Thomas Keenan

New Media, New Documents: On Images, Examples, and Evidence

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

In this EMPAC commissioned talk, Thomas Keenan will consider new forms of documentary in relation to the rise of social media.

This talk is presented in conjunction with Rabih Mroue’s performance 33RPM.

Emily Zimmerman

Thomas Keenan teaches media theory and human rights at Bard College, where he directs the Human Rights Project and helped create the first undergraduate degree program in human rights in the United States. He is the author of Fables of Responsibility (Stanford University Press, 1997), and co-author with Eyal Weizman on Mengele’s Skull (Sternberg, 2012). He is co-editor, with Wendy Chun, of New Media, Old Media (Routledge, 2006), and of The Human Snapshot (Luma/Sternberg/CCS, 2013) with Tirdad Zolghadr. He curated Antiphotojournalism with Carles Guerra (Barcelona and Amsterdam, 2010-11), and Aid and Abet (Quebec, 2011). Keenan has served on the boards of a number of human rights organizations and journals, including WITNESS, Scholars at Risk, the Crimes of War Project, the Journal of Human Rights, and Humanity.

Thomas Keenan
April 23, 2014, 7PM
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EMPAC 2013-2014 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
State of the Arts - NYSCA