Aatish Bhatia writes about science at WIRED and Nautilus. He is an associate director and engineering educator at Princeton University’s Council on Science and Technology. He has a Ph.D. in physics from Rutgers University, and a B.A. in physics from Swarthmore College.
Aatish Bhatia Website
Pacho Velez works at the intersection of ethnography, contemporary art, and political documentary. His work has been presented by the New York Film Festival, MoMA, and the Cable News Network (CNN). His last feature, Manakamana (with Stephanie Spray), won a Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival
Pacho Velez website
The Sensory Ethnography Laboratory
Manakamana The Film
James Merle Thomas
James Merle Thomas is a San Francisco–based writer, editor, and curator. He is currently completing a dissertation in the Department of Art History at Stanford, where he researches intersections between art, science, and politics of the cold war. He was the 2011–12 Guggenheim Predoctoral Fellow at the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institution.
Martha Rosler works in video, photography, text, installation, and performance. Her work focuses on the public sphere, exploring issues from everyday life and the media to architecture and the built environment, especially as they affect women.
Martha Rosler Website
Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975), youtube
Latif Nasser is the director of research at Radiolab, where he has reported on such disparate topics as culture-bound illnesses, snowflake photography, sinking islands and 16th-century automata.
Latif Nasser Website
Final Project Pitches:
Keep your presentations to a max of 15 min.
Make sure that all members of your group are actively involved in the presentation and talk to these questions:
How is your project related to “Observing the Everyday”?
Who is your audience?
What are the reasons for the channel of media / platform you select?
What is the context of this work? Are there precedents in history or current practice?
What is the role of each group member and how do you emphasize the collaboration of musicians and designer?
Why is this project meaningful to you?
How do you document your work?
What do you contribute to the symposium & what do you contribute to the publication?
What is your production schedule?
Write two paragraphs (max 200 words each): How do you want to contribute to the symposium (explain your presentation, performance, installation) and how do you want to contribute to the publication (documentation of symposium, short research paper…)