Elizabeth Ellsworth is an artist and Professor of Media Studies at The New School, New York City, where she teaches courses in media and change. She is also a member of the Atomic Photographers Guild. With Jamie Kruse, Elizabeth co-directs smudge studio, a collaborative founded in 2005. smudge works across video, photography, graphic and web design, and installation. Their process involves visual field research, aesthetic response and public pedagogy. As part of the collaboration, Elizabeth uses photography (digital and 35mm) and video to visualize or “signal” invisible forces (natural and human-made) that shape daily life.