Here comes A Light Footprint in the Cosmos!
Symposium, exhibitions, performances, and screenings
Vancouver and online, June 24–27, 2022
A celebration of research methods and intercultural dialogue elaborated by the Substantial Motion Research Network (SMRN). Inspired by process philosopher Sadr al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī, Azadeh Emadi and I founded SMRN in 2018 for scholars and practitioners interested in cross-cultural exploration of digital media, art and philosophy. A Light Footprint in the Cosmos will feature presentations by 60 scholars and artists; exhibitions of 17 artists hosted by Vancouver contemporary art venues SFU, Or Gallery and Centre A; performances, and curated screenings. It's going to be cosmic, deeply interfolded, interculturally genealogical, and wildly decolonial!

Full program and registration here
The Third Annual Small File Media Festival will be live on the big screen in Vancouver as well as online, August 2-9, 2022
Our theme this year is Think Thrice--PUNK/CHIC, and we have fab new categories: NSFT art, Portals, Song, TinyToks, and Other! Size options: Molecules (under 1MB), Ripples (up to 5 MB), and Trouble (series, up to 22 MB). Deadline June 23.
Find all the info, submission form, and small-file production tips

My book The Fold: From Your Body to the Cosmos, is under contract with Duke University Press. See some of its early iterations here

Tackling the Carbon Footprint of Streaming Media
Dr. Anne Foerster: The Restorative Brain: my neuroscientist mother's research on spontaneous regeneration in the central nervous system!
I work on media art and philosophy with an intercultural focus, and on small-footprint media. My most recent book is Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image (MIT, 2015). I program experimental media for venues around the world. As Grant Strate University Professor, I teach in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, on unceded Coast Salish territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations. That's a harmonica.
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