rhizomes.06 spring 2003

Contributors' Notes

Louis Armand's books include Sťances (Prague, 1998); The Viconian Paramour (New York, 1998); Erosions (Sydney, 1999); Inexorable Weather (London, 2001); Land Partition (Melbourne, 2001); Strange Attractors (Cambridge, 2003); and a volume of experimental prose, The Garden (Cambridge, 2001). He has also authored, edited or co-edited a large number of theoretical texts, including volumes on contemporary poetics, media and aesthetics. Louis Armand is director of Intercultural Studies at Charles University, Prague.

Zoe Beloff works with a variety of cinematic imagery: film, stereoscopic projection performance, and interactive media. She has also worked with artists from other disciplines including composer John Cale, sound artist Ken Montgomery and the Wooster Group theater company who she collaborated to create the CD-ROM Where There There There Where. In 2002 Beloff presented A Mechanical Medium, a projection performance inspired by Thomas Edison's search for an apparatus to communicate with the dead and Shadow Land or Light from the Other Side, a stereoscopic film based on the life of the 19th century medium Elizabeth D'Espérance at the 2002 Whitney Museum Biennial. In the fall her interactive video installation, The Influencing Machine of Miss Natalija A. was exhibited in Dusseldorf and at the ZKM in Karlsruhe. She was recently awarded a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship and is currently working on a new installation, The Ideoplastic Materializations of Eva C. Zoe Beloff teaches film and digital media at Queens College in New York.

MTC Cronin has had seven books and two booklets of poetry published, the most recent being My Lover's Back ~ 79 Love Poems (UQP, 2002) and beautiful, unfinished ~ PARABLE/SONG/CANTO/POEM (Salt Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2003). Her 2001 book, Talking to Neruda's Questions, is being translated into Spanish by the poet, Juan Garrido. She is currently working on her doctorate, The Law of Love Letters ~ Prose, Poems, Law & Desire, at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Ondrej Galuska is the frontman for Eggnoise «www.eggnoise.cz», whose next album is due out from Sony. He is currently completing a PhD on the philosophy of music at the Philosophy Faculty of Charles University, Prague.

Philip Hammial is a poet, sculptor, human rights activist and the director of The Australian Collection of Outsider Art. His fifteenth book, Auto One, was released last year by Vagabond Press. His fourteenth, Bread, from Black Pepper, was short listed for a NSW Premier's Award in 2001. Since 1994 he has been living in the Blue Mountains with his wife and now six year old daughter.

Tom McCarthy is the founder and General Secretary of the INS (International Necronautical Society). The INS is currently planning an exhibition at the Institute for Contemporary Art and Tate Modern in London involving a functional radio transmission centre and cryptography installation.

Thomas P. Mackey is Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Studies in the College of Computing and Information at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). He teaches courses about the information environment, digital imaging, and Web design. His research interests include collaborative Web development, Web-based multimedia, information literacy, and social informatics. In 2002 he was a member of the Advisory Panel on Information Literacy for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and contributed to a guidebook entitled Developing Research & Communication Skills: Guidelines for Information Literacy in the Curriculum (2003).

Damian Rollison's dissertation, 'Page to Screen: A Poetics of New Media,' which explores the intersection of experimental poetries and electronic media, is in
progress at the University of Virginia. His essay "The Poem on the Page: Graphical Prosody in Postmodern American Poetry" is forthcoming in TEXT 15.

Alan Roughley is a Canadian who is currently resident in the UK where he is Head of undergraduate English in the School of Humanities at Liverpool Hope University College. He is the author of James Joyce and Critical Theory and Reading Derrida Reading Joyce. At the present time he is on secondment to the Estate of Anthony Burgess as the Founding Director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.

David Seiter no longer has the girlfriend or the hairstyle mentioned in this piece.

Alan Sondheim's books include the anthology Being on Line: Net Subjectivity (Lusitania, 1996), Disorders of the Real (Station Hill, 1988), and .echo (alt-X digital arts, 2001) as well as numerous other chapbooks, books and articles. His videos and films have been shown internationally. Sondheim teaches in the trAce online writing program, and last year was at Florida International University in Miami. He currently works in video, cdrom, performance, sound, and text, often in collaboration.

Darren Tofts is Associate Professor of Media and Communications, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. His most recent book, edited with Annemarie Jonson and Alessio Cavallaro, is Prefiguring Cyberculture: An Intellectual History (Sydney: Power Publications/Cambridge, MA.: MIT Press), 2002.

McKenzie Wark is the author of three books, including Virtual Geography: Living with Global Media Events (Indiana University Press, 1994). His fourth, Dispositions, is due out from Salt in 2002. He is currently visiting professor in comparative literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton.