Education
1996 Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester. Dissertation: “The skin of the film: Experimental cinema and intercultural experience.”

1994 M.A. in Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester.

1987 B.A. with High Honors, Art History and Sociology/ Anthropology, Swarthmore College.

Employment

2011- Full Professor and Dena Wosk University Professor, School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University.

2003-2011 Associate Professor and Dena Wosk University Professor, School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University

2002-3 Visiting scholar, Center for Behavioral Research, American University in Beirut

2001-3 Associate Professor of Film Studies, Carleton University. Tenured.

1996-2001 Assistant Professor of Film Studies, Carleton University

1995-1996 Mellon/Pew Fellow, Division of Critical Studies, California Institute of the Arts

1994-1995 Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellow

1994 Rush Rhees Fellow, University of Rochester

1993-1995 Media curator, Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY

1991- Independent critic, curator, and editor

1987-91 Assistant editor, Afterimage magazine


This CV shows publications. See “Programming ” and “Teaching” for information about those areas.

Books

Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

2010
Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

2002
Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Second printing.

2000
The Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Second printing.


Book chapters

Forthcoming “I Feel Like an Abstract Line,” in Thresholds: Mirror-Touch Synaesthesia and the Social Life of Art, ed. Daria Martin with Elinor Cleghorn.

Forthcoming "Radical gestures of unfolding in films by Mohamed Soueid and The Otolith Group,”
Visual Culture and the Aesthetics of Gesture, ed. Asbjørn Gronsted (Routledge)

Forthcoming “Islamic Art and New Media Art: Points of Contact,” in
Canadian Contributions to the Study of Islamic Art and Archaeology, ed. Marcus Milwright and Evanthia Baboula

2014 “Haptic Aesthetics,”
Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, ed. Michael Kelly (Oxford University Press)

2014 “Arab Glitch,” in
Uncommon Grounds: New Media and Visual Practice in the Middle East and North Africa, ed. Anthony Downey (I.B. Tauris/Ibraaz Publishing)

2014 "Arab media art: experiments in exhibition," in
Film Festival Yearbook: Film Festivals and the Middle East, ed. Dina Iordanova and Stefanie Van de Peer (St. Andrews University Press)

2014 “Arab Glitch,” in
Uncommon Grounds: New Media and Visual Practice in the Middle East and North Africa, ed. Anthony Downey (I.B. Tauris/Ibraaz Publishing).

2014 "Pixel/Cut/Vector," The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory, ed. Edward Branigan and Warren Buckland (Routledge)

2013 “Enfolding-Unfolding aesthetics, or the unthought at the heart of wood,” in
Technology and Desire: The Transgressive Art of Moving Images, ed. Rania Gaafar and Martin Schulz (Karlsruhe: ZKM and London: Intellect Books)

2013 From haptic to optical, performance to figuration: A history of representation at the bottom of a bowl," in
Islam and the Politics of Culture in Europe: Memory, Aesthetics, Art, ed. Frank Peter, Sarah Dornhof, and Elena Arigita (Bielefeld: Transcript-Verlag), 247-263.

2013 “Noise in Enfolding-Unfolding Aesthetics,” in
The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media, ed. Amy Herzog, John Richardson and Carol Vernallis (Oxford UP)

2013 “A Deleuzian
Ijtihad: Unfolding Deleuze’s Islamic sources occulted in the ethnic cleansing of Spain,” in Deleuze and Race, ed. Arun Saldhana (Edinburgh University Press)

2010 "Words dream of being flowers, ducks dream of being words: the becoming-world of foliated Kufic,” in Variantology 4, ed. Siegfried Zielinski and Eckhard Fürlus (Köln: Walther König), 267-288.

2010 “Geopolitics hides something in the image; Arab cinema unfolds something else,” in
Cinema at the Periphery, ed. Dina Iordanova, David Martin-Jones and Belén Vidal (Detroit: Wayne State University Press), 232-253.

2009 "Aniconism: An Islamic Idea Blooms Anew in Contemporary Art, in
Now Is the Time: Art and Theory in the 21st Century, ed. Jelle Bouwhis et al. (Amsterdam: NAi Pusblishers), 151-162.

2009 “Object Lesson: My Rock,” in
The Object Reader, ed. Fiona Candlin and Raiford Guins (New York: Routledge), 503-505.

2008 "Genetic Algorithms, Caucasian Carpets, and Kunstwollen," in Place Studies in Art, Media, Science and Technology: Historical Investigations on the Sites and the Migration of Knowledge, ed. Andreas Broekmann and Gunalan Nadarajan (VDG-Weimar)

2007 “The Haptic Transfer and the Travels of the Abstract Line: Embodied perception from classical Islam to modern Europe,” in Verkörperungen/Embodiment, ed. Christina Lammer and Kim Sawchuck (Vienna: Löcker Verlag), 269-284.

2007 “Immigrant semiosis,” in
Fluid Screens, Expanded Cinema: Digital Futures, ed. Susan Lord and Janine Marchessault (University of Toronto Press), 284-303.

2006 “Asphalt Nomadism: The new desert in contemporary Arab cinema,” in
Landscape Cinema, ed. Martin Lefebvre (New York: Routledge), 125-147.

2006 “Mémoire et implication: les origines islamiques des médias numériques,” in Mémoire et culture, ed. Claude Filteau and Michel Beniamino (Presses Universitaire de Limoges), 305-311.

2003 “Invisible Media,” in New Media: Theories and Practices of Digitextuality, ed. Anna Everett and John T. Caldwell (New York: Routledge), 33-46.

2001 “Live Video,” in The End of Cinema as We Know It, ed. Jon Lewis (New York: Routledge), 305-318.

2001 “Ten Years of Dreams About Art” (Canadian version), in
English Canadian Cinema: An Anthology, ed. Jerry White and Bill Beard (Alberta: University of Alberta Press).

2000 “Signs of the time: Deleuze, Peirce and the documentary image,” in The
Brain Is the Screen: Gilles Deleuze's Cinematic Philosophy, ed. Gregory Flaxman. (Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press), 193-214.

2000 “Ten Years of Dreams About Art,” in
Lux: A Decade of Artist Film and Video, ed. Steve Reinke and Tom Taylor. (Toronto: YYZ Press). 15-33.

1998 “Hara Kazuo,” with Scott MacDonald, in
A Critical Cinema 3, by Scott MacDonald. (Berkeley: University of California Press). 125-147.

