Jussi Parikka teaches and writes on the cultural theory and history of new media. He is Reader in Media Theory & History at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. He is also the co-director of the recently founded Anglia Research Centre in Digital Culture (ArcDigital). Parikka's Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses is published by Peter Lang, New York, Digital Formations-series (2007). Parikka published Insect Media (University of Minnesota Press), which focuses on the media theoretical and historical interconnections of biology and technology and co-edited the following books: The Spam Book: On Viruses, Porn, and Other Anomalies from the Dark Side of Digital Culture (Hampton Press) and Media Archaeologies (University of California Press).