Allucquère Rosanne (Sandy) Stone is Associate Professor and Director of the Advanced Communication Technologies Laboratory (ACTLab) in the department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas (Austin). During 1998 she was Resident Senior Artist at the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), and Resident Fellow at the Humanities Research Institute, UC Irvine.
She has over twenty years' experience in film, sound, performance, and installation work, though for a time she masqueraded as a theoretician; and has had several bizarre careers as neurologist, rock and roll engineer, musician, computer programmer,
filmmaker, author, and scientist. She has played a pivotal role in organising and directing the International Conferences on Cyberspace and is the author of numerous publications including The War of Desire and Technology at the Close of the Mechanical Age (MIT, 1995). She is currently Professor of New Media and Performance Studies at the European Graduate School Saas-Fee (Switzerland) where she conducts an intensive summer work shop: Simulation of Body and Desire.