Observational Practices Lab

Author: Pascal

Practices of Observation


The class “Practices of Observation” is part of the University Lecture Program that instigates a transdisciplinary exchange across graduate programs…

Observation Workshops

week 7-14

Week 7-14: 3/7-5/2 Student-led Workshops to field test experimental observational methods As a workshop-facilitator, you will share a set of…

Write down the word that represents the object you are looking at. Take a dictionary and find the etymological history of it.

Based on Katie Merz Visual Artist based in New York City

In a speculate conversation ask the object: What would you like to be remembered for?

Based on Fernando Kawai, M.D. Geriatrician and Palliative Care Physician and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Medical College…

Look at the object. Imagine other people and things it could be connected to.

Based on Michael J. Barany Historian of modern science and mathematics, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Society…

Where do your parts come from? What secrets do you know?

Based on Cindi Katz Professor of Geography in Environmental Psychology and Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center of the City…

Stress-testing Observation Scores
week 6

Week 6: 2/28 Stress-testing Observation Scores (Instructions) “The first examples of what were to become Fluxus event scores date back…

Translating Observations

week 5

Week 5: 2/21 Translating Observations In order to instigate a conversation about the different ways we are looking at the…

Forensic Boards

week 4

Week 4: 2/14 Configuring Observations (connections, contradictions, rhymes) In-class workshop You have made six observations of the same object: three…

Test Drive

week 3

Week 3: 2/7 This class explores questions of how observational practices work, what different disciplines might learn from another’s approaches…

The Thingly World

week 2

Week 2: 1/31 To better understand the very nature of observation each participant will focus on a single object to…

What is a fruit-stand clementine?
week 1

Week 1: 1/24 Introduction This course aims to provoke dialogue about practices of attention and observation, and invent new ways…

Practices of Observation UTNS 5140
Spring 2019 — Syllabus

UTNS 5140 A/ CRN: 7316 Thursday 7:00pm – 9:40pm Eugene Lang 65 W11th, Room 465 The New School University Spring…

OBJECT AMERICA lecture at “Global Control” in Riga
September 2018

Hybrid war, fake-news, post-trough, surveillance, immersion and artificial intelligence – these are just a few of critical topics that will…

OPL at Cumulus Conference in Paris
April 2018

The Observational Practices Lab will present OBJECT AMERICA at the Cumulus peer-reviewed conference in Paris in April.

The Observational Practices Lab’s Mission
since 2016

The lab aims to provoke dialogue and instigate critical reflection about the very nature of observation across disciplinary boundaries.

OBJECT AMERICA conference presentation in Basel at “Beyond Change”
March 2018

The Observational Practices Lab will present OBJECT AMERICA at the peer-reviewed conference “Beyond Change” in Basel.

OBJECT AMERICA workshop in Berlin
February 6, 2018

This is the lab’s first workshop situated outside of the US. As an experimental Berlin-based satellite, it serves a platform…

OBJECT AMERICA III: Observation through Speculation — Public Short Talks and Discussion
December 1, 2017

Parsons School of Design, New York Panelists: Anuja Bagul, Benjamin Rubin, Marco Tedesco, LB Thompson

OBJECT AMERICA II: Observation through Specialized Instruments — Public Short Talks and Discussion
November 3, 2017

Parsons School of Design, New York Panelists: Sumita Chakravarty, Lisa George, Victoria Hattam, Roarke Menzies, Mara Mills

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