The Future of Cultural Criticism

This yearlong series of conversations features some of the most innovative and incisive writers on culture in its various forms — including visual art, film, old and new media, music, and literature. Cosponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts Research Center, Arts + Design Initiative, Art of Writing, the Black Room, and Digital Humanities.

 

Past Events

Dave Pell and Deirdre English Portraits
Dave Pell in Conversation with Deirdre English
Monday, May 1, 2017 | 6:30 pm
BAMPFA
2155 Center Street
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United States

Dave Pell is the founder and editor of NextDraft, a curated compilation of daily news and analysis.

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John Horn and Glynn Washington, moderated by Chloe Veltman
Monday, Apr 24, 2017 | 6:30 pm
BAMPFA
2155 Center Street
Berkeley  California  94704
United States

John Horn is host of KPCC’s The Frame, a daily arts and entertainment program. Glynn Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment on National Public Radio. Moderator Chloe Veltman is senior arts editor at KQED.

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Tiffany Shlain and Rolla Selbak, moderated by George Strompolos
Monday, Apr 17, 2017 | 6:30 pm
BAMPFA
2155 Center Street
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United States

Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Rolla Selbak is writer and director of the film Three Veils; creator of the web series Kiss Her I’m Famous and Grrl’s Guide to Filmmaking.
George Strompolos is founder and CEO of the YouTube network Fullscreen

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Jenna Wortham and Nadia Ellis in Conversation
Monday, Feb 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm
BAMPFA
2155 Center Street
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United States

Jenna Wortham is technology reporter and staff writer for the New York Times Magazine. Nadia Ellis is associate professor of English at UC Berkeley and author of Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora.