Machiko Kusahara is a media art curator and a scholar in the field of media studies. Her recent researches are on correlation between digital media and traditional culture. Based on her knowledge in the fields of science, technology and art history, Kusahara analyzes the impact of digital technologies and its background from cultural point of view. Her recent publications include analysis of Japanese mobile phone culture, game culture and visual media. She has published internationally in the field of art, technology, culture and history including sixteen laserdiscs on computer graphics, and coauthored books including Art@Science (Springer), The Robot in the Garden (MIT Press) among many others. Projects she collaborated with others in the fields of net art and virtual reality were shown at SIGGRAPH. She has curated digital art internationally since 1985, and was involved in founding Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and ICC. Kusahara has also served as a jury member for international exhibitions including SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica, LIFE, and the Japan Media Arts Festival. Kusahara holds Ph.D in engineering from University of Tokyo for her theoretical research in the field. She is currently a professor at Waseda University and a visiting professor at UCLA.