Kritikos: an international and interdisciplinary journal of postmodern cultural sound, text and image

ISSN 1552-5112





    Kelly C. Smith


is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Clemson University, South Carolina

   Ida Nursoo


graduated with a Ph.D from the Australian National University. Dr. Nursoo's doctoral thesis is entitled "In the Waiting Room of Humanity: Rupturing Cosmopolitan Ethics, Revisiting Kant, Refracting (In)Human Rights".

Nicholas Ruiz III


was born in New York City in 1970 and lives in New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA. His latest release is the record album Au.ral (2017).  He has edited three books on Jean Baudrillard, including Jean Baudrillard: The Poetics of Radicality (2012), by Gerry Coulter. He is the author of America in Absentia (2008), Integral Reality (with Robert Hassan, 2012) and The Metaphysics of Capital, (2006).  He is also the editor of Kritikos. He has taught philosophy and humanities at the University of Central Florida in Orlando since 2011.


Dr. Ruiz was the Green Party candidate for U.S. Congress in Florida District 24 (FL-24) in 2010, and ran as a Democratic Party candidate for the U.S. House seat in FL-7 in 2012 and FL-9 in 2014.

   M.A. Istvan


is a lecturer in philosophy at Texas State University, USA.


    Jan De Vos


is a postdoctoral researcher in  the Department of Philosophy and Moral Science at Ghent University, Belgium.

Paula Murphy


is a lecturer in the School of English at the Dublin City University, Ireland.


Luca Torrente


is a graduate student in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Turin, Italy.



Adam Piette


teaches in the School of English at the University of Sheffield, UK. He completed a PhD on prose rhymes and the representation of memory in French and Irish modernist texts at the University of Cambridge. Piette is also editor of the student creative writing magazine, Route 57 and co-editor of the poetry journal, Blackbox Manifold.



Kat Buckley


MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Curatorial Intern, Dept. of Modern and Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago; Special Collections Assistant, Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection



Ryan Castle


teaches math and astronomy at Excelsior College, and is also an ordained minister in Pennsylvania, USA.





is an internet academic, writer and teacher specializing in literary and critical theory. His website is




Gerry Coulter (1959 – 2016)


is the founding editor of the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies (On The Internet): and the author of Jean Baudrillard: The Poetics of Radicality (2012), as well as two other books on Jean Baudrillard. He taught sociology at Bishop’s University, Canada for over twenty years.



Garrett Nelson


is a visual artist based in Switzerland and Mexico City.




Thorsten Botz-Bornstein 


is a German philosopher specializing in aesthetics and intercultural philosophy. Visit his website:



Michiko Oki


is a researcher/writer based in London. She is generally interested in bridging philosophical and artistic thinking with society, working on a range of topics in modern and contemporary visual and auditory art, culture and literature. Her research interests particularly focus on the issue of emotion and imagination, and an aesthetic engagement with the world in the form of allegory and fiction. Her interdisciplinary writings, drawn from art history and theory, philosophy, cultural studies  and social science, approach the question: what is the nature of aesthetic experience and its constructive effect on the human psyche and society? How can we perceive the world differently through artistic and philosophical thinking?

She is currently a research associate at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and working for the project ‘Modern Japanese Sculpture’ led by Prof. Edward Allington. She has also worked on numerous Japanese/English translation projects in contemporary art and culture.



Anselm Haverkamp


Professor Emeritus of English, New York University



Tomasz Falkowski


Assistant Professor, Department of History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland



James McAdams


Ph.D candidate, English Department, Lehigh University




Anthony H. Lesser


Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, UK.




Alex Rosenberg



    is the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy, Duke University




David Buchanan


    is a Ph.D candidate in English at the University of Denver, Colorado.




David J. Gunkel



is Presidential Teaching Professor in the Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University, USA. He is the author of The Machine Question: Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots and Ethics (MIT Press 2012); Thinking Otherwise: Philosophy, Communication, Technology (Purdue University Press, 2007); and Hacking Cyberspace (Westview Press 2001). He is the founding co-editor of the International Journal of Žižek Studies, the collection of critical essays Transgression 2.0: Media, Culture and the Politics of a Digital Age (Continuum, 2012), and the Indiana University book series in Digital Game Studies. More information at



Billy Cripe



is CMO of Field Nation and the founder of BloomThink a social business strategy agency. He is author of Reshaping Your Business With Web 2.0 (McGraw-Hill 2008); Two Types of Collaboration & Ten Requirements for Using Them (Smashwords 2010) and Folksonomy, Keywords, & Tags: Social & Democratic User Interaction in Information Management, Knowledge Representation & Relevancy Disciplines (Proceedings of WMSCI 2009).  More information at and @billycripe.






Rae Muhlstock


  Lecturer, English Dept., SUNY Buffalo.




Heather M. Sloane


Lecturer, Social Work Program, University of Toledo, USA.