1999 “Fetishes and fossils,” in
Feminism and Documentary, ed. Diane Waldman and Janet Walker. (Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press). 224-243.


Refereed articles


2015 “What can a body do? Answers from Trablus, Cairo, Beirut, and Algiers,”
Paragraph, special issue, “Screening Embodiment,” ed. Nicholas Chare and Liz Watkins

2015 "The taming of the haptic space, from Málaga to Valencia to Florence,"
Muqarnas, special issue on visuality in Islamic art, ed. Olga Bush and Avinoam Shalem

2011 “Calligraphic Animation: Documenting the Invisible,” in Animation 6:3, special issue on documentary (November).

2009 “Information, Secrets, and Enigmas: An Enfolding-Unfolding Aesthetics for Cinema,” Screen 50:1, 50th anniversary special issue (Spring 2009): 86-98.

2008 “‘Taking a Line for a Walk’ from Islamic Art to Algorithmic Modernism,”
Third Text 23:3 (May 2009): 229-240

2008 “Thinking Multisensory Culture,”
Paragraph 31:2, special issue on cinema and the senses, ed. Emma Wilson (July): 123-137.

2007 “Experience – Information – Image : a historiography of unfolding. Arab cinema as example,”
Cultural Studies Review 14:1, special issue on “Rethinking the Past” (March): 85-98.

2006 “Enfolding and Unfolding: An Aesthetics for the Information Age,” interactive essay produced in collaboration with designer Raegan Kelly,
Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular 1:3, www.vectorsjournal.org

2006 “Infinity and Accident: Strategies of Enfoldment in Islamic Art and Computer Art,”
Leonardo 39:1 (Winter): 37-42.

2005 “In the University’s Ruins, Some Audiovisual Thoughts,”
Intermedialités 1:3 (Winter): 173-189.

2004 “The Ethical Presenter, or, How to have Good Arguments Over Dinner,”
The Moving Image: Journal of the Association of Motion Picture Archivists 4:1 (Spring)

2003 “What Is That ‘And’ between Arab Women and Video? The Case of Beirut,”
Camera Obscura 18:2 (December): 41-70.

1998 “Video haptics and erotics,”
Screen 39:4 (Winter): 331-348.

1997 “Loving a disappearing image,” in “Cinéma et mélancholie,” special issue of
Cinémas (Fall), ed. Denise Pérusse and Denis Bellemare. 93-112.

1996 “The audience is revolting: coalition and transformation at the Flaherty Seminar,”
Wide Angle 17:1-4. 277-291.

1994 “A Deleuzian politics of hybrid cinema,”
Screen 34:3 (Autumn). 244-264.

1992 “Tie a yellow ribbon around me: masochism, militarism, and the Gulf war on TV,”
Camera Obscura, 27. 55-75.

Edited volumes

2004 Co-editor (with J. Christopher Horak), Dossier on Curating and Programming,
The Moving Image: Journal of the Association of Motion Picture Archivists 4:1 (Spring). 5 essays plus introduction.

2001 Co-editor (with Robin Curtis), “Out of Time,” catalogue section, Oberhausen Short Film Festival. 8 essays plus introduction.


Other articles


Forthcoming “A World of Flowing, Intensifying Images: Mulla Sadra Meets Cinema Studies,” Film-Philosophy, “A World of Cinemas” special issue, ed. David Martin-Jones

Forthcoming “Monad, Database, Remix: Manners of Unfolding in
The Last Angel of History," Black Camera, special issue on John Akomfrah, ed. Matthias de Groof and Stephanie Symons

2013 “Arab Experiments: Creation, Exhibition, Distribution," talk on the panel “Avantgarde: Lost in Time and Space." In proceedings of
Think: Film, International Experimental CInema Congress 2012

2012 “Immersed in the single channel: Experimental media from theater to gallery,” Millennium Film Journal (forthcoming)

2011 “Can cinema slow the flow of blood?”, on
Noble Sacrifice by Vatche Boulghorjian, Senses and Society 6:3: 350-357.

2011 “Unfolding from the Real: Mediation as Connective Tissue,”
Passagens (Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro), 10

2010 “Akram Zaatari’s In This House: Diagram with Olive Tree,” catalogue essay, Akram Zaatari, Earth of Endless Secrets (Frankfurt: Portikus Gallery), 228-231.

2008 “Eyes to See With,” catalogue essay for Tran T. Kim-Trang, The Blindness Series ( Chicago: Video Data Bank)

2007 “Letters from Beirut,”
Cultural Studies Review 14:1, special issue on “Rethinking the Past” (March): 99-110.

2007 “Mohamed Soueid’s Cinema of Immanence,” Jump Cut, 49

2006 “Taking a Line for a Walk,from the Abbasid Caliphate to Computer Graphics,”
The Capilano Review 2:50 (Fall): 58-67.

2006 “Letters from Beirut,” 12 letters widely distributed by e-mail during bombardment of Lebanon, July 16-28

2006 “Letters from Beirut,” installation in The Window Project by Ho Tam, Victoria, September

2005 “Infinity, Enfoldment, and Accident: Toward an Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art,”
Semiotic Inquiry 24: 1-3 (2005), 237-259.

2004 “Haptic Visuality: Touching with the Eyes,”
Framework: The Finnish Art Review, 2 (November 2004)

2002 “
The Task of the Digital Translator,” Artbrain: Journal of Neuro-Aesthetic Theory 2:1, May 2002

2000 “Video’s Body, Analog and Digital,” in “Show Reality / Reality Shows,” Nach dem Film, 2 (www.nachdemfilm.de).

2000 “Live Video,” The Independent 23:6 (July).

