Charissa N. Terranova is Associate Professor of Aesthetic Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas. She lectures and teaches seminars on art and architectural history, theory, and criticism and media and new media theory. She is a scholarly writer and freelance curator and critic working both nationally and internationally. She is the author of Art as Organism: Biology and the Evolution of the Digital Image, 1920-1970 (forthcoming from I.B. Tauris, London) and Automotive Prosthetic: Technological Mediation and the Car in Conceptual Art (UT Press, 2014). In January 2010, she stepped down from the position of founding director and curator of Centraltrak: The UT Dallas Artists Residency.