Julian Stallabrass is a lecturer, writer, curator and photographer. He lectures in modern and contemporary art, including political aspects of the globalised contemporary art world, postwar British art, the history of photography and new media art. He is the author of Gargantua: Manufactured Mass Culture, Verso, London 1996; the co-editor of Ground Control: Technology and Utopia, Black Dog Publishing, London 1997, Occupational Hazard: Critical Writing on Recent British Art, Black Dog Publishing, London 1998, andLocus Solus, a book about the Newcastle-based artist-led curatorial organisation Locus+; Paris Pictured, Royal Academy of Arts, London 2002; Internet Art: The Online Clash of Culture and Commerce, Tate Gallery Publishing, London 2003; and Art Incorporated: The Story of Contemporary Art, Oxford University Press, 2004, republished as Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction in 2006. He also writes art criticism for many publications including Tate,Photoworks, Art Monthly, and the New Statesman. In 2001 he curated an exhibition at Tate Britain entitled Art and Money Online. He curated the 2008 Brighton Photo Biennial. He is an editorial board member of Art History, New Left Review and Third Text and on the advisory board of Visual Culture in Britain. His photography has been exhibited and published internationally.