Sensing Algorithms Group Hosts Visiting Artist Katherine Behar

The Sensing Algorithms Humanities Collaboratory project is excited to join with the new Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing (ESC) and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) to host visiting artist Katherine Behar during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Professor Katherine Behar is an interdisciplinary artist whose works exploring gender and labor in contemporary digital culture have appeared throughout North America and Europe. Pera Museum in Istanbul presented a comprehensive survey exhibition and catalog, Katherine Behar: Data’s Entry | Veri Girişi, in 2016. Additional solo exhibitions include Katherine Behar: Anonymous Autonomous (2018), Katherine Behar: E-Waste (2014, catalog/traveling), and numerous others collaborating as “Disorientalism.” Behar is the editor of Object-Oriented Feminism, coeditor of And Another Thing: Nonanthropocentrism and Art, and author of Bigger than You: Big Data and Obesity. Behar is Associate Professor of New Media Arts at Baruch College, CUNY.

The project team identified a number of exciting synergies between Behar’s current program of work and their own. Behar will spend the time working on her project “Artificial Ignorance” and consulting with the Collaboratory. A public event related to “Artificial Ignorance” is being planned for later in the academic year.