Dr. Sandy Stone is an academic theorist, media theorist, author, and performance artist. She is currently Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Advanced Communication Technologies Laboratory (ACTLab) and the New Media Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked in and written about film, music, experimental neurology, writing, engineering, and computer programming. Stone is considered a founder of the academic discipline of transgender studies, and has been profiled in ArtForum, Wired, and Mondo 2000.
The Sylvia and David Steiner Speaker Series was established to bring leaders in creative industries to Carnegie Mellon.