Laura U. Marks

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  • ISEA2015

    Laura U. Marks is a scholar, theorist, and programmer of independent and experimental media arts. She works on the media arts of the Arab world, intercultural perspectives on new media art, and philosophical approaches to materiality and information culture. Her most recent books are Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art (MIT Press, 2010) and Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image (MIT Press, 2015). She has curated programs of experimental media for festivals and art spaces worldwide. She teaches in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.


    Dr. Laura U. Marks is the Dena Wosk Uni­ver­sity Pro­fes­sor of Art and Cul­ture Stud­ies at Simon Fraser Uni­ver­sity.  A scholar, the­o­rist, and cu­ra­tor of in­de­pen­dent and ex­per­i­men­tal media arts, she is the au­thor of  The Skin of the Film: In­ter­cul­tural Cin­ema, Em­bod­i­ment, and the Senses (Duke Uni­ver­sity Press, 2000),Touch: Sen­su­ous The­ory and Mul­ti­sen­sory  Media (Min­nesota Uni­ver­sity Press, 2002), and many es­says. Sev­eral years of re­search in Is­lamic art his­tory and phi­los­o­phy gave rise to En­fold­ment and In­fin­ity: An Is­lamic Ge­neal­ogy of New Media Art (MIT Press, 2010). She has cu­rated pro­grams of ex­per­i­men­tal media for venues around the world. Her cur­rent re­search in­ter­ests are the media arts of the Arab and Mus­lim world, in­ter­cul­tural per­spec­tives on new media art, and philo­soph­i­cal ap­proaches to ma­te­ri­al­ity and in­for­ma­tion cul­ture.

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  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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