Nora N. Khan
Nora N. Khan is an editor, curator, and writer of criticism on digital visual culture and philosophy of emerging technology. Her research focuses on art, music, and literature made with and about software, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Her practice extends to a wide span of artistic collaborations, producing things like scripts, librettos, and a tiny house. Her short books are Seeing, Naming, Knowing (Brooklyn Rail, 2019) on the logic of machine vision, and co-written with Steven Warwick, Fear Indexing the X-Files (Primary Information). Forthcoming are The Artificial and the Real (Art Metropole) on simulation and semantic mapping, and a book on the stakes posed by AI Art for art criticism, through Lund Humphries. As curator of Manual Override at The Shed (NY) in 2020, she worked closely with Sondra Perry, Morehshin Allahyari, and Lynn Hershman Leeson on new commissions, in an exhibition that also featured major works by Simon Fujiwara and Martine Syms. She frequently publishes prose and criticism, in essays for publications like Artforum and Art in America. She is currently editor of both Topical Cream, focusing on supporting GNC and BIPOC critics, and HOLO magazine, and has been a longtime editor (2014- ) at Rhizome. From 2018-2021, she was a professor at Rhode Island School of Design, in Digital + Media, teaching critical theory and artistic research, experimental writing for artists and designers, and technological criticism.