Hackers, Unite!

Is Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, pitting proletariats against capitalists, a bit outdated for our current structure of the economy? Ten years ago, Eugene Lang College professor of culture and media McKenzie Wark thought it prudent to include a new class relation necessitated by the ... read more

A 21st-Century Artist Borrowing from Gertrude Stein

 The small, dimly lit back room of Jimmy’s No. 43 was crammed with fold-out chairs and chattering literati, in a scene resembling an afternoon gathering of friends. The back door to the East Village pub creaked open and shut, until ... read more

Stitch by Stitch: Toward Sustainable Fashion

It’s early November, and Timo Rissanen is sitting amid scattered tools, fabric, and hardware in the Aronson Galleries at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. He’s putting the finishing touches on an exhibition that’s rather unconventional for his field. For ... read more

Popsicle Stick

Jane Ira Bloom plays music differently. Picking up her soprano saxophone, she begins to sway and dance, varying the distance of her instrument from the microphone. The result is an intense sensory experience, a surround sound with Doppler-like qualities. Beyond ... read more


Hugh Raffles was not always an ardent advocate of bugs. Even while writing Insectopedia, his best-selling book on the arthropods, the anthropologist and New School for Social Research professor had squeamish encounters just like to the rest of us. Like ... read more