Knowledge Shots

November 17, 2009

An Evening of Experimental and Collaborative Research, Lovely!

Hosted by Fabulous Agitation and Teachers College, Columbia University

Fabulous Agitation* invites you to experience Knowledge Shots, performed during the 10th anniversary of the International Education Week at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Knowledge Shots
is a platform for instant knowledge sharing, micro lecturing, experimental story telling, ad-hoc consultancy and brainstorming. We’ve gathered a group of experts in various fields to help participants approach research and projects from a new, another angle + cookies.

We’ll take over rooms 303 and 304 of the Gottesman Libraries on Wednesday, Nov. 18 between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. All are welcome to walk in and share your current research and projects with our experts. We’ll embark on a collective brainstorm, experiencing new ways of understanding and rejoicing in the wonders of instant association.

Get your knowledge kicks at

Rooms 303 & 304, Gottesman Libraries (Russell Hall)
Wednesday, November 18th
7.30 – 9.30pm

*We at Fabulous Agitation firmly believe a shift in your reality is a shift in perception, another kind of experience and the opportunity for a glimpse of revelation. Hence, Fabulous Agitation!


Rachel Barnard
Architecture, Phenomenology, Immersion 

Rachel Barnard is an architect and artist who has practiced in Brisbane, New Delhi, Budapest and over the last two years, New York City.  She also writes for a number of Australian architectural journals including Indesign and DQ.

Emily Gallagher
New, York, City

The Xenophile NYC is the personal mission of Emily Gallagher, a New York City resident and historian.  As a lover of European cities,  Emily moved to New York as her American urban alternative. She possesses a true passion for New York City history and life and wants to share it with you.

Sascha Pohflepp
Future, Present, Past

Sascha Pohflepp specializes in speculation. In his work and writing he interacts with technology, the past and the future. Recently he has been working with The Golden Institute in an alternate history United States and looked into plants as being the robots of the future. He was born in Germany in 1978 and graduated from the Royal College of Art in London.

Liz Slagus
Community Sourcing, Participatory Practice, Sex Ed

From 1999-2009, Liz Slagus developed and managed Eyebeam’s Education programs, from youth & family-related courses and workshops to issues of new and digital literacies, learning, and teaching practices. As Director of Education and Public Programming for Eyebeam, Liz co-curated several large-scale exhibitions and developed and oversaw the public events and professional development series offered by the organization. Liz has organized and spoken on several panels regarding art and technology education. She has co-produced numerous short-format video, sound, public intervention, web and interactive media projects with her students, developed programs for national film festivals, and taught new media art courses for the University of Connecticut and the University of Rochester via Eyebeam. During 2008 she produced the youth participation component of the 01SJ 2008 festival in San Jose, CA and co-curated 1800 Frames with Norene Leddy for City Without Walls in Newark, NJ. Most recently, Liz was honored with the position of Creative Fellow for Art & Technology with the State Library of Queensland, where she is focused on the development of public programming for a new digital culture centre in Brisbane. Liz continues to consult for many organizations and schools within the US regarding art and technology education and programming. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and Anthropology from Bucknell University and a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts Administration from New York University.

Molly Riordan
Design & Documentation

Molly Riordan is a writer and designer of unexpected learning experiences. She is an exhibit, application, and event designer at EdLab at Teachers College, Columbia University and a writer/editor for Not For Tourists New York.


One Response to “Knowledge Shots”

  1. […] I’ll be representing The Golden Institute as a specialist in speculation at tomorrow’s Knowledge Shots performance hosted by Fabulous Agitation and Teachers College, Columbia University, New […]

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