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Author Index

Rosi Braidotti

Rosi Braidotti is Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University. Her latest books are: Conflicting Humanities (ed. with Paul Gilroy, Bloomsbury, 2016); The PosthumanNomadic Subjects (Columbia University Press, 2011a) and Nomadic Theory. The Portable Rosi Braidotti (Columbia University Press, 2011b). Author photo by Sjaak Ramakers.

Sarah Brouillette

Sarah Brouillette is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Carleton University, where she teaches contemporary British, Irish, and postcolonial literatures alongside Marxist social and cultural theory. 

Jason Camlot

Jason Camlot’s critical works include Style and the Nineteenth-Century British Critic and Language Acts: Anglo-Québec Poetry, 1976 to the 21st Century. He is also the author of four collections of poetry, Attention All Typewriters, The Animal Library, The Debaucher, and most recently, What the World Said. Camlot is Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia University in Montreal.

Cris Cheek

cris cheek: is a transdisciplinary poet and performance writer, currently Director of Creative Writing at Miami University in south-west Ohio where he was the Altman Fellow in the Humanities Center 2011-12, co-initiating and co-organizing the Network Archaeology conference with Nicole Starosielski. He’s affiliated both to the Armstrong Interactive Media Studies and Comparative Media Studies programs at Miami. His most recent books are the church, the school, the beer (Critical Documents, 2007) and part : short life housing (The Gig, 2009).

Sadie Couture

Sadie Couture is a digital media artist, producer, and scholar. She is a PhD student in Communication Studies at McGill University, pursuing work at the intersection of radio studies, media history, and sound studies. Sadie holds an MA in Media Studies from Concordia University and a BA in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia.

Heather Davis

Heather Davis holds a PhD in Communication Studies from Concordia University. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University, where she is working on a project that figures plastic as the materialization of the subject/object divide. She is the editor of Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environment and Epistemology (Open Humanities Press, 2015). Her writings can be found at

Sarah Dowling

Sarah Dowling is the author of Translingual Poetics: Writing Personhood under Settler Colonialism, as well as three collections of poetry and numerous scholarly essays. Sarah teaches in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Victoria College at the University of Toronto, and serves as the Vice President of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present. Currently, Sarah is at work on a book about lying down in contemporary literature, which is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press.

Wolfgang Ernst

Wolfgang Ernst is Full Professor of Media Theories at Humboldt University in Berlin. His research focus covers media archaeology, technologies of cultural transmission, micro-temporal media aesthetics, and sound analysis from a media-epistemological point of view. His recent books in English are Digital Memory and the Archive, edited and with an introduction by Jussi Parikka (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) and Sonic Time Machines: Explicit Sound, Sirenic Voices and Implicit Sonicity in Terms of Media Knowledge (Amsterdam University Press, forthcoming).

Jonathan Finn

Jonathan Finn is Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is the author of Capturing the Criminal Image: From Mug Shot to Surveillance Society (Minnesota 2009) and Visual Communication and Culture: Images in Action (Oxford 2012) as well as numerous essays on photography, surveillance, and visual communication. His current work addresses the use of the photograph as a juridical tool in sport.

Michael Fox

Michael Fox is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English & Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he is completing his dissertation entitled "The Aesthete's Idea of History." He is also the Assistant Editor and Software Architect of the William Blake Archive. Another article of his about the Archive, "'All Relate to Art': The William Blake Archive and Its Web of Relations," co-written with Joseph Fletcher, will soon appear in Digital Humanities Quarterly.

Gary Genosko

Gary Genosko is Professor of Communication and Digital Media Studies at University of Ontario Institute of Technologyin Toronto. He is the author and editor of over 20 volumes, the most recent of which are, as author, When Technocultures Collide: Innovation from Below and the Struggle for Autonomy (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013) and Remodelling Communication: From WWII to the WWW (University of Toronto Press, 2012). His next book, Critical Semiotics: From Information to Affect, is in press with Bloomsbury.

