Notes on Contributors


#6 (2016)

editors: Jane Mummery (Federation University Australia) & Debbie Rodan (Edith Cowan University)



Audrey Appudurai is an Australian artist and biologist interested in the scientific, artistic, and cultural pursuit of non-human animal experiences. She has a BSc (Hons), and a PhD through SymbioticA and The Neuroecology Group at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Her PhD research entailed conducting scientific and artistic experiments to uncover, represent and interpret the visual experience of lungfishes, and discussed the general anthropocentric and discipline-specific limitations that inhibit a deeper understanding. Her artwork has been exhibited in many Western Australian galleries including the Perth Centre for Photography (2015), Kidogo Art Institute (2015) and UWA.


Adam Brown is a Senior Lecturer in Media at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Judging ‘Privileged’ Jews: Holocaust Ethics, Representation and the ‘Grey Zone’ (Berghahn, 2013) and co-author of Communication, Digital Media and Everyday Life (Oxford UP, 2015). His interdisciplinary research has spanned Holocaust representation across various genres, women in film, surveillance cinema, mediations of rape, digital children’s television, social media and nonhuman animal ethics, transmedia storytelling, and board game culture. His current research and teaching interests centre on digital media and gamification. Further details can be found on his website, Twitter, and YouTube.


Brett Buchanan is Director of the School of the Environment and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Laurentian University, Canada. He is author of Onto-Ethologies: The Animal Environments of Uexkull, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Deleuze (SUNY, 2008), and translator of Vinciane Despret’s Que diraient les animaux (U of Minnesota P, 2016).


Angela Campbell’s practical and theoretical work in theatre and performance investigates site-specific theatre, the politics and poetics of place, intercultural theatre practices, Indigenous theatre, contemporary paradigms and practices in theatre and performance, and practice led research. These research interests have developed from 15 years’ experience as a freelance actor and theatre creator in a range of industry environments from mainstream to independent production. She co-founded Hildegard Theatre, a company working with culturally specific material and intercultural collaboration to create award winning new work that toured nationally and internationally. She teaches into the Performing Arts program at Federation University.


Matthew Chrulew is DECRA Research Fellow and leader of the Posthumanism-Animality-Technology research program in the Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University. He is co-editor (with Jeffrey Bussolini and Brett Buchanan) of a series of special issues of Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, focusing on the philosophical ethology of Dominique Lestel, Vinciane Despret and Roberto Marchesini.


Shaun P. Collin is a Professor at the University of Western Australia and a Western Australian Premier’s Research Fellow. His research uses a range of vertebrate models to investigate their sensory systems in the context of evolution, development and plasticity. He heads the Neuroecology Group which is dedicated to investigating the neural basis of behaviour in a range of vertebrates with a particular focus on sharks. His research on light detection and its impact on biodiversity and health in WA concentrates on a range of aquatic animals from shallow water reef ecosystems to the deep-sea.


Mike Danaher lectures in History and Geography at Central Queensland University. He holds a doctorate in environmental politics, and has published in the fields of environmental history and environmental geography. He has most recently published in International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education.


Vinciane Despret is Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Liège and Free University of Brussels. Her books include Quand le loup habitera avec l’agneau (Les empêcheurs de penser en rond, 2002), Our Emotional Makeup (Other Press, 2004), and (with Isabelle Stengers) Women Who Make a Fuss (U of Minnesota P, 2014). Issue 20:2 of Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities is devoted to her work.


Yvette Granata is a media artist, film designer, and a PhD Candidate in the Department of Media Study at SUNY. Her research pursues new media art practice via François Laruelle’s non-philosophy and Anne-Francoise Schmid’s non-standard epistemology. Her media artwork has appeared at the Harvard Carpenter Center for the Arts, the Eye Film Institute (Amsterdam), Film Anthology Archives (New York), the Kunsthalle of Light and Media Art (Detroit), Videoarte Festival (Cuba), and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo). Her film design work has been exhibited at a number of film festivals, including Sundance Tribeca, Rotterdam, Cannes, Berlinale, Rome International, SXSW, and CPH:PIX.


