LUM at RSC induction
I've been inducted into the Royal Society of Canada! Photo by Rick Coccia

I work on media art and philosophy with an intercultural focus, and on small-footprint media. 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.
 
My book The Fold: From Your Body to the Cosmos is in press at Duke University Press. See some of its early iterations
here
 
Talks
“The Small File Media Festival,” at the
Small File Photo Festival, Photographers Gallery, London. January 28, 2023. By videoconference.
"Soul-assemblage media,"
Kracauer Lectures in Film and Media Theory, Institut für Theater-, Film und Medienwissenschaft, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt. January 10, 2023
“Talismanic Cinema,” talk on the panel “Redistributed Temporalities: Thinking Arab Presenters and Futures through Mediated Pasts,” Middle East Studies Association, Denver. December 2
“Thinking Like a Carpet,”
The School of Casablanca project. November 10, 2022. By videoconference.
”Theorizing diasporan cinema,” keynote talk at “Moroccan Diasporic Cinema,” Moroccan Association of Film Critics and Couaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco. October 11, 2022. By videoconference.

“The promise and danger of mutual embodiment: experiencing Ligia Lewis’ Deader than Dead online. Talk at International Tanzmesse, September 3, 2022. By videoconference.
“Soul-Assemblage media,” talk at the conference Confronting Chaos, Queen’s University. August 26, 2022.


The Substantial Motion Research Network
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.

See documentation of our massive June 2022 event A Light Footprint in the Cosmos here
 
The Small File Media Festival
In October 2023 we'll be both online and live at Vancouver's legendary Pacific Cinemathèque, with more events with our partners in Amsterdam, Cairo, Los Angeles, and Kashmir! Past programs, creative small-file tips, and more
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!
 
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