Clive Austin is a filmmaker. He is currently working in post production on 'The Grey Man - The (Relatively) True Story of John Clearwater,' a biopic covering the life and mysterious disappearance of the infamous anti-celebrity. His work can be found at http://thejauntycontinuum.com.
Holly Baumgartner is an associate professor at Mercy College, where she teaches courses in interdisciplinary studies, humanities, and writing. She has been a Visiting Lecturer at Exeter College, Oxford and has taught for the Trinity College Summer Programme, Oxford. Her most recent publication is "De-Assimilation as the Need to Tell: Native American Writers, Bakhtin, and Autobiography," in American Indian Rhetorics of Survivance: Word Medicine, Word Magic.
Dianne Chisholm researches and teaches in the field of modernism and modernity, with specialization in women's modernism, queer cultural studies, ecological theory, and new nature writing. Recent publications include: Queer Constellations: Subcultural Space in the Wake of the City (University of Minnesota Press 2005), which uses Walter Benjamin's critical models to analyze representations of social-sexual space in queer narratives of contemporary inner-city life. Forthcoming: "Climbing Like a Girl: An Exemplary Adventure in Feminist Phenomenology," Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 23.1 (Winter 2008). She is currently writing a book on "Nomad Ecology," and she plans to journey to Mongolia in summer 2007 to travel with Kazakh and Tuva nomads.
Casey Clabough is the author of the scholarly books Elements: The Novels of James Dickey and Experimentation and Versatility: The Early Novels and Short Fiction of Fred Chappell. He has recent or forthcoming work in Callaloo, Contemporary Literature, The Hollins Critic, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, The Sewanee Review, The Southern Literary Journal, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. Clabough serves as literature editor for the Encyclopedia Virginia and as archivist for "The Road Rangers Project": Travel, Narrative, and History.
Danny Coeyman resides in Brooklyn and is currently earning an MFA from Parsons, the New School for Design.
Artist John Craig Freeman's work has been exhibited at Eyebeam in New York, City, the Zacheta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki (the national gallery of Warsaw), Kaliningrad Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts in Russia, Art Basel Miami, Ciberart Bilbao and the Girona Video and Digital Arts Festival in Spain, La Biblioteca National in Havana, the Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta, the Nickle Arts Museum in Calgary, the Center for Experimental and Perceptual Art (CEPA) in Buffalo, Art interactive, Mobius and Studio Soto in Boston, the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City, Ambrosino Gallery in Miami, the Photographers Gallery in London, and the Friends of Photography's Ansel Adams Center in San Francisco. In 1992 he was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His writing has been published in Leonardo: the Journal of Visual Culture, and Exposure, as well as a chapter in the book Electronic Collaboration in the Humanities. His work has been reviewed in Wired News, Artforum, Ten-8, Z Magazine, Afterimage, Photo Metro, New Art Examiner, Time, Harper's and Der Spiegel. Lucy Lippard cites Freeman's work in her book The Lure of the Local, as does Margot Lovejoy in her book Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age. He is currently an Associate Professor of New Media at Emerson College in Boston.
Jonathan Glover is a graduate student of literature at the University of Central Florida, Assistant Editor of The Faulkner Journal, and singer/songwriter of the post-new wave group ars phoenix. His research interests include postcolonial literature and theory, the identity politics of nationalism, gender, and sexuality, and cross-genre/hybrid writings. Current projects include "Kamau Brathwaite, Creolization, and Post-9/11 Poetics" (for the upcoming Caribbean Unbound III conference in Lugano, Switzerland) and "Decontextualizing Darfur: (Re)Thinking Activism and Information Fluency" (for the upcoming Information Fluency Initiative in Orlando, Florida). He has published works of fiction and music journalism in The Mangrove Review, Status Magazine, and Panel-House and plans to release the ars phoenix album Engines of Progress in early 2007.
kanarinka a.k.a. Catherine D'Ignazio has a BA in International Relations from Tufts University and an MFA in Studio Art from Maine College of Art. kanarinka's research interests include the politics of digital information, critical cartography, political economy and infinitely small things. She works collaboratively to create drawings, performances, software, and experimental social gatherings. She is Co-Director of the non-profit collective iKatun, a member of the Institute for Infinitely Small Things, and teaches at RISD's Digital+Media graduate program. kanarinka also collaborates with groups like spurse and Sifting the Inner Belt.
Erin Felicia Labbie is Assistant Professor of Medieval Studies and Critical Theory in the Department of English at Bowling Green State University. She is the author of Lacan's Medievalism as well as essays on Medieval literature and psychoanalysis.
Rose Lucas is a poet and academic in the English section of the School of English, Communication and Performance Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She is the co-author, with Lyn McCredden, of Bridgings: Readings in Australian Women's Poetry (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1996), and the author of a wide range of articles and book chapters in the areas of women's poetry, literature and psychoanalysis, gender and the cinema. She is currently at work on a project entitled (after Oliver): 'From fields of indigo': Writing Loss and Consolation in Recent Women's Poetry.
