Helen Thorington is a writer, sound composer, and media artist. Her radio documentary, dramatic, and sound works have been aired nationally and internationally for the past twenty-six years. Thorington has also created compositions for dance (Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Dance Company), film (Barbara Hammer), and installation that premiered at The Kitchen, the Berlin Film Festival, the Whitney Biennial, and the Whitney Museum of American Art's annual Performance series. She has also taken part as a composer in a number of national and transatlantic distributed musical performances.

Thorington's Internet work includes Solitaire, an experimental narrative and card game with Marianne Petit and John Neilson (1998); and Adrift (1997-2002), an evolving multi-location Internet performance collaboration with Marek Walczak and Jesse Gilbert, for which she was awarded a 2001 fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in Emerging Forms for Digital Art. Adrift's final performance took place at the New Museum of American Art. She has won numerous awards and commissions, most recently for 9.11.01 Scapes and Calling to Mind, which is currently in a traveling exhibit in Europe.

Thorington is a published author, most recently in two issues of Contemporary Music Review and the soon to be released book edited by Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Pat Harrigan, Second Person. Her articles have also appeared in Style, EAR, and Black Ice, and online including the Walker Art Museum.

She is co- director of the independent media organization, New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. with offices in New York City and Boston, the founder and producer of the national weekly radio series, New American Radio (1987-98), and founder and current co-producer of somewhere.org and the Turbulence web site (1996-present). Turbulence commissions artists who creatively explore the Internet and wireless networks. In 2004, she, Jo-Anne Green and Michelle Riel initiated the networked_performance blog on the Turbulence site.