Islamic Media: Sense and Sensation Workshop
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 8:30am
A day-long workshop that will explore how film, graffiti, rap, poetry, and street art have flourished at the intersection of religion (specifically Middle Eastern Islam) and revolution, transforming not only the social and political landscape, but also the human sensorium. In the evening, the Duke Coffeehouse will host a dance party and music jam featuring music from the recent revolutions in the Arab World.
The workshop will explore:
- How does this cultural production help breathe new life into older religious forms?
- How is this new life lived, felt, and experienced in human perception?
- How does material production give expression to the spirit?
- How do representational practices give voice to the soul?
- How do they help make the invisible visible?
- This project is built around a set of public performances and conversations in which Duke students play critical roles as facilitators, interviewers, and interlocutors. Performing an interactive public sphere, they engage with distinguished speakers in fields critical to the disciplinary study of media and the senses.