Yvonne Spiel­mann (Ph.D. habil.) is cur­rently Chair of New Media at The Uni­ver­sity of the West of Scot­land; she was pre­vi­ously Pro­fes­sor of Vi­sual Media at Braun­schweig School of Art. Prior to this lat­ter ap­point­ment, she was As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Media Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­sity of Siegen, also in Ger­many. She is au­thor of the Ger­man lan­guage mono­graphs Eine Pfutze in bezug aufs Mehr. Avant­garde (1991), In­ter­me­di­al­i­tat. Das Sys­tem Peter Green­away (1998), and Video. Das re­flex­ive Medium (2005). The En­gish edi­tion Video. The Re­flex­ive Medium is pub­lished by MIT Press, 2008, the Japan­ese edi­tion is forth­com­ing with San­gen-Sha Press, Tokyo, 2010. The Pol­ish edi­tion is under dis­cus­sion. The book re­ceived the Lewis Mum­ford Award for Out­stand­ing Schol­ar­ship in the Ecol­ogy of Tech­n­cis in the US. Her new book Hy­brid Cul­tures will be re­leased with Suhrkamp Press in fall 2010. Yvonne Spiel­mann has pub­lished ex­ten­sively on film, video, new media, in­ter­me­di­al­ity, vi­sual arts and hy­brid­ity in ap­prox­i­mately ninety ar­ti­cles, in both Ger­man and Eng­lish. Her work has been trans­lated into French, Pol­ish, Swedish, Croa­t­ian, and Japan­ese. She has edited Kunst und Poli­tik der Avant­garde (1989), Image – Media – Art  (Ger­man and Eng­lish, 1999, to­gether with Gun­dolf Win­ter), What is In­ter­me­dia?, a spe­cial issue of Con­ver­gence, Win­ter 2002 (to­gether with Ju­r­gen Hein­richs), and is ed­i­tor of Hy­brid Iden­ti­ties in Dig­i­tal Media, a spe­cial issue of Con­ver­gence, win­ter 2005 (to­gether with Ker­stin Mey) and the sec­tion Forty Years of Video Art of Art Jour­nal (2006). Re­cent keynote lec­tures were given by her at the In­ter­na­tional Sym­po­sium on Elec­tronic Arts, Belfast, UK, 2009 and the New Waves in New Media Con­fer­ence, Cluj-Napoca, Ro­ma­nia, 2009.  Speil­mann’s re­search grants and fel­low­ships in­clude the Getty Cen­ter (1989/90), The So­ci­ety for the Hu­man­i­ties at Cor­nell Uni­ver­sity (2000/2001), The Rock­e­feller Foun­da­tion’s Bel­la­gio Study & Con­fer­ence Cen­ter (2002), The Daniel Lan­glois Foun­da­tion (2003 and 2004), the Japan Foun­da­tion (2005), the Na­tional Uni­ver­sity of Sin­ga­pore (2007), The Royal So­ci­ety of Ed­in­burgh (2008), the Great Britain Sasakawa Foun­da­tion (2009), and the Carnegie Trust (2008, 2009 and 2010).