Megan Boler, University of Toronto, Professor, Department of Theory and Policy Studies at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She is Associate Faculty of the Center for the Study of United States and the Knowledge Media Design Institute, also at the University of Toronto. Her most recent book is Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times (MIT Press, 2008).
Trained as cultural anthropologist, Gabriella Coleman researches, teaches, and writes on the politics of digital media, digital activism, hackers, and trolls.
Cathy Davidson, Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Duke University. Co-founder, HASTAC (http://www.hastac.org); co-director, HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition (http://www.dmlcompetition.net) Duke University.
Elizabeth Losh, Director of Academic Programs of Sixth College at UC San Diego, Director of the Culture, Art, and Technology Core Curriculum, and author of Virtualpolitik: An Electronic History of Government Media-Making in a Time of War, Scandal, Disaster, Miscommunication, and Mistakes.
Margaret Morse, Professor of Film & Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz. Her interests include digital and electronic media theory and criticism, media art, media history, technology and culture, film history and theory, German cinema, documentary and science fiction.
Kavita Philip, Associate Professor at UC Irvine’s Program in Women’s Studies. Her research interests are in technology in the developing world; transnational histories of science and technology; gender, race, globalization and postcolonialism; environmental history; and new media theory. She is the author of Civilizing Natures (2003), and co-editor of Constructing Human Rights in the Age of Globalization (2003), Multiple Contentions (2003), Homeland Securities (2005), and Tactical Biopolitics (2008).
McKenzie Wark is the author of A Hacker Manifesto, Gamer Theory and various other things. He is Professor of Culture & Media at The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College.