“Cinema and Sensation” conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, April 2012. photo: Dorel Gaina
Dena Wosk University Professor
School for the Contemporary Arts
Simon Fraser University
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MA in Comparative Media Arts and BA in Visual Culture and Performance Studies at SFU Contemporary Arts
Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art Order from MIT Press
“Startlingly bold. ... [Marks’] vision of efflorescence across borders of faith and politics is exhilarating and persuasive.” --Marina Warner, Art Newspaper
Recent and upcoming events:
“A World of Flowing, Intensifying Images: Mulla Sadra Meets Cinema Studies,” keynote lecture at the Film-Philosophy conference, Glasgow, July 2-4, 2014.
“Monad, Database, Remix: Manners of Unfolding in John Akomfrah’s The Last Angel of History,” talk at Cinematic Migrations, MIT, Cambridge, MA. March 6-7, 2014
“Arab Glitch,” screening and talk at the University of Rochester. March 4, 2014.
“I Feel Like an Abstract Line,” talk at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY. March 3, 2014. 7 p.m.
“I Feel Like an Abstract Line,” at “Mirror-Touch: Synaesthesia and the Social,” Tate London, February 7-8, 2014
“Archaeology of haptic perception,” at the colloquium “Plateaux de la perception,” Center for Research in Psychology, Art, and Human Sciences, Rikkyo University, Tokyo. December 14-15, 2013.
“Aromatic Events: how plant communication makes us more than human”: an olfactory lecture. Vancouver Institute for Social Research, Or Gallery 555 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, November 25, 2013.
“Experiments in Arab Cinema: Glitch; Unbearable Beauty; The Body in the Archive,” SFU Woodwards, Vancouver, November 15-16, 2013
“Hajra Waheed: Minutes From a Second Story”: panel discussion with Dima Alansari and Haema Sivanesan, Centre A, Vancouver. Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3pm
"What happens in the affective pause: views from Spinoza, Deleuze, and Whitehead,” talk in the class “Interdisciplinary Forums,” Emily Carr University. October 10, 2013
Conversation with Yasser Tabbaa and Duke students at “Islamic Media: Sense and Sensation,” Duke University. October 4, 2013
“Experiments in Arab Cinema: The Traveling Program.” Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver. September 15, 2013
“Life in the Manifold: Mulla Sadra, Deleuze, Whitehead," V Seminário Conexões:Deleuze e Territórios e Fugas e… and the XII Seminário Internacional de Filosofia: Nietzsche/Deleuze, at the State University of Campinas, Brazil. August 20-23, 2013
"Aromatic Events: how plant communication makes us more than human," an olfactory talk at the conference "The Secret Life of Plants," Princeton. May 3, 2013
"Immersed in the single channel: Media art exhibition, distribution, and getting paid," talk at Townhouse Gallery, Cairo. April 23, 2013
For older events see CV page