Karen O'Rourke is a multimedia and communications artist. She has organized a number of telecommunications art events. Her sculptures, photographs, artist books and software have been exhibited in Europe, the United States and South America. Her writings have appeared in leading international publications such as Leonardo. She edited the book Art-Réseaux, Paris, éditions du CERAP, 1992. In 1997 she received the Leonardo Award for Excellence. She is Maître de conférences in art and communication at the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne).