DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Belinda Barnet Belinda Barnet is Lecturer in Media and Communications at Swinburne University, Melbourne. Prior to her appointment at Swinburne, she worked at Ericsson Australia, where she managed the development of 3G mobile content services. Belinda did her PhD on the history of hypertext at the University of New South Wales, and has research interests in digital media, the philosophy of technology, the history of technology and the mobile internet. She is currently looking for a publisher for her book on the history of hypertext and hypermedia.
Jon Bath Jon Bath is the Director of the Humanities and Fine Arts Digital Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. His research focuses on the relationship between the linguistic content and the form of textual objects, with a special interest in typography and relational databases. He is the co-lead, along with Jon Saklofske, of the INKE Modelling and Prototyping team and is a member of the JackPine Press collective.
Craig Bellamy Dr Craig Bellamy is an Analyst within the Digital Humanities based at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He is the founding Secretary of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities and was Co-Chair of its recent inaugural conference. He is involved in a number of research and development projects including a national cultural-datasets integration project that includes a Virtual Research Environment.
Stephanie Boluk Stephanie Boluk is a recent graduate from the Department of English at the University of Florida and is now completing a postdoctoral fellowship in the Media Studies program at Vassar College. For more information please visit http://stephanieboluk.com
John Bradley John Bradley has been a member of the Department of Digital Humanities (formally Center for Computing in the Humanities), King’s College London since 1997, where he has worked on many multi-year collaborative research projects, carried out his own research, and taught in various programs offered by the department. In September 2011 he was appointed into an academic post at King’s, and still finds himself sometimes trying to figure out that this means.
Mauro Carassai Mauro Carassai is a PhD candidate at University of Florida. He holds a Masters of Arts in American Literature and Culture from University of Leeds (UK) and was a Fulbright student at Brown University in 2007-2008. His research combines literary theory, Ordinary Language Philosophy, and digital literatures within the larger frame of American literatures and American studies. His article "E-lit Works as Forms of Culture " appears in Culture Machine Vol. 12 and his essay "Electronic Literature as Language Game" is forthcoming in the LEA Almanac (MIT Press). He was a 2010-11 HASTAC scholar.
Tim Causer Tim Causer is Research Associate at the Bentham Project, Faculty of Laws, University College London. His research is focused on the history of convict transportation, with a particular emphasis upon Australia and the Norfolk Island penal settlement. He is currently responsible for the co-ordination of the award-winning Transcribe Bentham [http://www.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-bentham] initiative. Transcribe Bentham was recently awarded a major grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation [http://www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/news/index.shtml#mellon], which will involve collaborating with the British Library.
Anna Chen Anna Chen holds an M.S.I.S. from The University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in English literature from Yale University. Her research interests include medieval and children's literature, digital humanities, and archives and museum studies.
Rachel Donahue Rachel Donahue is a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland iSchool. Her research interests include digital preservation, electronic records management, and intellectual property. She holds an undergraduate degree in English and Illustration and a Master of Library Science with an archives specialization. Rachel is a Research Assistant at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), currently supporting the second phase of the Preserving Virtual Worlds (PVW) project, funded by the IMLS. In the past she worked on the first phase of PVW and the Mellon Foundation funded Computer Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections projects at MITH and had a three year internship with the National Archives and Records Administration's Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies (NCAST), an internal organization created to bridge the gap between advanced research and NARA operations. From 2009 to 2012, she served on the steering committee of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Electronic Records Section.
Aden Evens Aden Evens teaches digital studies, music, and philosophy at Dartmouth College. Following a brief career as a computer programmer, he obtained a doctorate in Deleuze Studies, wrote a book on the aesthetics of sound technology (Sound Ideas), and released two albums of electroacoustic music under the project name, re:. Aden is currently completing a manuscript examining the ontology of the digital, titled Logic of the Digital.
