Notes on Contributors


#5 (2015)

editor: Robert Briggs, Curtin University



Martine Corompt has been working with moving image for over 20 years with a specific interest in researching aspects of animation, such as reductive representation, caricature and the animate space. Her work has been exhibited locally, nationally as well as America, Japan and Europe including recent work Torrent (with Philip Brophy) presented as part of MONA FOMA 2015 at Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart and Melbourne Festival CCP. Corompt lectures and co-ordinates 1st year Expanded Studio practice at RMIT School of Art and is currently undertaking her PhD at VCA Melbourne University titled: Forced perspectives; cartoon and the cult of reduction.


John Day is  a computer scientist and Internet pioneer who teaches at Boston University.


Lori Emerson is an Associate Professor of English and Intermedia Arts, Writing, and Performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also Director of the Media Archaeology Lab and author of Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). Emerson has also co-edited (with Marie-Laure Ryan and Benjamin Robertson) the Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media (2014).


Ian Haig’s practice refuses to accept that the low and the base level are devoid of value and cultural meaning. His body obsessed themes can be seen throughout a large body of work over the last twenty years. Previous works have looked to the contemporary media sphere and its relationship to the visceral body, the degenerative aspects of pervasive new technologies, to cultural forms of fanaticism and cults, to ideas of attraction and repulsion, body horror and the defamiliarisation of the human body.


Gary Hall is Research Professor of Media and Performing Arts at Coventry University, UK. He is author of Culture in Bits (Continuum, 2002) and Digitize This Book (Minnesota UP, 2008), co-author of Open Education: A Study in Disruption (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2014), and co-editor of New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory (Edinburgh UP, 2006), and Experimenting (Fordham UP, 2007). In 1999 he co-founded the open access journal Culture Machine, and in 2006 he co-founded Open Humanities Press. His new book, Pirate Philosophy is forthcoming from the MIT Press in early 2016.


John Kinsella is a Professor of Literature and Sustainability at Curtin University, a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and a Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. His most recent volume of poetry is Sack (Fremantle Press and Picador, 2014) and his most recent volume of short stories is Crow's Breath (Transit Lounge, 2015). His collaborative work includes the inter-genre work The Ballad of Moondyne Joe (Fremantle Press, 2012) with Niall Lucy, and a poetry collaboration with Thurston Moore, A Remarkable Grey Horse (2014), which is now available from Vallum. His critical work includes the two volumes of Spatial Relations (Rodopi, 2013). 


Toby Miller is Emeritus Distinguished Professor, University of California, Riverside; Sir Walter Murdoch Professor of Cultural Policy Studies, Murdoch University (40%); Profesor Invitado, Escuela de Comunicación Social, Universidad del Norte (25%);Professor of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University/Prifysgol Caerdydd (20%); and Director of the Institute of Media and Creative Industries, Loughborough University London (100%). The author and editor of over forty books, his work has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Turkish, German, Italian, Farsi, and Swedish. His most recent volumes are The Sage Companion to Television Studies (edited with Manuel Alvarado, Milly Buonanno, and Herman Gray, 2015), The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture (edited, 2015), Greening the Media (with Richard Maxwell, 2012) and Blow Up the Humanities (2012). He can be contacted at and his adventures scrutinized at


Thurston Moore, born 1958, is a writer/musician currently residing in London. Founder of experimental rock group Sonic Youth and publisher/editor of imprints Flowers & Cream and Ecstatic Peace Library, he teaches summer writing workshops at Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado, USA. His solo recordings  include Psychic Hearts (1995), Trees Outside the Academy (2007), Demolished Thoughts (2011), Chelsea Light Moving (2013) and The Best Day (2014). His poetry collaboration with John Kinsella, A Remarkable Grey Horse (2014), is now available from Vallum.


Francis Russell, is a PhD student in Cultural and Literary studies at Curtin University, Perth, Australia, where he tutors in the Department of Art and the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts. His current research engages with contemporary critiques of Postmodern theory.


Darren Tofts is is a Melbourne writer and erstwhile janitor at the Kipple Institute.



Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy

ISSN 2200-8616


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