Tess Takahashi is a Toronto-based scholar, writer, and programmer who focuses on experimental moving image arts. She is currently working on two book projects, Impure Film: Medium Specificity and the North American Avant-Garde (1968–2008) and Magnitude: the Abstraction, the Imprint, the Encounter, and the Elsewhere. She was scholar-in-residence at the Film-Makers’ Co-op in New York City in 2015 and is scholar-in-residence at Canyon Cinema in San Francisco in 2017. Takahashi is a member of the experimental media programming collective, Ad Hoc, and the editorial collective for Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media. Her writing has been published there, as well as in Cinema Journal, Millennium Film Journal, Animation, MIRAGE, and Cinema Scope.