1999 “How electrons remember,” Millennium Film Journal, 34 (Autumn)

1999 “Low Tech Is How Electrons Remember,” in ‘The Tremors of Cinema - Visual Culture at the End of the Century,”
Nach dem Film, 1

1998 “Inuit auteurs and arctic airwaves: Questions of southern reception,”
Fuse 22:1 (Autumn)

1997 “The Quays' Institute Benjamenta: An olfactory view,”
Afterimage 25:2 (September)

1996 “Hara Kazuo: 'I am very frightened by the things I film,'“
Spectator 16:2 (Spring/Summer)

1996 “Transnational objects: commodities in postcolonial displacement,”
Parachute, 81 (Spring)

1996 “Love the one you're with: straight women, gay porn, and the scene of erotic looking,”
Jump Cut, 40

1995 “Media becoming NOMAD,” with Sara Diamond,
Felix 2:1

1995 “Ghosts of stories: Black Audio Film Collective's Who Needs a Heart?,”
CineAction!, 36

1995 “The interactive citizen, the disappearing subject,”
Parachute, 77

1994 “Reconfigured nationhood: A partisan history of the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation,”
Afterimage 21:8

1993 “Packaged for export, contents under pressure: Canadian filmmakers in an international context,”
Fuse 17:2

1993 “Animal appetites, animal identifications,”
Parachute, 72

1993 “Sexual hybrids: from oriental exotic to postcolonial grotesque,”
Parachute, 70

1993 “Here's gazing at you,”
The Independent 16:3

1992 “The erotics of the public sphere,”
Documents, 1

1992 “The language of terrorism,”
Framework (London), 38

1992 “Images and identities: film and video in Canada,”
Afterimage 20:2

1992 “Nice gun you got there: John Greyson's critique of masculinity,”
Parachute, 66

1992 “White people in the native camera: subverting anthropology,”
Afterimage 19:10

1992 “Healing the cultural body: Clarissa Sligh's unfinished business,”
Center Quarterly, 49

1992 “Of many one: the Hybrid State films,”
Black Film Review 7:1

1990 “City planning as talking cure,” catalogue essay, “The City,” Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY

1990 “Minor infractions: child pornography and the legislation of morality,”
Afterimage 18:4

1990 “Classified information: new technologies in the archive,”
Afterimage 18:1

1989 “Reinscribing the self: an interview with Clarissa Sligh,”
Afterimage 17:5

1989 “Kodak's latent image: toxic spills in the company town,”
Ten.8 (Birmingham, UK), 34

Selected catalogue essays, shorter essays, and reviews

2013 "Life in the Manifold: the landscapes of Mireille Kassar," catalogue essay for Mireille Kassar, “Landscape or, Vision” (Beirut: Agial Gallery)

2012 "An Embodied Geometry: Living forms in the work of Gerard Caris and Islamic art," catalogue essay, Gerard Caris (Istanbul: Kuad Gallery)

2012 "Moving Images," review, Art Dubai,
Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism 40:1 (Summer): 4-5

2012 “Imaginal Materials,” catalogue essay,
Spectral Imprints, Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2012, curated by Nat Muller

2012 Short contribution to Ibraaz Research Platform, www.ibraaz.org

2011 “Poems in the Skin of the World,” catalogue essay for
La Certitude de l’ombre by Kali Jones and Maurizio Ruggiano (Palermo: Kalós Editions)

2010 “A Fond Forgetfulness: Jamelie Hassan's Archival Encounters,” The Films and Videos of Jamelie Hassan, ed. Julian Haladyn and Miriam Jordan (Windsor, ON: Platform: Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts and the Art Gallery of Windsor).

2010 Review,
Lebanese Cinema: Imagining the Civil War and Beyond by Lina Khatib, Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television

2010 “Ryoji Ikeda,”
Millennium Film Journal, 53 (Fall/Winter)

2010 “Mounir Fatmi,”
Millennium Film Journal, 53 (Fall/Winter)

2008 “Taking your eyes for a crawl,” catalogue essay for Laura White: The Stuff of Images (London: Castlefield Publications)

2007 “
Adel Abidin’s Baghdad Travels,” excerpt from catalogue essay, Universes in Universe (July).
2007 “This Land Is Your Land: The Art of Adel Abidin,” catalogue essay for the Nordic Pavilion, 52
nd Venice Biennale, Framework (Helsinki), 7 (June), 80-87.

2007 “Lamia Joreige’s Objects of War,’ Art Journal 66: 2, special issue on Beirut art

2005 “Performance and its other side: Hassan Khan’s The Hidden Location,” catalogue essay, A Space (Toronto)

2003 “Citizen Salloum,”
Fuse (Autumn)

2003 Review,
Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film by Giuliana Bruno, Screen (Autumn)

2002 “The World Seen through Nomadic I’s,” catalogue essay for Argos Festival, Brussels

2002 “Objects in Need of Love (on the video works of Annie Martin),” catalogue essay for “Annie Martin,” Daimon Gallery, Hull

2002 “Plunging Into the Event,” catalogue essay for “Better Worlds” exhibition, Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Queen’s University

2002 “Packing Light,” catalogue essay for “Ces pays qui m’habitent: Expressions by Canadian Artists of Arab Origin,” curated by Aida Kaouk, Canadian Museum of Civilization.

2002 Review,
Sure Seaters: The Emergence of Art House Cinema by Barbara Wilinsky. Association of Moving Image Archivists Journal

2001 “Dream resumé,” web site

2001 “In a Marginal State,” catalogue essay, “How” by Cathy Busby, Gallery 101, Ottawa

2001 “Immanent Domain,” catalogue essay, “Germaine Koh,” Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

2001 “Slow down! Affect in the information age,” catalogue essay for “Out of Time” program, Oberhausen Film Festival, May

2000 Review, The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On / Yukiyukite Shingun by Jeffrey Ruoff and Kenneth Ruoff.
Canadian Journal of Film Studies.

2000 Review, Images Festival of Independent Film and Video, Toronto,
Afterimage 28:2 (September).

1999 Review, 25th Toronto International Film Festival,
Afterimage 27: 5 (December).

1999 Review, Digital Aesthetics by Sean Cubitt,
Screen 40:2 (Summer): 218-222.

1999 “Computer-Assisted Pollination: Installation Art by Screen,” catalogue essay, “Image Duration: Ten Years at Gallery 101,” ed. Tim Dallett. Gallery 101, Ottawa

1999 “You Dropped Something,” catalogue essay, Softworlds (Janine Cirincione and Michael Ferraro), “The Dead Souls,” Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

1999 Review, Robert Flaherty Film Seminar,
Afterimage 27:2-3 (September/October)

1999 “Enter laughing: the new baroque in intercultural cinema,” catalogue essay, “No Cross, No King, No Margaritas in the Sun.” Art Institute of Chicago

1999 Review, “Crossings,” National Gallery of Canada.
Fuse 22:1 (Winter)

1998 Review, Deviant Eyes, Deviant Bodies: Sexual Re-Orientation in Film and Video by Chris Straayer.
Screen 39:3 (Autumn)

