Grant Bollmer is a theorist and historian of digital media. He is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at North Carolina State University, where he teaches in the Department of Communication and the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media PhD program, and is an Honorary Associate of the Department of Media and Communication and the Digital Cultures Program at the University of Sydney. He has taught in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia, and is the author of three books. The first, "Inhuman Networks: Social Media and the Archaeology of Connection" (Bloomsbury, 2016), examines the history of connectivity in Western culture as it crosses the development of technological, biological, financial, and social networks. The second, "Theorizing Digital Cultures" (SAGE, 2018), provides a model for the study of digital media that synthesizes British and German approaches to media and culture. The third, "Materialist Media Theory: An Introduction" (Bloomsbury, 2019) updates the work of Marshall McLuhan and Harold Innis in the light of Media Archaeology, Cultural Techniques, and New and Feminist Materialisms. His current research looks at themes of death and spirituality in a range of contemporary video artists, and a history of empathy that draws a line through 18th century German aesthetic theory, American psychology in the early 20th century, and social media, videogames, and virtual reality in the present.