“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
Lots of really great looking events are on their way for those of us who like to hold pieces of things bound together in our hands and talk to the person who gathered and created:
FEMINIST ZINE FEST: Saturday, February 25 @ Brooklyn Commons
2012 CHAPBOOK FESTIVAL: Wednesday-Friday, March 28-30 @ the CUNY Grad Center and the Center for Book Arts
BROOKLYN ZINE FEST: Sunday, April 15 @ Public Assembly
I'll be tabling with copies of all issues of The Borough is My Library and as the Brooklyn College zine librarian at the zine fests, and hope to be exploring at the Chapbook Fest.
Friday, October 28, 2011
CUNY Graduate Center—Room 9204
free and open to the public
As a culmination of CUNY Open Access Week 2011, and in conjunction with the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative, this panel will unravel issues surrounding open access scholarly publishing. Our panelists will share their inspiration for becoming open access advocates, their thinking about adopting particular licenses for their work, and the processes through which they have liberated their scholarship—from their perspectives as authors, editors and publishers.
The panel will include:
Members of the Radical Teacher editorial collective: Emily Drabinski is an Instruction Librarian at Long Island University, Brooklyn, James Davis and Joseph Entin, both Associate Professors of English at Brooklyn College. Radical Teacher is a socialist, feminist, and anti-racist journal about the theory and practice of teaching. Published in print since 1975, the journal has recently decided to transition to an open access model.
Matthew K. Gold is an Assistant Professor of English at New York City College of Technology and of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he serves as Advisor to the Provost for Master's Programs and Digital Initiatives. He recently edited the book Debates in the Digital Humanities, which will be published through the University of Minnesota Press in January 2012 both as a printed text and an expanded, open-access edition on the web.
Michael Mandiberg is an artist and Assistant Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and on the Doctoral Faculty of the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the coauthor of Digital Foundations: An Intro to Media Design, Collaborative Futures, and the editor of The Social Media Reader.
Trebor Scholz is a scholar, artist, organizer and chair of the conference series The Politics of Digital Culture at The New School in NYC. His forthcoming monograph with Polity offers a history of the Social Web and its Orwellian economies. In spring 2011, he co-authored From Mobile Playgrounds to Sweatshop City (with Laura Y. Liu). Scholz is the editor of two collections of essays, Learning Through Digital Media (iDC, 2011) and a volume on digital labor (Routledge, 2012). He also founded the Institute for Distributed Creativity that is widely known for its online discussions of critical network culture.
For more information about Open Access publishing, and CUNY’s 2011 Open Access Week events, see the Open Access @ CUNY blog on the CUNY Academic Commons, or get in touch with Professor Alycia Sellie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a couple of conferences that look good:
Activism and the Academy: Celebrating 40 Years of Feminist Scholarship and Action
September 23-24, 2011
October 10-16, 2011
The New School
A Digital Public Library of America: Perspectives and Directions
October 11, 2011
“I Read it in a Fanzine”
Thursday, September 1st @ 7PM – Bluestockings/172 Allen St. New York, NY 10002 – Free
with Kate Angell, Elvis Bakaitis, Ocean Capewell, Rachel, Sari, & Kate Wadkins
Titled after a Bikini Kill lyric, “I Read it in a Fanzine” features the work of six awesome feminist zine editors – Kate Angell (“My Feminist Friends”), Elvis Bakaitis (“Twinks for Sale!”), Ocean Capewell (“High on Burning Photographs”), Rachel and Sari (“Hoax”), and Kate Wadkins (“International Girl Gang Underground”). Come hear some rad feminist work and pick up some zines to add to your collection!
“Who’d ya lose & How ya Dealin’?”: A benefit show for The Worst: Compilation Zine on Grief and Loss
Saturday September 3, 2011
Death by Audio // 49 S. 2nd St. between Kent & Wythe
L to Bedford or B62 to Driggs/S. 2nd
ALL AGES // NO BYOB
$6-10 Sliding Scale
Doors @ 8pm
Rad Dad Reading
Saturday, September 17th @ 7PM – Free
Reading: Moniz & Smith “Rad Dad”
with Ayun Halliday and Brian Heagney
“Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood” collects the best pieces from Tomas Moniz’s award-winning “Rad Dad” zine and from Jeremy Adam Smith’s blog Daddy Dialectic, two kindred publications explore parenting as political territory. Join the “Rad Dad” authors in pushing the conversation around fathering beyond a safe, apolitical place; come create a diverse, multi-faceted space to grapple with the complexity of fathering. Joining Moniz and Smith are rad parentals Ayun Halliday of the “East Village Inky” and Brian Heagney of the “ABC’s of Anarchy.”
Fall into Zines: Pete's Mini Zine Fest
Saturday and Sunday, September 24 & 25, 2011
Time: September 24, 2011 at 6pm to September 25, 2011 at 7pm
Location: Pete's Candy Store
Street: 709 Lorimer St
Anything else? Let me know about it!
I recently attended two great talks, both held at the Grad Center (and actually in the same room on different dates). The first was Rosemary Coombe's talk, "The Politics of Intellectual Property/Bordering Diversity and Desire" and the second was the LACUNY Instruction Committee's event, "Critical Information Literacy: The Challenge of Practice" with James Elmborg.
2011 LACUNY Instruction Committee Spring Event
Critical Information Literacy: The Challenge of Practice
Associate Professor/Program Director - School of Library and Information Science, University of Iowa
April 22 10:00am-1:00pm
CUNY Graduate Center - Skylight Room (9100)
James Elmborg has written extensively about how information literacy fits into the context of general education and the development of college students. Elmborg’s work is highly interdisciplinary drawing from critical literary theory, new media literacy, rhetoric, and composition. For several years he has led a program in which graduate students work as digital librarians with the University of Iowa’s renowned International Writing Program.
In his presentation Professor Elmborg will define critical information literacy and explore the challenges of applying its theoretical insights in day-to-day practice. Following his keynote address participants will be asked to join small breakout discussions on a variety of themes related to the keynote.
Click through for more details about the event.
Radical Reference presents a second evening about how community history is documented and celebrated. Archivists and activists will present parts of their collections and discuss how their work keeps the struggle alive. (Details about our first "Documenting Struggle" can be found at http://radicalreference.info/radicalarchivesevent.)
Monday, April 26
451 West St (between Bank & Bethune Sts), NYC
$6/10/15 sliding scale (no one turned away)
Library Association of CUNY Instruction Committee Spring Event "Critical Pedagogy and Library Instruction"
Saturday, May *8*, 2010
Brooklyn College Library
This event is free and open to the public.
Please RSVP by April 9th via the webform at: http://tinyurl.com/ycj239j
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This weekend!! Come and visit me at the Lyceum, where I will be helping zinesters set up their wares, watching them present some amazing workshops, and having an amazing time!
Since this event is 100% free and open to the public, buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win some amazing stuff like a MASSAGE from Opal, a gift certificate to Spoonbill and Sugartown, or tickets to see Swayze in Roadhouse IN THE THEATER!
The folks from Regeneraction Childcare will hang out with your kiddies while you browse the tables, so really, there is no excuse not to come!
Hope to see you all there!