William Kaizen is an art historian and public art advocate with a Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University. He holds public office in Amherst, Massachusetts as a Town Meeting Representative and member of the Public Art Commission. His most recent books are Against Immediacy: Video Art and Media Populism and Adventure (for Adults). He has edited publications for the Museum of Modern Art, Duke University Press and elsewhere, and has curated a number of exhibitions, including surveys of the work of Derek Boshier and Rainer Ganahl.