Joanna as seen by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's The Year's MidnightJoanna Zylinska is a writer, lecturer, artist and curator, working in the areas of new technologies and new media, ethics, photography and art. She is Professor of New Media and Communications, and Co-Head of the Department of Media and Communications, at Goldsmiths, University of London, as well as Guest Professor at Shandong University in China. In 2014 she was Winton Chair Visiting Scholar at the University of Minnesota, while in 2011 she was Beaverbrook Visiting Scholar at McGill University in Canada.

Zylinska is the author of seven books - most recently, The End of Man: A Feminist Counterapocalypse (University of Minnesota Press, 2018; online version freely available), Nonhuman Photography (MIT Press, 2017) and Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene (Open Humanities Press, 2014; e-version freely available). Her translation of Stanislaw Lem's philosophical treatise, Summa Technologiae, came out from the University of Minnesota's Electronic Mediations series in 2013. Her own work has been translated into Chinese, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Russian and Turkish.

Zylinska combines her philosophical writings with photographic art practice and curatorial work. In 2013 she was Artistic Director of Transitio_MX05 'Biomediations': Festival of New Media Art and Video in Mexico City. She has recently co-edited Photomediations: An Open Book and Photomediations: A Reader as part of Europeana Space, a grant funded by the European Union's ICT Policy Support Programme. Her current projects involve photographing media entanglements and starting a new book on hydromedia (with water literacy being considered a from of media literacy). She is also exploring the conceptual edges of machine vision, deep learning and AI.