Ron Burnett, President, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and author of How Images Think (MIT Press, 2004, 2005) is the former Director of the Graduate Program in Communications at McGill University, recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for service to Canada and Canadians, Educator of the Year in Canada in 2005, member Royal Canadian Academy of Art, Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Film and Video Department at York University, Burda Scholar at Ben Gurion University and William Evans Fellow at the University of Otago. Burnett is also the author of Cultures of Vision: Images, Media and the Imaginary, published by Indiana University Press in 1995 and the editor of Explorations in Film Theory, IUP, 1991. Burnett is on the Board of Governors of BCNet and was one of the founders of the New Media Innovation Centre in Vancouver.