- Notes on Contributors
Jason M. Baskin is Assistant Professor of English at University of Wyoming, where he specializes in modern and contemporary literature and critical theory. He is completing a book about embodiment and aesthetics in late modernist literature. His essays have appeared in Cultural Critique and Mediations: A Journal of the Marxist Literary Group.
Ulrik Ekman is Associate Professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen. Ekman’s main research interests are in cybernetics and ICT, the network society, new media art, critical design and aesthetics, as well as recent cultural theory. He is the head of the Nordic research network “The Culture of Ubiquitous Information,” with more than 150 participating researchers. Ekman is currently involved in the publication of Ubiquitous Computing, Complexity and Culture (Routledge, forthcoming 2015), a comprehensive anthology treating the question whether and how the development of network societies with a third wave of computing may have brought about the emergence of a new kind of technocultural complexity. Ekman’s publications include “Of the Untouchability of Embodiment I: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's Relational Architectures," in C-Theory (2012); “Irreducible Vagueness: Augmented Worldmaking in Diller & Scofidio’s Blur Building,” in Postmodern Culture 19.2; and “Of Transductive Speed – Stiegler,” in Parallax 13.4. He is also the editor of Throughout: Art and Culture Emerging with Ubiquitous Computing (MIT Press, 2013).
Gregory Flaxman is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Director of Global Cinema Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of Gilles Deleuze and the Fabulation of Philosophy (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and the editor of The Brain is the Screen (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). His latest book (coauthored with Robert Sinnerbrink and Lisa Trahair) on “cinematic thinking” will be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2014.
Janis Butler Holm is Associate Professor of English at Ohio University. Her prose, poems, and performance pieces have appeared in small-press, national, and international magazines. Her plays have been produced in the U.S., Canada, and England.
David Kaufmann teaches literature at George Mason University. His most recent book, Telling Stories: Philip Guston’s Later Work, appeared in 2010. He has just completed the manuscript of Other People’s Words: Subjectivity and Expression in Uncreative Writing.
Jacques Lezra is Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish at New York University. His most recent book is Wild Materialism: The Ethic of Terror and the Modern Republic (2010; Spanish translation, 2012; Chinese translation, 2013). With Emily Apter and Michael Wood, he is the co-editor of Dictionary of Untranslatables (Fr. Vocabulaire européen des philosophies). He is the author of articles on “The Futures of Comparative Literature,” Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, on Adorno’s monsters, on Cervantes, on contemporary and early modern translation theories and practices, on Freud, Althusser, Woolf, and other topics. With Paul North, Lezra edits the Fordham University Press book series IDIOM.
David Rokeby is an independent artist living in Toronto. His early work Very Nervous System (1982-1991) pioneered interactive art, translating physical gestures into real-time interactive sound environments. It was presented at the Venice Biennale in 1986, and was awarded a Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction for Interactive Art in 1991. Several of his works address digital surveillance, including “Taken” (2002), and “Sorting Daemon” (2003). Other works engage in a critical examination of the differences between human and artificial intelligence. The Giver of Names (1991-) and n-cha(n)t (2001) are artificial subjective entities, provoked by objects or spoken words in their immediate environment to formulate sentences and speak them aloud. David Rokeby has exhibited and lectured extensively in the Americas, Europe and Asia. His awards include a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2002), a Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica for Interactive Art (2002), and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts “BAFTA” award in Interactive art (2000).
Leif Sorensen teaches twentieth and twenty-first century American literature at Colorado State University. His published and forthcoming work includes essays on ethnic writers of the modernist era, pulp fiction, early Tejano radio, Colson Whitehead, and Nalo Hopkinson in American Literature...