1997 “Caspar Stracke’s material image,” special issue of
Milennium Film Journal on German experimental film, ed. Mike Hoolboom

1996 Catalogue essay, “Memories in an Apricot,” “ ...east of here... (reimagining the orient),” curated by Jayce Salloum, YYZ Artists’ Outlet (Toronto)

1996 “The haptic critic II,” in “Ethics,” special issue of
Framework (Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies), ed. Roberto Bedoya

1996 “Brave things,” catalogue essay, Luca Buvoli, Dianna Frid and Anton Vidokle, “A Maze of Complicity,” YYZ

1996 Review, House of Pain by Mike Hoolboom,
CineAction!, 40

1995 “Retracción/Retraction,” catalogue essay, Antoni Abad, “De Fuerza Mayor,” Museo de Teruel, Teruel, Spain

1995 Catalogue essay, Victor Masayesva, American Film Institute Maya Deren Awards

1995 Reviews in
Artforum: “Press/Enter: Between Seduction and Disbelief,” Steve Reinke, “The Hundred Videos,” Janet Cardiff, “To Touch” (Toronto); “Dentro Brazil” (Long Beach)

1995 “The Blue Flame of Reason,” catalogue essay, Adrian Piper, University of Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1995 Review,
Fresh Kill by Shu Lea Cheang, CineAction!, 36

1994 Reviews in
Artforum: Robert Houle; “For Our Own Pleasure”; Shonagh Adelman, “Tele Donna”; Joanne Tod; “Revelaciones: Hispanic Art of Evanescence”

1994 “Agnostic witness” (review, Sixth Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York),
Afterimage 22:2

1993 “The haptic critic,” presented at “La
jeune critique aujourd'hui,” École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

1993 “Skin grafts: The good way to distribute multicultural media,”
High Performance, 63

1993 Review, Montage International Festival of the Image,
The Independent 16:8

1993 Reviews in
Artforum: “The Final Frontier” ( New York); Teresa Cullen (Toronto); John Scott (Toronto); Andy Fabo (Toronto); Deborah Samuel (Toronto),

1993 “On the streets, between the sheets,” catalogue essay, First Rochester Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival

1993 Reviews, Shauna Beharry; “D'Ghetto Eyes” (film/video series),
Parachute

1993 “The Indie 300” (review, Toronto International Film Festival of Festivals),
Afterimage 22:3

1993 “Small pleasures” (review, Black Maria Film and Video Festival),
Afterimage 22:2

1993 “Media arts at the Whitney Biennial: the skin of the film,”
High Performance, 62

1993 Reviews in
Fuse: Colette Urban; Joyce Nelson, Sign Crimes/Road Kill

1992 “The documentary obsession: Hara Kazuo,”
The Independent 15:10

1992 “Slouching toward Palestine,”
High Performance, 59

1992 Review, Sixth New York Gay and Lesbian Experimental Film Festival,
Village Voice 37:37

1992 Review, “Infermental 9: The Heart of Europe,”
Parachute, 67

1992 “Postpone death, prolong desire” (review, Playing with Power by Marsha Kinder),
American Book Review 14:1

1992 “Communicable democracy” (conference review, “Democracy and Communication Technologies”),
Fuse 15:3

1991 “Suspicious truths: Flaherty 1991” (review, 33rd Flaherty Film Seminar),
Afterimage 19:3

1991 “Desire and Dissolution” (review, Sally's Beauty Spot, by Helen Lee),
Afterimage 18:9

1990 “Adrian Piper: reflections 1967-1987,”
Fuse 14:1-2

1990 “Ritual and resistance” (review, Native American Film and Video Festival),
Afterimage 17:6

Works reprinted and translated

2013 “Nice gun you got there: John Greyson's critique of masculinity,” reprinted in The Perils of Pedagogy: The Works of John Greyson, ed. Scott Mackenzie, Brenda Longfellow and Thomas Waugh (McGill-Queens UP)

2013 “Thinking Multisensory Culture,” reprinted in
Carnal Aesthetics, ed. Bettina Papenburg and Marta Zarzycka (Routledge)

2012 "Baghdad, 830: Birth of the Algorithm," chapter 6 of
Enfoldment and Infinity, reprinted in On Geometry and Speculation, ed. Hicham Khalidi (Marrakech: El Watanya), 27-58

2011 "Sense knowledge in diaspora: translation and ambivalence," excerpt from
The Skin of the Film, reprinted in Mongols from Everywhere, ed. "Immanual Pourpre" (Sharjah, UAE: Sharjah Art Foundation), 74-77

2011 “Invisible media,” reprinted in The New Media and Technocultures Reader, ed. Seth Giddings and Martin Lister (New York: Routledge)

2010 “The Quays' Institute Benjamenta: An olfactory view,” translated into Polish for Thirteenth Month. The Films of Brothers Quay, ed. Kuba Mirkuda (forthcoming, Kracow: Korporacja Ha!art Press)

2010 “Thinking Multisensory Culture,” reprinted in
Art and the Senses, ed. David Melcher and Francesca Bacci (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).

2010 “Thinking Multisensory Culture,” reprinted in Carnal Aesthetics, ed. Bettina Papenburg and Marta Zarzycka (forthcoming, Routledge)

2010 “The Memory of Things,” chapter 2 of The Skin of the Film, translated into Portuguese for Cinema, Globalization, and Interculturality, ed. Denilson Lopes Silva and Andrea França Martins (University of Rio de Janeiro)

2007 “Signs of the time: Deleuze, Peirce and the documentary image,” translated into Japanese for special issue on Deleuze and cinema, VOL (Tokyo), 2

2005 “Packaged for export, contents under pressure: Canadian filmmakers in an international context” (first published in Fuse, 1993), in Cultural Subjects: A Popular Culture Reader, ed. Allan Gedalof et al. (Toronto: Nelson, 2005)

2005 “Transnational objects: commodities in postcolonial displacement,” first published in Parachute, 1996), translated into Spanish for Parachute anthology (Murcia: Center of Documentation and Advanced Studies of Contemporary Art)

2005 “Amar una imagen que desaparece,” translation by Fernando Pérez of “Loving a Disappearing Image” (first published in Cinémas, 1997) for Vertebra: Revistade Artes, Literatura y Critica (Chile), 9, 116-128.

