Zachary Horton is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and director of the Vibrant Media Lab. His research focuses on the intersection of technological mediation, ecology, and scale. His book, The Cosmic Zoom: Scale, Knowledge, and Mediation is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press. His parallel projects include a study of early video game history and a cultural history of geoengineering. He is also a filmmaker, camera designer, and game designer.