- Notes on Contributors
Zafer Aracagök is currently working at the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture at Bilkent University, Turkey, where he teaches continental philosophy and philosophy of art on graduate level. He published three books of theory/fiction in Turkey; as a performance artist he performed works influenced much by Blanchot, Derrida, Deleuze, and Guattari. His recent works to be published are concerned with the concept of “event,” “rhythm,” and “trauma.”
Sandy Baldwin is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Center for Literary Computing at West Virginia University. He has published on topics such as the mnemotechnics of computer interfaces, nanotechnology and culture, the politics of Microsoft Word, and crash test dummies. His poetry and performances can be found solo and with groups such as Purkinge, 9-Way Mind, the APG, and the Loop. Baldwin is co-director, with Loss Pequeño Glazier, of E-Poetry 2003: An International Digital Poetry Festival.
Piotr Gwiazda is Assistant Professor of English at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His poems and reviews appear this year in Hotel Amerika, The Southern Review, and The Times Literary Supplement. His review of “Utopia: The Search for the Ideal Society in the Western World” appeared in the September 2001 issue of Postmodern Culture.
Susan Laxton is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in New York, currently finishing a dissertation on the role of play in surrealist art practice entitled Paris as Gameboard. Most recently she has curated an show by that same name at the Wallach Gallery in New York, where for the first time Man Ray’s collection of images by the photographer Eughne Atget went on display.
Char Roone Miller
Char Miller is Assistant Professor of Government and Politics at George Mason University. He recently published Taylored Citizenship, an examination of the roles of discipline in configuring subjectivity in the twentieth-century United States. Currently, he is completing an examination of the ways consumer desires influence our sense of self and society, to be titled Affordable Desires.
Saul Newman received his Doctorate in Politics from the University of New South Wales in 1998. He was a Research Fellow at Macquarie University from 1999–2002 and a Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Institute at the UCI, Irvine. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Western Australia and is conducting research in the area of contemporary political and social thought, critical theory, and continental philosophy, in particular on thinkers such as Max Stirner, Derrida, Zizek, Foucault, Lacan and Ernesto Laclau. He is interested in theories of political identity, power, radical democracy, ideology, hegemony, and psychoanalysis. He has published widely in this area, including a book on poststructuralism and anarchism, as well as a number of refereed journal articles. He is currently working on a book on poststructuralist political theory for MUP.
Rekha Rosha is a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow at Brandeis University. She is currently working on the narration of economics in novels of American enterprise.
Eugene Thacker is Assistant Professor in the School of Literature, Communication, & Culture at Georgia Tech. He has written extensively on the cultural aspects of biotechnologies, and his book Biomedia is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. He is also part of the Biotech Hobbyist collective.
Darren Tofts is Associate Professor and Chair of Media & Communications, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. A version of his essay was presented at the 2002 Biennale of Sydney. His most recent book is Prefiguring Cyberculture: An Intellectual History, edited with Annemarie Jonson and Alessio Cavallaro (MIT Press/Power Publications, 2003).
Meyda Yegenoglu is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. She has published several articles on orientalism, postcoloniality, nationalism, and feminism in various journals and collections. She is the author of Colonial Fantasies: Towards a Feminist Reading of Orientalism (Cambridge UP, 1998). She is currently working on a book on globalization, migrancy, and European Union.