Silvia Ruzanka (b. Cuzco, Peru) is a media artist whose projects include video, installation, performance, and virtual environments.  Her work is concerned with the archaeology and memory of technology and media, and their intersections with everyday life.  She has presented her artwork and research internationally at galleries, museums, and festivals, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,  the Boston Cyberarts Festival, the New Forms Festival (Vancouver), SIGGRAPH, the Gosia Koscielak Gallery (Chicago), DeadTech (Chicago), and the Museum of New Art (Detroit), among others.  Silvia holds a BA in Physics from Smith College and an MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She has taught interactive media, programming, physical computing, and interactive arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Indiana University, and the University of Hartford.  She currently lives and works near Albany, New York, and teaches digital art and animation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.