Zafer Aracagök is an academic/musician who teaches art theory and continental philosophy at Bilgi University, Istanbul TR. He is the author of three books (in Turkish) and a number of articles addressing the issues of image, resonance and noise in continental philosophy and in the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari in academic journals such as Revue Chimères, Pli-The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, Parallax, Third Text, Rhizomes, Postmodern Culture and Symploke. His book, Desonance: Desonating (with) Deleuze was published by VDM Verlag, Germany (September 2009). His musical work is well received, released and performed both in Turkey and abroad such as, UK, France, Germany and Italy. He organised "Resonances: A Deleuze and Guattari Conference on Philosophy, Arts and Politics" at Bilgi University, santralistanbul in July 2010; and he edited a special Deleuze and Guattari issue for Parallax (Routledge), published January 2012. More at «www.sifiro.com».
Maddy Glen is an independent researcher who has completed work for Victoria University of Wellington. Her interests lie in the fields of film phenomenology and experimental filmmaking.
Christine Hoffmann teaches multimodal composition at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she is also at work on a book project about the performative aspects of stupidity and the strategic possibilities of triviality. Christine's most recent publications appear in College Literature, The CEA Critic and Eclectica Magazine. She also blogs on TECHStyle, a digital pedagogy and research forum maintained by the Brittain postdoctoral fellows at Georgia Tech.
Clare Jen is an Assistant Professor in the Women's Studies Program and the Department of Biology at Denison University. Her areas of research include critical race and gender studies, feminist studies of science and health, and media studies. She is also interested in feminist science methodologies and alternative laboratory practices. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Lundy recently defended a PhD dissertation at the University of Guelph: "Reconstructing Reason: An Investigation of Moral Rationalism and the Normative Core of Critical Social and Political Theory." His ongoing work in normative social and political philosophy takes up an interdisciplinary research program that seeks to develop a conceptual understanding of the contemporary world. He is especially interested in egalitarian theories of justice, democratic theory, and the critical theory tradition. Lundy is also interested in the influence of culture and politics on art and media (particularly film and photography) and vice-versa. Connected to these interests, he is both an accomplished, international award-winning photographer with a history of solo exhibitions and collaborative projects, and a dedicated student of cinema with experience as a film curator for several festivals. His work, in both visual art and theory, has explored various aspects of urban space.
Ellen Moll is currently a lecturer in English and Comparative Literature at the University of Maryland. Her scholarly emphases include feminist technoscience, the intersections of gender and ethnicity, diasporic studies, digital humanities, and contemporary drama and film.
Miriam Ross is a Lecturer in the Film Programme at Victoria University of Wellington. She is the author of South American Cinematic Culture: Policy, Production, Distribution and Exhibition (2010) which takes in to account the interplay between national, regional and global film networks. Her published work also includes articles on film festivals, cultural policy, alternative exhibition and 3D film. In her university teaching she develops zero budget filmmaking exercises for practical exploration of new digital modes.
Stevphen Shukaitis is a lecturer at the University of Essex, Centre for Work and Organization, and a member of the Autonomedia editorial collective. Since 2009 he has coordinated and edited Minor Compositions. He is the author of Imaginal Machines: Autonomy & Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Day (2009, Autonomedia) and editor (with Erika Biddle and David Graeber) of Constituent Imagination: Militant Investigations // Collective Theorization (AK Press, 2007). His research focuses on the emergence of collective imagination in social movements and the changing compositions of cultural and artistic labor.
Erin K. Johns Speese recently completed her Ph.D. at West Virginia University. Her current project, entitled "The Modernist Sublime: Parenthood and the Intersubjective Sublime Subject in Faulkner, Forster, Lawrence, and Woolf," explores how modern novelists reimagine the sublime experience between two Victorian parents as an intersubjective and empathetic experience. She has published essays on Mary Hays�s The Victim of Prejudice, the television show Gilmore Girls, and the movie No Country for Old Men.
Erin K Stapleton is a final year Doctoral Candidate with the London Graduate School at Kingston University, London. Her current research investigates theoretical intersections between Georges Bataille, Gilles Deleuze and Pierre Klossowski with reference to intensities of sovereignty, simulacra and destruction in visual cultures. Other research interests include feminist theory, interactive and new media art and film-philosophy.