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I work on media art and philosophy with an intercultural focus. My most recent books are Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image (MIT, 2015) and Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art (MIT, 2010). I program experimental media for venues around the world.
As Grant Strate Professor, I teach in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, on unceded Coast Salish territory.

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Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image Order from MIT Press. See the movie by Grahame Weinbren
2017 recipient of College Art Association’s
Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism and Choice magazine’s "Outstanding Academic Title"

Just out—
Poor Images, Ad Hoc Archives, Artists’ Rights: The Scrappy Beauties of Handmade Digital Culture,” in IJOC’s special issue, “Is There a Global Digital Culture?”

Recent and upcoming events:
Taqiyya and unfolding: A genealogy of arts of the secret,” at “Deleuze, Guattari and the Art of Multiplicity.” Trinity College Dublin, March 9, 2018
“Luminous images, hidden in the senses,” at “Hold Me Now: Feel and Touch in an Unreal World,” Studium Generale Rietveld, Amsterdam. March 7, 2018
“Creative algorithms: From Islamic art to digital media.” Aga Khan Museum, Toronto. Sunday, November 19, 2017
“The thrill of fabulation,” at “The Afterlives of Witnessing: Moving Images from the Levant and the Political Imagination," Brown University, organized by Hanan Toukan and Kareem Estefan. November 3-4, 2017
“A political economy of documentary and experimental film,” at
Histories of Arab Documentary, Munich Filmuseum, organized by Viola Shafik and Kerstin Pinther. October 27, 2017
"Which came first, fascism or misogyny? Reading Klaus Theweleit's Male Fantasies,” in the Spectre of Fascism Free School II. UNIT/PITT, 236 E Pender St., Vancouver. October 26, 2017

Aniconic Futures,” podcast conversation with Dr. Tarek Elhaik, UC Davis. February 6, 2017.