Notes on Contributors


#7 (2017)

editor: Robert Briggs, Curtin University



Nigel Clark is Chair of Social Sustainability at the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University. He is the author of Inhuman Nature: Sociable Life on a Dynamic Planet (2011) and co-editor of Material Geographies (2008) and Extending Hospitality (2009). His current research interests include the Anthropocene, pyrotechnology and the politics of strata.


Claire Colebrook is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University (US), co-editor of the Open Humanities Press ‘Critical Climate Change’ series, and author of more than a dozen books in literary and cultural theory. Her most recent work includes The Death of the Posthuman (2014), Sex After Life (2014), and (with Tom Cohen and J.Hillis Miller) Twilight of the Anthropocene Idols (2016).


Sean Cubitt is Professor of Film and Television at Goldsmiths, University of London and Honorary Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne. He is author of Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies (2016) and co-editor of Ecomedia: Key Issues (2016), in addition to almost a dozen monographs and edited collections in the fields of digital media, art and culture.


Tim Highfield is Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology. His fellowship project is “Visual cultures of social media,” and he is the author of Social Media and Everyday Politics (Polity, 2016). His research interests include the intersections between everyday digital communication, digital cultures, popular culture, play and humor, and politics, and how digital media platforms and cultures respond to and shape one another. More information about his research can be found at or by following @timhighfield on Twitter.


Peta Mitchell is Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the Creative Industries Faculty and Chief Investigator in Queensland University of Technology’s Digital Media Research Centre. She is author of two major works on metaphor—Cartographic Strategies of Postmodernity (Routledge, 2008) and Contagious Metaphor (Continuum, 2012)—and numerous publications spanning media and cultural studies, literary studies, cultural geography, and human–computer interaction. She is also co-founder of the Cultural Atlas of Australia, which explores Australian locations as they are represented in and through films, novels, and plays, and co-author of the related book Imagined Landscapes: Geovisualizing Australian Spatial Narratives (Indiana UP, 2016).


Stephen Muecke is Jury Chair of English Language and Literature in the School of Humanities at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. Recent publications include The Mother’s Day Protest and Other Fictocritical Essays (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2016), a special edition of New Literary History (‘Recomposing the Humanities—with Bruno Latour’, 2016), and a new edition of Paddy Roe’s Gularabulu: Stories from the West Kimberley (UWA Publishing, 2016).


Chris Russill is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University (Canada), and editor of Earth-Observing Media (2013), a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Communication. His research focuses on how we observe, know, and govern imperceptible environmental processes through media that register, record, and process otherwise undetectable environmental changes.


Isabelle Stengers is Professor of philosophy at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She is trained as a chemist and philosopher, and has authored and co-authored many books on the philosophy of science. In 1993 she received the grand prize for philosophy from the Académie Francaise. She is the author of books on Chaos Theory, with Ilya Prigogine, the Russian-Belgian physical chemist and Nobel Laureate (Order out of Chaos, 1984; and The End of Certainty: Time, Chaos and the New Laws of Nature, 1987), and A History of Chemistry (with B. Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, 1996). Other works translated into English include Power and Invention (1997), The Invention of Modern Science (2000), and more recently Cosmopolitics I (2009) and Cosmopolitics II (2010). Her most recent book, In Catastrophic Times: Resisting the Coming Barbarism (2015), is published as part of Open Humanities Press’ Critical Climate Change series.




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