About SMRN

The Founders

Dr. Azadeh Emadi (Azadeh.Emadi@glasgow.ac.uk) is a researcher and video maker. Her work, informed by Persian-Islamic philosopher Mulla Sadra Shirazi, is placed in-between Islamic culture and Western schools of thought and new media arts. Her research has been addressing both academics and public audiences, through publications and international screenings and exhibitions. She is a lecturer at the School of Cultures and Creative Arts – Film and Television Studies, The University of Glasgow.

Laura U. Marks (laura_marks@sfu.ca) works on media art and philosophy with an intercultural focus. Her most recent books are Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image (MIT, 2015) and Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art (MIT, 2010). Marks programs experimental media art for venues around the world. She is Grant Strate Professor in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

Dr. Azadeh Emadi & Laura U. Marks

Supported By

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Simon Fraser University, and School of Cultures and Creative Arts – Film and Television Studies, The University of Glasgow.