All Talks :
The Blurring of Narrative and Documentary Filmmaking in Agnes Varda’s ‘Faces Places'
4-part video essay for H8URS: Video Essays with Real Filmmakers and Professors.
BFI at Home: The Watermelon Woman Q&A
Cheryl Dunye and Alexandra Juhasz join Programmer and Curator Tara Brown to discuss their inventive and funny romance The Watermelon Woman, and reflect on the film’s sexual expression.
My Phone Lies to Me
For DSSN and Media Studies
Metanoia AIDS Video Activism
PLASMA, University of Buffalo, with Katherine Cheairs, March 2020.
Contested Data Academic Workshop
Collecting and Curating for Change
Walk through and panel for Metanoia
AIDS & the Distribution of Crises, with Jih-Fei Cheng and Judy Cisneros
San Diego State University
AIDS Video Activism: Women and Incarceration
Metanoia LA public programming
“Beyond Story and it’s Aftermath”
Invitational conference, Hong Kong Baptist University
Building Sustainability into Queer Archival Initiatives
Association of Moving Image Archivists
Feminist Media Histories of Activism: Cross-generational Conversations among Scholars and Media Makers
American Studies Association
On Curating EVERYDAY with Jean Carlomusto and Hugh Ryan
With over 40 contributors from around the world, this issue of the On Curating journal wrestles with “forgetting”, “seeing”, “collecting” and “making” AIDS related culture in the 21st century, and the growing impulse to historize aspects of early responses to the crisis. Through academic essays, conversations, visual projects, reprints and personal reflections, a reader will be exposed to ideas, theories, images, and advice from artists, academics, activists, curators, writers and others around the ethics and practices of curating AIDS-related culture within the ongoing epidemic. At this event, NYC based contributors will share their work, and engage in conversation with each other and guests.
Beyond Story: Situating an Online Community Manifesto (Workshop)
Visible Evidence, 2019
Beyond Verification Research Persona Working Group
Digital Methods Summer School
University of Amsterdam, July 2019
After Marriage Book Series Event
Panelist, CLAGS, CUNY Grad Center.
Fake News Poetry Workshops
Margaret Rhee’s Harvard University class presentation about Fake News Poetry Workshops with Chet’la Sebree.
Excavating Feminist Film Histories: Early Productions from Women Make Movies
NYU, Cinema Studies Department, panelist.
Documentary Across the Disciplines
Grad Center, CUNY, American Studies Program. Panel with fellow Brooklyn College professors.
Fake News and Performative Writing Poetry Workshop
NYU Performance Studies Department with Barbara Browning.
Advance Screening: Native Son, panel moderator
Advance Screening: Native Son for CUNY. Moderator.
Film and Inter-Disciplinarity
Respondent to Vinicius Navarro.
AIDS Video Activism: Women and Incarceration
A video program for Metanoia
Programmed with Katherine Cheairs.
The NY Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
Nothing is Unwatchable for All
NYU Art Department.
I’ve Left Documentary Entirely
“I’ve Left Documentary Entirely,” on Fake News Poetry Workshops
Decolonizing the Imagination, Moderator
Brooklyn College, Hess Scholar, Jose David Saldivar in conversation with poets and writers. March 2019.
Topics: 2019-2020: Recent Work |
AIDS activist video as TV
Presentation on AIDS activist video for Television History class.
Algorithms as Pets and Politicians
Fake News Poetry Video Workshop with Orr Meniron and Kyle Booten at Dartmouth College Digital Humanities and Social Engagement Center.
Union Docs, Program Moderator. How and why practices subvert the formal and political logics of character-driven storytelling. One response to “Beyond Story.”
Tribute to Jump Cut #1
Columbia University, “DiAna’s Hair Ego Remix.”
Princeton University: Gender, Sexuality and Media
Session on my activist queer writing/media; Princeton University, November 2018.
Fake News Video-Poetry Workshop, New Haven
The second Fake News Video-Poetry Workshop occurred on November 3, 2018, in New Haven.
