Henry Warwick is an assistant professor of digital media and communication theory in the School of Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. He holds a BFA from Rutgers University in Visual Systems Studies, an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College, and is ABD with his PhD from the European Graduate School in Saas Fee, Switzerland under Geert Lovink. As an artist, his work has come to centre on problems of catastrophe and crisis. As a musician his work recently explores a variety of formal and affective concerns in electronic music. As a theorist, his research is presently centered on offline filesharing as a response to contemporary trends in the precarity of online systems and the exigencies of ubiquity. He is originally from New Jersey, and lived in San Francisco for 15 years where he worked as an engineer for Macromedia, Apple, and Napster. He presently lives and teaches in Toronto.