Kirsten Locke


Lecturer, Critical Studies in Education Department, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Kirsten holds degrees in music (majoring in performance piano) and education. She has worked as a secondary school music and English teacher, a generalist and music primary school teacher in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, a director of several children's choirs and orchestras, and an education advisor. Kirsten’s research interests bring her experience as a musician and teacher to an inquiry of aesthetics as an investigation into creative pedagogical spaces.



Michael E. Bell


was awarded a Ph.D. in Folklore from Indiana University at Bloomington. For more than twenty-five years, Bell was the Consulting Folklorist at the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission in Providence, Rhode Island. He has also taught folklore, anthropology, English, and American Studies at several colleges and universities; he has served as a scholar for numerous projects, which have included primary research and fieldwork, exhibits, publications, school curricula, workshops and lectures, festivals, and performances. Bell has completed a variety of publications and media productions on topics ranging from local legends and the magical black cat bone to the occupational folklife of the shellfishing industry of Narragansett Bay. A new edition of his award-wining book, Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England’s Vampires, was published by Wesleyan University Press in 2011. Bell’s latest book, In the Vampire’s Grasp: Chronicles of America’s Restless Dead, also for WUP, will appear in 2014.




Rodney Sharkey


    Dr. Rodney Sharkey teaches literature in the Cornell campus of Doha, Qatar.





Reni Eddo-Lodge 


Gender Studies Program, Center for Intercultural Studies, University College London




Geraldine Finn 


Professor of Cultural Studies and Philosophy in the School for Studies in Art and Culture, and the Department of Philosophy at Carleton University, Ottawa



Marta Jecu and Juan Manuel Gomes Pinto 


Lisbon, Portugal - Universidade Lusófona




Geoff Dargan


PhD candidate in Theology – University of Oxford




Mary Slavkin


PhD candidate in Art History – The Graduate Center, CUNY/Hunter College, NY




James Block


has taught Political Theory and American Culture at DePaul for three decades. He has written for journals of opinion and the New York Times, and his book A Nation of Agents: The American Path to a Modern Self and Society was published in 2002 by Harvard University Press. A new book, The Crucible of Consent: American Child Rearing and the Forging of Liberal Society, traces the role of child shaping and socialization as the central institution in American national formation, also published by Harvard. Jim also writes for History News Network.




Wayne E. Arnold


Ph.D. candidate in Literature, University of Louisiana




Uli Muehe


Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Kent, “I'm generally interested in anything to do with politics. Starting from the socio-ontological basis (where the topic gradually turns towards philosophical anthropology, theories of (social) action and personhood), through social theory (particularly theories of power, hegemony and networks) up to political theories, where I'm currently most intrigued by the trans-, international and global approaches (also e-governance). Since technology and science also affect the social and political terrain, I'm also interested in theories concerning these areas. All these fields are interlinked and these links are most revealing.”




Martine Heikens-Berenpas


studied psychology and philosophy at Leiden University (MA). She is working on a PhD proposal in continental philosophy and art.




Ben Pitcher


is lecturer in sociology in the Department of Social and Historical Studies, University of Westminster, UK. He studied at Goldsmiths, Lancaster University and the University of East London, and has most recently lectured in political sociology at Oxford Brookes University.

Ben is the author of The Politics of Multiculturalism, and is associate editor of darkmatter, an online open-access peer-reviewed race journal. For more information, and links to online and downloadable publications, follow this link.




Gregory Petsko


Professor of Biochemistry, Brandeis University






Joe Bisz


received a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and English Literature at Binghamton University, and is now an Associate Professor of English at CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College. He has published critical work in Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Transformative Works and Cultures, and a few film, food, book and music reviews. His creative writing has appeared in a dozen journals and anthologies including Diagram. Bisz is a former editor of the literary journal Potion ( and the media studies journal To the Quick (




McKenzie Wark


is Professor of  Cultural and Media Studies at the Lang College, New School University in New York City.  His work includes Gamer Theory (Harvard University Press, 2007), A Hacker Manifesto (Harvard University Press, 2004), Dispositions (Salt Books, 2002) and Virtual Geography (Indiana University Press, 1994).




Marita Bullock


Department of English, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia






Eric Kraemer


(Ph.D., Brown) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  He works on issues in ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind and the philosophy of science.  The present paper is part of a longer project on accounting for directedness at the interface between the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of biology.




Camelia Elias


Associate Professor of American Studies, Department of Culture and Identity, Univeristy of Roskilde, Denmark.





Stefano Petrucciani


is Professor of Political Philosophy and Director of the Department of Philosophical Studies and Epistemology at the University of Rome.




Paul Stasi


is Assistant Professor of English in the University of Albany, SUNY.  





Phillip Mahoney


is a PhD candidate in the English Department of Temple University, USA.





