Today public life, a traditional purview of the liberal arts, is active not just in physical settings but also online. Cultural literacy now requires significant fluency in digital media. The phone apps, social media sites, blogging platforms, and digital search engines we use daily, and their attendant vocabulary, architecture, and politics, too often go unexamined. Though departments of Media Studies and Computer Science address specialized skill sets, a broader humanities-based, interdisciplinary approach to public discourse on the Web is generally lacking in college and even graduate-level curricula. Triple Canopy—drawing on ten years’ experience as a print and digital publisher, as an editorial board, and as a developer of progressive Web design—has developed an education initiative to address these important changes in cultural literacy. Interweaving a variety of expert points of view in literary studies, the history of art, contemporary art practices, media studies, and Web development, Triple Canopy offers a rigorous, carefully designed curriculum focusing on critical inquiry and interactive learning in and around digital environments.
The Publication Intensive is a free two-week program in the history and contemporary practice of publication. Each year we invite applicants who are in the early stages of their careers (or enrolled in graduate programs) and have backgrounds in areas such as writing, art, literature, art history, new media, and design. During the Publication Intensive, Triple Canopy editors lead discussions and workshops with participating students, who research, analyze, and develop projects that hinge on new technologies but also mine the history of print culture and artistic practice. The program includes visits to studios of artists and designers, archives, and cultural institutions. Past guest speakers include Erica Baum, Lucas Blalock, Mel Bochner, Maria Sachiko Cecire, Yoonjai Choi, Malik Gaines, Zanna Gilbert, David Horvitz, Andrés Jaque, Steffani Jemison, Miriam Katzeff, John Keene, Chad Kloepfer, Anjuli Raza Kolb, Prem Krishnamurthy, Andrew LeClair, David Levine, Tan Lin, Lauren McCarthy, Harsh Patel, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, David Senior, Erin Shirreff, and Simone White.
The Publication Intensive addresses such questions as: How have artists, writers, and designers used the pages of magazines and books as sites of and material for experimentation? How have new-media publications challenged conventions of authorship and reception, only to have those very challenges soon become the foundation of the new economy? How have artists, writers, designers, and technologists responded to ensuing changes in the media landscape? How have responses differed in areas with disparate resources and relationships to technology? What might historical relationships between publishing, technology, and the public sphere teach us about these contemporary dynamics? How do issues of access and identity condition our interactions with online forums and digital media?
The 2018 Publication Intensive in New York and Providence is made possible through the generous support of The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston and 2x4.
Read a conversation between participants in 2014’s program here.
June 11–22, 2018, New York & Providence
The application period has closed.
What: A two-week program in the history and contemporary practice of publication.
Where: The program will take place for one week at Triple Canopy’s venue in Manhattan and one week at the RISD Museum in Providence, Rhode Island; it will include visits to studios of artists and designers, archives, and cultural institutions.
Who: We invite applications from recent college graduates, graduate students, and those with comparable experience; we discourage applications from those with much more experience. Prospective participants might have backgrounds in areas such as writing, art, literature, art history, technology, and design.
Cost: Tuition is free, though participants must arrange and pay for their travel and accommodation. All reading and viewing materials will be provided free of cost.
Publication Intensive 2014, New York City
June 16–27, 2014
Participants: Molly Davy, Connie Fu, Juan Arturo García, Casey Gollan, Maya Harakawa, Dennis Hogan, Kaitlyn Kramer, Gerardo Madera, Lucy McFadzean, Sherwin Rivera Tibayan, Nora Rodriguez, Madeline Weisburg.
Publication Intensive 2015, New York City
June 15–26, 2015
Participants: Florencia Alvarado, Alissa Anderson, Laura Brown, Eli Coplan, Lydia Glenn-Murray, Paul John, Luca Lum, Molly Osberg, Gabriel Pericàs, Omar Rizwan, Marisa Torres, Lauren Young.
Publication Intensive 2016, New York City
June 6–17, 2016
Participants: Nada Al Yafei, Nima Behravan, Sooanne Berner, Kate Chiu, Will Elder, Jarrett Fuller, Kimi Hanauer, Becca Lofchie, Pooja Sen, Victoria Sobel, Shaheer Tarar, Halie Theoharides.
Publication Intensive 2017, New York City
June 19–30, 2017
Participants: Shawné Michaelain Holloway, Ming Lin, Logan Lockner, Joiri Minaya, Lai Yi Ohlsen, Nate Pyper, Serubiri Moses, Ramaya Tegegne, Lizz Thabet, Lukas Vrbka, Gee Wesley.
Publication Intensive 2018, Los Angeles
Jan 10–19, 2018
Participants: Layan Attari, Andrea Carrillo Iglesias, Nikita Gale, Sarah Hamerman, Alexander Jusdanis, Juliana Leite, Tyler Patterson, Everest Pipkin, Naomi Riddle, Magnus Elias Rosengarten, Alfonso Santiago.
Publication Intensive 2018, New York City and Providence
June 11–22, 2018
Participants:Yasi Alipour, Maia Chao, Christopher Cole, Sean D. Henry-Smith, Willis Kingery, Anny Li, Lucy Siyao Liu, Umber Majeed, Chantal McStay, Alejandro Matamala Ortiz, Buzz Slutzky, June Yoon.
Flexible teaching modules permit Triple Canopy editors to tailor a given teaching residency or session to the specific needs of departments, faculty, and students. We draw upon an extensive network of contributing artists and writers, to invite guest speakers and workshop leaders from the region. Triple Canopy’s teaching approach incorporates informative lectures, seminar-style discussion, and hands-on workshops. To inquire about seminars, lectures, or our Publication Intensive please write email@example.com.
Triple Canopy is currently seeking interns for fall 2018. Interns assist with Triple Canopy’s editorial projects, website development, design, and public programming. They take an active role in the editorial and production work that goes into each issue of the magazine, as well as assisting with the development of public programs and the pursuit of grants. Depending on a candidate’s interests and abilities, duties may include: soliciting, evaluating, and coordinating the execution of articles and artist projects; taking part in editorial meetings; research assistance; coordinating and publicizing events; image editing and formatting; HTML, Flash, and Ruby on Rails coding and design work; devising and implementing new features for the website. Participants contribute twelve hours per week, for the duration of a school semester.
Interns receive a stipend and students may earn university credit through participating institutions.
To apply for an internship, please send a brief cover letter, resumé, and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org.