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
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
Lane Last, Editor for New Media
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
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
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,
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 (www.whynottryitagain2.com).
NMEDIAC Advisory Board:
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.
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 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.
Director of Ibiblio "the public's library and digital archive."
School of Journalism and Mass Communication and
the School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(www.manovich.net) is an Associate Professor at the
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.
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.
partial list of Contributing Editors:
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 desvirtual.com, an
editorial studio. Her work includes the award winning "The Book
after the Book."
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
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
and content provider for New
Jour, the archive
of electronic newsletters and publications. His research interests
film and media studies, critical theory, and 19th and 20th century
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 is a Park Doctoral Fellow in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the
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
NIKEgoddess.com and ReebokWomen.com
websites and will present these findings at the upcoming conference of
Association of Internet Researchers.
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 teaches in the Department of Communication
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
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
the School of Visual Arts. He is the author of two collections of poems, Rough Cut (University of
and Measure (University of Alabama), and the editor or co-editor of a number of books, including The
Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Magic, Metaphor, and Power (Routledge). He teaches at the
University of Iowa.