Professor Yvonne SPIELMANN is a leading scholar of technology, media and art, and has taught in Europe, America and Southeast Asia. Her publications include “Hybrid Cultures” (2010, Suhrkamp Press/MIT Press), which examines the essential hybridity in Japan’s media culture, and “Contemporary Indonesian Art” (2015, Logos Publishers/2016, National University Singapore Press), which discusses the close interrelationships between politics and aesthetics in contemporary Indonesian art in context of Southeast Asia. A Japanese translation of her landmark “Video: The Reflexive Medium” (2008, MIT Press) was published in 2011. From 2012 to 2015 she was Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore. She is currently a visiting research fellow at NTU/Center for Contemporary Arts Singapore.