Zach Blas is an artist, filmmaker, and writer whose practice spans moving image, computation, theory, performance, and science fiction. He is an Assistant Professor of Visual Studies in the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. Blas has exhibited, lectured, and held screenings internationally, recently at the de Young Museum, British Art Show 9, Tate Modern, Walker Art Center, 2018 Gwangju Biennale, the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, Matadero Madrid, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art in General, Gasworks, Van Abbemuseum, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, e-flux, Whitechapel Gallery, ZKM Center for Art and Media, and Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo. Recent works have addressed fantasies of artificial intelligence, policing as mysticism, the crystals balls of the Silicon Valley, time travel, and smart drug psychedelia. His artist monograph Unknown Ideals is published by Sternberg Press.