Cara Judea Alhadeff is a writer, visual artist, Iyengar yoga teacher and PhD candidate in Media Philosophy at European Graduate Studies. Alhadeff has exhibited and won awards for her photography and for her published essays in Cultural Studies and in Philosophy. She has exhibited and lectured at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; her photographs are part of SFMoMA's permanent collection. Her work is also in the collections at The Jewish Museum in Berlin, Rupertinum: The Museum of Modern Art in Salzburg, Austria, and The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. She has had solo exhibitions in Korea, Germany, Portugal, France, Belgium, and throughout the US. Most recently, Alhadeff's essay and photographs were published in the new book Deleuze and Sex. Her collaborations involve several year-long projects with choreographers, composers, poets, sculptors, and architects. Alhadeff's photographic and collaborative performance work has been published in Korean and European art journals, in philosophy texts, and in the US—including The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and The New Art Examiner. Her photographs have also been publicly defended by freedom of speech organizations such as the Electronic Freedom Foundation, artsave/People for the American Way, and the ACLU. Alhadeff has presented lectures and performance-videos throughout the US, Asia, and Europe. Her photography has been projected and "performed" at Yerba Buena Center for the Performing Arts and at numerous international Fifth Annual Conference on Exploring the Erotic.
Liz Barr is a PhD candidate at University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Rhetoric area of Communication Arts. Liz curated a web gallery for Visual AIDS (www.thebody.com/visualaids) and her work will be featured in a Summer, 2012 issue of n. paradoxa, a journal of feminist art history.
Sara M. Cole teaches courses in film and video game history, and is a part-time low budget filmmaker in Baltimore, Maryland. She is currently pursuing doctoral research in interactive media narratives as cultural voice, specifically in terms of identity construction and morality, in the Language, Literacy, & Culture doctoral program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).
Rob Coley is a photographer, teaching assistant and PhD candidate in the Lincoln School of Media, University of Lincoln.
Leen De Bolle is doctor in Philosophy, master in Art sciences and Archeology and bachelor in Applied Linguistics. She obtained her PhD in Philosophy at the Catholic University of Leuven with a thesis on Gilles Deleuze's Difference and Repetition. Her postdoctoral research and recent publications are situated in the domains of philosophy of art, photography and new media, virtual ontology, graphic design. At this moment she is researcher and teaching professor at the Free University of Brussels and guest professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Artesis) in Antwerp.
German A. Duarte is a PhD student in Media Studies at the Ruhr-Universität of Bochum (Germany). His dissertation relies on the influence that digital technology and geometry exert over audiovisual narrative. His research interests also involve the relationship between technology and censorship, and posthumanism. Within the framework of his research he authored some papers and two volumes, La scoparsa dell'orologio universale. Peter Watkins e i mass media audiovisivi (2009), and La reificación mediatica (2011).
Nana K.O. Gyesie is a doctoral student in the Language, Literacy and Culture program at University of Maryland Baltimore County. His research interest is in immigration, identity and race issues; specifically looking at how foreign born Blacks negotiate an African American identity in America.
Zoe Hatziyannaki is a photographer with a PhD in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her practice-based thesis (funded from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation) explores ways of collaboration between photography and theory in spatial research. She holds a BA (first class honours) in Visual Communication from Kent Institute of Art & Design and an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths. Her work has been published and exhibited mainly in UK and Greece. She is currently working as free-lance photographer in Athens.
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Joseph Heathcott is a writer, curator, and educator living in New York, where he teaches at The New School. From 2010-2011 he was the U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the University of the Arts in London, and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Metropolis, Antioch Review, Planning, Winterthur Portfolio, Camera Obscura, On Site Review, City and Community, XTC Streetnotes, Art Documentation, National Civic Review, Cross Currents, BAP Quarterly, and The Next American City.
Michael Kramp is Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, U.S.A. He is the author of Disciplining Love: Austen and the Modern Man (The Ohio State University Press, 2007) and articles on Deleuze, Foucault, Pater, Dickens, and Lawrence. He is currently working on a book-length project on the Deleuzian aesthetics of nineteenth-century photography, tentatively titled, "Movement, Intensity, and Artifice: The Deleuzian Aesthetics of Early British Photography."
Clarissa Lee is a PhD Candidate with the Literature Program at Duke University. She is currently writing her dissertation on speculative physics, scientific visualization and scientific ontology in the phenomenological world. She blogs at scandalousthoughts.wordpress.com and modularcriticism.blogspot.com, and tweets as @normasalim.