Fred Gibbs Fred Gibbs is Assistant Professor of History at George Mason University and Director of Digital Scholarship at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. His current research examines Western medical definitions and conceptions of poison from antiquity through the sixteenth century. Various digital projects include taking a broad view of Victorian literature and mapping early 20th century botanical expeditions. His courses range across Digital Humanities and various topics in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology.
Terry Harpold Terry Harpold is Associate Professor of English, Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida. He is the author of Ex-foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path (University of Minnesota Press, 2008).
Lissa Holloway-Attaway Lissa Holloway-Attaway is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in the department of Communication and Culture in the School of Planning and Media Design at Blekinge Tekniska Högskola in Karlskrona, Sweden. She teaches interdisciplinary humanities courses within the Literature, Culture and Digital Media program and in Digital Culture Studies, and she serves as a Project Director in the Cultural Practice and Applied Technology Lab (CP@T-Lab). Her research is within American Literature and Digital Media Studies, with a special emphasis on social and emergent media, performance, and literary and digital aesthetics. She has published work in American literature and digital communication and received grants and awards for technology design and electronic pedagogy. Currently she is a research partner in a European Union funded grant (2011–2014) developing strategies to promote innovation in digital art practice throughout the Southern Baltic region. She is working on a book about performance, embodiment, and emergent media practice.
John Johnston John Johnston is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Emory University, where he teaches literature and science, media theory and technology. He is the author of Carnival of Repetition, Information Multiplicity, and The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI, as well as the editor of literature, media, information systems, a collection of essays by media theorist Friedrich Kittler. He is currently working on a book about networks and new forms of agency.
Kari Kraus Kari Kraus is an assistant professor in the College of Information Studies and the Department of English at the University of Maryland. Her research and teaching interests focus on new media and the digital humanities, textual scholarship and print culture, digital preservation, transmedia storytelling, and game studies. She is currently writing a book, under contract to MIT Press, on the role of conjectural methods, counterfactual reasoning, and speculative design in the humanistic disciplines.
Patrick LeMieux Patrick LeMieux is an artist and Ph.D. student in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. He has exhibited artwork in the Tampa Museum of Art, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, and his latest artwork, Open House, was featured at SIGGRAPH 2011. For more information please visit http://patrick-lemieux.com.
Megan Meredith-Lobay Megan Meredith-Lobay is the Programme Coordinator for the UK's Economic and Social Research Council funded National Strategic Directorate for e-Social Science based at the Oxford University e-Research Centre. She manages a programme of over fifteen research nodes and projects across the UK using advanced ICT for social science research. She was formerly the Research Innovation Manager for the University of Alberta Faculty of Arts Megan holds a PhD in medieval archaeology and her research interests include digital technologies for cultural heritage and medieval Scottish archaeology.
Brent Nelson Brent Nelson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Saskatchewan. Most of his current research employs digital approaches of one kind or another. He is director of the John Donne Society’s Digital Prose Project, and with Richard Cunningham is leading the Textual Studies research team on INKE (Implementing New Knowledge Environments). He is also general editor of a digital archive of primary materials related to early modern collections of curiosities.
Julianne Nyhan Julianne Nyhan is a Lecturer in Digital Information Studies in the Department of Information Studies UCL and European Liaison Manager of UCL’s Centre for Digital Humanities. Her research interests include the design and use of metadata languages in the humanities and the history of computing in the humanities. From 2009–2011, she was a member of the Technical Council of the Text Encoding Initiative and, since 2008, has been book reviews editor of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. She is also a member of the AHRC Peer Review College.
Peter Organisciak Peter Organisciak is a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on the motivations of online users and the system space considerations in working with crowds.
Trevor Owens Trevor Owens is a Digital Archivist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. At the Library of Congress, he works on the open source Viewshare cultural heritage collection visualization tool, as a member of the communications team, and as the co-chair for the National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s Infrastructure working group. Before joining the Library of Congress he was the community lead for the Zotero project at the Center for History and New Media and before that managed outreach for the Games, Learning, and Society Conference. Trevor is currently finishing a PhD in social science research methods and instructional technology in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. His research focuses on learning and knowledge in online communities, video games and culture, and software tools for humanities scholarship.
