iMAP Visiting Artist Lecture Series
February 26, 2013, 2-4pm
Institute of Multimedia Literacy
746 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, 90089
Zach Blas is an artist-theorist working at the intersections of networked media, queerness, and politics. He is the creator of the art group Queer Technologies, a founding member of The Public School Durham, and co-founder with Micha Cárdenas of the queer media listserv Q. He is also a PhD candidate in The Graduate Program in Literature, Information Science + Information Studies, and Visual Studies at Duke University. Zach’s current project Facial Weaponization Suite: Fag Face Mask provides sets of masks for public protest against biometric facial recognition and has been presented at the 2012 HTMlles Feminist Festival of Media Arts + Digital Culture in Montreal, Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles, MIX 25 Queer Experimental Film Festival in New York, and GL.TC/H 2112 in Chicago.