2004 “Video Haptics and Erotics” translated into Flemish for “Touch,” special issue of AS (Brussels)

Talks at refereed conferences


2014 “Experiments in the Archive,” talk on the panel “Defining Experimental & Art Films in Middle Eastern Cinemas,”
Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Seattle (March 20)

2013 "Arab Glitch," talk on the panel "Glitch: Matter, Power, Aesthetics," Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago (March 14)

2012 "Fabulation and Imaginal in Hadjithomas and Joreige’s
Je Veux Voir," talk on the panel "Taking Place: Media Objects, Media Histories, and Middle East Studies," Middle East Studies Association annual conference, Denver (November 19)

2011 “Individuation in generative artworks and Caucasian carpets,” talk in the panel “Arabesque, Mandala, Algorithm: A Long History of Generative Art,” International Society of Electronic Arts, Istanbul (September)


2011 “Islamic Atomism in the films of Abderrahmane Sissako and Miranda July,” talk on the panel “Image Ethics,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, New Orleans (March)

2011 Respondent on the panel “Cinema and Software Studies,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, New Orleans (March)

2011 “An enfolding-unfolding aesthetics for cinema,” talk at the conference “Rendering the Visible,” Atlanta (February)

2010 “Lebanese media arts of the post-postwar period,” talk on the panel “Poetics, Politics, and Arab Cinema,” Film Studies Association of Canada, Montréal, June 2, 2010

2009 "Neo-textualism in Arab and Muslim media art," talk on the panel "Pirated Politics: Contemporary art, artists, and the postproduction of the Middle East," Middle East Studies Association, Boston (November)

2009 "Working with Artists' Media," talk on the panel "Using Non-Traditional Materials in the Classroom," Middle East Studies Association, Boston (November)

2009 "Calligraphic animation: a critical revival of Islamic aesthetics ," talk on the panel " Animation via Writing, Traces, and Inscription," Visible Evidence XVI, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (August 15)

2009 "Unfolding into the visible: On some relationships between Islamic Neoplatonism and the thought of Deleuze and Guattari," talk on the panel "Jolts of CInema in Philosophy" at the 20th & 21th Century French and Francophone International Studies, Minneapolis (March 26)


2008 “Baroque fascination in casino movies and Safavid carpets,” talk at Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Philadelphia (March)

2007 “Artificial life from classical Islamic art to new media art, via 17
th-century Holland,” at “Re: Place: Histories of New Media Art,” Berlin (November)

2006 “Algorithmic abstraction, perceptual unfolding, and artificial life, or, Taking a line for a walk from 9
th C Iraq to 21st C computer graphics,” talk at Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Vancouver (March)

2005 “Latent rhythm: Algorithmic performativity in media art and Islamic art, or, The performativity of the vector,” at “Refresh! Histories of New Media, Banff, September

2005 “Mohamad Soueid’s Cinema of Immanence,” Visible Evidence 12: New Strategies in Documentary Film and Video (Concordia University, Montreal)

2005 Residency fellowship, Vectors Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular, University of Southern California (June)

2002 Panel organizer, “Fabulous Reality in Arab and Arab-Diasporan Documentary,” Visible Evidence 10: New Strategies in Documentary Film and Video, Université de Provence, Marseilles (December)

2002 “Necessary experiments: Arab women’s video in situ and in diaspora,” talk in the panel “Women and Video: Histories, Theories, Practices,” Society for Cinema Studies, Denver, CO (May)

2001 Presentation on the panel “Non-Academic Film Criticism,” Film Society of Canada, Québec City, Québec (May)

2001 “Disciplinary Action: Film Studies Seen From Elsewhere,” panel organized at the Film Studies Association of Canada, Québec City, Québec (May)

2000 “Lo-Tek Media: Immanence Online,” talk at International Society of Electronic Arts, Paris (December)

2000 “Video’s Queer Body,” talk on the panel “Canada’s Queer Geographies,” Film Studies Association of Canada, Edmonton (May)

2000 “Video's Body, Analog and Digital,” talk on the panel “Video Bodies,” Console-ing Passions annual conference on feminism and media, Notre Dame University (May)

2000 Chair, “Women on the Internet,” panel at Console-ing Passions annual conference on feminism and media, Notre Dame University (May)

2000 “Olfactory Montage,” talk on the panel “Cinematic Senses,” Uncommon Senses conference, Concordia University (April)

2000 “Live Video,” talk on the panel “In the Mix: Cut-and-Paste Aesthetics,” Society for Cinema Studies, Chicago (April)

1999 “The Task of the Digital Translator,” talk on the panel “The Sense of Translation,” Society for Cinema Studies, Florida State University (April)

1999 “LowTech.Org,” talk in the workshop “Transnational Digital Documentaries,” Visible Evidence 7: New Strategies in Documentary Film and Video, UCLA (August)

1998 “Olfactory Evidence,” talk in the workshop “Form and Fascination,” Visible Evidence 6: New Strategies in Documentary Film and Video,” San Francisco State University (August)

1998 “Intermedia Studies and Audiovisual Practice,” talk on the plenary “The Cutting Edge?”, Annual Screen Studies conference, Glasgow (July)

1998 “Olfaction and Intellection,” talk in the workshop “Bi-Sensitivity: Art as Cultural Analysis,” at “Come to Your Senses!”, Amsterdam Society for Cultural Analysis (May)

1998 “Nonorganic Subjectivity, or, Our Friend the Electron,” talk on the panel “Digital Technologies: Reconfiguring Bodies and Subjectivities,” Society for Cinema Studies, San Diego (April)

1998 “Authorship and Audience in Inuit Video,” talk on the panel “Reimagining the Arctic,” College Art Association, Toronto (March)

1997 “Loving a Disappearing Image,” talk on the panel “New Theories of Experimental Media,” Society for Cinema Studies, Ottawa (May)

1997 “A Digital Écriture Féminine?”, talk on the panel “Theorizing New Technologies,” “Console-ing Passions” annual conference on feminism, television and video, Montréal (May)

1996 “Video and tactility,” talk on the panel “Video Ontologies,” Society for Cinema Studies, Dallas (March)

1995 “Video haptics and erotics,” “Console-ing Passions” annual conference on feminism, television and video, Seattle (April)

1995 “Indigenous media inside and out,” Society for Cinema Studies, New York (March)

1995 Invited speaker, “Voyeurism: Who looks?”; “Experimental documentary: Who knows?”, Rochester Institute of Technology (February)

1994 “Transnational objects: commodities in postcolonial displacement,” “Visible Evidence II: New Strategies in Documentary Film and Video,” University of Southern California (August)

1994 “Love the one you're with: experimental pornography and the contingent gaze,” Society for Cinema Studies, Syracuse, NY

1993 “Hara Kazuo: Filmmaker as adversary, film subject as intercessor,” “Visible Evidence: New Issues in Documentary Film,” Duke University, Durham, NC

1993 “A Deleuzian politics of hybrid cinema,” Society for Cinema Studies, New Orleans, LA

Invited talks
2015 “Mulla Sadra Meets Cinema Studies,” University of Århus. March 18.

