Nora Khan is a writer of fiction and criticism focusing on digital art and philosophy of emerging technology. She is acting editor at Rhizome and was an Eyebeam Research Resident (2016 – 2017). Her criticism won a Thoma Foundation Arts Writing Award in 2016, and has been published or is forthcoming in 4Columns, Art in America, Conjunctions, Flash Art, American Literary Review, Spike Art Quarterly, California Sunday, The Village Voice, Rhizome, POSTmatter, and After Us. She collaborates frequently with artists internationally, with essays commissioned for Katja Novitskova and Yuri Pattison by Chisenhale Gallery, Sternberg and Mousse. This past summer, Primary Information published Fear Indexing the X-Files, an essay-book Nora wrote with Steven Warwick. She has given talks at Triple Canopy, Gray Area Festival, transmediale, Whitney Museum of American Art, UCLA, New Museum, NYU, and New School.
The encounter with artificial intelligences is not equal or neutral; one side has more power, charged with the imperative that we first make ourselves perfectly readable, revealing “who we are” in...