Sean Cubitt lectures and writes about media. Born 1953 in Lincolnshire of Irish parents. He studied at Queens' College Cambridge and McGill University, Montreal. In the 1980s he worked freelance in art schools, community arts, journalism, the Open University and as National Organiser for the Society for Education in Film and Television. He spent the 1990s in Liverpool, where he became Professor of Media Arts at Liverpool John Moores University, and was involved in developing the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT). In 2000, he moved to New Zealand with wife Alison and dog Zebedee, where he was Professor of Screen and Media Studies at the University of Waikato. In 2002 he was appointed Honorary Professor of the University of Dundee. He now holds dual nationality with New Zealand and the UK. In July 2006 he moved to Melbourne and served as Director of Media and Communications Program at Faculty of Arts of The University of Melbourne. Currently, he is Deputy Head of Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths London.
- Timeshift: On Video Culture, Routledge, 1991, 206 pp.
- Videography: Video Media as Art and Culture, Palgrave Macmillan, 1993, 239 pp.
- Digital Aesthetics, Sage, 1998.
- The Cinema Effect, MIT Press, 2004, 456 pp. 
- EcoMedia, Rodopi, 2005, 168 pp.
- editor, with Paul Thomas, Re:live: Media Art Histories 2009, 2010. Conference proceedings.
- editor, with Stephen Rust and Salma Monani, Ecocinema Theory and Practice, Routledge, 2012.
- editor, with Stephen Partridge, Rewind: British Artists' Video of the 1970s and 1980s, John Libbey, 2012, 234 pp, IA. A history and analysis of the first years of video art in England and Scotland based on extensive archiving and oral history. Review: Piccini (Screen). 
- editor, with Paul Thomas, Relive: Media Art Histories, MIT Press, 2013, 400 pp. 
- The Practice of Light: A Genealogy of Visual Technologies from Prints to Pixels, MIT Press, 2014, 368 pp. 
- editor, with Daniel Palmer and Nathaniel Tkacz, Digital Light, London: Open Humanities Press, 2015, 224 pp.
- editor, with Stephen Rust and Salma Monani, Ecomedia: Key Issues, Routledge, 2016.
- Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies, Duke University Press, 2016, 256 pp.
- Truth: Aesthetic Politics, London: Goldsmiths Press, forthcoming 2023, 248 pp.