Jordan Crandall is an artist, theorist, and performer. He is a professor and the chair of the Visual Arts Department at University of California, San Diego. He is the 2011 winner of the Vilém Flusser Theory Award for outstanding theory and research-based digital arts practice, given by the Transmediale in Berlin in collaboration with the Vilém Flusser Archive of the University of Arts, Berlin. His current project, UNMANNED, is a blend of performance art, political theatre, philosophical speculation, and intimate reverie. It explores new ontologies of distributed systems and the status of masculinity in a militarized landscape increasingly dependent on automated technology.