Machiko Kusahara is Professor at the School of Culture, Media and Society, Waseda University, Tokyo, and Visiting Scholar at the Art | Sci Center, UCLA, Los Ageles. Her research focuses on interplay between media culture, technology and society both in Japanese early visual media and contemporary media art. Publications include Telerobotics and Art -Presence, Absence, and Knowledge in Telerobotics Art (2000), From Ukiyo-e to Mobile Phone Screens - A Japanese
Perspective (2004), They Are Born to Play: Japanese Visual Entertainment from Nintento to Mobile Phones (2004), Panorama Craze in Meiji Japan (2006), Device Art: A New Approach in Understanding Japanese. Contemporary Media Art (2007).