Saturday, October 29, 2011

New Interview With Me

Last summer I was a participant in an online conference entitled "Islam in the Age of New Media," formatted as "60 speeches in 60 minutes," with a diverse array of speakers from across the Muslim media spectrum holding forth about what role Muslims can play in the age of Web 2.0. In addition to myself, other speakers included Reza Aslan, Asma Uddin, Wajahat Ali, and my cousin Shazia Kamal. You can sign up for a free download of the seminar here (my bit comes at the very, very end).

With the first phase of the conference going quite well, the program's organizer, Amir Ahmad Nasr, contacted me earlier this month about having a more in-depth discussion as a way of unpacking and illuminating some of the concepts I brought up in those 60 seconds. We spoke last week, and the video of that convo is now up, which you can check out via the embed below. It's about twenty minutes in length, but I think we got to go both deep and wide on a pretty broad range of issues and, at the risk of sounding immodest, I definitely think it's worth a watch.

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