Hillary Mushkin is a visual artist and Research Professor of Art and Design at California Institute of Technology (Caltech). She started Incendiary Traces, an art, research, and media initiative, to reverse-engineer the politics of landscape visualization. To perform research, teams of artists, architects, and scholars observe and sketch at military bases, training grounds, engineering offices, and surveillance control rooms where global military and paramilitary leaders develop and use specialized landscape visualization practices. The initiative situates civilian drawing and observation as collective visual practices parallel to the military’s, while highlighting human subjectivity, gesture, and interpretation. Last year the project was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Pomona College Museum of Art. The project is the subject of the book Hillary Mushkin: Incendiary Traces, published by the museum. Incendiary Traces has also been exhibited at the nGbK gallery in Berlin and Ex Teresa Arte Actual Museum in Mexico City. Mushkin’s writing on the project has been published in Places Journal and KCET Artbound, and will be including in the forthcoming book Control Rooms: Nodes in the Networked City published by Routledge. Mushkin has presented lectures on her work in the United States, London, Berlin, Zurich, Athens, and Melbourne.