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).
Mel Stanfill is assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Texts and Technology Program and the Department of English at the University of Central Florida. Stanfill’s work examines social media, whiteness, interfaces, media industries, fan studies, and queer theory, and has appeared in New Media and Society, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Cinema Journal, Exploiting Fandom: How the Media Industry Seeks to Manipulate Fans (Iowa, 2019) and A Portrait of the Auteur as Fanboy (with Anastasia Salter, Mississippi, 2020).
Leah Henrickson is a Lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Leeds. Her monograph Reading Computer-Generated Texts was published by Cambridge University Press in 2021 (https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108906463). Her research about algorithmically authored texts has also been published in such outlets as the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature, Digital Creativity, Authorship, and The Conversation. Follow Leah on Twitter @leahhenrickson.
Joseph Tabbi is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is Editor of the Electronic Book Review, a former President of the Electronic Literature Organization and his previous publications include Postmodern Sublime (1995), Cognitive Fictions (2002) and Nobody Grew But the Business: On the Life and Work of William Gaddis (2015).