Shelley Lake is a commercial photographer, graphic designer, and videographer. Coming from a diverse background that began in the field of Computer Science at Brown University, she ultimately received a Masters of Science in Visual Studies at MIT and is noted for her experimentation with technology within visual culture. Lake has worked on projects as varied as the popular 1984 film The Last Starfighter and the abstracted video Live Contortions which she showed in The Kitchen's Video Viewing Room series in 1979.