Ksenia Fedorova is a media art researcher and curator. She is currently completing her PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of California Davis with the dissertation titled “Feedback Interfaces, Encodings of Affect in Media Art and Technoculture”. She holds Ph.D in Philosophy/Aesthetics (St.Petersburg State University, Ural Federal University, RU), MA in Art History (University of Colorado, Boulder), and MA in Philosophy (Ural State University). Ksenia’s research interests encompass media art theory and history, aesthetics, philosophy, techno-cultural studies, science and technology studies, visual culture and curatorial studies. She is the co-editor of Media: Between Magic and Technology (2014, in Russian, short-listed for the national Innovation and Kandinsky awards, 2014) and an author of more than 30 articles (including in Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Media & Culture Journal, Acoustic Space, Dialog of Arts). In 2007-2011, she was an initiator and curator of the “Art. Science. Technology” program at the Ural branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts (Ekaterinburg, RU). Ksenia has taught classes on media and media art theory and history in Russia, the U.S. and Austria and participated in numerous international conferences.