Mary Leigh Morbey is Associate Professor of Culture and Technology in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Faculty of Education at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and serves as the Associate Director of the York University Institute for Research on Learning Technologies. She researches, teaches and publishes widely on the theory, history, practice and education of new media technologies. Her publications are included in Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon, Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, SIGGRAPH Visual Proceedings and Revue d'art canadienne/Canadian Art Review as well as other academic journals and books. Her current research employing the concepts of cybercolonialism and cyberglocalization explores ideological barriers to internet communications and new media technologies access particularly for Third World national musea. In 2001 she was awarded the Kenneth Marantz Distinguished Alumni Award for Distinguished Scholarly Excellence by The Ohio State University. More information is available at She can be reached at