mIEKAL aND is a longtime DIY cultural anarchist & the creator of an infoplex worth of visual-verbal lit, audio-art, performance ritual & hypermedia for the Macintosh, all distributed by Xexoxial Editions. His hypermedia works reside at JOGLARS Crossmedia Broadcast (http://cla.umn.edu/joglars). Recent work has focused on activating online collaborative workspaces where writers & media artists can create collective digital works in a real time environment. Since 1991, he has made his home at Dreamtime Village (http://www.dreamtimevillage.org), a hypermedia / permaculture village project, located in the driftless bioregion of southwestern Wisconsin. And devotes much time to creating edible wilderness indoors & out, growing such things as figs, citrus, cherries, grapes & chestnuts. 1998 marked the creation of THE DRIFTLESS GROTTO OF WEST LIMA (http://www.dreamtimevillage.org/grotto), a permanent public grotto/park/installation which when finished will feature a bird-operated time machine in a 25 ft blue glass tower.
Giselle Beiguelman is a new media artist and multimedia essayist from São Paulo, Brazil. She teaches Digital Culture in the Communication and Semiotics Graduation Program at PUC-SP. Her work includes the award-winning "The Book after the Book" (1999) and “Content = No Cache” (2000). She has recently made art for mobile phones (“Wop Art”, 2001) and art involving public-access and internet-streaming for electronic billboards.
artist web site: http://www.desvirtual.com
about egoscópio: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/05/arts/design/05ARTS.html
about wop art: http://www.guardian.co.uk/online/story/0,3605,506287,00.html
John Cayley is a London-based poet, translator, sinologist and publisher, born in Ottawa, Canada. He is the founding editor of Wellsweep, a small press which has specialised in literary translation from Chinese, and he is known internationally for his writing in networked and programmable media (http://www.shadoof.net/in/). Cayley is the recent winner of the Electronic Literature Organization's Award for Poetry 2001 (http://www.eliterature.org/). His last book of poems, adaptations and translations is Ink Bamboo (London: Agenda & Belew, 1996). Cayley has lectured in the writing programme at the University of California, San Diego, where he was also a Research Associate of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA). He is now an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of English, Royal Holloway College, University of London, and an Honorary Fellow of Dartington College of Arts, in close association with their degree-level course on Performance Writing.
Class of 1942 Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, is also
the founder and faculty director of the Kelly Writers House <http://www.english.upenn.edu/~wh>,
a writing arts collaborative that has pioneered multi-participatory live webcasts.
The author of several books and many essays and papers on modern poetry, he
is currently completing a book entitled: The Fifties' Thirties: Modern Poetry
and Anticommunism, 1945-60".
Pequeño Glazier is widely known for his pioneering practice
in digital media. Glazier is the author of the recent Digital Poetics: the
Making of E-Poetries (University of Alabama Press, 2002), the first book-length
treatment of new media poetry. He is professor of Media Study and Core Faculty,
Poetics Program, SUNY Buffalo, as well as Director of the Electronic Poetry
one of the world's most extensive Web-based collections of new media and innovative
writing. Numerous new media works and information about Digital Poetics are
available at Glazier's EPC Author Page (http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/glazier).
Alan Golding is Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Studies in English at the University of Louisville, where he teaches American literature and twentieth-century poetry. He is the author of From Outlaw to Classic: Canons in American Poetry (U of Wisconsin P, 1995), which won a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book Award in 1996.
Goldsmith is the editor of UbuWeb: Visual, Concrete + Sound Poetry
<ubu.com>, a DJ at WFMU and a music critic in New York City. Goldsmith's
books include Fidget (Coach House Books, 2000) and Soliloquy,
an unedited record of every word he spoke for a week (Granary Books, 2001).
N. Katherine Hayles, Professor of English and Media Arts at the University of California, writes and teaches on the relations between science, literature, and technology. Her most recent book, How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics, won the Rene Wellek Prize for the best book in literary theory for 1998-99. She is currently at work on two books on electronic textuality, "Literature for Posthumans" and "Coding the Signifier: Rethinking Semiosis from the Telegraph to the Computer."
Etienne van Heerden is currently Hofmeyr Professor in the Department of Southern African Languages at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and founder-editor of LitNet (http://www.mweb.co.za/litnet), South Africa's largest multicultural online journal. He is a lawyer by training and attended the International Writing Program at UIowa in the nineties.He writes poetry, short stories and novels in Afrikaans and his fiction has been translated into ten languages worldwide. His best known works are the novels Ancestral Voices, Kikuyu, Casspirs and Camparis, and Leap Year. His latest novel, The Long Silence of Mario Salviati, will appear in August 2002.
