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Photos will be released throughout the week. Photos of day#1 are online.

Do not to miss:
The Assignment Book, a project by Luis Camnitzer
Wednesday, September 21 through Sunday, October 16, 2011

Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street 

In The Assignment Book, Luis Camnitzer presents unresolved conundrums and questions. The exhibition is intended to stimulate critical multidisciplinary thinking on the topic and prompt visitors to leave responses that serve as new stimuli for dialogue. Like the blog format, the exhibition offers a platform for the artist, curators, and visitors to enter into conversation as equal partners, thereby de-institutionalizing learning and challenging the traditional role of the artist/teacher.

A Conversation with the Artist and Curators
Tuesday, October 11, 6:30-8:30 pm
Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th St, 5th Floor
The Ghana ThinkTank: Developing the First World

Monday, October 10 - Sunday, October 16, 2011
Skybridge Art Space
Eugene Lang Building
65 West 11th Street, 3rd floor 

Conversation with the Founders, Christopher Robbins and John Ewing:

Thursday, October 13
7:30–9:00 p.m.
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street, room 510

Mobile Unit:
Monday, October 10 - Sunday, October 16, 2011, 12:00-6:00 pm
Entrance of The New School
66 West 12th Street 

For the duration of the summit, the Think Tank will be positioned outside The New School’s historic main building to ask, “what is wrong with digital education?” Solutions received from this international network of think tanks will be presented, and additional queries gathered.  So come, voice your concerns with digital education and take note of the Ghana ThinkTank solutions.

Project Shift
A theatre performance

8:00 pm
Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street 

PROJECT SHIFT is a multidisciplinary, multi-media performance piece, which addresses the future of technology in learning. The piece will connect educators, youth groups, and artists from across the United States using the technology of today to create a performance exploring the methods of educating the youth of tomorrow. PROJECT SHIFT’s creators are a number of groups around the United States, who communicated through video chat, blogging and forums to generate a conversation that could be adapted into a live, interactive piece.  Dialogue participants include youth and educators from Artists for Humanity (Boston), the I Have a Dream Foundation (New York City), the Institute for Urban Education (New York City), TRACE (Chicago), and Urban World (New York City). The piece will include video, sound, poetry, and physical movement.  Select youth from the above mentioned programs will perform, along with NY based artists. Directed by Cecilia Rubino.

Policy Day

Saturday, October 15
Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street

Many of the technologies transforming our learning processes have not emerged from within schools and universities; what’s more, they often are marginalized within the walls of our traditional educational and learning systems. Yet the changes technologies have brought in how we live, learn, work, and communicate are profoundly shaping conversations within and about our educational institutions. This Policy Day explores implications for our educational institutions based on insights from the MobilityShifts experts, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

10:00 a.m.
MobilityShifts Highlights: An Analytic Overview of Summit Events Related to Policy

11:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks and Keynote

Welcome: Trebor Scholz, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Remarks: David Van Zandt, President, The New School
Keynote: Eduardo Ochoa, Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education 

1:15 p.m.
Hopes and Speed Bumps: Lessons from Developing Technology Innovations in Federal Offices
Richard Culatta, US Senate; Thirdrail Games
Suzanne Hall, U.S. Department of State
Hal Plotkin, Department of Education, Advisor

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