Elia Vargas is an Oakland based artist and curator. He works in video, sound, projection, and situational experiences that explore mediated information embodiment.  He has collaborated with a wide range of artists and musicians including Bjork and Vincent Moon. He performs and exhibits work locally and internationally.  Vargas is co-founder and co-curator of the Living Room Light Exchange, a monthly salon on new media art and digital culture; half of improvisational modular synthesis duo systemritual; board member of Mediate Art Group, organizer of the Soundwave Biennial; and a PhD student in Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz.  Vargas has a long history of community radio broadcasting and is interested in the relationship of transmission and cultural material flows.  He is currently investigating the materiality of crude oil, frozen carbon dioxide, and obsolete projection technology in the anthropocene.