Dr Ryan Bishop is Professor of Global Arts and Politics at the Winchester School of Art, the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, where he is also Director of Research and Co-Director of the Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media. In addition to co-editing with John Armitage and Doug Kellner the journal Cultural Politics (Duke University Press), he co-edits with John Phillips the ‘Annual Review of Theory, Culture & Society’ and is an editorial board member of that journal. He also edits the book series ‘Theory Now’ for Polity Press and co-edits the book series Technicities (with John Armitage and Joanne Roberts). Bishop’s most recent books include Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film (Edinburgh University Press, 2013); Virilio and Visual Culture (co-edited with John Armitage), Edinburgh UniversityPress 2013; Otherwise Occupied Al-Hoash/Third Text 2013; The City as Target (co-edited with Greg Clancey and John Phillips) Routledge, 2012; Modernist Avant-Garde Aesthetics and Contemporary Military Technology (co-authored with John Phillips) Edinburgh University Press, 2010; and Baudrillard Now, Polity Press, 2009. His research areas include critical theory, critical cultural studies, literary studies, visual culture, urbanism, aesthetics, critical military studies, institutional studies, architecture, and sensory perception and knowledge formation.