Samya Brata Roy (he/him) is a PhD student in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Jodhpur and a HASTAC scholar (2021-23). His interests lie in and around Literary Studies, Digital Humanities, Remediation, Pedagogy and Promoting Access via Networks.
His other roles include filling in as a Technical Advisory Member with Humanities Commons, as the facilitator of ‘Digital Objects and Media’ special interest group with Digital Humanities Alliance for Research and Teaching Innovations, as a transcriber with The Canterbury Tales Project, as a Liaison with The Association for Computers and the Humanities and as the founding member of Electronic Literature India.
Fernanda Mugica is a literature teacher (UNMdP) and a PhD Research Fellow (CONICET) in digital literature. She has published Un billete de mil australes encontrado en un libro de Carl Sagan (EMR, 2018; Liliputienses, 2021), El núcleo duro (Goles Rosas, 2015) and Alberta (Honesta, 2014). She has also published in various specialized magazines and, in 2020, her essay "Todo lo que retrospectivamente ilumina" received the First Prize of the Critical Essay organized by the PROA Foundation and the Argentine Association of Art Critics. She has participated in the following anthologies: Archipiélagos (UNLP, 2018), Van llegando (Mansalva, 2017), Las olas y el viento (Letra Sudaca, 2015).
Naomi Mandel is Associate Professor of English and Ann and Joseph Edelman Chair of American Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of Against the Unspeakable: Complicity, the Holocaust, and Slavery in America (University of Virginia Press, 2006) and Disappear Here: Violence after Generation X (Ohio State UP, 2015). Mandel’s current research focuses on the visual and literary culture of the digital revolution and the Information Age. This research was supported by the Polish Institute for Advanced Studies and the Israel Science Foundation (grant No. 1555/20).
Jin Sol Kim is a fifth year PhD candidate in English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo. Jin Sol’s dissertation works with an STS lens at the intersection of new media, visual culture, and critical race theory to consider the ways in which digital photography shapes and negotiates racial identities. Her research interests include EDI, new/digital media, and related fields such as online communities and platform studies.
Lulu Liu is an artist, and filmmaker. Her film “Goodnight Moon” was recently exhibited through TIFF, winning the Battle of the Bands programme. Inspired by science fiction, her work explores the human-technological marriage and the dissolving materiality through a melange of human memory, gender studies and environmentalism. As of 2021, she is currently in her senior year at the University of Waterloo for Systems design engineering, and she is working with Dr. Lai-Tze Fan on how quantum technologies can be etched onto the storyboard.
When not at her desk, she can be found out backpacking somewhere breathtaking.
Dr. Aynur Kadir is an Assistant professor of Lifeways in Indigenous Asia at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on practices and theories of design and the study of interactive multimedia in the humanities, ethnographic practice and museum curation. She is exploring how different new media such as interactive documentaries, virtual museums, digital archive databases, interactive museum guides, video games and artificial intelligence systems can be designed using collaborative participatory methodologies in order to preserve and revitalize cultural heritage and heal collective trauma.
Dr. Kishonna L. Gray is an Associate Professor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at the University of Kentucky. She is an interdisciplinary, intersectional, digital media scholar and the author of Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming (LSU Press, 2020).