Matthew Sansom

3 weeks ago

sound, improvisation, sufism, soundscapes, creative process

Jan Hendrickse

4 weeks ago

sound, music, composition, improvisation, sufism, atmospheres, breathing,

Tarek El-Ariss

about 2 months ago

monster, magic, myth, portal, fantasy, fiction, digital, hacking, leaks,

Gustavo Furtado

2 months ago

media, space and territoriality; film and media theory; questions of modernity and modernism in the Global South; Latin American literature and cinema; travel writing; documentary film studies; indigeneity and indigenous film and video

Paul Goodfellow

2 months ago

Systems Art, Systems Thinking, Ecology, The digital object

Delinda Collier

2 months ago

African art, media studies, logocentrism,

Katya Nosyreva

about 2 months ago

Geometry, proportion, sufism, perception, imagination, porcelain clay


3 months ago

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Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad

4 months ago

Juan Castrillón

4 hours ago

Sufism, breath and listening, Amerindian ontologies, Ney, Arabic calligraphy, talismans (Nuska & Abjad), ethnographic artifacts, audio recording, filmmaking and museum exhibits.

Millie Chen

about 2 months ago

multimedia installation, audio, video, intervention, performativity, dialogical and relational aesthetics, land vs landscape

Mahmoud Nuri

3 weeks ago

Farabi, Avicenna, Suhrawardi, Film Studies

Wolfgang Weileder

one Month ago

Sculpture, Installation, Photography, Film, Sound

Bettina Schülke

10 months ago

Art science textiles technology

Radek Przedpełski

about 2 months ago

geo-media, media archaeology, contemporary art, steppe art, Tatar art, Eurasian and Eastern European Art, art philosophy, Deleuze/Guattari/Simondon

Cigdem Borucu

4 hours ago

Electro-Acoustic Music, Classical Music, Classical Piano, Soundscape Compositions, Sound and Music for Film, Music for Theater, Chamber Music, Contemporary Music, Sound Installation

Andy Thomson

one Year ago

Moving image, Visual Arts, Perception, Eastern arts and world views

somayeh khakshoor

3 months ago

J.R. Osborn

4 weeks ago

Media, Script, Type, Diagrams, Museums, Reflexivity, Islamic Art, African Art, Graphic Design, Semiotics, Retrofuturology, History of Technology, Comparative Media, Aesthetics, Comic Books

Hicham Khalidi

one Year ago

Nezih Erdoğan

about 2 months ago

early cinema, Turkish popular cinema, film theory, storytelling, Japanese calligraphy (shodo), Islamic calligraphy

Nina Czegledy

about 4 months ago

arts science technology

Mansoor Behnam

about 2 months ago

Media Arts, Experimental Film and Video, Film Studies, Iranian Cinema, Comparative Literature, Performance, Cultural Studies, Research-based creative work, Deleuze and Guattari's Philosophy, Islamic Mysticism/Philosophy

Lynn Marie Kirby

about 2 months ago

M Javad Khajavi

one Year ago

Immersive Media, Virtual Reality, Animation-based media, Animated Arts, Islamic Aesthetics

Yvan Tina

6 months ago

Performance art, curation, technology, philosophy, African art

Waèl Allouche

about 11 months ago

Football or better known as Soccer

Jessika Kenney

one Year ago

Alize Zorlutuna

one Year ago

Jeneen Naji

one Year ago

digital culture, electronic literature, technosocial interactions, digital practice

Ayhan Aytes

one Year ago

Farshid Kazemi

2 months ago

Film Theory, Film and Media Studies, Global Cinema, Iranian Cinema, Psychoanalytic Theory, Literary Theory, Iranian Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Islamicate Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Islam

Invited Artists

one Year ago

Ziggy Lever

9 months ago

Navine G. Khan-Dossos

7 months ago

Narjis Mirza

about 2 hours ago

light, projection mapping, installation art, geometry, calligraphy, Islamic aesthetics, Mulla Sadra,

Tarek Elhaik

about 4 months ago

Dialogues between Anthropology, Art History, and Philosophy, Images, Curation, Geo-Philosophy, the rapport between finitude and the infinite, Cogitation, Gilles Deleuze, Gregory Bateson, Ibn Rushd (Averroes).

Steven Baris

3 weeks ago

Contemporary art, painting, video, design, Buddhism, Post Industrial Landscapes, Diagrams, Diagrams & Art

Carol Bier

3 months ago

algorithmic aesthetics, Islamic art, Islamic architecture, Islamic ornament, Islamic geometric patterns, symmetry, symmetry-breaking, quasiperiodic patterns, Oriental carpets, textile technologies, history of textiles, crafts and technology

Roger Malina

6 months ago

Robbie Schweiger

one Year ago

Kalpana Subramanian

4 weeks ago

experimental film and media, practice-based research, film phenomenology, transcultural aesthetics, Yoga philosophy, Breath studies, Deleuze, comparative philosophy

Siying Duan

2 hours ago

New Media Arts, Chinese Aesthetics, Comparative Aesthetics

Azadeh Emadi

about 4 hours ago

Film, New Media artts, intercultural study, Persian Islamic aesthetic and philosophy, Sadrian philosophy, digital technology, practice based research methods, pixels and other minimal parts.

Laura U. Marks

4 weeks ago

media art, media archaeology, intellectual genealogies, intercultural, algorithmic media, Islamic aesthetics, Deleuzian philosophy, Islamic philosophy, process philosophy, Hermetic tradition, taqiyya