Ed Giardina is an interdisciplinary artist and teacher who lives and works in the Los Angeles area. His research interests include design, media theory, technology, and contemporary art. He is an Asscociate Professor in the Art Department here at Cypress College where he is working with students in the Advertising & Graphic Design Program and the Art Computer Graphics Program. He is also also a member of Finishing School, an art, design, and technology collective. Their work investigates the many intersections of play, praxis, and activism.