Bart Beaty is Professor of English at the University of Calgary. His books include Fredric Wertham and the Critique of Mass Culture (University Press of Mississippi, 2005), Unpopular Culture: Transforming the European Comic Book in the 1990s (University of Toronto Press, 2007), Canadian Television Today (coauthored with Rebecca Sullivan; University of Calgary Press, 2007), and David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence" (University of Toronto Press, 2008).
Scott Bukatman is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University. He is the author of Matters of Gravity: Special Effects and Superman in the 20th Century (Duke University Press, 2003), Blade Runner (British Film Institute, 2008), and Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction (Duke University Press, 1993).
Catherine Labio is Associate Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is the author of Origins and the Enlightenment: Aesthetic Epistemology from Descartes to Kant (Cornell University Press, 2004) and the editor of Belgian Memories (Yale University Press, 2003).
Angela Ndalianis is Associate Professor in Cinema Studies at Melbourne University. She is the author of Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment (MIT Press, 2004) and editor of The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero (Routledge, 2008).
Greg M. Smith is Professor of Moving Image Studies in the Department of Communication at Georgia State University. His most recent books are What Media Classes Really Want to Discuss: A Student Guide (Routledge, 2010) and Beautiful TV: The Art and Argument of "Ally McBeal" (University of Texas Press, 2007).
Darren Wershler is Assistant Professor of English at Concordia University, where he works with the Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) group. He is also on the faculty at the CFC Media Lab TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment Program in Toronto. Wershler has authored or coauthored numerous books on new media, media history, and poetics, including Guy Maddin's "My Winnipeg" (University of Toronto Press, 2010) and The Iron Whim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting (Cornell University Press, 2007). [End Page 134]