Lakshmi Luthra joined the Colgate University faculty in 2015. She is Associate Professor of Photography, jointly appointed to the Department of Art and Art History and to the Film and Media Studies Program where she serves as Program Director. Her art practice incorporates photography, writing, the moving image and sound. She is a member of the research collective Seeld Library, devoted to the topic of “second nature” broadly defined as socially constructed phenomena surfacing as if they were inevitable — as mere extensions of an automated evolutionary process. Luthra also serves on the editorial board of Effects an annual artist-run journal addressing the political and social dimensions of aesthetic effects. Recent group exhibitions include The Crack-up at Take Care, Los Angeles; Transmission at Colab Projects, Austin Texas; Opacity and Radiance at Ben Hunter Gallery, London; Poly at Sushi Bar Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; and Full Haus: The Seeld Library at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art storefront exhibition space.