Ed Halter is
a critic and curator living in New York City. His writing has appeared
in Artforum, Arthur, The Believer, Cinema Scope, Kunstforum, Millennium Film Journal, Moving Image Source, Rhizome,
the Village Voice and
elsewhere. From 1995 to 2005, he programmed and oversaw the New York
Underground Film Festival, and has organized screenings and exhibitions
for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cinematexas, Eyebeam, the Flaherty
Film Seminar, the Museum of Modern Art, and San Francisco Cinematheque.
He currently teaches in the Film and Electronic Arts department at Bard
College, and has lectured at Harvard, NYU, Yale, and other schools as
well as at Art in General, Aurora Picture Show, the Foundation for Art
and Creative Technology, the Images Festival, the Impakt Festival, and
Pacific Film Archive. His book From Sun Tzu to Xbox: War and Video Games
was published by Thunder's Mouth Press in 2006. With Andrea Grover, he is currently editing the collection A Microcinema Primer: A Brief History of Small Cinemas. He is a founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York.