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CHARLOTTE KENT, PhD is Associate Professor of Visual Culture and Program Director of Visual and Critical Studies at Montclair State University. She is co-editor with Katherine Guinness of the book, Contemporary Absurdities, Existential Crises, and Visual Art (forthcoming, Intellect Books) and an Editor at Large for The Brooklyn Rail with a monthly column on Art & Technology, contributing to many arts magazines and academic journals about contemporary art and digital culture. In 2023, she was the inaugural Scholar-in-Residence at NXT Museum, where she co-curated with Jesse Damiani the 2023 RealTime exhibit, Lilypads: Mediating Exponential Systems. She is a Google Artist and Machine Intelligence Grant award winner, for research exploring notions of agency as relates to art and automation. She is a graduate of the CUNY Graduate Center, St. John’s College, and Philips Academy Andover. She currently lives in New York City.
Visual culture, media studies, digital culture, emergent technologies, contemporary art, history of aesthetics, ekphrasis, narrative theory, deconstruction, critical theory, surrealism, and the absurd.
- 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
- 9:30 am - 10:20 am
- Contemporary Absurdities, Existential Crises, and Visual Art
- Brooklyn Rail column, reviews and more
- Nxt Museum, Lilypads: Mediating Exponential Systems essay
- Waiting for the Absurd
- Chronicle of Higher Education article "To Solve the Skills Gap in Hiring, Establish Expectations in the Classroom"