Melinda M. White is a multimodal human who spends a great deal of time researching, teaching, and writing about electronic literature, installation art, and virtual reality, and occasionally creates multimodal things. She is a senior lecturer in English at the University of New Hampshire, where she teaches courses in digital creative writing, electronic literature, and digital humanities. She has been astonished and inspired by iDMAa exhibitions since 2008 (and has seen some pretty weird things).
Mariusz Pisarski is Assistant Professor at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow. He is also the founder of Techsty – Polish journal on e-literature; translator, producer and academic teacher. Among his linguistic translations are works of Judy Malloy, Michael Joyce, Stephanie Strickland and Nick Montfort, Michael Joyce. His research focuses on poetic, semiotic and performative aspects of electronic literature. He is also the secretary of a newly created Center for Electronic Literature Research at Adam Mickiewicz University and Poznań, Poland. As a research affiliate at the ELL Lab at Washington State University Vancouver he has learned a lot about the NEXT and its methodologies of preservation. His own experience in media translation contributed to the recent publication of the Web edition of Michael Joyce’s Twilight. A Symphony (2022) with a full translation of Storyspace maps and the guard field system into the Web environment.
xtine burrough (x/x or she/her, USA) engages participatory audiences at the intersection of media art, remix, and digital poetry. burrough values the communicative power of art-making as a vehicle for exploring the boundaries between humans and the technologies they create, embody, and employ. Recently, burrough received a commission for “Data/Set/Match” at the Photographers’ Gallery, London; a microgrant from the Nasher Sculpture Center; and grant funding from the Puffin Foundation West, Humanities Texas, The National Lottery (UK), and California Humanities. A Professor and Area Head in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at UT Dallas, burrough directs LabSynthE, a studio for synthetic and electronic poetry. burrough writes about her practice to archive her work and edits portfolio sections and anthologies. Art as Social Practice: Technologies for Change (burrough/Walgren) presents case studies written by 25 artists/collaborators who use new media practices to raise consciousness, form communities, create change, and bring forth social impact. x has presented works at ISEA, Abandon Normal Devices, Electronic Literature Organization, HASTAC, xCoAx; and in alternative gallery spaces such as the Center for Creative Connections at the Dallas Museum of Art, Mamdouha Bobst Gallery at NYU (NYC), and A Ship in the Woods (CA).
Patricia Silva is an Iberian-born, New York City-based internationally exhibited artist working with photography, video, and writing. Their writings on photography and visual culture have been published in The Gay & Lesbian Review, Dodge & Burn: Decolonizing Photography, Queering the Collection, Daylight, and in Memories Can’t Wait: Conversations on Accessing History and Archives Through Artistic Practices. They curated the first Luso-Brazilian Pop-Up Arts Festival in NYC; and organized the Vivid Glances queer films program for NYC Feminist Film Week 2018. Presently faculty at The School at the International Center of Photography, while independently teaching artist workshops in the US and internationally.
Kalila Shapiro (kalilashapiro.com) is a creative technologist and tech ethicist currently pursuing her PhD at University College London. Her research focuses on using extended reality (virtual reality and augmented reality) as a tool to connect people to their cultural heritage. Her work has been recognized by organizations such as the National Academy of Engineering and the Processing Foundation.
Meredith Finkelstein is a programmer, teacher, and poet. She is currently working in fintech and is fascinated by DAOs and social transformation. She teaches cyberethics and robots and computers in film at Fordham University. Her next book of poetry, an erasure of the bitcoin source code repository, is coming out in late 2022. Meredith has been a champion of software studies since 2003 when she presented a paper at SCLA on metaphors and cultural references in the PERL programming language.
Ana Gago is a PhD Candidate at the Research Centre for Science and Technology of the Arts (School of Arts, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto). Ana Gago's research focuses on the intersections between Art, Heritage and cultural programming. She is an honorary member of engage (National Association for Gallery Education) and ICOM Portugal. She is also a member of cyberliterary collective wr3ad1ng d1g1t5, and, recently, has co-curated the Art in Quarantine Project, an online gallery hosting more than 900 artworks produced in the first 40 days after the Covd-19 pandemic status by 350 authors from 57 different countries.