Giovanna Di Rosario (MA, M.P.S, MSSc, PhD) teaches Digital Culture at the Department of Design at the Polytechnic of Milan. She is the director of HStudies Research Group, University of Jyäskylä (Finland). Giovanna has been an invited lecturer in several countries worldwide and has published books, articles, and reviews on literature, digital literature, and digital culture. Her PhD thesis "E-poetry: Understanding Poetry in the Digital Environment"(2011) is a pioneering critical and multilingual anthology of digital poetry. She has also translated a number of works of digital literature and organized several e-lit exhibitions. In 2018, she gave a talk for the TEDx (TEDXUC Louvain), "From Binary to Infinity". Currently, she is the managing editor of the International Journal of Transmedia Literacy.
Nohelia Meza is a researcher in Latin American Digital Literature and Culture. She holds a PhD in Translation and Language Sciences from Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). She was a visiting research fellow at the University of Leeds UK (2018-2020), where she developed her project: “Towards a Digital Rhetoric of Latin American Works of Electronic Literature”. Her research interests encompass digital rhetoric, discourse analysis, literary translation and Latin American cultural studies. Nohelia is a member of the Latin American Electronic Literature Network (litElat), HStudies Research Group (University of Jyväskylä, Finland), and a collaborator of the e-literature publishing group at The Centre for Digital Culture in Mexico City.
MLA Chernoff (@squelch_bb) is a PhD candidate at York University and an internationally published poet-cum-performance artist. Their scholarship focuses on the connections between Jewish-Canadian poetry and political theology. Chernoff is the author of three chapbooks, including delet this (Bad Books, 2018), TERSE THIRSTY (Gap Riot Press, 2019), and executive dysfunction (nOIR:Z, 2021). Their first full-length collection of poems, [SQUELCH PROCEDURES], is forthcoming with Gordon Hill Press. They live, laugh, and love in Tkaronto (Treaty 13 territory).
Carl Watts teaches at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His articles and book reviews have appeared in journals such as Studies in Canadian Literature, British Journal of Canadian Studies, and Canadian Literature. He has also published two poetry chapbooks, Reissue (2016) and Originals (2020), as well as a short monograph, Oblique Identity: Form and Whiteness in Recent Canadian Poetry (2019).
Ryan Ikeda lives in Oakland, CA, where he teaches, writes, and designs curriculum. Ryan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Diogo Marques, Ph.D. in Materialities of Literature (2018, University of Coimbra is an experimental artist @ cyberliterary collective wr3ad1ng d1g1t5. He cocurated E-Lit and BioArt Exhibitions (Translations: Translating, Transcoding, Transducing @ELO 2017, Porto; Sentient States: Bio-mind and Techno-Nature @21st Consciousness Reframed, 2019, Porto). He is part of the Editorial Committee for the book series Cibertextualidades (Porto: UFP Press) and member of MATLIT LAB: Humanities Laboratory at the University of Coimbra. In 2020, he cofounded 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.
Sarah Whitcomb Laiola is an assistant professor of Digital Culture and Design at Coastal Carolina University, where she specializes in new media poetics, visual culture, critical race and gender studies, and contemporary digital technoculture. Her recent peer-reviewed publications appear in Hyperrhiz (2019), Criticism (Jan 2019), American Quarterly (Sept 2018), and Television and New Media (July 2017).
Tom van Nuenen is an academically trained researcher, teacher and consultant with a PhD in media and culture. He has over seven years of experience in applying mixed methods to solve social, ethical and development questions related to big data and AI. I am passionate about the ethical impact of datafication on society, particularly in developing countries, and holds a special interest in travel and tourism. He has worked and taught courses across the world, including Berkeley, Shanghai, Copenhagen and Sydney and is currently investigating digital discrimination at King’s College London.