Dr Edward Scheer is the author of The Infinity Machine, the founding editor of the journal Performance Paradigm, and has edited a number of books including Antonin Artaud: A Critical Reader (Routledge, 2004) and Technologies of Magic. A Cultural Study of Ghosts, Machines and the Uncanny (Power, 2006) with John Potts. He is the Associate Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies and Deputy Head of the School of English, Media and Performing Arts at the University of New South Wales, and was formerly chairman of the board of directors of Performance Space in Sydney. Scheer has written numerous essays on Australian performance art and aesthetics for Documenta, the Biennale of Sydney and the Auckland Triennial; for journals such as Parkett, TDR, PAJ and Performance Research; and has published numerous pieces on arts and culture in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Monthly. He is President of PSi – Performance Studies international – the largest international professional association in the field of performance studies.