Jennifer Ley is founder of the internet literary arts magazine Riding the Meridian <http://www.heelstone.com/meridian/>. She is a member of the Literary Advisory Committee for the Electronic Literature Organization and a founding member of ILEF -- the Internet Literary Editors. Her web-based work appears widely and was featured as part of a special series organized by American Letters & Commentary at the Guggenheim Museum.
Talan Memmott is a hypermedia artist/writer from San Francisco, California. He is the Creative Director and Editor of the online hypermedia literary journal BeeHive. His hypermedia work appears widely on the Internet. In 2001 he was awarded the trAce/Alt-X New Media Writing Award for his work Lexia to Perplexia, which also received honorable mention for the Electronic Literature Organization's award in fiction. He is a tutor for the trAce Online Writing School, and has been a speaker, panelist, reader and performer at various Conferences and Universities. He is currently at Brown University as their first electronic writing graduate fellow. Talan Memmott: http://memmott.org/talan
Christopher Merrill's recent books include Only the Nails Remian: Scenes from the Balkan Wars (nonfiction), Brilliant Water (poetry), and the translation of Ales Debeljak's The City and the Child. He directs the International Writing program at The University of Iowa.
is John C. Gerber Professor of English at the University of Iowa. She is author
of How to Live. What to Do: H.D.'s Cultural Poetics, in press at the
University of Illinois, and editor of Sound States: Innovative Poetics and
Acoustical Technologies (University of North Carolina). With Lynn Keller
and Alan Golding, she is co-editor of the Contemporary North American Poetry
Series at the University of Wisconsin Press.
Noland studies and teaches avant-garde poetry, painting, and performance
art produced in France and the United States. Her publications include Poetry
at Stake: Lyric Aesthetics and the Challenge of Technology (Princeton 1999).
Her most recent work focuses on the boundary between inscription and art, sign,
and figuration, the visuality of the letter and the grammatology of the line.
Parrish is educational co-ordinator on Project Achieve, a text based
virtual environment sponsored by the Knowledge Media Design Institute at the
Univeristy of Toronto, Canada. Among the projects she has developed are the
MOOlipo- a series of rooms containing Oulipian text-generative processes, and
Teaching in the Splice: a model for deconstructive pedagogic practice for the
MOO literature classroom.
Marjorie Perloff is a critic of poetry, the visual arts, and the media. In her books The Futurist Moment: Avant-Garde, Avant-Guerre, and the Language of Rupture (1986) and Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media (1992), she considered verbal-visual relationships in avant-garde texts like those of John Cage or Johanna Drucker or Susan Howe. In her recent collection Poetry On & Off the Page (1998), she studied such works as Christian Boltanski's photographs vis-a-vis Roland Barthes' or Bill Viola's video works. Perloff is Sadie Dernham Patek Professor Emerita at Stanford University.
Martin Spinelli is an award-winning radio producer, poet, translator and media critic whose work has been broadcast on stations and networks around the globe. He is currently assistant professor of Media Studies at CUNY Brooklyn College and the Audio Editor of the Electronic Poetry Center.
Strickland is a print and new media poet. Her poem V
is the first work of poetry to exist simultaneously in print and on the Web
as one work. Her poems, True North and The Ballad of Sand and Harry
Soot, have won simultaneous awards in both print and electronic forms.
As the 2002 McEver Chair in Writing at the Georgia Institute of Technology,
Strickland created and produced TechnoPoetry Festival 2002 (http://technopoetryfestival.com).
Swiss is Professor of English and Rhetoric of Inquiry at the University
of Iowa and the author of two collections of poems: Rough Cut (University
of Illinois) and Measure (University of Alabama). He is the editor of
a number of books, including The World Wide Web: Magic, Metaphor, and Power
(Routledge) and Unspun (New York University Press). His web-based work
appears in various venues, including online journals and in art shows.
Barrett Watten is a poet and critic who teaches modernism and cultural studies at Wayne State University. He is the author of eight volumes of poems now collected in Frame (1971-1990). He is co-editor of Poetics Journal and author of Total Syntax (1984), a collection of critical essays on modern and contemporary poetics.