Erkki Huhtamo is a Professor in the Design Media Arts department at University of California, Los Angeles. He is considered a founding figure of media archaeology, an emerging approach within media studies. His latest books are Media Archaeology: Approaches, Applications, and Implications (edited with Jussi Parikka, University of California Press, 2011) and Illusions in Motion: Media Archaeology of the Moving Panorama and Related Spectacles (The MIT Press, 2013).