Marq Smith is Research Leader and Head of Doctoral Studies in the School of Humanities at the Royal College of Art. He is also editor-in-chief of Journal of Visual Culture. In addition to his research on the human in the visual culture of modernity which has culminated in publications such as The Prosthetic Impulse (MIT), Stelarc: The Monograph (MIT), and The Erotic Doll (Yale, forthcoming), he is engaged in a long-term project on the idea of research as praxis. This has led to a number of publications including What is Research in the Visual Arts? Obsession, Archive, Encounter (edited with Michael Ann Holly), as well as articles in Art Journal, MaHKUzine, Paperweight, and Journal of Visual Culture. By way of archive/research-related programming at Tate (2006) and The Sterling and Clark Art Institute (2008), and curating exhibitions such as ‘How We Became Metadata’ (2010) and ‘The Global Archive’ (2012), he has had the pleasure of working collaboratively with artists including Martin John Callanan, Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller, Tom Corby and Gavin Baily (and Jonathan Mackenzie), Shezad Dawood, Eunju Han, Young In Hong, Eduardo Kac, susan pui san lok, Uriel Orlow and Ruth Maclennan, Jamie Shovlin, and Thomson and Craighead.