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Week 1: August 31: Introductions & Course Overview

Week 2: September 7: The Myth of Immateriality

Week 3: September 14: The Persistence of Materiality
Presentations: Alex + Polina

Week 4: September 21: An Immaterial Exhibition of Material Media
GUESTS: Christiane Paul & Tim Ventimiglia

Week 5: September 28: Media Things, Objects, and Material Culture + Methods for Investigating Materiality
Presentations: Liz + Wes + Andrew

Week 6: October 5: Media Archaeology // More on Methods + Brief Presentations of Student Research Interests
Presentations: Willis + Antonio

Week 7: October 12: The Gears in Your Hard Drive + Plug-Ins
Presentations: Farah + Angeli

Week 8: October 19: No Class on Tuesday, yet I will be available for individual discussions.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16: FIELD TRIP: Thomas Edison National Historical Park, West Orange, NJ
We meet with Park Ranger Ben Lee at 3pm for a presentation of select media artifacts from the collection. It would be great if everyone could arrive at least an hour earlier, so you have some time to look around. Having an overview of the site will provide valuable context for our discussion with Ben. I plan to take the 12:30 Decamp bus from Port Authority and arrive at around 1:30 (it’s a 40-minute ride, then a 10-minute walk from the bus stop). Anyone’s welcome to meet me at P.A. Other transportation options (e.g., by car, via NJ Transit) are listed here.

Week 9: October 26: Plug-Ins
Presentations: Laura + Jonathan

Week 10: November 2: Plug-Ins
Presentations: Nikhil + Christo + Ran + Myroslaw

Week 11: November 9: Tech Work

Week 12: November 16: Dossier Presentations

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20 @ 2pm: Curator-guided tour of “The Last Newspaper” exhibition @ The New Museum

Week 13: November 30: Solidify Exhibition Clusters + Group Work

Week 14: December 7: Presentation of Schematic Designs for Group Clusters + Group Work

Week 15: December 14: Final Exhibition Presentation & Discussion