Randolph Jordan

Randolph Jordan is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. His work resides at the intersections of sound ecology, media studies, and critical geography. His co-edited collection, Sound, Media, Ecology, was published last year by Palgrave. He is now preparing the sound design for the Impostor Cities exhibition, Canada’s official entry to the Venice Architecture Biennale (2021).

Priti Joshi

Priti Joshi is Professor of English with affiliations in Asian Studies, and Gender & Queer Studies at the University of Puget Sound. Recent publications include a paper on advertisements in Victorian Periodicals Review and another on the India exhibit at the Crystal Palace in Museum History Journal. She is completing a book entitled Empire News: The Anglo-Indian Press Writes India on newspapers of the Bengal presidency between 1840 and 1860.

Burç Köstem

Burç Köstem (he/him) is a PhD candidate in Communication Studies at McGill University. His doctoral research "The Reactionary Complex" investigates the mutual production of reactionary sentiment and neoliberalism across the sites of urban construction, financial speculation and social media platforms in Turkey. His work has appeared in Theory, Culture & Society and Pli: the Warwick Journal of Philosophy.

Bruno Latour

Bruno Latour is Professor at Sciences Po, Paris. He decided on this unusual way to do research after having carried out several fieldwork studies in the domains of the science and legal techniques. Having directed two international exhibitions – Iconoclash (2002) and Making Things Public at the ZKM in Karlsruhe (2005) – he found he had a taste for collective work and the exploration of new modes of research and presentation in what are called “the humanities.”

Jane Malcolm

Jane Malcolm is an Associate Professor of English at the Université de Montréal. She has published essays on the work of Laura Riding, Gertrude Stein, Muriel Rukeyser, and Alice Notley, among others, and is co-editor of a critical edition of Laura Riding's 1928 treatise, Contemporaries and Snobs (University of Alabama Press) and most recently of A Description of Acquaintance: the Letters of Laura Riding and Gertrude Stein 1927-1930 (University of New Mexico Press).

Christine Mitchell

Christine Mitchell is a writer and researcher based in Toronto. She's working on a manuscript that develops a media theory of translation through examination of language laboratories, machine translation, translation bureaus, and gamified language learning. Most recently, she's held postdoctoral positions in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University and with SpokenWeb, a digital spoken word archive for literary research, in the English Department at Concordia University.

Landon Morrison

Landon Morrison received his PhD in Music Theory from McGill University in 2020 and is now a College Fellow at Harvard University. His research focuses on the role of technological mediation in 20th- and 21st-century sonic practices, with a particular interest in electroacoustic techniques, timbre, microtonality, and experimental music.

Michael Nardone

Michael Nardone is co-editor of Amodern. A postdoctoral fellow in the department of French Literature at the Université de Montréal, and an affiliated faculty member at the Centre for Expanded Poetics at Concordia University, he is the author of two books of poetry: The Ritualites (2018) and Transaction Record (2014). His writings and editorial works have been published widely, and are collected at

Scott Pound

Scott Pound is co-editor of Amodern and Associate Professor of English at Lakehead University. His current research examines the impact of media change on literary culture from the perspective of modern and contemporary avant-garde poetics. His scholarship has appeared in Canadian Literature, boundary 2, and English Studies in Canada.

Rita Raley

Rita Raley teaches in the Department of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has published on subjects ranging from Global English and universal alphabets to tactical media, dataveillance, machine translation, and electronic literature.

Shirley Roburn

Shirley Roburn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University. She researches the public storytelling strategies used by indigenous communities and their civil society allies in order to reframe controversies over energy infrastructure development in terms of issues of land and water, food, and cultural sovereignty.

Allyson Rogers

Allyson Rogers is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History & Communication Studies at McGill University. Her primary areas of study are film music and sound recording technology. Her dissertation examines the music and sound of the National Film Board of Canada during the postwar years.

