Meg Miller, Shannon Mattern, Mindy Seu, and Dan Taeyoung, “The Internet(s) of Everything,” Session 3 [on being generous and curious online], The Billion Seconds Institute and Are.na [podcast] (June 8, 2021)
On Machine Listening, Liquid Architecture [podcast] (May 19, 2021)
Invited Panelist and Moderator, with Ayana Omilade Flewellen, Katherine Jenkins, Liz Sevcenko, and Aurora Tang, “Archival Grounds,” USC Landscape Architecture and Urbanism “Grounds” series (virtual) (April 8, 2021).
Laura Yuile, Simone Niquille, Shannon Mattern, Nora O Murchú, “Refusing Smartness and Rethinking Failure,” transmediale broadcast (April 2021).
Alice Jo, “Maintenance and Care During and Beyond the Pandemic – BPR Interviews: Shannon Mattern,” Brown Political Review (April 2, 2021).
“How to Map Nothing,” Places Journal (March 2021)
“Arboreal Agency: Trees in Urban Ecologies and Computational Systems,” Robert Penn Warren Center, Vanderbilt University (virtual), April 16, 2021
“Arboreal Agency: Trees in Urban Ecologies and Computational Systems,” Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, Denmark (virtual), April 7, 2021
Invited Speaker, “Arboreal Agency: Trees in Urban Ecologies and Computational Systems,” Spring 2021 Architecture Lecture Series, California College of the Arts (virtual), March 30, 2021
Keynote, “Arboreal Agency: Trees in Urban Ecologies and Computational Systems,” “Deep City: Climate Crisis, Democracy and the Digital,” Atelier de la Conception de l’Espace, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (virtual), March 26, 2021.
Melis Uğurlu, “On Maintenance and Care: A Conversation with Shannon Mattern,” Architecture as Measure, Pavilion of Turkey, Venice Architecture Biennale (March 23, 2021).
On February 18, 2021, I joined Marisa Duarte, Rahul Mukherjee, and Tyler Morgenstern, at the Carsey Wolf Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara, for “The New Ethereality.” We discussed the “contemporary politics of wireless communication, with special attention paid to the cultural and governmental imaginaries that accrue to emerging wireless infrastructures like 5G. Wirelessness has long been embedded in a range of divergent cultural, political, and social narratives. Today, it is as central to the enduring promise of untrammeled global connectivity as it is to the paranoid divinations of conspiracy theorists. What is at stake in this volatile mix of epistemologies? How might historical debates regarding the possibilities, the substance, and indeed the very existence of the ether help us to grapple with a new era of ethereal speculation?
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Severin Matusek interviewed Paul Feigelfeld and me about “The Relationships Between Culture and Technology” for the Culture and Technology Podcast, hosted by the Vienna Business Agency (March 1, 2021).