Giuliana Bruno of Harvard University is internationally known for her interdisciplinary research on visual arts, architecture and media. Her book Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture and Film (Verso, 2002) won the Kraszna-Krausz prize in Culture and History for best Moving Image Book in the world. Bruno is also the author of Streetwalking on a Ruined Map (Princeton University Press, 1993), winner of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies book award, and Public Intimacy: Architecture and the Visual Arts (MIT, 2007), and has contributed to numerous monographs on contemporary art, published by the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Her latest book, Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media (University of Chicago Press, 2014), revisits the impact of surface and materiality in contemporary art and visual culture. Bruno lectures in museums and universities world wide, and her work has been translated into a dozen languages. She recently curated the exhibition “Carta Bianca Imaginaire” at Italy’s Museo di Capodimonte and was the Louis Kahn Scholar in Residence in the History of Art at the American Academy in Rome. She is featured in Visual Culture Studies: Interviews with Key Thinkers (Sage, 2008) as one of the most inﬂuential intellectuals working today in visual studies.