Julie M. Albright holds a Ph.D. in sociology and marriage and family therapy from the University of Southern California, and is currently a lecturer there in the Department of Sociology. She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist. Her specialization lies at the intersection of gender, relationships, sexuality, and technology, and she has extensively researched relationships on the Internet. Albright is also a research consultant for eHarmony, one of the largest online matchmaking services, and is researching gendered-courtship scripts, attraction, and flirting online. She is also an assistant producer for the documentary film, Made Over in America, on plastic surgery and makeover culture.
Joanna Zylinska is reader in new media and communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the author of three monographs: On Spiders, Cyborgs and Being Scared: The Feminine and the Sublime (2001); The Ethics of Cultural Studies (2005); and Bioethics in the Age of New Media (forthcoming). She is also editor of The Cyborg Experiments: The Extensions of the Body in the Media Age (2002) and, with D. Glowacka, Imaginary Neighbors: Mediating Polish-Jewish Relations after the Holocaust (2007). Most recently, she has been combining her philosophical writings with photographic art practice (www.joannazylinska.net).
Mark Poster is chair of the Department of Film and Media Studies and a member of the Department of History at the University of California, Irvine, in addition to having a courtesy [End Page 193] appointment in the Department of Comparative Literature. He is a member of the Critical Theory Institute. He is the author of The Mode of Information (1990); The Second Media Age (1995); Cultural History and Postmodernity (1997); The Information Subject (2001); What's the Matter with the Internet?: A Critical Theory of Cyberspace (2001); and Information Please: Culture and Politics in a Digital Age (2006).
William Egginton is professor of German and Romance languages and literatures at The Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches courses on Spanish and Latin American literature, literary theory, and the relation between literature and philosophy. He is the author of How the World Became a Stage (2003); Perversity and Ethics (2006); A Wrinkle in History (2007); and The Philosopher's Desire (2007). He is also co-editor, with Mike Sandbothe, of The Pragmatic Turn in Philosophy (2004), and translator of Lisa Block de Behar's Borges, the Passion of an Endless Quotation (2003). [End Page 194]