Laura U. Marks works on media art and philosophy with an intercultural focus. She also works on media materiality and infrastructure, currently focusing on the energy usage and carbon footprint of streaming media. Her most recent book is Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image(MIT, 2015). With Dr. Azadeh Emadi she is a founding member of the Substantial Motion Research network, substantialmotion.org. Marks is Grant Strate Professor in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.