William Pawlett


is a senior lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He received his PhD in Sociology from Loughborough University and is on the editorial board of The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies. He is the author of Jean Baudrillard: Against Banality (Routledge 2007).




Rebecka Molin


is co-editor of the International Journal of Feminist Technoscience, and a doctoral student in technoscience studies at the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.




Darren Jorgensen


is Head of Program, Internet Studies, Curtin University, Western Australia. 



Richard Grego


Dr. Grego is Associate Professor of Cultural Arts in the Daytona State College. 


Michael Flota


Dr. Flota is Associate Professor of Behavioral, Human and Social Sciences in the Daytona State College. 


James Newell


   Assistant Professor of English in the Daytona State College. 






Catharina Landström


is a researcher in the Dept. of History of Ideas and Theory of Science, Göteborg University, in Sweden.



Jodie Taylor


Jodie Taylor is a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Australia.



Harold A. Veeser


   Dr. Veeser is Associate Professor of English in the City College of New York.





Haidar Eid


    Dr. Haidar Eid teaches in the Department of English at Al-Aqsa University in Gaza City




Senayon Olaoluwa


Senayon S. Olaoluwa holds a Masters in English from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is currently undertaking doctoral research in the School of Literature and Language Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. His primary research area has been the politics of globalization in literature.



Travis English


Modern Art History and Criticism Program, State University of New York at Stony Brook



Irina Kruk


Artist, MFA, Digital Imaging, Columbia College


Paul A. Taylor


is currently Course Director of the Masters Degree in Communications Studies in the University of Leeds and General Editor of the International Journal of Zizek Studies.  His recent books include: Digital Matters: Theory & Culture of the Matrix, Routledge 2005 (Paul A. Taylor & Jan Ll. Harris)


Cristina Albu 


 Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh.  Recent publications: “The Disavowal of Modernity via the Fusion of Science and Art in Olafur Eliasson’s Site-Specific Installations” Natural Selections: Art, Science, and Exchange with the Natural World Symposium, Carnegie Museum of Art, 2006; “The Indexicality of the Triptych Video Constructions in Isaac Julien’s True North and Fantôme Afrique” in Eveline Bernasconi (ed.), Isaac Julien. True North - Fantôme Afrique. Hatje Kantz, 2006.



D. Venkat Rao 



is a Professor in the School of Critical Humanities,  Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages,  Hyderabad 500 007, India



Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin 



(pronounced Kee-veen O Cree-awn) is an Irish artist who has exhibited widely around Ireland. His work consists of drawings and paintings and features local scenes as well as images from his travels to the west of Ireland and abroad. His social and political themes range from the local to the global. Caoimhghin studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin where he obtained a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art. He subsequently undertook post-graduate study in the interdisciplinary field of Cultural Studies in Dublin City University obtaining a Masters degree in Communications and Cultural Studies. Caoimhghin is an Irish speaker and holds a PhD in Language and Politics which is published under the title: Language from Below: The Irish Language, Ideology and Power in the Twentieth Century. He completed work recently in Dublin City University as a researcher on the TRASNA project (a web-based database of references to translations of Irish literature globally) and as a part-time lecturer. His interests vary widely from listening to Irish traditional, world and classical music, teaching Set and Ceilí dancing and researching family history. He is currently concentrating his time on a new show based on political and environmental themes. 




Manuela Rossini



is a postdoctoral Fellow ASCA (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis).  She studied English and Spanish at the University of Basel (CH) where she graduated with an MA thesis on the metaphor of exile in Jean Rhys. She then worked at the Hochschule St. Gallen (CH) as a research assistant for the English-German critical edition of Shakespeare's King Lear, before she went to Cardiff (UK) to do a second MA in Critical and Cultural Theory in 1994/95. From 1995-2000 she was teaching in the Department of English at the University of Basel, from where she also received her PhD in 2002 with a dissertation called From House to Home: Meanings of the Family in Early Modern English Drama and Culture. She acted as the coordinator of a proposal for an interdisciplinary National Centre for Competence in Research in the field of Gender Studies before a postdoc scholarship of the Swiss National Science Foundation took her to the Netherlands. She is the editor of a collection of essays called Gender Matters - Gender Talks: Gender Studies at the Interface of Biology, Medicine, the Social Sciences and the Humanities (forthcoming). She is currently working on a transdisciplinary book project, titled Science/Fiction: Imagineering the Future of the Human, and recently organized the 4th European Conference of the SLSA (Society for Literature, Science and the Arts), in Amsterdam in June 2006, hosted by ASCA. 




Sarawut Chutiwongpeti



Sarawut Chutiwongpeti graduated from the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University in 1996.   He has contributed to the development of the media arts through his artistic and research practice at a variety of noted international institutions including the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), ImaginAsia Project, Smithsonian Institution (The Freer Gallery of Art and The Arthur M.Sackler Gallery, United States of America), ZKM Project, (Institute for Visual Media, Germany), Designskolen (Denmark), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum; Waseda University; Kobe University of Design (Japan), Central European University (Hungary).



