I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Rochester, jointly affiliated with Visual and Cultural Studies, which is based in Art & Art History, and the Digital Humanities Center. In 2015, I received a PhD in Film and Visual Studies and Critical Media Practice from Harvard University. In 2008, I earned a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, in Development Studies and Rhetoric. From 2011 to 2015, I was Doctoral Researcher and Principal at metaLAB, based at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, collaborating on a number of projects, platforms, and workshops in the digital arts and humanities.
My current research concerns the histories, politics, and potentials of digital and visual documentary responses to events of environmental violence, particularly those responses that involve practices of assembly and archiving. I am also developing a symposium and new research project around the varying material and cultural implications of photographic hyper-production, and writing on performativity and digital knowledge production for Debates in the Digital Humanities. At the University of Rochester I am working on several initiatives around digitally-enabled research and teaching in visual studies and art history, including a critical media project called Visualizing the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, which began as an installation at Harvard Art Museums called Cleanup. In 2016-2017, I will teach two hybrid seminar/studio courses through Visual and Cultural Studies: Visualizing the Anthropocene and The Data of Visual Culture. Past teaching has concerned topics in a range of fields: visual studies, film and media history, gender and sexuality studies, digital humanities, science, technology, and society, archival studies, and environmental and urban studies.
kyle.parry (at) rochester.edu