Kamal Ranaweera Kamal Ranaweera is a Research Computing Analyst at the Arts Resource Centre, University of Alberta. He earned Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Western Ontario in 2006 and his research interests include software engineering and computer systems.
Geoffrey Rockwell Geoffrey Martin Rockwell is a Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta, Canada. He has published and presented papers in the area of philosophical dialogue, textual visualization and analysis, humanities computing, instructional technology, computer games and multimedia including a book, Defining Dialogue: From Socrates to the Internet. He is currently the Director of the Canadian Institute for Research in Computing and the Arts and a network investigator in the GRAND Network of Centres of Excellence that is studying gaming, animation and new media.
Paul S. Rosenbloom Paul S. Rosenbloom is a professor of computer science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and a project leader at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT). His work at ICT focuses on a new approach to cognitive and virtual human architectures based on graphical models. Rosenbloom was a member of the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI) for two decades, leading the institute’s new directions activities over the second decade, and finishing up as deputy director in 2007. Inspired by his activities at ISI, Rosenbloom is writing a book that is tentatively entitled What is Computing? The Architecture of the Fourth Great Scientific Domain. He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and has served as a AAAI councilor and as chair of the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence. Before arriving at USC in 1987, he spent a year as research faculty at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and three years as an assistant professor of computer science and psychology at Stanford University. He received a B.S. degree from Stanford in mathematical sciences in 1976 (with distinction) and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from CMU in 1978 and 1983, respectively.
Stan Ruecker Stan Ruecker is an Associate Professor of Design at the Institute of Design in the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Stan holds advanced degrees in English, Humanities Computing, and Design, and has expertise in the design of experimental interfaces to support online browsing tasks. He was the principal investigator of the Humanities Visualization project, and is leading the interface design team of Implementing New Knowledge Environments. His current research interests are in the areas of computer-human interfaces, humanities visualization, and information design. His book Visual Interface Design for Digital Cultural Heritage, co-authored by Milena Radzikowska and Stéfan Sinclair, was released in 2011 by Ashgate Press.
Paul Stephens Paul Stephens' recent critical essays have appeared in Social Text, Arizona Quarterly, Postmodern Culture and Journal of Modern Literature; he also has articles forthcoming in Paideuma and Contemporary Literature. He is co-editor of the journal Convolution, and has just completed a book manuscript titled "The Poetics of Information Overload: From Gertrude Stein to Conceptual Writing." He teaches in the English department at Columbia University.
Joseph Tabbi Joseph Tabbi is the author of two books of literary criticism, Cognitive Fictions (Minnesota, 2002) and Postmodern Sublime: Technology and American Writing from Mailer to Cyberpunk (Cornell,1995), and co-editor of Paper Empire: William Gaddis and the World-System (Alabama, 2007) and Reading Matters: Narrative in the New Media Ecology (Cornell, 1997). As a Director of the Electronic Literature Organization, he has set up a peer-to-peer network of emerging scholars who are currently gathering born digital works of literature for inclusion in a developing archive at HTTP: directory.eliterature.org.
Elisabet Takehana Dr. Elisabet Takehana is an Assistant Professor in the department of English Studies at Fitchburg State University. Her scholarly interests include aesthetics, digital studies, and 20th century text and image production. Her essay "Legitimizing the Artist: Avant-Garde Utopianism and Relational Aesthetics" was recently published in Shift and "Browsing the Data Narrative: Affective Association and Visualization" appeared in the International Digital Media Arts Association Journal. Her forthcoming essay "Burroughs/Rauschenberg: Image-Text / Text-Image" will be published in The Future of Text and Image (Cambridge Scholars).
Valerie Wallace Valerie Wallace is currently Visiting Fellow and Fulbright Scottish Studies Scholar in the Center for History and Economics at Harvard University. She was Research Associate at the Bentham Project, Faculty of Laws, University College London from 2010 to 2011. In 2012 she will take up a lectureship in history at Victoria University of Wellington.