Jay David Bolter
N. Katherine Hayles
Brian Kim Stefans
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Ingrid Ankerson is a graphic
designer for The NeuronFarm,LLC, a company which creates
web-based educational software. She is co-founder and
editor of the New Media Journal Poems
Benjamin Basan is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Iowa’s English
department. He maintains a blog concerned with poetry, poetics, and
intermedia at http://luminations.blogspot.com.
Jay David Bolter is Director
of the New Media Center and Wesley Chair of New Media
in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture
at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His work with
computers led in 1984 to the publication of Turing's
Man: Western Culture in the Computer Age and, later,
to Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the
History of Writing, published in 1991 . Together with
Michael Joyce, Bolter is the author of Storyspace,
a program for creating hypertexts for individual use and
World Wide Web publication. His most recent book is entitled
Remediation, written in collaboration with Richard
Robert Coover teaches at Brown University and is
well-known for his interest in new and experimental writing.
Sean Cubitt is Professor and Chair of Screen and
Media Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. The author and editor
of a number of books, including Digital Aesthetics and Simulation and
Social Theory, he is currently working on a new book, FX: Time and the Cinema
of Special Effects for MIT Press. His critical and creative work can be found
at his site: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/film/staffpages/sean/seanchome.html
Johanna Drucker is currently
the Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University
of Virginia where she is Professor in the Department of
English and Director of Media Studies. Her scholarly books
include: Theorizing Modernism,The Visible Word:
Experimental Typography and Modern Art, The Alphabetic
Labyrinth, The Century of Artists' Books and
Figuring the Word. In addition to her scholarly
work, Drucker is internationally known as a book artist
and experimental, visual poet. Her work has been exhibited
and collected in special collections in libraries and
museums including the Getty Center for the Humanities,
and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
Caitlin Fisher is an Assistant
Professor of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies at York University,
Toronto. Fisher is a founding editor of j_spot, the Journal
of Social and Political Thought and a member of the Public
Access art collective. Her hypermedia novella, These
waves of Girls, was awarded the 2001 Electronic Literature
Award for Fiction.
Lisa Gitelman is a professor
of Media Studies at Catholic University and the author
of Scripts, Grooves, and Writing Machines (Stanford
1999). She is currently working on a book about the ways
that media are experienced and studied as historical subjects.
N. Katherine Hayles, Professor
of English and Media Arts at the University of California,
writes and teaches on the relations between science, literature,
and technology. Her most recent book, How We Became
Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and
Informatics, won the Rene Wellek Prize for the best
book in literary theory for 1998-99. She is currently
at work on two books on electronic textuality, Literature
for Posthumans and Coding the Signifier: Rethinking
Semiosis from the Telegraph to the Computer.
Shelley Jackson was born
in the Philippines, grew up in Berkeley, studied art at
Stanford and writing at Brown, and now lives in Brooklyn.
She is the author of Patchwork Girl (Eastgate 1995),
a hypertext novel. Her story collection, The Melancholy
of Anatomy, is coming out from Anchor in April 2002. Her
web site: http://www.ineradicablestain.com
Steve Jones is Professor and Head of the Department
of Communication at the University of Illinois - Chicago. He is author/editor
of six books, including Doing Internet Research, CyberSociety and
Virtual Culture. Jones's interests in technology and culture include research
into popular music, youth culture and communication. Additional information can
be found at http://info.comm.uic.edu/jones
Brooks Landon is chair of the English Department
at the University of Iowa. His research and teaching center on the ways in which
people interact with science and technology, whether that interaction emerges
in explicit science fiction texts or in implicit science fiction thinking. Put
another way, his fascination is with the moments when something almost is science
fiction and when science fiction almost isn't. Issues of digital culture and of
electronic textuality are central to both moments. He is the author of Science
Fiction After 1900: From the Steam Man to the Stars and of The Aesthetics
of Ambivalence: Rethinking Science Fiction Film in the Age of Electronic Reproduction.
Christopher Merrill's recent
books include Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the
Balkan Wars (nonfiction), Brilliant Water (poetry),
and the translation of Ales Debeljak's The City and
the Child. He directs the International
Writing program at The University of Iowa.
Dee Morris is John C. Gerber
Professor of English at the University of Iowa. She is
author of How to Live. What to Do: H.D.'s Cultural
Poetics, in press at the University of Illinois, and
editor of Sound States: Innovative Poetics and Acoustical
Technologies (University of North Carolina). With
Lynn Keller and Alan Golding, she is co-editor of the
Contemporary North American Poetry Series at the University
of Wisconsin Press.
Stuart Moulthrop is Professor of Information
Arts and Technologies at the University of Baltimore. His work in new media includes
Victory Garden (1991), once called a "benchmark" for electronic
writing, and the widely discussed Web works "Hegirascope" (1995) and
"Reagan Library" (1999). His critical essays have appeared in several
anthologies, including the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. He
has co-edited the on-line journal Postmodern Culture and is a director
of the Electronic Literature Organization.
Carrie Noland teaches about avant-garde poetry,
painting, and performance art produced in France and the United States. Her publications
include Poetry at Stake: Lyric Aesthetics and the Challenge of Technology
(Princeton UP). She is a professor at the University of California in Irvine,
Marjorie Perloff is a critic
of poetry, the visual arts, and the media. In her books
The Futurist Moment: Avant-Garde, Avant-Guerre, and
the Language of Rupture(1986) and Radical Artifice:
Writing Poetry in the Age of Media (1992), she considered
verbal-visual relationships in avant-garde texts like
those of John Cage or Johanna Drucker or Susan Howe. In
her recent collection Poetry On & Off the Page.
(1998), she studied such works as Christian Boltanski's
photographs vis-a-vis Roland Barthes' or Bill Viola's
video works. Perloff is Sadie Dernham Patek Professor
Emerita at Stanford University.
Rita Raley is Assistant Professor of English at
the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she teaches courses in the
digital humanities and global literary studies. She is completing work on one
book, Global English and the Academy, and also currently at work on a book
about digital textuality. Her most recent articles address hypertext and performance
and the electronic empire.
David Silver is an assistant professor of Communication
at the University of Washington. His research interests focus generally around
the intersections between computers, the Internet, and contemporary American cultures.
He directs the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies. His web site: http://faculty.washington.edu/dsilver
Brian Kim Stefans is the creator and editor of arras.net, devoted to new media poetry and poetics. He is the author of three books of poetry: Free Space Comix (Roof), Gulf (Object/Harry Tankoos) and Angry Penguins (Harry Tankoos). He is also the author of a book of essays and poems: Fashionable Noise: On Digital Poetics, published by Atelos. His own digital art includes "The Dreamlife of Letters" and the interactivfe interview/poem "The Truth Interview." He is an active presence on the NYC poetry scene.
Thomas Swiss, Professor of
English and Rhetoric of Inquiry at the University of Iowa,
writes and teaches on poetry, technology, and popular
music. His collaborative New Media poems appear online
in a variety of literary venues, as well as in art exhibits.
He is the author of two collections of poems, Rough
Cut and Measure, and editor of two recent books
about the Web. His web site: http://bailiwick.lib.uiowa.edu/swiss/