From the Visual Culture Student Group @ Wayne State University


The Visual Logic/s of Feminism/s

Eight Annual Visual Culture Graduate Symposium


Katherine Behar

Keynote Speaker

Katherine Behar is an interdisciplinary media and performance artist and is Associate Professor of New Media Arts at Baruch College, CUNY. Her artwork spans interactive installation, performance, public art, video, and writing to explore issues of gender and labor in contemporary digital culture. She is known for projects that mix low and high technologies to create hybrid forms that are by turns humorous and sensuous.

Behar writes and lectures widely on object-oriented feminism, technologized labor, cyborgian ethics, feminist media critique, and decelerationist aesthetics. She coined the term "object-oriented feminism" (OOF) in 2010. Behar is the editor of Object-Oriented Feminism (University of Minnesota Press), the coeditor with Emmy Mikelson of And Another Thing: Nonanthropocentrism and Art (punctum books), and the author of Bigger than You: Big Data and Obesity (punctum books). Additional writing has been published in books including After the "Speculative Turn": Realism, Philosophy, and Feminism and Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening; in journals including LateralMedia-NParsons Journal for Information MappingVisual Communication QuarterlyEXTENSIONS: The Online Journal for Embodied Technology; and in conference proceedings for Digital Arts and Culture, SPIE, and Cyberworlds.