Nikolas Rose



is James Martin White Professor of Sociology and Director of the BIOS Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His books include The Psychological Complex, Governing the Soul, Inventing Our Selves, and Powers of Freedom: Reframing Political Thought, and The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century (forthcoming in December 2006; Princeton UP)


Shane Weller



Educated at both Oxford and Yale universities, Shane Weller was awarded his D.Phil. at Oxford in 1999 and is now a lecturer in English at the University of Kent in Canterbury. His main areas of research interest are modern British, Irish, and European literatures, and his publications include a translation of Voltaire's Candide and articles on modern literature and literary theory. He has recently completed a monograph on Samuel Beckett titled A Taste for the Negative: Beckett and Nihilism.



Adriana Neagu


is Associate Professor of Anglo-American Literature at Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu. She is the author of Sublimating the Postmodern Discourse: toward a Post-Postmodern Fiction in the Writings of Paul Auster and Peter Ackroyd (2001), In the Future Perfect: the Rise and Fall of Postmodernism (2001) and a vast body of articles in contemporary literature, critical and cultural studies. Previous affiliations include a Leverhulme Fellowship at University of East Anglia, a Mellon Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh and visiting positions at University of Oxford, the University of Bergen, and University of London. She is currently working on a book on representations of Englishness in Peter Ackroyd’s work.



Brian McHale


is Humanities Distinguished Professor at Ohio State University. He is the author of three books on postmodernism, Postmodernist Fiction (1987) and Constructing Postmodernism (1992), and a study of postmodernist long poems, entitled The Obligation Toward the Difficult Whole, (2004) published by the University of Alabama Press in the Modern and Contemporary Poetics series, as well as many essays on modernist and postmodernist literature, science fiction and narratology. A volume co-edited with Randall Stevenson, "The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English," will appear from Edinburgh University Press in July 2006. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, McHale was educated at Brown University and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, where he earned his doctorate. He was affiliated from 1979 to 1993 with the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics,and tenured at Tel-Aviv University, where he helped organize a number of landmark international conferences. (One of them appears, lightly fictionalized, near the end of David Lodge’s comic novel Small World.) He has also taught at Tampere University (Finland), the University of Freiburg (Germany), and the University of Pittsburgh.  He is also Associate Editor at Poetics Today, edited at Tel Aviv University and published by Duke University Press.



Slawomir Magala


is Professor of Cross-Cultural Management at the School of Management at the Erasmus University, where he also chairs the Department of Organizational Sciences and Human Resource Management. He also works as a teacher and consultant for the European Union, predominantly in the business education of post-communist countries (e.g. China, Russia, Estonia etc).  He has published numerous books, articles and research reports in the areas of cross-cultural management and organizational change, and teaches on change management programs for middle managers with Europe's leading business schools.  He is also editor of the Journal of Organizational and Change Management.



Marie-Thérèse Killiam


is professor of French in the department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Sweet Briar College, VA.



Jenni Drozdek


is a doctoral candidate in Art History at Case Western Reserve University.  She is also Art Editor and a contributing writer at The Front.



Richard Rorty


Richard Rorty is one of today's most celebrated philosophers and social commentators. His books include Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity, Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth: Philosophical Papers I, Essays on Heidegger and Others: Philosophical Papers II, Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth Century America, Truth and Progress: Philosphical Papers III, and Philosphy and Social Hope.



David Berry


David Berry is a researcher at the University of Sussex, UK and a member of the research collective The Libre Society. He writes on 
issues surrounding intellectual property, immaterial labour, politics, free software and copyleft.




Jo Pawlik


Jo Pawlik is a doctoral student at the University of Sussex researching the interaction between the American counterculture and 
French poststructuralism, focusing in particular on the deployment and political purchase of the concepts of madness and schizophrenia.



 Barry Sandywell


is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Sociology at York, UK. He is the author of Logological Investigations (Routledge, 1996), a multi-volume work on the history of reflexivity, alterity and ethics in philosophy and the human sciences: Reflexivity and the Crisis of Western Reason (volume 1), The Beginnings of European Theorizing: Reflexivity in the Archaic Age (volume 2), and Presocratic Reflexivity: The Construction of Philosophical Discourse (volume 3). He is also the co-editor, with Ian Heywood, of Interpreting Visual Culture: Explorations in the Hermeneutics of the Visual (Routledge, 1999) and of essays on Baudrillard, Bakhtin, Benjamin and others published in various journals and collections. His most recent publications are `E-Topia as Cosmopolis or Citadel. On the Democratizing and De-democratizing Logics of the Internet, or, Towards a Critique of the New Technological Fetishism’, in Theory, Culture and Society,Special Issue on Cosmopolis, Vol. 19 (1-2), February-April 2002 [co-written with Martin Hand],  `Metacritique of Information’, in Theory, Culture and Society, Vol. 20 (1), January 2003 and `The Myth of Everyday Life: Toward a Heterology of the Ordinary’ and `Beyond Metaphysics and Nihilism, in Michael E. Gardiner and Gregory J. Seigworth, eds., Rethinking Everyday Life: And Then Nothing Turns Itself Inside Out, Cultural Studies, London: Routledge,18 (2/3), 2004.




