Andrea Polli is a digital media artist, Associate Professor in Art and Ecology (Fine Arts and Engineering) and Mesa Del Sol Endowed Chair of Digital Media at the University of New Mexico. Her work with science, technology and media has been recognized by numerous grants, residencies and awards including The National Science Foundation, the NYFA Artist's Fellowship, the Fulbright Specialist Award and the UNESCO Digital Arts Award. Her work has been reviewed by the Los Angeles Times, Art in America, Art News, NY Arts and others. She has published several book chapters, audio CDs, DVDs and papers in print including MIT Press and Cambridge University Press journals and her most recent book is a collection of essays on Intellect Press co-authored with Jane Marsching called Far Field: Digital Media, Climate Change and the Poles.Her doctorate is from the University of Plymouth as part of the Z-node program under supervisor Jill Scott, and her MFA is from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. From 2005-2008 she served as the Director of the Integrated Media Arts Master of Fine Arts Program at Hunter College/CUNY. From 2006-2009 she was co-chair of the Leonardo Education Forum, an affiliate of College Art Association of America (CAA). She was a founding co-chair of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology, a multi-disciplinary group exploring the urban sound environment and a chapter of the American Forum for Acoustic Ecology, for which she now serves as Vice-President.