Irina Aristarkhova is the author of Hospitality of the Matrix: Philosophy, Biomedicine, and Culture (Columbia University Press, 2012) and Associate Professor of Art & Design, History of Art and Women’s Studies at the Penny. W. Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to moving to the US, she led a Cyberarts Research Initiative at the National University of Singapore and taught at Lasalle College of the Arts. She blogs at exploring issues of Soviet and post-Soviet culture from a comparative feminist perspective. Her writing has been translated into Romanian, German, Chinese, Dutch, Serbian, Slovenian, Portuguese and Greek.