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or Laura Marks talking about aesthetics and how aesthetic analysis begins with perception; actualising the virtual; and strategies for perceiving the new. Part of a series of lectures for her course called Gilles Deleuze Aesthetics and a Brush with Islamic Thought. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2010 Laura Marks. Laura U. Marks, Ph.D. is a scholar, media theorist, and curator of independent and experimental media arts. She is the Dena Wosk University Professor in Art and Culture Studies in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, and a professor at the European Graduate School. Her latest work, Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art (2010), returns to her previous concerns of visual culture and cultural knowledge, which is an approach that is both specific and historical in nature, examining the touching points of classical Islamic art/philosophy, and contemporary New Media. Other works include: Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media (University of Minnesota Press, 2002); The Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses, (Duke University Press, 1999). Her curated programs of film, video and experimental media have been exhibited internationally.