Edward A. Shanken is Professor of Art History and Media Theory at the Savannah College of Art & Design.  He edited a collection of essays by Roy Ascott, entitled Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology and Consciousness (University of California Press, 2003).  His essay, “Art in the Information Age:  Technology and Conceptual Art” received honorable mention in the Leonardo Award for Excellence in 2004.  He recently edited a special series for Leonardo on the topic, “Artists in Industry and the Academy: Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations.”  Dr. Shanken earned his Ph.D. in Art History from Duke (2001) and his MBA from Yale (1990).  He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Council of Learned Societies.  He serves as an advisor to the REFRESH conference, the journal Technoetic Arts, and the Leonardo Pioneers and Pathbreakers project, and is vice-chair of the Leonardo Education Forum.