Charlie Gere is Reader in New Media Research at the Institute of Cultural Research, Lancaster University, Chair of Computers and the History of Art (CHArt) and the director of Computer Arts, Contexts, Histories, etc& (CACHe), an AHRB-funded research project looking at the history of early British computer art. He is the author of Digital Culture (Reaktion Books, 2002), and is currently undertaking research into the relation between art and speed from the early nineteenth century up to the present day, to be published as a book, Art, Time and Technology: Histories of the Disappearing Body, by Berg in 2005.