May 22, 2020, 1:30 pm


Nora N. Khan is a writer and editor of criticism on digital visual culture and philosophy of emerging technology. Her writing practice extends to a range of artistic collaborations, from libretto to short films, to a tiny house. She is a critic on the Digital + Media faculty at Rhode Island School of Design, where she teaches theory, technological criticism, artistic research, and writing across Graphic Design, Digital + Media, and Industrial Design. Her two books are Seeing, Naming, Knowing (The Brooklyn Rail, 2019) and Fear Indexing the X-Files with Steven Warwick, (Primary Information, 2017). Forthcoming this year isThe Artificial and the Real (Art Metropole). She publishes widely, in places like Art in America, Flash Art, Mousse, 4Columns and Rhizome, where she is a long-time editor. Her practice has been supported by a Fogo Island Arts Residency, the Visual Arts Foundation/Crossed Purposes Foundation Critical Writing Grant (2018), an Eyebeam Research Residency (2017), and a Thoma Foundation 2016 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art. This year, as The Shed’s first guest curator, she organized the exhibition Manual Override, focused on contemporary artists engaging and critiquing emerging technology, including Sondra Perry, Martine Syms, and Simon Fujiwara.