is an Assistant Professor of Film Studies and an Affiliate of Women's Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Parks is finishing a book entitled Cultures in Orbit: Satellite Technologies and Visual Media (Duke University Press 2001) and is co-editing Planet TV: A Global Television Studies Reader (NYU Press 2001). She has also published articles in several books and journals. Parks has produced activist videos on media globalization and satellite imaging for Paper Tiger TV in New York, she serves on the advisory board of CULTSTUD-L and Intensities, and she is chief research officer of WayPlay, a software startup that uses GPS and imaging technologies to generate multimedia movement signatures. Parks teaches courses in global media, television history, video art and activism, digital culture, advanced film analysis, women and film, and law and media culture.