On September 8, 2023 Dr. Charlotte Kent gave a talk at the PhotoFair called: ICP Presents: Voidopolis – New Technology and the Photobook. This talk is about how emerging technologies can bring new experiences to art-making, the photobook, and what it means to be human. Dr. Charlotte Kent joins Dante scholar and professor Arielle Saiber, and ICP faculty and photography, Alexey Yurenev to explore these questions, and more, through a conversation centered on Kat Mustatea’s first-of-its-kind augmented reality book, Voidopolis.
Dr. Charlotte Kent continues to write a monthly column on art and technology for the Brooklyn Rail, where she is an Editor-at-Large. She has also written the catalog essay for these two shows. One of the catalogs is for a NYC show of the artist Alex Reben. The other catalog is for a show in Germany of the artist Anna Ridler. She also writes for Bitforms Gallery in NYC.
Her work theorizes how visual and linguistic rhetorical devices constrain what we see by exploring their historical and political context. Her current research investigates the absurd in contemporary art and speculative design. She writes for academic journals (Word and Image, Leonardo, Journal of Visual Culture, etc.) and general audience magazines (Art Review, BOMB, Wired, among others). Prior to academia, she developed education for the eyecare industry and managed an art school located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a graduate of the CUNY Graduate Center, St. John’s College, and Philips Academy Andover. She currently lives in New York City.
To find out more information about Charlotte and her work, please visit her website,