Huhtamo is a media archaeologist, writer, and exhibition curator.
He was born in Helsinki, Finland (1958) and works currently as Professor
of Media History and Theory at the University of California Los Angeles
(UCLA), Department of Design | Media Arts. He has published extensively
on media archaeology and media arts, lectured worldwide, created television
programs and curated media art exhibitions. His research in recent years
has dealt with topics like peep media, Marcel Duchamp’s optical
experiments, the use of 3-D imaging by media artists, the pre-history
of the screen, and the archaeology of mobile media. He is currently working
on two books, one on the 19th century moving panorama, and another on
the archaeology of interactivity. Besides, he is editing a collection
of writings on media archaeology with Jussi Parikka. With Doug Kahn and
Margaret Morse, he is the editor of the book series “Technoculture
and the Arts” for the University of California Press.