Machiko Kusahara Ph. D, is a professor at School of Culture, Media and Society, Waseda University, in Japan. She is a scholar in media art and theory who has published and curated in interdisciplinary field connecting art, science, technology, culture, and history. Since early 1980s she has given lectures and published texts extensively on digital media art and culture. Her research activities focus on intersection of media technology and Japanese culture such as Device Art (MediaArtHistories, MIT Press, 2007), panorama (Panorama Phenomenon, Mesdag Panorama, 2006), and utsushi-e (Japanese traditional magic lantern show). Kusahara served as a jury for Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, ISEA, to name a few, and was involved in launching NTT/ICC and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Her texts are included in The Robot in the Garden (MIT Press) and Art&Science (Springer) among others.