Micha Cárdenas is an artist/theorist who works in performance, wearable electronics, hacktivism, and critical gender studies. She is a PhD student in Media Arts and Practice (iMAP) at the University of Southern California and a member of the Electronic Disturbance Theatre 2.0. Her project Local Autonomy Networks was selected for the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose, California. Her book The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities was published by Atropos Press in 2012. She has exhibited and performed in biennials, museums, and galleries around the world, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Tijuana, New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Columbia, Egypt, Ecuador, Spain, Switzerland, and Ireland.