Sharon Daniel is professor of Film and Digital Media and chair of the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she teaches classes in digital media theory and practice. Her research involves collaborations with local and online communities that exploit information and communications technologies as new sites for "public art." Her work has been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick is associate professor of English and Media Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California. She is a founding creator of MediaCommons and an active participant in the digital humanities. Her book, The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television, was released in 2006 by Vanderbilt University Press.
Anne Friedberg is chair of the Critical Studies Division in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. Friedberg is the author of Window Shopping: Cinema and the Postmodern and coeditor of Close Up 1927–1933: Cinema and Modernism. In conjunction with her new book, The Virtual Window: From Alberti to Microsoft, she has launched an interactive extension, The Virtual Window Interactive. [End Page 159]
John Hartley is Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and Research Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He is the author of numerous books—including Story Circle: Digital Storytelling around the World, Television Truths, Creative Industries, A Short History of Cultural Studies, The Indigenous Public Sphere (with Alan McKee), Uses of Television and Popular Reality—and editor of the International Journal of Cultural Studies.
Alexandra Juhasz, professor of Media Studies, Pitzer College, teaches video production and media theory. Her books include AIDS TV, Women of Vision, and F Is for Phony. She produced the feature film The Watermelon Woman and nearly twenty educational documentaries on feminist issues ranging from teenage sexuality and AIDS to the Iraq war. She has "published" MEDIA PRAXIS: A Radical Website Integrating Production, Theory and Politics at http://www.mediapraxis.org. She blogs about YouTube at http://www.aljean.wordpress.com.
Christopher Lucas is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2002 and 2003, he was an organizer of Transparencies: Technology, Culture, Communication, a graduate student conference in Austin. In 2004, he co-created FlowTV.org with Avi Santo, serving as coordinating editor until 2006.
Tara McPherson is associate professor of Critical and Gender Studies at USC. She is the founding editor of the multimedia journal Vectors, author of Reconstructing Dixie: Race, Gender and Nostalgia in the Imagined South, and editor of Hop on Pop (with Henry Jenkins and Jane Shattuc) and Digital Youth, Innovation and the Unexpected. Her work has been funded by the Annenberg, Rockefeller, Ford, and MacArthur foundations.
Avi Santo is an assistant professor in the Department of Communications at Old Dominion University. He is the co-creator of MediaCommons with Kathleen Fitzpatrick and the co-creator of FlowTV.org with Christopher Lucas. His research focuses on transmedia licensing, merchandising, and brand management practices prior to—and as a precursor of—conglomeration. He has published articles in The Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Continuum, Framework, and The International Journal of Cultural Studies. [End Page 160]