David Beer


is currently writing up a PhD on the digitalisation of music and music culture in the Department of Sociology at the University of York. He is also a visiting lecturer and researcher in the School of Arts at York St John College. His publications include: ‘Stylistic Morphing: Notes on the digitisation of contemporary music culture’, co-written with Barry Sandywell, in Convergence: The international journal of research into new media, volume 11, number 4; ‘Sooner or later we will melt together: Framing the digital in the everyday’, in First Monday, Volume 10, number 8; ‘Capturing the livingness and liveliness of critique-in-action’, in Sociological Research Online, volume 10, number 3: and, an edited special issue of First Monday on Music and the Internet, Special Issue No.1, published July 2005.



Patrick Fontana


artist, actor, director.

2005 Emission France Culture: une vie, une oeuvre, Ghérasim Luca. 2004 GRENZE. Publication de dessins dans le livre « le monde diplomatique 50 » pour les cinquante ans du journal. 2002-2003. Exposition Changer son matin, CRAC de Valence, du 11 juin au 19 juillet 2003, présentation du travail la bande à venir avec une esquisse. Randglossen, recherche plastique autour d’une lecture du Capital de Karl Marx. 2001 Réalisateur de Aussi long que la roue tourne, film sur le graphisme (20 minutes) réalisé en collaboration avec Myr Muratet pour l’AGI, l’Alliance Graphique Internationale avec le soutient de la Délégation aux Arts Plastiques (DAP). (éditions vidéo 2002, mirage illimité éditions). Depuis juin 2001 Patrick Fontana intervient à AERI, association qui s’occupe de l’insertion de personnes en difficulté, à Montreuil où il réalise des montages autour de la parole commune. La bande à venir avec une esquisse, recherche plastique (grands formats) autour des séminaires de Jacques Rancière (l’idée esthétique) et de Giorgio Agamben (Qu’est-ce que la philosophie). Exposition Chemin de fer de gravures avec Florence Hinneburg, Les Métallos, Paris. Avant 2000 Acteur dans Aujourd’hui Madame de César Vayssié ; Exit, un long-métrage d’Olivier Megaton ; Bords et Bouts, une pièce d’Alain Béhar, Théâtre des Bernardines,Marseille. /Patrick Fontana rejoint le comité de direction de la revue politique Alice, publiée avec le concours du Centre National des Lettres (CNL). Acteur dans Monochromes une pièce d’Alain Béhar, Avignon festival 1999, XXVIème Rencontre de La Chartreuse. Publication dans le Monde Diplomatique (juin 99) d’une série de dessins Les Télés. Parution du livre Les Télés, recherche plastique autour du séminaire de Toni Négri, préface de Toni Négri. Fondation du groupe MAE, Moments d’Attraction étranges avec Christophe d’Hallivillée, Christine Spianti, Olivier Derousseau, Alain Béhar, Sylvain Gaudenzi, Armelle Nicolas-Robin, Dominique Cara. Exposition, Projet à suivre ailleurs, à Lille avec Olivier Derousseau. Concepteur avec Hervé Leblanc du décor de Public émission TV. Parution du livre Faux carrés, peintures et textes d’Alain Béhar. Concepteur du décor d’Epandages de Catherine Baugué, Théâtre en mai, Dijon. Acteur dans Aurélia un long-métrage de Christophe d’Hallivillée. Parution du livre 15/07 27/06, dessins et textes avec Alain Béhar. Violences une pièce de Didier- Georges Gabily, dessins, éditions Actes Sud. Acteur dans Violences de Didier-Georges Gabily, TCI Paris Phèdres et Hippolytes de Didier-Georges Gabily, d’après Racine, Euripide, Sénèque, Garnier, Ritsos.






electronic music et ancien manipulateur analogique, Aelters est un ex-membre de ‘dat politics’ (quartet électronique formé en octobre 1998) ayant collaboré avec des artistes internationaux tels que Blectum from Blechdom, Matmos, Felix Kubin, Lesser et invité à se produire plusieurs fois en live aux Etats-Unis, Japon, Europe. Son premier album, « el frustrator» , fut réalisé en 2000 sur le label français ski-pp (goodiepal, felix kubin...) et un 3», «volu beit», l’année suivante sur le label américain tigerbeat6 (kid 606, gold chains...). Le dernier album «ardchilds’com.undo» est produit sur le label allemand sonig (oval, mouse on mars, microstoria, fx randomiz, scrach pet land...).

