Sarah Kember is a writer and academic. She is Professor of New Technologies of Communication at Goldsmiths, University of London. Recent publications include a novel The Optical Effects of Lightning (Wild Wolf Publishing, 2011) and a monograph Life After New Media: Mediation as a Vital Process (The MIT Press, 2012). She co-edits the journals of photographies and Feminist Theory. Current research includes a feminist critique of smart media (iMedia. The gendering of objects, environments and smart materials, Palgrave, forthcoming) and an affiliated novel, provisionally entitled A Day In The Life Of Janet Smart. Sarah is also co-PI of an RCUK funded project on digital publishing and part of the Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology (CREATe).