Nicholas Rombes is a writer and Professor of English at the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit. He is author ofCinema in the Digital Age(Columbia University Press 2009) as well asA Cultural Dictionary of Punk: 1974-1982and the 33 1/3 volumeRamones(both from Bloomsbury). His experimentThe Blue Velvet Projectappeared over a one-year period atFilmmaker Magazine, where he serves as a Contributing Editor. His book10/40/70: Constraint as Liberation in the Age of Digital Film Theoryis forthcoming from Zero Books in 2014. He can be found on Twitter @Requiem102.