Nitzan Lebovic is an Assistant Professor of History and Apter Chair of Holocaust Studies and Ethical Values at Lehigh University. He is a historian of German and German Jewish history. He wrote his dissertation about the pre-Nazi rhetoric in Germany and the rise of radical anti-Semitism. His second project follows the German Jewish group that fled Central Europe and established the education system and much of the cultural and legal foundation of the state of Israel. Nitzan edited special issues dedicated to different topics in German and German-Jewish culture, and published articles about film, literature and the intellectual history of contemporary politics. A self-declared film-buff, Nitzan is also writing a book about the history and theory of contemporary political film.
Dean Lockwood (D.Phil, York) is a Senior Lecturer in Media Theory in the School of Media, University of Lincoln. He researches and publishes in the areas of visual, sonic and digital culture. He is the author, with Rob Coley, of Cloud Time: The Inception of the Future (Winchester: ZerO Books, 2012).
Aïm Deüelle Lüski is one of the best-known artists in Israel whose works have been exhibited widely across Israel and Europe. During the 1970s he studied in Paris under Michel Foucault, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Gilles Deleuze, and is teaching at several different schools in Israel, among them Tel Aviv University and the Art schools Camera Obscura, Bezalel, and Beth Berl. He is the author of numerous volumes, including—most recently— The [Post]Modern philosophy in its own Terms (2010), and Introduction to the Philosophy of Surface, Eight Issues in the Philosophy of Paris (2007).
Robert Miller is an Assistant Professor at the Community College of Baltimore County. He has previously published in the Journal of Basic Writing, the Yugoslavian Teaching Review, and Applied Linguistic Reviewin Slovenia.
Alexander Monea is a MA candidate in Literary and Textual Studies at Bowling Green State University. His interests rest largely at the intersections of aesthetics, politics, and ethics in new media practices, with a particular eye to algorithmic modulation and control, networked dissemination/diffusion patterns, and multitudinal movements of revolution and resistance. This departure from his normal course of inquiry was inspired by his work in Lomography, photography, and graphic design.
John Morton began developing and printing black and white film in 1973, at the age of 13. He was exposed to post-structural philosophy and the works of Gilles Deleuze through courses taught by Prof. Constantine V. Boundas during the early 1980's. Since 1991, he has been working (without funding) on deconstructing/ reconstructing the previously undocumented form of image writing traditionally used by the First Nations of North America; a project first introduced in Semiotext[e] Canadas (Autonomedia 1994; page 106).
Adam O'Meara is a photographer, Senior Lecturer in the Lincoln School of Media, University of Lincoln.
Sandra Plummer is a Course Leader on the MA in Photography at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London. Her PhD on "Photography after Deleuze: Ontology, Reflexivity and Materiality" was completed at Birkbeck (The London Consortium) in 2010. Her article on the artist Vik Muniz was published in Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture and essays on contemporary photography are forthcoming in Photography: The Whole Story. Her current research investigates photographic objecthood. She is co-curating a project on Photography's New Materiality for the National Media Museum in London and a co-authored article on photographic materiality is forthcoming in Photoworks.
Hugo Reinert is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University, where he is conducting a multi-sited ethnography of conservation efforts for the highly endangered Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser Erythropus). He is interested in biopolitics, spectrality and losing the human form. His colleagues joke that he is growing wings.
Laurie Rodrigues is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Rhode Island and is in the process of completing her dissertation, "Affective Reconfigurations: A New Politics of Difference for the 21st-Century's U.S. Literary Community." Specializing in critical theory and contemporary comparative ethnic studies, Laurie's work aims to engender an interdisciplinary, comparative space for thinking about post-1960s American identity, particularly cultural images of racial and ethnic 'difference.' Placing critical theory in dialogue with American cultural productions after 1960, she seeks to expose the structuralist matrices that define American racial and ethnic differences. Laurie has also been published in Cambridge University's Journal of American Studies, The International Journal of Zizek Studies, and the Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture's journal, Studies in Literature and Language.
Todd Jerome Satter is a Presidential Fellow and doctoral student in the History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: http://htc.scripts.mit.edu/wordpress/. His written and design work has appeared internationally in journals of architecture, philosophy and cultural theory. His current research interests focus on the confluence of ontology and aesthetics within architectural discourse, spatial practices, media and the visual arts.
Shawntay Stocks is a doctoral student in the Language, Literacy and Culture program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Kelly Wiechart is the Lead Language Specialist at the Intercultural Management Institute. She is currently a doctoral student at Indiana University with a major in Language Education and a minor in Instructional Systems Technology.