Discussion

Discussion | Presence, Obligation, and the Politics of Distribution

12/02 Friday | 8am

The Oikos working group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for an open discussion with James Ferguson about his recent book, Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution (Duke University Press, 2015). The book explores the rise of cash-transfer programs in southern Africa and elsewhere in…

Lecture

2016 NYU China-U.S. Forum: A Conversation with Madame Fu Ying

12/01 Thursday | 12pm

RSVP HERE The Institute for Public Knowledge, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity at NYU and the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation, invite you to join us for the 2016 China-U.S. Forum at NYU, an evening with Madame Fu Ying, Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Derivatives and the Wealth of Societies

11/18 Friday | 1pm

The Cultures of Finance working group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for the launch event for Derivatives and the Wealth of Societies, out now from the University of Chicago Press. Editor Ben Lee and contributors contributors Robert Wosnitzer, Robert Meister, Emanuel Derman, and Edward LiPuma, will engage with discussants…

Discussion

Discussion | Rise of The Robots? Humans and Machines in the New Century

11/16 Wednesday | 7am

We are witnessing a surge of anxiety about robots: Will they displace humans in the workplace and condemn us to mass idleness; and worse still, guided by their own artificial intelligence, will they become our rivals or even enemies?  The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a lunchtime lecture and conversation on these themes…

Symposium

Elemental Media

11/11 Friday | 4am

NYU’s Media Culture and Communication Department and the Institute for Public Knowledge invite you to join us for a symposium on the influence of elemental phenomena on culture, politics and communication. The elements, from shifting geological substructures to atmospheric circulations, are lively forces that shape culture, politics, and communication. This symposium will explore the mediating…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Partisans and Partners: Politics of Post-Keynesian Society

11/07 Monday | 1pm

The Institute for Public Knowledge and the Department of Sociology at NYU invite you to join us for an election-eve conversation on the divided state of American politics for the launch of Partisans and Partners: The Politics of the Post-Keynesian Society by sociologist Joshua Pacewicz. The author will be in discussion with Delia Baldassarri and…

Workshop

Workshop | “Architecture is for Everyone:” Politics, Value, and Architecture in Argentina

11/04 Friday | 2pm

The Oikos working group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for a workshop on politics, value and architecture in Argentina with Nicholas D’Avella. In the aftermath of Argentina’s political and economic crisis in 2001, buildings became an important form of economic investment for middle class Argentines, resulting in a boom…

Colloquium

Decolonial Computing

11/04 Friday | 9:30am

NYU’s Media, Culture and Communication Department and the Institute for Public Knowledge invite you to join us for a colloquium on decolonial computing. Calls to wrest the history and anthropology of computing, information technology, and digital media away from eurocentric analyses have been raised in the fields of STS and media studies over the last…

Book Launch

Book Launch | Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas

10/17 Monday | 6pm

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join us for the launch event for Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, with editors Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. The editors will be in conversation with contributors Garnette Cadogan and Jonathan Tarleton. The program will include readings and Q&A with the audience, followed by a reception, during which books will be available…

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