Gunalan Nadarajan, an art theorist and curator working at the intersections of art, science and technology, is Dean and Professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. His publications include multiple books and over 100 book chapters, catalogue essays, academic articles and reviews; many of his writings have been translated into 16 languages. He has curated many international exhibitions including in Mexico, Indonesia, US, Korea, Germany, Japan and China. He was Artistic Co-Director of the Ogaki Biennale 2006, Japan and Artistic Director of ISEA2008 (International Symposium on Electronic Art) in Singapore.

My current and ongoing research interests include the tangled genealogies of machines and mechanical conceptions and the evolving science of biology and biological objects in the history of art and science; the culturally-specific histories and contemporary instances of automation as it relates to notions of intelligence, intentionality and labor; contemporary Asian art especially works and artists that engage with old and new technologies; and the development of new pedogogical frameworks, institutional forms and models for interdisciplinary higher education that integrates arts, humanities, sciences and technology.