Jonathan Lillie, Managing Editor,
Jonathan is an assistant professor of digital media and online journalism at Loyola University in Maryland. He was a Park Doctoral Fellow in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His interests include online journalism, the cultural uses of Internet technologies, new media, 'information society' discourses, and web pornography.

Lane Last, Editor for New Media Art, webpage
Lane Last is a Media Artist and Painter based in Union City, Tennessee. He is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Tennessee - Martin in the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts and the Director of the Graphic Design emphasis for the department. Lane holds an MFA and a BS - Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with primary concentrations in Painting, Video, and New Media, though he has worked in Film Production, Performance Art, Installation / Non-Static Forms, and Printmaking. He was previously on the faculty at Mount Senario College in Ladysmith, Wisconsin and Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois his hometown. Lane has been exhibiting his animations and media works in international venues and competitions for the past two years. He has also been exhibiting his paintings in international, national, and regional museums and galleries for the past 12 years. His works can be found in public and private collections across the U.S. and Japan. Though Tennessee is now his home, Lane has lived and worked in New York City, Los Angeles, and Madison, Wisconsin.

Brian Carroll, Assistant Editor,
Brian is an assistant professor of journalism in the Department of Communication at Berry College with research interests in new media, communication law, online community, and the black press and Negro league baseball. He teaches news writing, editing, and mass media law.

Laurie Henry, Assistant Editor
Laurie A. Henry is a certified middle school teacher in Connecticut. She holds a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Currently, Laurie provides professional development for educators in the area of technology integration and the new literacies of the Internet. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in literacy and technology at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests include reading comprehension in online environments, searching for information, online communications, and the new literacies of the Internet. Laurie is also a member of the Advisory Panel for ReadWriteThink (

Megan Sapnar Ankerson, Assistant Editor for new media art
Megan is a PhD candidate in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where her dissertation explores the cultural history of web design practices during the dot-com boom period. Her research interests include visual culture, software studies, web historiography, political economies of new media, and electronic literature. She co-founded the new media poetry journal Poems that Go in 2000.


J. Marcus Weekley, Assistant Editor
J. Marcus Weekley is currently pursuing a PhD in English at Texas Tech University, with the aim of graduating in the spring of 2006. His critical work has appeared in such places as The Tennessee Williams Encyclopedia, Successful Writing at Work, 7th Ed., and other places. Marcus is also a creative writer and a photographer (

The NMEDIAC Advisory Board:

Deb Aikat
Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Aikat's teaching areas include information access on the Internet, Cyberpublishing and World Wide Web concepts. His research focuses on the Internet and other futuristic aspects of the media.

Richard Cante
Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies
Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Cante's professional activities and course offerings reflect his broad interest in the relations between contemporary media industries, culture, society, and individual and collective identities--as well as in media writing and production.

Ken Hillis
Ken Hillis is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Synthesizing political economy and cultural studies approaches, his work focuses on visual cultures and subjectivities and the history, theory and criticism of new technologies and digital media. Ken is also an Adjunct Professor of Geography at UNC. His book, Digital Sensations: Space, Identity and Embodiment in Virtual Reality (1999) was published by University of Minnesota Press. His current book project, Rituals of Transmission, examines relationships among on-line technologies, digital celebrity, fetishism and identity.

Paul Jones
Director of Ibiblio "the public's library and digital archive."
Clinical Associate Professor
School of Journalism and Mass Communication and
the School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lev Manovich
Lev Manovich ( is an Associate Professor at the Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego where he teaches courses in new media art and theory. He is the author of The Language of New Media (The MIT Press, 2001), Tekstura: Russian Essays on Visual Culture (Chicago University Press, 1993), as well as 50+ articles which have been published in 20+ countries. Currently he is working on a new book, Info-aesthetics, and a digital film project Soft Cinema.

David Silver
David Silver is an assistant professor in the School of Communications at the University of Washington. His research interests focus primarily around the intersections between computers, the Internet, and contemporary American cultures. Since 1996, he has been building the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies, an online, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to research, study, teach, support, and create diverse and dynamic elements of cyberculture.

A partial list of Contributing Editors:

Giselle Beiguelman
Giselle is a multimedia essayist and web-artist who lives in São Paulo, Brazil, where she was born. She teaches Digital Culture and Literature in the Communication and Semiotics Program at the university there. Since 1998, she has run, an editorial studio. Her work includes the award winning "The Book after the Book."

Vance Bell
Vance Bell is the founder and current Editor-in-Chief of Other Voices: The eJournal of Cultural Criticism published at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also Director of New Media at Zigzag Net, Inc., the Philadelphia-based web design, development and integrated marketing firm. Vance serves on the Board of Governors of the International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP) and acts as editor and content provider for New Jour, the archive of electronic newsletters and publications. His research interests include film and media studies, critical theory, and 19th and 20th century aesthetics.

Nathan Scott Epley
Nathan Scott Epley earned a BA in International Studies and English at Duke University and an MA in English Literature at the University of Virginia. He is currently a PhD candidate in media and cultural studies at the University of North Carolina's Department of Communication Studies, where he teaches media production and criticism as well as women's studies. His research concerns new media technologies, especially as they are implicated in raced, gendered, and queer subjectivities; cultural, political, and labor practices of IT professionals; and the mobilization of cultural consumption and subcultural identities under contemporary capitalism.

James Leo Cahill
James is a PhD Candidate at the University of California-Irvine. He has presented at numerous conferences in the areas of media studies, postcolonial studies, and visual culture.

Tara Kachgal
Tara Kachgal is a Park Doctoral Fellow in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include sports media, gender representation, new communication technologies, and cultural and critical studies. Following previous study of gender representation in web sports media, she is currently examining commodity feminist appeals on the and websites and will present these findings at the upcoming conference of the Association of Internet Researchers.

Jennifer Ley
Jennifer is the founder of the online literary magazine Riding the Meridian and a member of the ELO Literary Advisory Board. Her work in hypermedia has been published, performed and exhibited internationally from South Africa to Brazil and in venues ranging from the Guggenheim Museum, SIGGRAPH 2000 and SUNY Buffalo's E-Poetry Festival to online literary magazines such as BeeHive and Cauldron & Net.

Ley's most recent web work, the amniotic meander, offers an auction of the props used to create its visuals to benefit the American Red Cross and has been published by Blue Moon Review in a hypermedia collection curated by Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink.

Jonathan Sterne
Jonathan Sterne teaches in the Department of Communication and the Program for Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He has written widely on media, culture, and technology. His book, The Audible Past (Duke, 2002), explores the cultural origins of sound reproduction technologies. He also co-edits Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life

Thomas Swiss
Thomas Swiss: his collaborative New Media poems appear online in such venues as The Iowa Review Web, poems that go, The Electronic Book Review and Beehive, as well as in exhibits such as the New York Digital Salon at the School of Visual Arts. He is the author of two collections of poems, Rough Cut (University of Illinois) and Measure (University of Alabama), and the editor or co-editor of a number of books, including The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Magic, Metaphor, and Power (Routledge). He teaches at the University of Iowa.

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