2015 “
Metadata and the fragrance of being: data-analytic artworks by VJ Um Amel,” talk at the symposium “Projection/Expulsion: Strategies of Beholding,” Chelsea College London. March 15.

2014
“Mulla Sadra Meets Cinema Studies,” Istanbul Sehir University. November 13.

2014 “Thinking Like a Carpet: Embodied perception and individuation in algorithmic media,” Istanbul Sehir University. November 12.

2014 “I Feel Like an Abstract Line,” talk at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Melbourne. July 30.

2014 “Affective Analysis,” workshop in Angela Ndalianis’ graduate seminar, University of Melbourne. July 28.

2014 “Monad, Database, Remix: Manners of Unfolding in The Last Angel of History,” keynote lecture at the symposium “The Artifactual Image: Fragments, Folds and Futures.” Auckland University of Technology. July 25.

2014 “What Can A Body Do? Answers from Arab Cinema.” Talk at Auckland Art Gallery. July 23.

2014 “I Feel Like an Abstract Line,” talk at the University of Auckland. July 21.

2014 “Mulla Sadra Meets Cinema Studies,” keynote lecture, Film-Philosophy conference, Glasgow, July 2-4

2014 “Arab Glitch,” talk in Jon Cates’ graduate seminar “Intensities,” School of the Art Institute of Chicago. April 4.

2014 “I Feel Like an Abstract Line,” talk at the symposium “Mirror-Touch: Synaesthesia and the Social, Tate Modern, London. February 7

2014 "Practicing Affective Analysis with Hassan Khan's
Blind Ambition (2012),” workshop at Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. February 5.

2013 “An Archeology of Haptic Perception,” talk at the symposium "Plateaux de la perception” organized by Kuniichi Uno, Rikkyo University, Tokyo. December 15.

2013 “What happens in the affective pause: views from Spinoza, Deleuze, and Whitehead.” Talk in Randy Lee Cutler’s class “Interdisciplinary Forums,” Emily Carr University. October 10

2013 Discussion with Dr. Yasser Tabbaa and students from the course “Islam and Cinema: Light, Sound and Space” at “Islamic Media: Sense and Sensation,” organized byNegr Mottahedeh, Duke University, October 4

2013 "Life in the Manifold: Mulla Sadra, Deleuze, Whitehead," talk at V Seminário Conexões: Deleuze e Territórios e Fugas e… and the XII Seminário Internacional de Filosofia: Nietzsche/Deleuze, State University of Campinas, São Paulo. August 20-23


2013 "Aromatic Events: how plant communication makes us more than human," 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 "Cinematic friendships: intercessors, collectives, and collaborations in Arab media arts," talk at the conference "Being With…," IKKM, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. April 18

2013 “A secret about a secret that is veiled by another secret”: An enfolding-unfolding aesthetics for documentary," talk at Aarhus University, Denmark. April 16

2013 "Noise in Enfolding-Unfolding Aesthetics," talk at Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON. February 4

2013 "Experiments in Arab Cinema," talk at Goldsmith's College, London. January 17.

2013 "Noise in Enfolding-Unfolding Aesthetics," talk at Royal College of Art, London. January 16

2013
"Getting in Touch: Palestinian Video from Haptic Image to Networked Space," talk at Lund University, Sweden. January 14

2012 "
From single-channel to installation: questions regarding distribution and artists' rights," talk on the panel "Avantgarde: Lost in Time and Space," International Experimental Media Congress: THINK, FILM!, Berlin, October 13

2012 “Further Travels of the Abstract Line,” talk at the conference “Gazing Otherwise: Modalities of Seeing,” Max Planck Institute, Florence. October 10-12

2012 “
Thinking like a carpet: embodied perception and individuation in algorithmic media,” keynote lecture at “Cinema of Sensations,” 14th Annual Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Transylvania, Sapientia University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. May 26

2012 “Looking not at but beyond: mosaics and performative pixels in Byzantine, Islamic, and new media art,” talk at the conference “Byzantium/Modernism: Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Avant-Gardes,” Yale University. April 22

2012 Visiting Distinguished Scholar in Aesthetics and Politics, in Media and Critical/Visual Studies, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. April 18-19

2012 "Enfolding-Unfolding aesthetics, or the unthought at the heart of wood," lecture in the School of Architecture, University of Utah. April 12

2012 “Individuation in enfolding-unfolding aesthetics,” keynote lecture at Instability in Visual and Material Culture, University of Alberta Art and Design Graduate Student Association conference. March 17

2012 "Manners of Unfolding in Documentary Cinema,” President’s Faculty Lecture, Simon Fraser University, January 31

2011 "Enfolding-unfolding aesthetics: What gesture draws an image into the visible; what gesture hides it away?", keynote talk at “Image-Gesture,” 5th Nomadikon meeting, University of Bergen, Norway, November 10

2011 “Enfolding-unfolding aesthetics,” talk at the Institut für Künste und Medien, Europäische Medienwissenschaft, University of Potsdam, Germany, November 8

2011 “The Abstract Line's Travels in Andalusia,” talk at “Image - Imagination - Islam,“ Casa Árabe, Córdoba, Spain, October 15 (by videoconference)

2011 “A secret about a secret that is veiled by another secret”: An enfolding-unfolding aesthetics for documentary,” talk at the Center for Media and Religion, New York University, October 14


2011 “Immersed in the single channel: Experimental media from theater to gallery ,” keynote lecture at 'Moving Image and Institution: Cinema and the Museum in the 21st Century,” Cambridge University, July 6


2010 “Thinking like a carpet: embodied perception and artificial life,” talk in the “Deautomatization” lecture series, University of Padeborn, Germany, December 14

2010 "Enfolding-Unfolding aesthetics, or the unthought at the heart of wood,” talk in film symposium at the University of Pécs, Hungary, December 11

