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How to See the World: A Discussion with Nick Mirzoeff

March 28th, 2016
12:00 PM


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 

Nick Mirzoeff

New York University

Nicholas Mirzoeff is Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU.  He is one of the founders of the academic discipline of visual culture in books like <...

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Negar Mottahedeh

Duke University

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 ...

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