James Der Derian is a research professor with a focus on global security and media studies. He leads a research initiative, “Global Engagement through Innovative Media,” that is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.   Der Derian was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where he completed an M.Phil. and D.Phil. in international relations. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California, MIT, Harvard, Oxford, and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.  He is the author of many books and articles, most recently of Virtuous War: Mapping the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network.  His work appears in many scholarly and poplar journals, newspapers, and magazines.  His current appointment is as Research Professor at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

Toby Miller
is a British-Australian-US interdisciplinary social scientist. He is the author and editor of over 30 books, has published essays in more than 100 journals and edited collections, and is a frequent guest commentator on television and radio programs.  Since 2004, Miller has taught at the University of California, Riverside, where he is now chair of a new Department of Media & Cultural Studies and lives near the ocean in Los Angeles

Samuel R. Galloway is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science and the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Chicago. Galloway serves as an adjunct professor of philosophy at Elmhurst College (Illinois) teaching courses in Liberal and neo-Liberal political economy, queer theory, and ancient Greek philosophy. Current research centers around theorizing the erotic in agonistic democratic praxis, which has led to critical engagements of canonical political philosophy, psychoanalytic literature, and New Left affect theory.

Marcienne Martin, titulaire d’un doctorat en sciences du langage, est l’auteur des ouvrages Le pseudonyme sur Internet, une nomination située au carrefour de l’anonymat et de la sphère privée [2006], Le langage sur l’Internet, un savoir-faire ancien numérisé [2007], Des humains quasi objets et des objets quasi humains [2009] et Voix ferrées par l’ombre, recueil de poésie, [2009]. Chercheuse associée affiliée au laboratoire ORACLE [Observatoire Réunionnais des Arts, des Civilisations et des Littératures dans leur Environnement], université de l’île de la Réunion [France], elle a donné un certain nombre de conférences touchant l’onomastique et l’identité tant en France qu’à l’étranger. Elle écrit également des articles en relation avec ce domaine de recherche. Dans le cadre de ses autres activités scientifiques, elle apporte sa contribution dans un travail d’orientation et de conseil des auteurs étrangers pour la NRO (Nouvelle revue d’onomastique) ainsi que dans des comptes rendus d’ouvrages relatifs à la nomination. Elle participe à la correction et à la réécriture d’articles d’auteurs non francophones.

Bachar Bachara
is an art student at Concordia University. He is currently exploring using new visual technologies to integrate images with word and sound elements.  Bachara has long practiced poetry and photography. This poem was first written in Paris, where Bachar was living after having left his birth place, Damascus, in 2005.  He currently resides in Montreal.

Franke James
merges science, art and storytelling to inspire people to take action and “do the hardest thing first” for the planet. Franke uses her skills as an artist, photographer and writer to create visual essays on environmental and social issues. She is the author of two award-winning books, Bothered By My Green Conscience and Dear Office-Politics.  Franke has delivered keynotes and workshops in Toronto, Colorado, Ottawa, Northern Ontario, Cincinnati, Maine, the Ontario Teachers Federation climate change camps, the Ontario Government, and others.