2010 Lecture and book launch, Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College, London, December 9

2010 Lecture in the “Cine:Subjects” symposium on documentary, University of British Columbia, December 3

2010 “
Thinking like a carpet: embodied perception and artificial life,” lecture sponsored by the Humanities Institute, Simon Fraser University, November 27

2010 "Enfolding-Unfolding aesthetics, or the unthought at the heart of wood,” lecture in the Department of Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, November 12

2010 “Vegetable Locomotion: A Deleuzian ethics/aesthetics of traveling plants,” lecture in the Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, November 10


2009 "Unfolding from the Real: Mediation as Connective Tissue," talk at the conference “Returns of the Real: Engagements with Contemporary Cinema at a Comparative Perspective,” Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (August)

2009 "Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art," Aga Khan University, London (July)

2008 “A historical trajectory of nonorganic life: sixteenth-century Persia, seventeenth-century Holland, and twenty-first century new media,” keynote lecture at the conference “Flash: Film, Image, Culture,” Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (October)

2008 “A historical trajectory of nonorganic life,” talk in the School of Cultue and Communication, University of Melbourne, Australia (October)

2008 “Baroque fascination in casino movies and Safavid carpets,” talk invited by the Writing and Society group of University of Western Sydney and University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (October)

2008 “From aniconism to the infinite: an Islamic idea blooms anew in contemporary media art,” talk in the series “Now Is the Time: Art & Theory in the 21st Century,” organized by the Stedelijk Museum and the University of Amsterdam (October)

2008 “An Aesthetics of Enfolding and Unfolding,” talk in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, University of Cardiff, Wales (April)

2008 “Latency and the Will to Figuration in Islamic Art and New Media Art,” talk at the conference “Recoded: Landscapes and Politics of New Media,” Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen (April)

2008 “Latency and the Will to Figuration in Islamic Art and New Media Art,” talk at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (April)

2007 “’These patterns are not suitable for advanced cultures’: Moments in the travels of the abstract line, from the carpet trade to vector graphics,” keynote lecture, “Critical Institutions” symposium, Michigan State University, March

2007 “What Kind of Invisible in the Work of Bill Viola?”, conference with Bill Viola’s Tanner Lecture on Human Values, University of Utah (March)

2007 "Travels of the abstract line: New media's debt to Islamic aesthetics,” invited lecture, Film Department, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, February

2006 “After the cinema of promises,” talk at the conference “Matthias Müller: Multimedia Poet,” Boston University (September 29-30)

2006 Keynote lecture, “Experience – Information – Image : a historiography of unfolding,” at the conference “Rethinking the Past: Experimental Histories in the Arts,” University of Technology Sydney (July 2006; I was unable to attend due to the war in Lebanon, where I was)

2006 “Geopolitics hides something in the image; Arab cinema unfolds something else,” talk at the conference “Cinema at the Periphery,” University of St. Andrew’s, Scotland (June 15-17)

2006 “Mohamad Soueid’s Cinema of Immanence,” talk at the conference “"Cinema and Society in the Arab World," University of Minnesota (March 2006)

2006 “Taking a line for a walk, from the Abbasid Caliphate to computer graphics,” University of Manchester Department of Art History and Visual Studies (March)

2006 Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Department of Medieval and Modern Languages, Cambridge University: includes workshops, symposium, and lecture, “Thinking Multisensory Culture” (March)

2006 “Taking a line for a walk, from the Abbasid Caliphate to computer graphics,” lecture to Patricia Pisters’ Arab Cinema course, University of Amsterdam (February)

2006 “Can cinema slow the flow of blood? Two films about Ashura,” talk in the series "Ritualizing", Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (February)

2006 “Taking a line for a walk, from the Abbasid Caliphate to computer graphics,” Koerner Lecture Series, Capilano College (February)

2005 “Performance as Unfolding,” remarks at Transnet (Transdisciplinary Network for Performance and Technology), Vancouver (June)

2005 “Thinking Multisensory Culture,” invited talk at “Vision in the Realm of the Senses," University of Southern California (April)

2005 “Invisible Media,” lecture to Grahame Weinbren’s graduate course in new media, School of Visual Arts, New York (March)

2005 Visiting scholar, Queen’s University: guest lecture in "Assigning a Category: Inuit Video" and lecture at Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, “Infinity and Accident in Islamic Art and Computer Art” (February)

2004 “Virtuality in Arab cinema,” UC Berkeley Graduate Film Studies Group (November)


2004 “Islamic Aesthetics, Modern Attention, and the Abstract Line,” talk at the conference Sinn und Sensationen, Freiuniversität Berlin (November)

2004 “Al-Jurjani on Software: What Islamic Aesthetics Says to Digital Arts,” New Forms Festival, Vancouver (October)

2004 “Firewall: Virtual Worlds in Arab cinema,” keynote address, “Walls and Representation,” conference at 5
th Annual Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, Tel Aviv

2004 ‘The Haptic Transfer and the Travels of the Abstract Line: Alois Riegl and Islamic Aesthetics,” keynote address, “Nineteenth-Century Aberrations and Afterimages,” 8
th Annual Interdisciplinary 19th-Century Studies Graduate Conference, University of British Columbia (March)

2004 “From Haptic to Invisible: Arts of Enfoldment from Islam to Internet,” Akademie of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland (March)

2004 “Haptic Visuality: Touching with the Eyes,” Akademie of Fine Arts, Helsinki , Finland (March)

2003 “Memoire et implication: les origines islamiques des médias numériques,” talk at the conference “Mémoire et culture,” Université de Limoges, France (December)

2003 “Asphalt Nomadism: Tendencies in Arab Independent Cinema,” Center for Behavioral Research, American University of Beirut (March)

2003 “Haptic to See You: From Tactile Image to Digital Trace; or, How to Make Art in Wartime,” talk in the Department of Architecture, American University of Beirut (March)

2003 “The Ethical Presenter, or, How to Have Good Arguments over Dinner,” talk at “Terms of Address: A conference on the politics and Pedagogy of Media Curating,” Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto (March)

2002 “Mystical Software? What’s Implicit in the Pixel,” talk in the Digital Arts Lecture Series, Department of Fine Arts, Concordia University (May)

2002 “Invisibility and Enfoldment in Arab Independent Media,” talk at the conference “Modernités Arabes,” Département de littérature comparé, Université de Montréal (May)

2002 “Invisible media,” talk in the Dalhousie University Gallery Critics’ Series, Halifax, Nova Scotia (March)

