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Laura Marks, Islamic Philosphy and Manners of Unfolding in Documentary Cinema!

The Center for Religion and Media
The Center for Media, Culture and History present:

Islamic Philosophy and Manners of Unfolding in Documentary Cinema
A distinguished lecture by LAURA MARKS (Simon Fraser University)

Introduced by FAYE GINSBURG (NYU)
Friday, October 14th, 4-6PM
NYU Hagop Kevorkian Screening Room
50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street

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 her new book 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. www.sfu.ca/~lmarks

This event is sponsored by The Center for Religion and Media and The Center for Media, Culture and History at NYU, and is co-sponsored by the NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies.

All events are free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible.

For further information, visit www.crmnyu.org, or please call (212) 998-3759.

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