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  • Faculty

  • McKenzie Wark

    Professor, Culture and Media; Program Director, Gender Studies

    Email
    warkk@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    B - 65 West 11th Street

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    McKenzie Wark

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    “The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”
     

    What I love to write, and to teach, is ways to think critically about contemporary life, as we can perceive and understand it via its media and culture. If we can equip ourselves with concepts that create some distance from our all-too familiar media bubbles, we can find our way towards crafting better lives, singly and together.    Alongside my regular courses in digital media, I've lately been writing and teaching a lot in transgender studies. I'm also working on a book about the queer and trans rave scene in New York, reviving an old interest in the study of nightlife and subcultures. I like to stay curious, and tend to move my research and writing interests on to different topics every few years—so maybe I'll be looking into something else again soon. 


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    Research Interests

    Media theory, new media, critical theory, cinema, music, visual art.


    Awards And Honors

    • Thoma Foundation 2019 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art

    Future Courses

    Black Techno / Queer Rave
    LCST 2216, Fall 2022

    Independent Senior Project
    LCST 4990, Fall 2022

    Independent Study
    LCST 3950, Fall 2022

    Independent Study
    GLIB 6990, Fall 2022

    Trans Theory as Gender Theory
    GLIB 5150, Fall 2022

    Past Courses

    Independent Senior Project
    LCST 4990, Fall 2021

    Independent Study
    LCST 3950, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

    Independent Study
    GLIB 6990, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

    Independent Study
    GSOC 6990, Spring 2022

    Trans | Aesthetics
    LCST 4550, Fall 2021

    Trans | Aesthetics
    NMDS 5443, Fall 2021

    Trans Theory as Gender Theory
    GLIB 5150, Fall 2021

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