On Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Clark House at Amherst College Kelli Moore, assistant professor of media, culture and communication at New York University will present a paper titled “The Pessimistic Eye: Using Automatic Reporting Devices in Studies of Perceptual Bias in Legal Reasoning.” This is the final presentation in a series of seminars that will take place this year on the theme “Law and the Visible.”
Professor Moore’s research examines the role of media technology in the production of legal and political knowledge. Her writings draw on black feminist thought, legal philosophy and visual culture to analyze courtroom rhetorical practices and haptic customs within ongoing debates about the subject of trauma and helplessness, facilitated communication, feminist jurisprudence, visual literacy, “post-racial” embodiment, and digitality.
To receive a copy of the paper which considers the human eye and predictions about racial others in experiments involving machine learning techniques in the time of the law’s discovery of new reading protocols for its own surveillance video footage, whether appropriated from video-recording bystanders, CCTV, or police dash camera, please email the LJST Dept. Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.