William Kaizen is an author, educator and arts advocate who lives in Western Massachusetts. He holds a Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University. His most recent books are Against Immediacy: Video Art and Media Populism, a political history of early video art, and Adventure (for Adults), a memoir about the Atari 2600 video game Adventure. He teaches art history and media studies, and curates exhibitions for academic and non-profit galleries. He is also involved in local politics as an Amherst Town Meeting Representative, which he covers in his blog Town Meeting for Noobs.