Jason E. Smith is Assistant Professor in the Graduate Studies in Art Department at Art Center College of Design (Pasadena). He writes on contemporary art, continental philosophy and political theory, and his work has recently appeared in Critical Inquiry, Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism, Grey Room, Parrhesia and Theory & Event, among other places. With Philip Armstrong, he recently published a long interview with Jean-Luc Nancy, Politique et au-delà (Galilée, 2011). He is currently writing a book on the films of Guy Debord.