Kyle Parry researches across digital media, visual culture, critical theory, and the environmental humanities. His book project, The Elements of Witness, examines both "analog" and digital techniques of disaster representation, emphasizing convergent practices of assembly and archiving as well as critical negotiations of mapping and networked communication. Coincident projects build on these themes. Current topics include the history and theory of photographic "ubiquity," critical approaches to metadata and "aboutness," digital scholarship and data visualization as performative enactment, and the intersections of photography, selfies/self-portraiture, and thought. Parry is also committed to research, experimentation, and critical collaboration around digitally-enabled--as well as embodied, relational, and studio-based--pedagogy. His research has been published or is forthcoming in Critical Inquiry, Debates in the Digital Humanities, and Archive Journal.
2016 – Present, Assistant Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz