Mark Bartlett, University of the Creative Arts
Dr. Mark Bartlett is Senior Lecture at the University of the Creative Arts Canterbury and Farnham, and Associate Editor of animation: an interdisciplinary journal. He co-curated two exhibitions in 2011 on the work of Stan VanDerBeek at the List Visual Art Center, MIT and at Contemporary Art Museum, Houston. He is widely published.
Jennifer Chu, Yale University
Jennifer Chu is a Ph.D. student in music history at Yale University. Originally from Albuquerque, NM, she received a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the University of New Mexico, and she also earned a Master of Music degree in musicology from the University of Texas at Austin where she wrote a thesis on music in an 18th-century New Orleans convent. Her current research interests include musical hybridity, globalization, transnational and diasporic studies, critical theory and 20th c. popular and experimental music, with a particular interest
Gabriela Galati, University of Plymouth, Planetary Collegium
Gabriela Galati is a researcher and art historian. She was Assistant Professor in Semio-Epistemology in Social Science at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Adjunct Professor in the same subject she taught at the Universidad del Museo Social Argentino. She was also involved as a researcher at the Universidad de Buenos Aires Science and Technology Research Grant Program (UBACyT). In 2011 she presented scholarly research papers at TATE Gallery Liverpool-FACT Postgraduate Research Forum; Always Already New Symposium- Planetary Collegium M-Node- Noema, NABA, Milan; ISEA Istanbul; Rewire-FACT Liverpool, Culture Lab-Newcastle University, and Consciousness Reframed 12, Lisbon. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Plymouth, Planetary Collegium, MNode (Dissertation title: "The Digitalisation and Uploading of the Artistic Event"), and working as Junior Editor for Annotations 2011- published by ISEA & Leonardo Electronic Almanac-MIT.
Aleksandra Kaminska, York University
Aleksandra Kaminska is currently completing her dissertation in the Communication and Culture program at York University, Toronto. Her research is an interdisciplinary examination of contemporary media art in Poland. It examines the role of the artist as a special opportunity for thinking about global citizenship, self-enfranchisement and democratization. Underlying this work is a contribution to the complex ways in which we define mediatized artistic practice by grounding it as both site-specific and rooted in localized histories. Publications include Space and Culture (forthcoming), Material Culture Review, International Journal of Arts and Technology, PUBLIC, and Topia.
Kaja Marczewska, Durham University
Kaja Marczewska is a PhD researcher at the Department of English Studies, Durham. Her research is supervised by Professor Pat Waugh and funded by Durham Doctoral Studentship.
Robert Payne, The American University of Paris
Robert Payne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Communications at the American University of Paris, where he teaches classes on media, gender, identity and digital culture. His research tends to focus on constructions of gender and sexual identity in media and popular culture, with particular focuses on masculinities, queer theory and everyday digital practices. With a range of articles and chapters published in these areas, Robert has also recently co-edited a special issue of the journal Sexualities entitled "Citizenship and Queer Critique" (forthcoming 2012).
Kevin Rozario, Smith College
Kevin Rozario teaches courses in American popular culture, media studies and cultural theory. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Warwick and a master's degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies in the United Kingdom. After receiving his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1997, he taught at Oberlin and Wellesley colleges before coming to Smith. Although trained as a historian, his interdisciplinary interests keep pulling him into such other fields as literary criticism, media studies, philosophy, economics, environmental history, gender studies, politics, digital studies, and cultural theory. He endeavors to incorporate many of these approaches in his writing. Among other works, he is the author of The Culture of Calamity: Disaster and the Making of Modern America (University of Chicago Press, 2007), which won the 2008 Lois P. Rudnick best book prize awarded by the New England American Studies Association; an article in American Quarterly (2003) on mass culture, sensationalism and the history of American humanitarianism; the lead essay in the book The Resilient City (edited by Larry Vale and Tom Campanella); and an essay "Rising from the Ruins," in the Wall Street Journal (2010). Rozario is currently writing Whatever Happened to the Underground? The Culture of Capitalism and the Paradoxes of Dissent. He makes occasional ventures into the media, including interviews with NPR, the BBC, the Chronicle of Higher Education and new media outlets like Alternet. In addition to critiquing culture, he sometimes attempts to produce it: writing, playing guitar and singing for Merchant Bankers—a local band that performs melodic, country-inflected, occasionally dissonant, alternative pop.
Mark Tribe is an artist and occasional curator whose interests include art, technology, media theory, and politics. His art work has been exhibited at G-MK (Zagreb) Ronald Feldman Gallery (New York City), LACE (Los Angeles), the DeCordova Biennial (Lincoln, MA), and the National Center for Contemporary Art (Moscow). He has organized curatorial projects for the New Museum of Contemporary Art, MASS MoCA, and inSite_05. Tribe is the author of two books, The Port Huron Project: Reenactments of New Left Protest Speeches (Charta, 2010) and New Media Art (Taschen, 2006), and numerous articles. He has lectured at UC Berkeley, Goldsmiths, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MIT, and Harvard. He is Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media Studies at Brown University, where he teaches courses on radical media, the art of curating, open-source culture, digital art, and techniques of surveillance. In 1996, Tribe founded Rhizome, an organization that supports the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. He received a MFA in Visual Art from the University of California, San Diego in 1994 and a BA in Visual Art from Brown University in 1990.
Fidele Vlavo, London South Bank University
Fidele Vlavo is a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, London South Bank University. Her research focuses on digital media theory and the development of cyberculture discourses. She recently completed her PhD which examines the concept of electronic civil disobedience and the practice of online activism.
Stephen Voyce, University of Iowa
Stephen Voyce is Assistant Professor of Digital Literacies and Visual Cultures in the English Department at the University of Iowa, and a member of the Digital Studio for the Public Humanities (DSPH). He is the author of A Society in Words: Poetry, Activism, and Cold-War Community (University of Toronto Press, 2012) and the Director of the Fluxus West Digital Collection. His work also appears in journals such as Modernism/modernity, Criticism: A Quarterly Journal for Literature and the Arts, Postmodern Culture, Open Letter, and DQR Studies in Literature. Voyce's primary research interests include avant-garde poetics, digital cultures, and the history of "intellectual property."
Gregory Zinman, New York University
Gregory Zinman, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor in the department of Cinema Studies at New York University. He is a curatorial consultant to the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery, and has written on film, art, and culture for The New Yorker, American Art, and the Guggenheim Museum online.