Erkki Huhtamo (born 1958 in Helsinki, Finland) is an internationally known media researcher, writer and curator. He works as Professor of Media History and Theory at UCLA, Department of Design | Media Arts. He has published extensively on media archaeology and media arts. He has also curated several international exhibitions of media art, including the acclaimed Alien Intelligence (Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, 2000) and directed television programs about media culture. He is the co-editor of “Technoculture and the Arts”, a book series for University of California Press. He is currently working on two books, one on the archaeology of interactivity and the other on the history of the moving panorama as a mass medium in the 19th century.