Mehak Sawhney

Mehak Sawhney is pursuing her PhD in Communication Studies at McGill University. Previously, she worked at Sarai, a media research programme at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi. Her ethnographic work studies the intersection of sound and media cultures in South Asia with a focus on machinic listening, voice technologies and urban sound.

Braxton Soderman

Braxton Soderman is an Assistant Professor of Media & Culture and Interactive Media Studies at Miami University, Ohio. He studies digital media, video games, electronic literature, the history of technology, and critical theory. He will begin teaching in the department of Film & Media Studies at The University of California, Irvine, in January of 2014.

Nicole Starosielski

Nicole Starosielski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. Her research focuses on the global distribution of digital media, and the relationships between technology, society, and the aquatic environment. Her current book project charts the cultural and environmental dimensions of transoceanic cable systems, beginning with the telegraph cables of the first global communications network and extending to the fiber-optic infrastructure supporting international internet traffic.

Paul Stephens

Paul Stephens is the author of The Poetics of Information Overload: From Gertrude Stein to Conceptual Writing (University of Minnesota Press, 2015). 

Jonathan Sterne

Jonathan Sterne teaches in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. He is author of The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction (Duke 2003), MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Duke 2012), the forthcoming Diminished Faculties: A Political Phenomenology of Impairment (Duke 2021), and many essays. Visit his website at

Andy Kelleher Stuhl

Andy Kelleher Stuhl is a doctoral student in Communication Studies at McGill. His research addresses relations between music production and technologies of sonic distribution, focusing currently on histories of automation and artistic subversion in American radio. He holds a master's degree in Comparative Media Studies from MIT.

Ghislain Thibault

Ghislain Thibault is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. His current research project explores the conceptual and material relationships between machines and media in mid twentieth-century theories. His recent work in media archaeology and media theory has appeared in journals such as Configurations, Canadian Literature and Intermédialités.

Nick Thurston

Nick Thurston has published extensively and exhibited and performed internationally. Since 2006 he has been a co-editor of the imprint Information as Material, with whom he was 2011-12 Writer in Residence at the Whitechapel Gallery (London). In 2014 he was Artist in Residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin). He is currently Programme Director of undergraduate interdisciplinary Fine Art at the University of Leeds and Visiting Fellow in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia).

Orchid Tierney

Orchid Tierney is Assistant Professor of English at Kenyon College. Her research focuses on the Anthropocene, waste, and waste management in contemporary experimental poetry. She is the author of a year of misreading (Operating System 2019), and her scholarship, reviews, and poetry have appeared in Jacket2, Venti, Fractured Ecologies, and elsewhere.

Hannah Tollefson

Hannah Tollefson is a Ph.D. student in communication studies at McGill University. Informed by environmental humanities and media and technology studies, her research examines the mutual implications of environment and infrastructure, with a focus on how extraction, energy, and logistics shape settler-colonial economies and ecologies.

Grant Wythoff

Grant Wythoff’s first book – The Perversity of Things: Hugo Gernsback on Media, Tinkering, and Scientifiction (University of Minnesota Press) – explores how science fiction began among the maker movement of the 1910s. His research has been supported by postdoctoral fellowships with the Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities and the Penn State Center for Humanities and Information. Grant has written about wireless telegraphy, boredom, technocratic politics, television, archaeology, and the history of method in the humanities. This work has appeared in Configurations, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Grey Room, The Washington Post, The Programming Historian, and Real Life Magazine. He is currently a Digital Humanities Strategist at Princeton University.

Susan Zieger

Susan Zieger is associate professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, and author of The Mediated Mind: Affect, Ephemera, and Consumerism in the Nineteenth Century, forthcoming from Fordham University Press in 2018; Inventing the Addict: Drugs, Race, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century British and American Literature (University of Massachusetts Press, 2008), and numerous articles and reviews. Her third book project, Logistical Subjects, reinterprets modernity as a logistical phenomenon giving rise to distinctive subjectivities, affects, and aesthetics.