Album : ‘el frustrator’ 1999 > (skipp 002) cd. ardchilds com.undo’ 2003 > (sonig 029) lp/cd. Various tracks/remixes/ compilation :

‘1rst fish & stroop’ (felix kubin, dat politics, blectum from blechdom.../skipp 003 cd). /‘tigerbeat6, INC.’ (max tundra, lesser, kpt michi.gan...../meow 012 cd), 2002. ‘and the beat goes off’ (kid 606, gold chains, dj rupture.../tigerbeat6, meow 050), 2002. iliation.’ (mouse on mars, schlammpeitziger, vert ...sonig 26cd/26lp), 2003. ‘2nd coco waffle flake’ (nathan michel, goodiepal, anne laplantine.../skipp 007 cd),2003. ‘noodles discotheque vol.?’ (mouse on mars, wevie stonder, niobe.../ lp), 2004.

12» : ‘planet fight club’ (kid 606, Com.a, Dwayne Sodahberk.../tigerbeat6, meow 099). 3» : ‘ volu beit’ 2002 > (tigerbeat6, meow 028)

dat politics album :

‘sous hit’ 2001 cd > digital narcis (dncd009) lp > tigerbeat 6 (meow037) ‘villiger’ 2000 cd/lp > a-musik (a23) ‘tracto flirt’ 1999 lp > skipp (skipp01) cd > tigerbeat6 (meow007)

7» :’pata jet’ 2000 7» > bottrop-boy (bb002)

Various tracks/remixes/ compilation :

‘back from...’: dat politics, kid 606, goodiepal, kevin blechdom ... (Tigerbeat6) ‘nanoloop comp’ : dat politics, merzbow, pita , scratch pet land , . . . (nanoloop) ‘fodder serie’ (mp3) dat politics , pimmon , richard chartier , . . . (FSÿllt FF0099) ‘tigerbeat inc.’ : dat politics, aelters, tujiko noriko , lesser, . . . (tigerbeat6) ‘clicks and cuts 2 ‘ : dat politics, fennesz, matmos, pansonic, kit clayton, . . . (mille plateaux) ‘remix tomorrow good bye ‘ auch remix : dat politics, farben, ricardo villalobos ,(force inc.)

1st fist & stroopskipp comp : dat politics,felix kubin, blectum from blechdom, (skipp) ‘impakt comp’ : dat politics,markus schmikler, komet, noto , . . . (impakt) ‘ars electronica comp’ : dat politics, radian, uli troyer, gescom, ryoji ikeda. ‘attitude comp ‘: dat politics , matmos , pimmon , v/vm , kid 606, lesser, . . . (tigerbeat6) ‘split 12 « serie’ : dat politics / process (fat cat)



Pierre-Yves Fave



Graphic designer.

2004 Réalisation d’une vidéo « After Len Lye » collaboration avec Dominique Gonzalez Foerster.

2002-2003 Création et réalisation d’une vidéo projection Haute Définition pour l’installation de Dominique Gonzalez Foerster « EXOTOURISME » présentée à Beaubourg, Rotterdam, Valencia. Effets spéciaux 2D et 3D Maya, After-Effects. Authoring DVD pour l’artiste Xavier Veilhan. El Farolito Paris Tango Magazine mise en ligne du site Web. Mod-Tv : Habillage Télévision, génériques. Création de décors en projection vidéo pour La pièce de théâtre «Cloud Techtonics », animation et image fixe. Création et réalisation d’une Vidéo projection pour La Documenta (Kassel) « Park : A plan for escape » présentée en extérieur. Montage sous After Effects. Réalisation d’une vidéo numérique sous After-Effects pour une installation de Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster présentée à Yokohama « Petite » : Chroma-Key … Création et intégration d’une borne interactive pour la société GOUET. Images de Synthèse, Vidéos (4 CD) Intégration sous Director, 3d sur Maya, montage des vidéos.

Avant 2000 Lardux Films : Intégration et montage du court-métrage « On a beau être bête, on a faim quand même » réalisé en dessin animé et dans Photoshop en Haute Résolution, intégré sous After Effects. Shooté en Film 35 mm. Artrack : Création et réalisation de vidéos institutionnelles, publicités, animations, sur After Effects et station DPS. Cd ROM Grands Compositeurs réalisation de l’animation d’introduction, préparation des images pour l’intégration sous Director. Documentaire « Duchenne de Boulogne ou l’anatomie des passions ». Création d’un morphing d’après le fonds de photos anciennes du docteur Charcot. Lay-out man 3d (préparation des animations, mise en place des éléments, cadrage sur softimage-3d pour « Rollie Pollie Ollie » série d’animation 3d pour Sparx. Moniteur à la base d’infographie de l’école des Beaux-Arts durant 3 ans : assistance technique et cours d’initiation à la 3d sur Softimage. Cd ROM Marcel Marceau : création de l’arborescence, d’une partie de l’interface etpréparation des médias.