2002 “Haptic Media Revisited,” talk in the Department of Women’s Studies, Lancaster University, Lancaster, England (March)

2001 “Haptic media revisited,” talk in the Calico Lecture Series, Hamphsire College, Amherst, MA (November)

2001 “The task of the digital translator,” seminar in Communications Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (November)

2001 “The logic of smell,” Harpur College Dean's Interdisciplinary Film Workshop, SUNY Binghamton (November)

2001 “Invisible Media,” at “Blowing the Trumpet to the Tulips: An Encounter on Experimental Media,” Queen’s University, Kingston, ON (October)

2001 “The logic of smell: Olfactory media, actual and virtual,” at “Affective Encounters: Rethinking Embodiment in Feminist Media Studies,” University of Turku, Finland (September)

2001 “Tremors in the Material Ground,” talk at Images Festival of Independent Film and Video (April)

2001 “The Logic of Smell,” talk in the Department of Art History, University of British Columbia (March)

2000 “Lo-Tek Women on the Web,” talk at “Maid in Cyberspace,” annual conference of StudioXX, Montréal (April)


2000 “Digital Lo-Tek: Virtual, Actual, or Physical?,” McGill University Graduate Program in Communications, Montréal (March)

2000 “Women's Tactile Media,” Ithaca College (February)

2000 “Olfaction and Embodied Perception,” University of Rochester (February)

1999 “How Electrons Remember,” Second Annual Conference on Subtle Technologies, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Toronto (April)

1999 Moderator, “Alternate Visions: Festivals Forum,” “Asserting Independence,” conference of the Independent Film and Video Alliance of Canada, Toronto (April)

1999 Moderator and co-organizer, ““Art Ex Machina” symposium, Carleton University Art Gallery (March)

1999 “Smell-o-vision: Cinema and synaesthesia,” Department of Film and Video, University of California at Santa Cruz (February)

1998 “New developments in video and new media,” New York University Tisch School of the Arts (December)

1998 “Intermedia Studies and Audiovisual Practice,” talk on the plenary “The Cutting Edge?”, Annual Screen Studies conference, Glasgow (June)

1998 “Fossil Memories,” talk at the conference “Deleuze and the Cinema,” University of Iowa (February)

1998 “Smell-o-Vision,” University of Ottawa Visual Arts Department (January)

1997 “Loving a Disappearing Image: Vision and AIDS in Contemporary Canadian Film and Video,” at “Canadian Cinema: Modes of Address,” Concordia University (April)

1997 “Visuality, tactility, and cultural difference,” Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston ON (January)

1996 “Haptic to see you: Cinema, memory and the senses,” UCLA Department of Film (April)

1996 “Traveling fetishes, migrating fossils,” UC San Diego School of Visual Arts (January)

1995 “Freewheeling Theoretical” panel, Artists' and Activists' CD-ROMs conference, LA Freewaves and University of Southern California (October)

1995 “Haptic to see you: Video, touch and memory,” New York International Video Festival (June)

1995 “Tactile memories: Cultural displacement and sense memory,” Images Festival of Independent Film and Video, Toronto (April)

1994 “Animal appetites/Appetites for conquest,” “Animals: A Reappraisal” conference, University of Toronto (May)

1995 Invited speaker, “Voyeurism: Who looks?”; “Experimental documentary: Who knows?”, Rochester Institute of Technology (February)

1994 “Love the one you're with: women's erotic imagery and questions of power,” Alfred University, Alfred, NY

1993 “Animal appetites, animal identifications,” “Bestiaire/Endangered Species” conference, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montréal, Quebec

1993 “Film and video from the new colony,” “Women Direct” series, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

1990 Panelist, “The child sex panic,” symposium organized by ACT UP, Black Rose,
Guide magazine, Boston, MA


Other professional activity


Editorial and advisory board member of:
Centre for New Aesthetics, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image (Lisbon)
InTensions e-journal
Journal of Visual Culture
Leonardo Book Advisory Board, MIT Press
Screen
The Senses and Society
Transnational Cinemas


Bibliography

Reviews of Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art

Carol Bier, review in Journal of Mathematics and the Arts 6:2-3 (June-September 2012):137-139.

Marina Warner, review in
Art Newspaper 230 (December 2011): 46.

Kathleen Scott, review in
Screen 52:4 (Winter 2011): 553-556.

Jay Murphy, “Unfolding Complexity,”
Afterimage 38:6 (February 2011): 38.

Elizabeth Harrington, Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (Spring 2011) http://amcainternational.org/

Nora Azouz, “L’Islam dans les arts expérimentaux,”
L’Express du Pacifique (January 28, 2011): 11.

Rob Harle,
Leonardo Reviews (December 2010)

Reviews of Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media

Ted Kafala,
Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies (April 2006)

Sean Gauthier,
Canadian Journal of Communication 31:4 (2006): 953-958.

Melinda Barlow,
Canadian Journal of Film Studies 12:2 (Autumn 2003)

Dene Grigar, review,
Leonardo Digital Review (February 2003)

Reviews of The Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses

Review on What Is to Be Done. (2010)

Melanie Swalwell, “The Senses and Memory in Intercultural Cinema,”
Film-Philosophy, October 2002, www.film-philosophy.com

David Martin-Jones,
Screen 43:4 (Winter 2002)

Tamara Vukov, “Intercultural Sensoriums,”
Topia, 8 (Fall 2002)

Tara Forrest, “‘Intercultural Cinema’ and the Rubble of History,”
The UTS Review: Cultural Studies and New Writing, 7:1 (2001): 210-212.

Donato Totaro, review,
Canadian Journal of Film Studies 10:1 (2001): 106-109.

Tollof Nelson, review,
Cinémas 11:2-3 (Summer-Autumn 2001): 293-301.

Avi Santo, review,
The Velvet Light Trap 47 (Spring 2001): 80-82.

Sarah Leisdovich, review,
AS (Netherlands; 2001): 14-23.

Martha P. Nochimson, review,
Quarterly Review of Film & Video 17:4 (December 2000)

John Belton, review,
Choice 38:1 (September 2000)

Claire Perkins, “Cinephilia and Monstrosity: The Problem of Cinema in Deleuze’s Cinema Books,”
Senses of Cinema online journal, 2000


Languages
Fluent written and spoken French; intermediate written and spoken Arabic. Ongoing training in Modern Standard Arabic and Lebanese dialect.