Kathi Inman Berens teaches social media at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Communication, where her classes meet 60% online, 40% face-to-face. As Clinical Associate Professor at USC's Dornsife College Writing Program, she co-founded an online student journal, SCribe, created and directed the Undergraduate Writers' Conference, and worked on experiential learning environments. She was the first non-tenure track faculty appointed to USC's Center for Excellence in Teaching, where she is now a Distinguished Fellow. Last summer she undertook a post-doc at the Mobile Technology Research Initiative at Washington State University's Creative Media and Digital Culture Program. She is working on a project about mobility and touch interface in electronic literature. Website:http://kathiiberens.com
Dianne Chisholm is Professor of English at the University of Alberta. She researches, teaches and publishes in the areas of modernism and modernity, contemporary urban literature, queer cultural studies and environmental literature. Her books include Queer Constellations: Subcultural Space in the Wake of the City (U Minnesota P, 2005) and H.D.'s Freudian Poetics: Psychoanalysis in Translation (Cornell UP, 1992). She is currently completing a critical monograph on Becoming Ecologies: Art and Philosophy for a New Earth and People and a collection of creative nonfiction essays Home on the DeRanged: A Field Guide to the Colliding Landscapes of Alberta's Front Range.
Lori Emerson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She writes on and teaches electronic literature (especially digital poetry), experimental American and Canadian poetry from the 20th and 21st century, media theory, and history of computing. In addition to curating The Archeological Media Lab, Emerson is currently working on two book projects. The first is Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Bookbound to the Digital, and the second isThe Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media and Textuality, co-edited with Benjamin Robertson. She is also co-editor, with Darren Wershler, of The Alphabet Game: a bpNichol Reader (Coach House Books 2007). Website:http://loriemerson.net/
Leanne Gilbertson received her Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies from University of Rochester, where her studies were supported by a Jacob K. Javits fellowship and Henry Luce Foundation dissertation grant. She has served as curatorial assistant at the Warhol Film Project, Whitney Museum of American Art, and is currently revising her dissertation into a book-length manuscript examining the historical shift in the gendering of the American artist in Warhol's Factory and the relationships of intermedia, collaborative Factory experiments to the trans-national feminist and performance art of the late 1960s and beyond.
Richard Gilman-Opalsky is Associate Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Dr. Gilman-Opalsky earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at The New School for Social Research. His MA (The New School for Social Research) and BA (Hofstra University) are in Philosophy. Dr. Gilman-Opalsky's research and teaching areas include the history of political philosophy, continental and contemporary political theory, socialist philosophy, Marxism, capitalism and its crises, autonomist politics, postmodern theory, and post-structuralism. He is the author of Unbounded Publics: Transgressive Public Spheres, Zapatismo, and Political Theory (Lexington Books, 2008), as well as numerous articles on Jean Baudrillard, Guy Debord, radical theory, and autonomist politics. His most recent book is called Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy (Autonomedia, 2011).
Dene Grigar is an Associate Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver who works in the area of electronic literature, emergent technology and cognition, and ephemera. She is the author of net art works, like "Fallow Field: A Story in Two Parts"and "The Jungfrau Tapes: A Conversation with Diana Slattery about The Glide Project," both of which have appeared in The Iowa Review Web, and multimedia performances and installations, like When Ghosts Will Die (with Canadian multimedia artist Steve Gibson), a piece that experiments with motion tracking technology to produce networked multimedia narratives. Her most recent project is the "Fort Vancouver Mobile," a project funded by a 2011 NEH Start Up Grant that brings together a core team of 18 scholars, digital storytellers, historians, and archaeologists to create location-aware nonfiction content for mobile phones to be used at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. She is also Associate Editor of Leonardo Reviews and Vice President of the Electronic Literature Organization. Personal Website:http://www.nouspace.net/dene
Max Hantel is a PhD candidate in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. His research focuses on the intersections between contemporary French and Caribbean philosophy, particularly concerning issues of colonialism, aesthetics and materialism.
Jennifer Leeds is pursuing her PhD. at Washington State University, where she studies 19th century British literature and theories of gender and sexuality.
Justin Prystash is Assistant Professor of English at Ming Chuan University, Taiwan. His research interests include Victorian science and literature (Darwin, Butler, Schreiner), human and non-human physiology, travel narratives, and Victorian naturalism in Formosa.
Varpu Rantala is a PhD Candidate in Media Studies at the University of Turku, Finland, and a research student in Elomedia Doctoral Program of Cinema and Audiovisual Media. She is currently writing a dissertation on cinema and addiction.
Billy J. Stratton earned a PhD in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona, with a specialization in Native American literature and critical theory. He serves as an Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of English at the University of Denver, where he teaches courses on 20th and 21st century American and Native American literature and film studies. His scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in Wíčazo a Review, Weber: The Contemporary West, and Arizona Quarterly, while the manuscript from which the present essay is drawn, (Re)inscribing King Philip's War, is forthcoming from the University of Arizona Press. In addition, Dr. Stratton was recently named a Fulbright Senior Lecturer assigned to the American Studies program at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Würzburg Germany, April-July 2013.
Michael Angelo Tata is the Executive Editor of the Sydney-based electronic journal of literature, art and new media nebu[lab]. His Andy Warhol: Sublime Superficiality arrived to critical acclaim from Intertheory Press in 2010. His lyric essays on poetics, psychoanalysis and philosophy appear most recently in the collections Neurology and Modernity (Palgrave Macmillan) and Passage to Manhattan: Critical Essays on Meena Alexander (Cambridge Scholars) and in the British journal Parallax (Routledge). His poetry and graffiti currently appear in the British journal Rattle and in the American journal Xanadu.