Richard Cavell is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Chair of the Program in Canadian Studies at the University of British Columbia. His most recent book McLuhan in Space: A Cultural Geography has been hailed as a significant new departure in studies of spatial and multimedia dimensions of culture. Current books in progress are devoted to Canadian attitudes toward the Cold War and to the acoustic environments of postmodernity.
Beatriz Colomina is Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. She is the author of Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media, Sexuality and Space and Domesticity at War. Recently she curated with a team of Ph.D. students from Princeton the exhibition Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X-197X, which opened at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York and traveled to, among others, the CCA in Montreal, Documenta 12, the Architectural Association in London, Norsk Form in Oslo. The catalogue of the exhibition, Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X-197X, co-edited with Craig Buckley, has just been published. Her next research project is X-Ray Architecture: Illness as Metaphor.
Douglas Coupland is an novelist of, among others, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, Life After God, Microserfs, All Families are Psychotic and the biography Marshall McLuhan: You Know Nothing of My Work! He is also a visual artist with focus on the corrupting and seductive dimensions of pop culture. He has been collaborating with PLANT Architect for a new national monument in Ottawa, The Memorial, that will be erected for the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation in 2012.
Thierry de Duve is a Professor of aesthetics and art history at the Département d’arts plastiques de l’Université Lille 3. He has been a visiting professor at Sorbonne, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University, and was the Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Distinguished Visiting Professor in Contemporary Art in the History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include Pictorial Nominalism; On Marcel Duchamp's Passage from Painting to the Readymade, The Definitively Unfinished Marcel Duchamp, Clement Greenberg Between the Lines and Kant After Duchamp.
Gabriele Guercio is an independent writer living in Milan. He has a doctorate in art history from Yale University and has lectured at the Universities of Rome and Naples. He has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery and a recepient of a J. P. Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities. Editor of Art after Philosophy and After by Joseph Kosuth and De Dominicis, Raccolta di scritti sull'opera e l'artista, he has written on modern and contemporary art as well as the history of art theory.
Branden W. Joseph received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1999. His first book, Random Order: Robert Rauschenberg and the Neo-Avant-Garde, examined all aspects of the artist's development from 1951 to 1971 from a theoretical perspective drawing from Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, and Georges Bataille. Joseph's area of specialization is post-War American and European art, focusing particularly on those individuals and practices that cross medium and disciplinary boundaries between visual art, music, and film. He is also a founding editor of Grey Room, a scholarly and theoretical journal of architecture, art, media, and politics published quarterly by MIT Press since the fall of 2000.
Mette Kia Krabbe Meyer is a research librarian at the Department of Maps, Prints and Photographs at The Royal Library in Copenhagen. She is responsible for collecting, digitization, research and communication in the image collection. In 2004 she defended her PhD thesis at the University of Copenhagen, entitled Haunted. The being of things and the mechanics of the body in the photographic universe of advertising, art and occultism, Denmark 1910‐1950. Her publications include Foetal attraction. Om fosterbilleder og opfattelsen af det ufødte liv (Visuel kultur. Viden, Liv, Politik. Hans Dam Christensen og Helene Illeris (ed.)); Objets flottants (Images re-vues, No. 4); Et direkte udsnit af virkeligheden. 1920ernes rene fotografi (Dansk Fotografihistorie. Mette Sandbye (ed.)). She is a board member in LFF, Landsforeningen til bevaring af Foto og Film.