Jordan Crandall is an artist, theorist, and performer based in Los Angeles. He is Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department at University of California, San Diego. His video installations, presented in numerous exhibitions worldwide, combine formats and genres deriving from traditional cinema as well as military and surveillance culture, exploring new regimes of power and their effects on subjectivity, sociality, embodiment, and desire. His most recent video installation, HOTEL (2010), produced in advanced, 4K high definition technology, probes into the realms of extreme intimacy, where techniques of control combine with techniques of the self. He is the 2011 winner of the Vilem Flusser Theory Award, given by the Transmediale, Berlin, and the Vilem Flusser Archive. He is also the founding editor of the new journal VERSION.