Ian Sternthal lives in New York City, where he earned an M.A. in liberal studies from the New School for Social Research. He also spends time in Israel and Montreal, places he also calls "home." He recently launched a boutique art book publishing company called Sternthal Books that places a strong emphasis on video and new media. The company just published its first book, The Sota Project, with Ofri Cnaani. Ian has worked in journalism, politics and film and is currently at work on a book about art and cultural memory in Israel, which he also hopes to turn into an art exhibition within the next year. His goal is to encourage people of all backgrounds to engage in contemporary and antique aspects of Jewish culture - whether through books, art, film or other forms of academic and cultural expression.