Selected programs

2015 “Information Erupts into Perception” for ISEA, a two-part program with works by Basma Alsharif, CAMP, Semiconductor, Nicky Hamlyn, Cao Fei, Ahmed Kamel, Mounir Fatmi, and Naz Shakrouh and a live performance by VJ Um Amel. Vancouver, August 14-18, 2015

2015 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, June 13-19, 2015. Theme: The Scent of Placesعطر الأماكن

2014 “Arab Glitch,” screening and talk at the University of Rochester, March 4

2013 “
Experiments in Arab Cinema: Glitch; Unbearable Beauty; The Body in the Archive.” November 15-16. Simon Fraser University, Woodward's campus, Vancouver. Program on Selected Writings page

2013 “Experiments in Arab Cinema: The Traveling Program.” Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver. September 15, 2013

2012 "
DoxBox Global Days," program in support of Syrian documentary festival DoxBox. Simon Fraser University, Woodward's campus, Vancouver, March 14-16

“From Aniconism to Bliss: Media art shows its Islamic roots,” DIM Cinema at the Pacific Cinemathèque, Vancouver, and Niagara Artists Centre, London, ON

2007 “Visualizing Ecstasy,” program for “Mystifying Rumi” conference, Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (October)

2006 “Love, sea, snow and war,” program of experimental films for Toronto Arab Film Festival (December)

2004 “Mortal tissue: Beirut’s cinema of the vulnerable body,” Pacific Cinematheque, San Francisco (November)

2004 “Virtual Beirut,” San Francisco Cinematheque (November)

2004 “Contemporary Arab Cinema,” 13-week free public series at Simon Fraser Harbour Centre Campus (September-December)

2004 “Virtual Beirut: Lebanese artists look beneath the skin of the image,” SeNEF, Seoul Net and Experimental Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea (September)

2004 “Never the Right Time: Experimental Media from the Arab World,” with guest artist Mohamed Soueid, Images Festival, Toronto and Available Light Film Collective, Ottawa (April)

2004 “Enfolded Tales,” program for the 20
th Annual Conference on Literature and Film, Florida State University, Tallahassee (January)

2002 “The World Seen through Nomadic I’s,” four-part program for Argos Festival, Brussels (October)

2002 “Immanence in the pixel: Islamic and intercultural roots of digital culture,” Race in Digital Space 3.0, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (October)

2002 “Immanence in the pixel: traditional cultural origins of math and technology,” for Subtle Technologies conference, Toronto (May)

2001 “Craving Duration,” for Available Light Collective, SAW Video Co-op, Ottawa (November)

2001 “African Cinema: A Trio,” for Canadian Film Institute, Ottawa (June)

2001 Co-curator (with Robin Curtis), “Out of Time,” section of the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany. Included 15 curated programs, 8 guest lectures, 8 commissioned catalogue essays (May)

2000 “Whose Land? Skewed Views of Canadian Geography,” for Available Light Collective, Gallery 101, Ottawa (November)

2000 “Stuck on Structuralism,” for Available Light Collective, SAW Video Co-Op, Ottawa (March)

2000 “Video in the Digital Age,” Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs, NY (February)

1999 “Lo Tek and Loving It: Electronic Media from Analog to ASCII,” videotheque and installation co-curated with Available Light Collective, SAW Video Co-Op and SAW Gallery (May)