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Faculty Publish New Books

December 5, 2023

New York Tech faculty have recently published new books, exploring topics like how those who are in fan communities have a specific cognition, the relationship between computation and architecture, and the evolving skills required of cybersecurity workers in an ever-changing field.

Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Architecture
Digital Signifiers in an Architecture of Information: From Big Data and Simulation to Artificial Intelligence
Architecture students and researchers in the field—especially those with a particular interest in computational design and robotic fabrication—will find this book important to their studies as it proposes a new critical relationship between computation and architecture. Lorenzo-Eiroa explores the relationship between history, theory, and cultural criticism as he identifies the architects, artists, mathematicians, and philosophers that were able to revolutionize their disciplines through the development of new technologies, new systems of representation, and new lenses to understand reality.

Jessica Hautsch, Ph.D., Teaching Assistant Professor, Humanities
Mind, Body, and Emotion in the Reception and Creation Practices of Fan Communities: Thinking Through Feels
In Hautsch’s new book, she argues that fans’ creative works form a cognitive system—that their creations are not simply evidence of thinking, but rather are acts of thinking. Drawing on work in cognitive linguistics, neuroscience, cognitive philosophy, and psychology, she demonstrates that cognition is an embodied, emotional, and distributed act that emerges from fans’ interactions with media texts, technological interfaces, and fan collectives.

Michael Nizich, Ph.D., Director, Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) and Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science
The Cybersecurity Workforce of Tomorrow
Cybersecurity has made its mark as one of the fastest-growing fields. Consequently, there is high demand for qualified personnel. In Nizich’s new publication, he discusses the current skills required of the cybersecurity worker and analyzes the ways in which these roles—like analysts, cryptographers, and engineers—may change in the future, taking into consideration increasingly complex cyberattacks from hackers, criminals, and enemy states plaguing the cyberworld.

To read these faculty member’s latest publications, check New York Tech’s library for available copies.