Joseph Nechvatal


Dr. Nechvatal earned his Ph.D. in the philosophy of art and new technology at The Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA) University of Wales College, Newport, UK where he served as conference coordinator for the 1st International CAiiA  Research Conference entitled Consciousness Reframed: Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era (July 1997); an international conference which looked at new developments in art, science, technology  and consciousness. Dr. Nechvatal presently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He writes periodically on art and new technology  for Artforum, Iride, Tema Celeste, NY Arts Magazine  and Zing.  See




Patrick J. McHenry


MA in English, University of Florida (2005)




Francis Raven


is an editorial assistant at the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.  Francis Raven’s first novel, Inverted Curvatures, will be published this fall by Spuyten Duyvil.  Raven’s poems and essays have been published in Mudlark, Conundrum, Untitled, Pindeldyboz, Big Bridge, Le Petite Zine, and Can We Have Our Ball Back?, Jacket, Clamor, The Morning News, In These Times, The Fulcrum Annual, Rain Taxi, Sauce, and Pavement Saw.




Catherine Arnaud


Catherine Arnaud is a creator of modern art and has recently completed her doctoral thesis at Paris I Sorbonne University, entitled : “Variations about a theme of Johann Sebastian Bach “. The presentation of her thesis took place under the guidance and presence of Mr. Costin Miereanu and Mr. Jean Lancri from Paris I University and Mr. Daniel Charles from the University of Nizza.  She has given concerts, exhibitions as well as conferences, using video films, audio and slides.  As a theorist she has rendered artistic reflections of modern art from 1910 until the present time, the themes of which are close to musical language. Her work consists of producing perforated painted paper rolls that can be viewed and listened to at the same time.




Armin Medosch


Armin Medosch is a writer, artist and curator based in London. He is one of the initiators of (, and in this frame he edited the book and CD-ROM "dive" and is currently engaged in an R&D project about commons, rules and games. In 2003 he wrote the book "Freie Netze" about wireless community networks. In 2004 he investigated climate change and social mapping with the Ports project ( as a part of the Ninepin residency by Scan. Currently he works on a publication about the relationship between science, technology and social change for PAL, London. He is associate senior lecturer in digital media at Ravensbourne College, London.



Alexander R. Galloway


is Assistant Professor of Media Ecology at New York University. He is a founding member of the software development group RSG and is currently working on a web-based software product called Carnivore--after the FBI software of the same name--that uses packet-sniffing technologies to create vivid depictions of raw data. As a scholar, Alex has written on digital media in popular and academic venues alike. Alex's first book, PROTOCOL, or, How Control Exists After Decentralization, is published by The MIT Press.


Eugene Thacker


is Assistant Professor in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US. He is the author of two books: Biomedia (University of Minnesota Press, 2004) and The Global Genome (MIT Press, 2005).



Colin McQuillan


is a doctoral student in the philosophy department at Emory University.



Keith Hart


Keith Hart lives in Paris and teaches anthropology part-time at Goldsmiths College, London. The Hit Man's Dilemma: or business, personal and impersonal will be published as a Prickly Paradigm pamphlet in July 2005.  See



Justin Taylor


is a writer based in Portland, Oregon.  He is a regular books critic for CounterPunch and a contributor to His journalism and reviews have appeared in or on the websites of The Nation, n+1, Bookslut, Nextbook, Punk Planet, The Gainesville Iguana, and elsewhere. His fiction and poetry has appeared in various online and print literary journals. He graduated from the University of Florida, where he studied English, as well as theories and politics of sexuality.



Jason Read


is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Maine.  He is author of The Micro-Politics of Capital, Albany; SUNY UP (2003)




Remy Roussetzki


is assistant professor of English at the CUNY; recent essays include "Aggravating Shakespeare: Endless Violence in Shelley's and in Musset's Theater of Anxiety." The European Romantic Review: Official Journal of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism. 15.4 (2004): 1-18.




Whitney Wolf


Artist;  for further info please visit his website:



Juan Bruce-Novoa

is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California at Irvine.  His recent works include Only The Good Times (Arte Público Press, 1995) and RetroSpace: Collected Essays on Chicano Literature (Arte Público Press, 1990).


Steve Gennaro

Ph.D student in the department of Art History and Communications, McGill University, Montreal, Canada


Constantine Sandis


is about to submit his PhD on The Things we Do and Why we Do Them at the University of Reading. He also teaches in the Philosophy Department there, as well as at the University of Bath (Division of Lifelong-Learning), and for the Royal Institute of Philosophy.  See also:



Robert Pepperell


Robert Pepperell is a member of Polar (The Posthuman Laboratory for Arts Research) and a lecturer in Contemporary Art Theory at University of Wales College, Newport.  He is also associate editor of Leonardo Reviews.  His works include The Posthuman Condition (Intellect, 1995) and The Postdigital Membrane (Intellect, 2000) in collaboration with Michael Punt. A revised version of his first book, entitled The Posthhuman Condition: Consciousness Beyond the Brain, has also recently been published (Intellect, 2003).



