Christine Ross is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. A regular contributor to Parachute, she is the author of The Aesthetics of Disengagement: Contemporary art and depression (University of Minnesota Press, 2005) and Images de surface: l´art video reconsidéré (Artextes, 1996). Recent publications include: New media art hybridity and augmented reality: a process for the interaction of art, (neuro)science and AR technology (Convergence, 2005); The Paradoxical Bodies of Contemporary Art, in Amelia Jones, ed., Contemporary Art (Blackwell, 2005); The Disappearing Screen: An Incomplete Matter (Parachute 113, 2004); Redefinitions of abjection in contemporary performances of the female body, in F. Connelly, ed. Grotesque Histories of Modern Art (Cambridge University Press, 2003); To Touch the Other: A Story of Corpo- Electronic Surfaces, in Amelia Jones, ed., The feminism and visual cultural reader (Routledge, 2003); Vision and insufficiency: Rosemarie Trockel´s Distracted Eye (October 96, 2001).