William Uricchio is professor and co-director of comparative media studies at MIT and professor of comparative media history at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He has held visiting professorships at Stockholm University, the Freie Universität Berlin, and Philips Universität Marburg, and has won Guggenheim, Fulbright, and Humboldt research awards. His broader research considers the transformation of media technologies into cultural practices, in particular, their role in (re)constructing representation, knowledge, and publics. Uricchio has written extensively on ’old’ and new media, popular cultures, and their audiences. His current work takes up these issues through topics ranging from media historiography, to peer-to-peer communities, to computer games and history.