Thomas Keenan teaches media theory and human rights at Bard College, where he directs the Human Rights Project and helped create the first undergraduate degree program in human rights in the United States. He is the author of Fables of Responsibility (Stanford University Press, 1997), and co-author with Eyal Weizman on Mengele’s Skull (Sternberg, 2012). Keenan has served on the boards of a number of human rights organizations and journals, including WITNESS, Scholars at Risk, the Crimes of War Project, the Journal of Human Rights, and Humanity.
In this EMPAC commissioned talk, Thomas Keenan will consider new forms of documentary in relation to the rise of social media. Admission is free. 7 p.m. Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Theater.