Ed Halter is a critic and curator living in New York City, and a founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York. His publications include From Sun Tzu to Xbox: War and Video Games (2006), Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the 21st Century (2015, with Lauren Cornell), and over two decades of writing for 4Columns, Artforum, The Believer, Bookforum, Cinema Scope, The Criterion Collection, frieze, Little Joe, Mousse, Rhizome, Triple Canopy, the Village Voice and elsewhere. From 1995 to 2005, he programmed and oversaw the New York Underground Film Festival, and he has curated screenings and exhibitions at Artists Space, BAM Cinématek, the Flaherty Film Seminar, the ICA, London, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Mass Art Film Society, the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, PARTICIPANT INC., the San Francisco Cinematheque, Tate Modern, and the Walker Art Center, as well as the cinema for Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1 and the film and video program for the 2012 Whitney Biennial. He has taught at Bard College since 2007, where he is currently Critic in Residence. He is a 2009 recipient of the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, and recipient of the Thoma Foundation 2017 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art for an emerging arts writer, awarded by the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation.