Notes on Contributors


#1 (June 2012)

editors: Robert Briggs & Niall Lucy, Curtin University



Mark Amerika is Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Principal Research Fellow in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at La Trobe University, Melbourne. His work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Whitney Biennial of American Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, and the Walker Art Center. In 2009-2010, The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece, hosted Amerika’s comprehensive retrospective exhibition entitled UNREALTIME. He is the author of many books including remixthebook (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and a collection of artist writings entitled META/DATA: A Digital Poetics (The MIT Press, 2007). His latest art work, The Museum of Glitch Aesthetics, was commissioned by the Abandon Normal Devices Festival in conjunction with the London 2012 Olympics. More information can found at his website and his twitter feed.


Clare Birchall is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Kent. She is the author of Knowledge Goes Pop: From Conspiracy Theory to Gossip (Berg), co-editor of New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory (Edinburgh UP) and editor of a recent special edition of Theory, Culture & Society on the theme of Secrecy and Transparency. She is part of the team behind the JISC-funded Living Books About Life and Liquid Books, and is the reviews editor for Culture Machine. She is currently working on political and cultural manifestations of transparency.


Paul Bowman (Cardiff University) is the author of Theorizing Bruce Lee (2010), Deconstructing Popular Culture (2008), Post-Marxism versus Cultural Studies (2007), Culture and the Media (2012/forthcoming) and Beyond Bruce Lee (2013/forthcoming). He is editor of The Rey Chow Reader (2010), Reading Rancière (2011), The Truth of Žižek (2007), Interrogating Cultural Studies (2003), issues of Postcolonial Studies (2010), Social Semiotics (2010) and many issues of Parallax.


Simon Critchley is Chair of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, New York. His recent books include The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology (2012), How to Stop Living and Start Worrying (2010), The Book of Dead Philosophers (2009), Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance (2008), Things Really Are: Philosophy in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens (2005) and Very Little … Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy and Literature (2004).


Chantal Faust is an artist, writer and graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, where she completed a PhD in 2008 and was a lecturer in Critical and Theoretical Studies in the School of Art from 2003-2009. Her work has been shown extensively in solo and group exhibitions, including at the Centre of Contemporary Photography, Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. She is currently based in the UK and has been a tutor in the department of Critical and Historical Studies at the Royal College of Art in London since 2010. Her website is currently under construction.


Gary Hall is Professor of Media and Performing Arts and Director of the Centre for Disruptive Media at Coventry University, UK. He is the author of Culture in Bits (Continuum, 2002) and Digitize This Book!: The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now (Minnesota UP, 2008), and co-editor of New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory (Edinburgh UP, 2006) and Experimenting: Essays with Samuel Weber (Fordham UP, 2007). His work has appeared in numerous journals, including Angelaki, Cultural Studies, The Oxford Literary Review, Parallax and Radical Philosophy. He is also founding co-editor of the open access journal Culture Machine and co-founder of Open Humanities Press. More details are available at his website.


John Kinsella is 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 Armour (Picador, 2011). His book of poetry translations and versions, The Jaguar's Dream (Herla/Alma Books), has just been released. With Niall Lucy he has written the inter-genre work The Ballad of Moondyne Joe (Fremantle Press, 2012) and his Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley, ed. Niall Lucy, was published by Liverpool University Press in 2010.


Chad Mossholder, originally from Mount Vernon, Ohio, is a sound artist working in art installations, film, music, and video games. His critically acclaimed and experimental electronic music project, Twine, has performed all over the world and he has released six full-length albums as well as numerous mini-albums and EPs on such labels as Hefty Records (Chicago), Bip-Hop Records (Marseille) and Ghostly Records (Ann Arbor). He is a virtual artist in residence at the Centre for Creative Arts at La Trobe University, Melbourne. More information can be found at his website and his twitter feed.


Baden Pailthorpe is an Australian interdisciplinary artist, writer and curator working broadly in the field of new media, whose research-led artworks have appeared in around thirty solo and group exhibitions in Australia and internationally. Pailthorpe holds Master degrees from the Université Paris VIII, Vincennes—Saint Denis, and the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney. He is currently a PhD candidate and a recipient of the prestigious Research Excellence Award at the School of the Arts and Media at UNSW, where he is researching the spatial theories of German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk in the context of new media and contemporary warfare. Visit his website for more information.


Tony Thwaites teaches modernist literature and literary and cultural theory at the University of Queensland. His books include Reading Freud: Psychoanalysis as Cultural Theory (Sage, 2007) and Joycean Temporalities: Debts, Promises and Countersignatures (University Press of Florida, 2001). With Judith Seaboyer, he has just finished editing a collection of essays on Derrida, Countersigning Derrida: Mourning and its Hospitalities, due from Lexington in late 2012. His current project sees his interests in Joyce and psychoanalysis converge in a book on Lacanian narrative theory, with a close focus on Joyce, and a book on mathematical topology and symbolic logic in Lacan's work from the 1960s.


Darren Tofts is Professor of Media and Communications, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. In 2011 he re-published his 1997 text (with Murray McKeich), Memory Trade: A Prehistory of Cyberculture, as an ebook (downloadable from 21C). His other books include Interzone: Media Arts in Australia (Thames & Hudson, 2005) and co-edited collections Prefiguring Cyberculture: An Intellectual History (MIT Press, 2003) and Illogic of Sense: The Gregory L. Ulmer Remix (ALT-X Press, 2007). He is currently working on two ongoing critical remix projects with Lisa Gye, The Secret Gestural Prehistory of Mobile Devices and Classical Gas. He recently published an interview with Ken Friedman in Postmodern Culture to mark the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Fluxus.


Peter Woodbridge is Senior Lecturer in Open Media for the Department of Media at Coventry University, UK. His research includes instigating a number of innovations in Open Culture within the Creative Arts and Humanities, including leading the development on transmedia projects which have helped to make thousands of hours of Open Educational Resources available freely online. He has a number of publications and book chapters in the area of digital media and the creative arts and currently runs an Open Class in Creative Activism. Visit his website for more information.




Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy

ISSN 2200-8616


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