Laura U. Marks is a scholar, theorist, and curator of independent and experimental media arts. 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. She is the author of !e Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses (Duke University Press, 2000), Touch: Sensuous !eory and Multisensory Media (Minnesota University Press, 2002), Enfoldment and In"nity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art ( MIT Press, 2010), and many essays. She has curated programs of experimental media for festivals and art spaces worldwide. Dr. Marks is the Dena Wosk University Professor of Art and Culture Studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.