Marisa S. Olson is a San Francisco-based artist and is also Editor & Curator at Large of Rhizome. She has most recently performed or exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, New Langton Arts, Southern Exposure, Pond, Foxy Productions, Debs & Co, and the international Futuresonic, Electrofringe, Machinista, and VIPER festivals. While Wired has called her both funny *and* humorous, the New York Times has called her "anything but stupid."

Marisa has been active in the new media field for ten years, writing essays for Flash Art, ArtReview, Wired, Mute, Afterimage, and several other publications and curating exhibitions and special programs at the J. Paul Getty Museum; FILE; the American Film Institute (AFI); the Gifu Museum (Japan): the Uffizi Gallery (Italy); the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; White Columns; Artists Space;SF Camerawork, ZeroOne; and SFMOMA, where she served, for four years, on a media arts advisory commitee, as program chair and founding editor of the zine, SMAC!.