Jim Miller is author of Under the Perfect Sun: The San Diego Tourists Never See (The New Press, 2003 with Mike Davis and Kelly Mayhew) and Better to Reign in Hell: Inside the Raiders Fan Empire (The New Press, 2005 with Kelly Mayhew). He is also the editor of Sunshine/Noir: Writing from San Diego and Tijuana (San Diego City Works Press, 2005) and Democracy in Education: Education for Democracy (AFT, 2006). Drift will be released by University of Oklahoma Press in Spring of 2007. Miller has also published fiction, poetry, and critical work in a wide range of journals, magazines, and newspapers. He teaches English and Labor Studies at San Diego City College.
Nancy Nisbet is a multidisciplinary artist with a practice that weaves connections between the political, the technological and the personal. Her artwork has been presented internationally, including exhibits in the United States, Argentina, Germany, Japan and Thailand. She maintains an active international conference portfolio and speaks on issues of art in connection with resistance, surveillance, human rights, RFID technology, and identity. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History & Visual Art at The University of British Columbia and is the recipient of the 2002/2003 Peter Wall Early Career Scholar Award. In 2004 Nancy was awarded the UBC Scholar in Residence at the Center for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations and she continues to be an associate Faculty member of the Centre.
Doreen Piano is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Orleans, where she teaches courses in rhetoric, writing, and women's studies. Her research explores the intersection of subculture studies, feminist studies, and rhetorical theory. She has published essays in Exclusions of Feminist Thought: Challenging the Boundaries of Womanhood, edited by Mary Brewer, The Post-Subcultures Reader, edited by David Muggleton and Rupert Weinzierl, and The Handbook on Teaching Literacy through the Communicative, Visual and Performing Arts, edited by Jim Flood, Diane Lapp, and Shirley Brice Heath. Currently, she is working on a book manuscript, High Tech/Low Tech: The Politics and Poetics of DIY Practices, a rhetorical and textual analysis of the cultural production of zines and other handmade objects in youth-oriented women's subcultures.
Kristin Powers is currently a MFA student at University of Central Florida in Digital and Interactive Media. She was awarded the Provost Fellowship from UCF in 2006. She earned her BFA in painting at the University of Florida, with a second major in English in 2005. Her award winning art has been in many juried shows across Georgia and Florida, and she is in the University of Florida art collection. Her academic writing, poetry, and visual art can be found at www.KristinPowers.com.
Matt Roberts is a new media artist specializing in real-time video performance and new media applications. His work has been featured internationally and nationally, including shows in Brazil, Canada, Argentina, Italy, as well as New York, Miami, and Chicago. He is the founder of MPG: Mobile Performance Group (http://www.mobileperformancegroup.com), Assistant Professor of Art and Program Director of Digital Arts at Stetson University. He received his M.F.A. from The University of Illinois at Chicago and lives in Florida, USA. For more information please visit http://www.mattroberts.info.
Phil Smith is a member of Wrights & Sites, a group of artists from Exeter, UK working in site-based performance and other media (www.mis-guide.com). He is also a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Plymouth, Winchester and Exeter and at Dartington College of Arts.
William Tilson is professor of architecture and director of the Preservation Institute: Caribbean in the School of Architecture at the University of Florida. His research focuses on place-making strategies that intersect electronic and location-bound design. Tilson has been a member of FRE since its inception in 1987.
John Wylam: "After nearly ten years' teaching in Ohio, I'm living in Toronto with a gorgeous view of Lake Ontario. Most of my writing life has involved poetry; I've had poems printed in the Mankato Poetry Review, Illya's Honey, Poet Lore, Pacific Review, and Cimarron Review among others, in addition to several anthologies. I received a 1998 AWP Intro Journals Project award and was nominated for a Pushcart in 2000. Pudding House published a chapbook titled Darke County Poems in 2005, and earlier this year I was awarded an Individual Excellence grant from the Ohio Arts Council. This prose-piece-with-pictures is partly a type of homage to Hunter Thompson, whose viewpoint I still miss."
Thomas Zummer is a scholar, writer, artist and curator. His drawings and sculptural works are exhibited worldwide, and he has curated exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, CinéClub/Anthology Film Archives, Thread Waxing Space, the Katonah Museum of Art, and the Palais des Beaux-arts/Brussels. He is currently completing a book-length study on the early history of reference systems, entitled Intercessionary Technologies: Database, Archive, Interface, and a small book on photography. Thomas Zummer is a frequent lecturer on philosophy, aesthetics, and the history of technology, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Critical Studies, at Tyler School of Art/Temple University, and Regular Visiting Professor in the Transmedia programme/post-graduate at the Hogeschool Sint-Lukas/Universite Leuven in Brussels, and Visiting Professor at the Transart Institute in Linz, Austria. Thomas Zummer currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Brussels, Belgium.