Una Chung is As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor in Global Stud­ies at Sarah Lawrence Col­lege (NY, US). She writes on new media art and de­sign, con­tem­po­rary film, and lit­er­a­ture, within a the­o­ret­i­cal frame­work em­pha­siz­ing ma­te­ri­al­ist philoso­phies, sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy stud­ies, post­colo­nial the­ory, fem­i­nist and queer the­ory. Re­cent ar­ti­cles in­clude “See­ing Spec­tral Agen­cies? An Analy­sis of Lin+Lam and Uniden­ti­fied Viet­nam” in Be­yond Biopol­i­tics: Es­says on the Gov­er­nance of Life and Death (Duke 2011); and “World­ing of Af­fect: Avatar and Beast” forth­com­ing in the Viral Issue of WSQ. She is cur­rently work­ing on a book pro­ject, ti­tled Hand­book for the Art of Power (Crit­i­cal Stud­ies in Gen­der, Sex­u­al­ity, Cul­ture, Pal­grave Macmil­lan, forth­com­ing), that at­tempts to ar­tic­u­late a new dis­course on art and pol­i­tics, es­pe­cially in re­la­tion to elec­tronic art. This book traces the ge­neal­ogy of thought on the re­la­tion­ship of aes­thet­ics and pol­i­tics through Marx­ist crit­i­cism, Frank­furt School, post­colo­nial dis­course, and fem­i­nist and queer the­ory. The book ex­plores how tropes of sci­ence fic­tion, racial­ized bod­ies, and ab­stract sex might be brought to­gether in in­no­v­a­tive and gen­er­a­tive ways with the grow­ing lit­er­a­ture on new media, dig­i­tal art, cy­ber­net­ics, and cy­ber­space. Shift­ing away from an em­pha­sis on phe­nom­e­nol­ogy and ap­pa­ra­tus the­ory, Hand­book for the Art of Power charts a dif­fer­ent path through the think­ing about aes­thet­ics, ethics, and af­fect in the work of Baruch Spin­oza and Gilles Deleuze, on the one hand, and in Taoist and Bud­dhist philoso­phies on the other.