newmuseum.org/calendar/view/perry-chen-y2k-15 Y2K+15 is part of my project Computers in Crisis (http://www.computersincrisis.com/) Exhibition listing: http://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/perry-chen-computers-in-crisis Perry Chen (http://perrychenstudio.com) --- music credit: use of excerpt of "Cylinder Seven" by Chris Zabriskie, http://bit.ly/1JVC8XR, under Creative Commons attribution license.

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            • Eungie Joo / Tirdad Zolghadr


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              CIMAM 2012 Annual Conference / NEW HISTORIES / CASE STUDY 02 / EUNGIE JOO / Director of Art and Cultural Programs, Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil / Flexible Futures / NEW HISTORIES / CASE STUDY 03 / TIRDAD ZOLGHADR / Independent curator, Berlin, New York / The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art / CIMAM 2012 Annual Conference "Museums Beyond the Crises" took place in Istanbul, 12-14 November 2012 and was hosted by SALT / For more information about CIMAM 2012 Annual Conference please visit www.cimam.org or email us at info@cimam.org

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              • New Museum, New York: An Evening with Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia, February 22, 2013


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                newmuseum.org Widely regarded as the best hip hop radio program of all time, the Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show broadcast from Columbia University every Thursday night from 1990–1998. Cohosts Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia operated one of the few independent, noncommercial forums for hip hop in the ’90s, a position that allowed them to explore the furthest creative, political, and controversial reaches of rap music. By featuring exclusive demo tapes and in-studio freestyles from unsigned artists, the show introduced countless MCs to the world, including Nas, the Notorious B.I.G., and the Wu-Tang Clan. Home-recorded tapes of the Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show have circulated internationally for decades, celebrated as much for their humor and attitude as for their incredible selection and mixing. Today, contemporary websites offer exhaustive catalogues of these historic programs, reiterating their continued relevance. In conjunction with the New Museum exhibition “NYC 1993,” Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia discussed New York City circa 1993 through the lens of rap music. Events like the election of Rudolph Giuliani and the World Trade Center bombing changed the city’s landscape, as debut releases by the Wu-Tang Clan and Black Moon established a new tone for New York rap. With unfiltered access to these artists and their concerns, the Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show provided unique documentation of New York in the 1990s, compiling a history of ideas and gestures that continue to inform today’s artists. Journalist and author Sacha Jenkins was the moderator for this discussion. Jenkins is one of the founders of noted hip hop think tank ego trip (which has produced the books ego trip’s Book of Rap Lists and ego trip’s Big Book of Racism! as well as the White Rapper show for VH1). In 1992, Jenkins cofounded Beat Down, America’s first hip hop newspaper.

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                • IDEAS CITY: São Paulo 2013. Panel 2: Bridging Divides: People, Technology, Networks


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                  Technology comes with no moral compass. It’s neither good nor bad. It’s simply what you make of it, and that’s where the compass spins wildly. What is our relationship to technology and what do we want to do with it? It’s there for everyone, and its applications are changing every second. In the clusters below the cloud, people are thinking about where we are and where we can go. Have we reached the reality of everyone’s empowerment through inclusion in the social network, or is that a mass hallucination? Read more: http://www.ideas-city.org/global/view/sao-paulo Panelists: Giselle Beiguelman is a media artist and professor at the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo. Her work includes interventions in public spaces, networked projects, and mobile art applications. She has exhibited internationally at art venues like ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany), Gallery @ Calit2 (UCSD, US), and the São Paulo Biennial. She is Editor of seLecT magazine and the author of many books and articles about contemporary nomadism and digital culture practices. Her website is desvirtual.com. Carlos Leite is an architect and urbanist. He is a professor at the School of Architecture and Urbanism and Coordinator of Smart Informal Territories Lab, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, and has been a visiting professor and lecturer at several schools in the US, including Berkeley, Stanford, Columbia, and Parsons. He has also taught in Canada, Barcelona, and the Netherlands. Leite is Principal at Stuchi& Leite Projetos & Consultoria, and the author of Cidades sustentáveis, cidades inteligentes (Sustainable Cities, Smart Cities), published in 2012. Jillian C. York is Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Her work focuses on free expression, particularly in the Arab world. She has written for a variety of publications, including Al Jazeera, the Atlantic, the Guardian, Foreign Policy, and CNN. York recently contributed a chapter to the volume Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism and Society (2013). Moderator: Arto Lindsay is a composer, singer, guitarist, artist, and producer. He has recorded eleven solo albums as well as a variety of albums with DNA, Lounge Lizards, Golden Palominos, and Ambitious Lovers. He has produced records for Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte, Laurie Anderson, and David Byrne, and collaborated with artists such as Vito Acconci, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, and Rirkrit Tiravanija. Lindsay also creates performance installations and parades. Combining a variety of elements (music, technology, choreography), the parades began as a collaboration with Matthew Barney and continue today with one recently generated for the 33rd Panorama of Brazilian Art at São Paulo’s Museum of Modern Art.

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                  • Kitchen Table Coders Panel Discussion


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                    Documentation of panel discussion held on August 17th, 2012 hosted by Rhizome at the New Museum, on programming and pedagogy. Panelists included Amit Pitaru of Kitchen Table Coders; Jer Thorp, artist and educator; Sonali Sridhar of Hacker School; Vanessa Hurst of Girl Develop It and Developers for Good; and moderated by Douglas Rushkoff, Code Evangelist for Codecademy, educator, and author of Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age.

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                    • Massimiliano Gioni Lecture - Summer 2014 Series


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                      On Tuesday, July 22 Massimiliano Gioni made a special presentation for our National Council. Massimiliano Gioni was recently nominated Artistic Director of the New Museum in New York. He is also the Artistic Director of the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in Milan. Massimiliano Gioni has collaborated with many institutions, museums, and biennials worldwide while cultivating a series of independent initiatives.

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