Phaedra Shanbaum is a contemporary arts curator and researcher from Detroit, MI, USA. She is currently a Mphil/PhD candidate at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her research project is on new media art, focusing on the use of the interface within interactive new media art installations.
Mihaela Brebenel is a visual studies researcher from Bucharest, Romania. She has completed her MA in Film and Screen Studies (2010) and is currently an AHRC MPhil/PhD candidate (2011 -) at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research project focuses on affective spectatorship, aesthetics, politics and event in moving image art, focusing on the case of contemporary Romanian works. Details on the research-dedicated blog.
Elinor is a PhD candidate at the Media and Communications department at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her research topic is “Why spam? Challenging categorization of information in media technologies”. Carmi is a journalist who writes on technology and gender, spam, sound and electronic dance music cultures. In addition, she was a radio broadcaster, an editor of Trance channels on Israeli television, and has been working for various electronic music labels. In 2013 she published a book based on her M.A. thesis titled TranceMission: The Psytrance Culture in Israel 1989-1999 (Resling Publishing), thanks to a successful crowd-funding project. Currently, Elinor is an associate lecturer at the Media and Communications department at Goldsmiths College, as well as the co-founder of the Radical Media Forum, where she organizes events on digital anomalies, sound and digital rights. She also blogs at http://www.pinkeee.com. She also tweets – @.