Amir Zaki is a Full Professor at the University of California, Riverside, in the Art Department, where he has taught photography and digital technology since 2000. His work focuses on the built and natural landscape, re-envisioning the world before him, creating a tension between the functional and dysfunctional. He is among a generation of photographers who embrace digital technology as a way to make photographs that could not have been made with traditional technologies. He has deep interests in both Eastern and Western philosophic and contemplative traditions, and he writes about popular culture with a critical approach that questions the way most people perceive identity. Check out his website. Follow him on Twitter.