Peter Lunenfeld is a professor and Vice Chair of UCLA’s Design | Media Arts department, and is on the faculties of the Digital Humanities and Urban Humanities programs.

His work can be mapped via a lumpy Venn diagram that includes media philosophy, design theory, art criticism, urban history and digital humanities. Recent publications include The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading (winner of the 2013 Lee Prize for Scholarship), Digital_Humanities (co-authored with Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp, 2012), and USER: InfoTechnoDemo (all MIT Press).

He was awarded an International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC) in 2016, and is working on an alternate, connectionist history of Southern California.