Monday, March 28, 2016
Forum for Scholars and Publics
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 pm.
Light lunch served at 11:45 a.m.
This conversation, moderated by Duke professor Negar Mottahedeh, will cover Mirzoeff’s new book How To See The World: An Introduction to Images, from Self-Portraits to Selfies, Maps to Movies, And More (Basic Books, 2016). We will discuss how he outlines a change from visual culture to visual activism in the light of a much changed world since 2008: young, urban, networked and hot. The discussion will range over Mirzoeff’s own participation in activism from Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter and how his work covers a span from interpretive to digital humanities and the visual arts.
Storify found here: #howtoseetheworld
Negar Mottahedeh is Associate Professor in the Program in Literature and in the Women’s Studies Program at Duke University, a cultural critic, and film theorist specializing in interdisciplinary and feminist contributions to the fields of Middle Eastern Studies and Film Studies. She is ...