Fake News Poetry Workshops as Radical Digital Media Literacy
Interfaces are the central instruments in the new economy of signs. They are both tools and discursive frames. Interfaces, insofar as they are instituted as an order of discourse, are transitive and mediating. Post-truth is the term coined to define a linguistic regime in which objective facts are less influential in the formation of public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. This phenomenon can be analyzed as a specific system of interfaces where a whole set of communicative, technical, social, political and economic issues converge.
University of Barcelona, Spain. Presentation on Fake News Poetry Workshops. November 2018.
AIDS, Media and Memory
Panel Chair, AIDS, Media and Memory: Legacies and Contestations in the Ongoing Emergency of the AIDS Crisis, ASA, November 2018.
American Studies Assoc: AIDS, Media and Memory
Legacies and Contestations in the Ongoing Emergency of the AIDS Crisis, Panel Chair, November 2018.
Fake News Poetry Workshop, Poets of Course
The eleventh Fake News Poetry Workshop occurred on October 2, 2018, in Manhattan NY, led by Cathy James working with ten or more poets in the group “Poets of Course” (formerly Poets of Corsi).
Media Labour, Keynote address
My VHS AIDS Archives: Confessions from the Field of Queer Feminist Media Praxis.
Video and powerpoint of talk available here: https://aljean.wordpress.com/2018/11/17/my-vhs-archives-confessions-from-the-field-of-queer-feminist-media-praxis.
Independent Film Project Week: What’s Now
How Do We ReFrame the Conversation on Gender and Intersectionality; featured speaker, September 2018.
Columbia Seminar, Film and Inter-Disciplinarity
On VHS Archives, September 2018.
Emerson College Faculty Day: Invited Presentation on Diversity and Pedagogy
With Claudia Rankine, September 2018.
Union Docs: Workshop on Feminist Film
Whitney Museum, Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic Symposium
This symposium develops out of an oral history project of the same name undertaken by the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, focusing on memories of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and ’90s and features conversations with artists, activists, and oral historians. July 2018.
MDOCS: Skidmore College, Surveillance, Archives and Memory
BAM, The Watermelon Woman and Imitation of Life
The Watermelon Woman and Imitation of Life, May 2018.
Cartographies of Erasure: A #100hardtruths-#fakenews Poetry Workshop
Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, Occidental College, May 2018.
Feminist Poetics, Emergent Pedagogies
On Fake News Poetry Workshops, May 2018.
DIGITAL engAGEment: Media. Literate. #activist.
Fake News Poetry Workshop, with Orr Menirom, May 2018.
Race in the Media: A Poetry Workshop
Margaret Rhee and Chet’la Sebree, NY, May 2018. Supported by Poets & Writers Grant.
NYU: Cinema Studies @50
Featured Graduate, on Fake News Poetry Workshops, April 2018.
NYU: Class Visit to Grad Symposium on Television Studies
LaGuardia Community College, 3 Fake News Poetry Workshops
With Lisa Cohen, April 2018. Supported by Poets & Writers Grant.
The National Gallery of Art, Avant-Garde to Underground
Outliers and American Vanguard Art, April 2018. Screening of The Watermelon Woman.
Brooklyn Bazaar, Fluid 0
In conversation with Shu Lea Cheang after films screening, March 2018. A fundraiser for MIX.
Feminist Film Week, Anthology Film Archives
Q & A, The Owls, Watermelon Woman, and Filmmakers panel, March 2018.
SCMS: Workshop on Sisters In the Life Book Publication
Devil’s Dyke Network, Brighton UK
Fake News Poetry Writing Workshop, March 2018.
University of Sussex: Fake News Poetry Writing Workshop
With Sam Soloman, March 2018.
Occidental College, Fake News and Digital Humanities
Residency and talk, March 2018.
Get Lit, fake news poetry workshop
LA, March 2018.
Ammerman Technology and Arts Symposium
Fake News Poetry Workshop with Kyle Booten, February 2018. See poems and other materials here: http://fakenews-poetry.org/ammerman-list.html.
Upside Film Festival
How does queer + black film transform viewers, February 2018. Screening of The Watermelon Woman
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