Victoria Vesna is a media artist exploring the overlap between technology and identity formation. Her installations bridge the gap between scientific and artistic languages. She has produced different models for rendering abstract models of the universe tactile and visual, bringing nanoscience into the experiential realm. Her collaborators have included Tibetan Monks at the Gaden Lhopa Khangsten Monastery and Dr. James Gimzewski, nano-science pioneer. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has won the prestigious Oscar Signorini award for best net artwork (1998). She holds a PhD from the University of Wales and is director of the ArtScience center at University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Vesna is the North American editor of AI & Society and editor of Database Aesthetics.