Mona Kasra is a media artist, educator, and a PhD candidate at University of Texas at Dallas in Arts and Technology with a focus in Emerging Media & Communications. Her research is centered around the impact, power, and politics of the digital mage in the networked era. She is especially interested in ways by which digital images, coupled with social media technologies, reconstruct the extent of public awareness and action against unjust sociopolitical affairs around the world. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Video Association of Dallas and has programmed, curated, and juried for several film festivals. Mona holds an M.F.A. in Video/Digital Art and has exhibited in numerous exhibitions both in gallery and online settings. She has also presented at several conferences including SXSW Interactive and SPE National Conference (The Society for Photographic Education), and in 2011, served as the Art Gallery Chair at SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques) in Vancouver, Canada.