rhizomes.5 fall 2002

Contributors' Notes

Alan Clinton received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida in May 2002 and is currently a Brittain Fellow at Georgia Tech. He has published essays on such contemporary writers as Carolyn Forche, John Ashbery, and Julian Barnes.

David J. Carr studied English Literature at University College London and is now the Art Director at IMC UK Ltd, «www.imc-global.com», where he specialises in Print, 3D and New Media design for clients like Kellogg's, Carlsburg and Shell. In his infrequent spare time he takes photos, designs posters and makes animations. He also has a pet penguin called Spartacus.

Kamal Fox «kamal_fox@alumni.sfu.ca» is a displaced medievalist who isin the process of becoming a media theorist. His interests include architecture, science fiction, etymology, book design and Old English literature. He resides in Montreal, Canada.

Davin Heckman is a doctoral candidate at Bowling Green State University, tech-editor for Rhizomes, editor and founding member of Reconstruction, and series co-editor for the forthcoming Reconstruction Readers. His work can be found in Tout-Fait, Ctheory Multimedia, and the Superhero Reader (University of Mississippi, 2003). When not training his pokemon, or hustling his wares on the job market, Davin can be found obsessing over household technologies and everyday life.

Tom Lavazzi is the author of numerous works of cultural criticism, literary criticism, and poetry appearing in such journals and anthologies as Symploke, Post-Identity, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Modernism and Photography, South Atlantic Review, The American Poetry Review, Journal of Research, Talisman, Sagetrieb, The Little Magazine, Genre, Aurora, Women in Performance, Postmodern Culture, Performance Practice, and Art Papers, among others. He has also published two books of poetry, Crossing Borders and Stirred Up Everywhere. He is currently Assistant Professor of English at CUNY-Kingsbourough.

Carolyn Kraus is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where she specializes in Narrative Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in Partisan Review, Threepenny Review, The New Yorker, The New York Times and the anthologies: The World of Science and The Shape of the Century.

Jason Nelson edits the "Hyperrhiz" section of Rhizomes. His work can be found all over the web, in places like Ctheory Multimedia, 3rd Bed, New Moon Review, among many others. For more information on Jason and the things he does, visit him at «www.heliozoa.com».

Craig Saper is the author of Networked Art (2001) and Artificial Mythologies (1997). Currently he is Professor and Coordinator of the Texts and Technology doctoral program at University of Central Florida

Hisup Shin received his PhD in Literature from the University of Essex in April 2001. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University and currently teaches at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

Chris Sodring is a graduate student at the University of Bristol in England, where he is writing his dissertation on "The Concepts of Antithesis, Voice and World in Shakespeare, Burroughs and Pynchon." He is the author of "Hamlet: Beginning the Stories," forthcoming in Interdisciplinary (CUNY Press), was a contributor to The Rough Guide to House Music and to The Wallflower Guide To Contemporary American Film Directors. He lives in London, England.

Michael Angelo Tata received his MA in Creative Writing/Poetry from Temple University, his MA in Liberal Studies from the New School for Social Research, and is completing his PhD in English through the CUNY Graduate Center. He currently teaches courses in American pop culture and aesthetics through the English Department at Manhattan's Hunter College. His poetry and criticism have appeared in kenning, Bad Subjects, Found Object and to the quick, as well as the Critical Studies anthology From Virgin Land to Disney World: Nature and Its Discontents in the USA of Yesterday and Today (Editions Rodopi). Forthcoming work includes poetry in Lit and the anthology The New Dudes: Bad Boys, Gents and Barbarians (Orchard Press). In addition, he has collaborated on video with the late Quentin Crisp and has produced silkscreened editions of his work through Philadelphia's Fabric Workshop Museum and Gallery.