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Bernard Baertschi was Maître d’enseignement et de recherche (MER) at the Institute for Ethics, History, and the Humanities at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) until 2014. He obtained his doctoral degree in Philosophy at the University of Geneva in 1979. He has published widely on 19th century philosophy, and his recent interests include moral philosophy, bioethics and neuroethics; his last two books are La neuroéthique (Paris: La Découverte, 2009) and L’éthique à l’écoute des neurosciences (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2013).

David Bell teaches at Duke University, where he co-directs the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge. He has worked extensively on the French novel in the nineteenth century, as well as on the history of science and technology. More recently, he has been studying the notion of tact, both as a cultural phenomenon of social behavior and as a manifestation of the sense of touch.

Pierre Cassou-Noguès is Professor in the Philosophy Department of University Paris 8, Vincennes-Saint Denis, and a co-editor of SubStance. His work concerns, on the one hand, French philosophy in the 20th and 21st centuries, and on the other, he has investigated the relationship between reason, imagination and technology in various examples such as the image of a brain reader, Norbert Wiener’s short stories, and the notion of wasted time. His books include La mélodie du tic tac (Flammarion, 2013), Les rêves cybernétiques de Norbert Wiener (Seuil, 2014), and Métaphysique d’un bord de mer (Cerf, 2016).

Grégory Chatonsky is a French artist based in Montreal. He works on the relationship between existence and technology, exploring the underlying structures of everyday technology to create variable and endless fictions. In 1994, he founded, a net-art platform. He has received many awards and grants, most recently Dicream (2014), and launched several exhibits such as TELOFOSSILS at Museum of contemporary art (Taipei) in 2014, with a second version shown in Beijing in 2015. He has participated in a variety of group exhibitions, such as Erreur d’impression, Jeu de Paume (Paris), and a number of residencies, most recently Colab (2016). [End Page 190]

Catherine Malabou is Professor in the Philosophy Department at the Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) at Kingston University. Her most recent books are Avant demain. Épigenèse et rationalité (Paris: P.U.F., 2014), and Self and Emotional Life: Merging Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Neuroscience (with Adrian Johnston; New York: Columbia University Press, 2013).

Warren Motte is College Professor of Distinction at the University of Colorado. He specializes in contemporary French literature, with particular focus upon experimentalist works that put accepted notions of literary form into question. His most recent books include Fables of the Novel: French Fiction since 1990 (2003), Fiction Now: The French Novel in the Twenty-First Century (2008), and Mirror Gazing (2014).

Thangam Ravindranathan is Associate Professor of French Studies at Brown University. She is the author of Là où je ne suis pas: Récits de dévoyage (2012).

Antoine Traisnel is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Hawthorne: Blasted Allegories (2015) and the co-author with Thangam Ravindranathan of Donner le change: l’impensé animal (2016).

Fernando Vidal is Research Professor of ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies) at the Center for the History of Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has published widely on the history of the human sciences since the late Renaissance. His publications include The Sciences of the Soul: the Early Modern Origins of Psychology, The Moral Authority of Nature (ed. with L. Daston), Neurocultures (ed. with F. Ortega), Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture (ed. with N. Dias). Why We Are Our Brains: History and Forms of a Modern Creed will be published in 2017.

Lisa Zunshine is Bush-Holbrook Professor of English at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. She is a former Guggenheim fellow and the author or editor of eleven books, including, most recently, Getting Inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us About Popular Culture (Johns Hopkins UP, 2012) and The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary...


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