Claire Henry holds a PhD in Film Studies from Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge, UK) and a BA (Hons), DipCA, and MA in Screen Studies from the University of Melbourne. She is also a qualified dog trainer and behaviourist. Her publications on screen violence and ethics include Revisionist Rape-Revenge: Redefining a Film Genre (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and journal articles in Animal Studies JournalStudies in European CinemaSenses of Cinema, and Cine-Excess. She currently teaches screen studies, media production, and puppy school in Melbourne, Australia.


Hörner/Antlfinger (Ute Hörner and Mathias Antlfinger) are Professors of ‘Transmedial spaces/Media art’ at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Their installations, videos and sculptures, which deal with the relationship between humans, animals and machines and the utopian vision of fair terms of interaction between these parties, have been shown at international film and media art festivals, including transmediale Berlin, Ars Electronica Linz, Shift Electronic Arts Festival Basel, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and Lux Media Arts Festival Sydney. Since 2014 they have carried out an interspecies collaboration CMUK with the grey parrots Clara and Karl. Together with Anne Hölck, Mareike Maage and Friedericke Schmitz, they are currently organising the exhibition ANIMAL LOVERS which will take place at the nGbK Berlin in October 2016.


Celeste Lawson teaches in journalism, public relations and professional communication at Central Queensland University. After completing a journalism degree and a cadetship at a regional newspaper, she served as a police officer for 14 years, before completing her PhD in the field of crime prevention and communication. Her research interests include organisational communication, organisational culture and policing. Further details can be found on her website.


Dominique Lestel is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Ecole normale supérieure, Paris. His books include Les Origines animales de la culture (Editions Flammarion, 2009), L’Animalité: Essai sur le statut de l’humain (L’Herne, 2007), and L’Animal singulier (Seuil, 2004). Issue 19:3 of Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities is devoted to his work.


Jane Mummery is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Federation University Australia, and the author of The Post to Come: An Outline of Post-Metaphysical Ethics (Peter Lang, 2005), Understanding Feminism (with Peta Bowden, Acumen, 2009), and Radical Democracy in the 21st Century (Taylor & Francis, forthcoming). Her collaboration with Debbie Rodan has resulted in numerous articles examining the possibilities for identity construction, deliberation and social change within participatory and social media. She is currently involved in research examining the affordances of new media for facilitating social change, and the capacities of post-Enlightenment ethical theory for advancing other-than-human interests.


Marnie Nolton is a Learning Designer at Murdoch University, and PhD candidate exploring the desconstruction of discourses of theological and philosophical absoluteness. She has published on the affordances of new media and ethical theory for constructions and achievements of social change, and in the fields of applied ethics and teaching pedagogy.


Debbie Rodan is a Senior Lecturer in Media & Cultural Studies at Edith Cowan University. Her most recent book (co-authored with Katie Ellis and Pia Lebeck) is Disability, Obesity and Ageing: Popular Media Identifications (Ashgate, 2014). She is currently writing Activism and Digital Culture in Australia, with Jane Mummery (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming). She has published with Jane Mummery in national and international journals on political blogging, and animal welfare


John Charles Ryan is Honorary Research Associate in the School of Humanities at the University of Western Australia. From 2012 to 2015, he was Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Communications and Arts at Edith Cowan University. His teaching and research activities cross between the Environmental and Digital Humanities, and he has contributed extensively to the fields of Ecocriticism and Critical Plant Studies. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of 7 interdisciplinary books, including the Bloomsbury title Digital Arts: An Introduction to New Media (2014) and The Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature (University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming).


Thomas Sutherland is Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Lincoln, UK, and completed his PhD in the Media and Communications program at the University of Melbourne. He recently undertook a short-term research fellowship in the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.


Deb Waterhouse-Watson is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. The author of Athletes, Sexual Assault and ‘Trials by Media’: Narrative Immunity (Routledge, 2013), her research interests include board game culture and representations of gender and sexual violence in the news media, Holocaust film, and other popular cultural texts.


Ionat Zurr is an artist, researcher and the Academic coordinator at SymbioticA, an artistic research centre housed within the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, the University of Western Australia. Her research is part of the growing field of Biological Art and Biodesign, exploring our shifting perceptions to life. She is a visiting Professor at Biofilia—Base for Biological Arts, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Helsinki Finland. Ionat has presented her research in forms of academic publications, exhibitions, workshops and public talks in numerous places around the world. 



Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy

ISSN 2200-8616


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