Michael H. Goldhaber


is completing a book on the attention economy.  His work has appeared in journals such as First Monday,, Telepolis and others.



Jason Sperb


Jason Sperb is a doctoral student in Communication & Culture at Indiana University at Bloomington.  In addition to working with Kritikos, he also has written articles for Film Criticism, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, The Journal of Popular Culture, Interactions and Bright Lights Film Journal, with additional pieces forthcoming in Studies in the Literary Imagination and Storytelling.  He is currently finishing up his first book, The Kubrick Façade, for Scarecrow Press.


Harry Polkinhorn 


Professor of English, San Diego State University
Harry Polkinhorn is an experimental poet/artist, translator, and editor whose works have been exhibited and published worldwide. He has published over thirty books of poetry, fiction, translation, and edited collections. His areas of scholarly interest focus on the international avant-garde and the culture of the U.S.-Mexico border region. He has translated works from Italian, Portuguese, German, and Spanish. Blue Shift (a book-length poem) was published by Ex Nihilo Press, San Francisco (1999). He is currently preparing a bilingual English/Spanish anthology of poetry by Baja California poets to be published by Junction Press. He was educated at the University of California, SDSU, New York University, the Kunstgewerbeschule of the City of Zürich, and Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is a permanent visiting professor in the  program in Semiotics and Communication of the Pontifical Catholic University of Sãão Paulo, Brazil. He is Director of San Diego State Press.




August Highland

August Highland's work has appeared in Harvard's visual poetry exhibition, "Errata and Contradiction" Spring 2004,, and others.  He says of his visual poetry, "Whether my paintings are hung in homes, galleries, museums, hotels, or corporations, I want my paintings to remind people of their greatness."  For more on August Highland:



Anton Karl Kozlovic

is a Ph.D. candidate in Screen Studies, School of Humanities, The Flinders University of South Australia.  He is interested in Religion-and-Film, Interreligious Dialogue, DeMille Studies, Computer Films and Popular Culture. He is currently writing a doctoral dissertation on the biblical cinema of Cecil B. DeMille and is the co-editor of the forthcoming book Religion and Popular Culture.  He has published articles in Australian Religion Studies Review, Compass: A Review of Topical Theological, Counterpoints: The Flinders University Online Journal of Interdisciplinary Conference Papers, The Furrow: A Journal for the Contemporary Church, Effective Teaching, Journal of Christian Education, Journal of Contemporary Religion, Journal of Mundane Behavior, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Journal of Religious Education, The Journal of Religion and Film, Kinema: A Journal for Film and Audiovisual Media, Labyrinth: An International Journal for Philosophy, Feminist Theory and Cultural Hermeneutics, Latent Image: A Student Journal of Film Criticism, Marburg Journal of Religion, Metaphilm, Nowa Fantastyka, Organdi Quarterly, Quodlibet: Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Religious Education Journal of Australia, Science as Culture, Teaching Sociology and 24 Frames Per Second. His latest critical entries and book chapters have been published in The Wallflower Critical Guide to Contemporary North American Directors (Allon, Y., Cullen, D., & Patterson, H., 2001) and Sex, Religion, Media (Claussen, D. S., 2002).  He can be contacted at either or


Temenuga Trifonova 


is a lecturer in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  She has written on film theory, time in contemporary cinema, special effects, science fiction cinema, film remakes, the postmodern sublime, Continental philosophy and American literature.  Her articles have appeared in International Studies in Philosophy, Postmodern Culture, SubStance, Quarterly Journal of Film and Video, CineAction, Kinema: a Journal for Film and Audiovisual Media, Film and Philosophy and others.




Catharina Landström


is a researcher in the Dept. of History of Ideas and Theory of Science, Göteborg University, in Sweden.




Alan Sondheim’s


books include the anthology Being on Line: Net Subjectivity (Lusitania, 1996), Disorders of the Real (Station Hill, 1988), and .echo (alt-X digital arts, 2001) as well as numerous other chapbooks, ebooks, and articles. His videos and films have been shown internationally. Sondheim co-moderates several email lists, including Cybermind, Cyberculture, and Wryting. For the past decade, he has been working on an "Internet Text," a continuous meditation on philosophy, psychology, language, body, and virtuality. Sondheim lives in Brooklyn; he lectures and publishes widely on contemporary art and Internet issues. In 1999, Sondheim was the second virtual writer-in-residence for the trAce (sic) online writing community (Nottingham, England). He is currently associate editor of the online magazine Beehive, and one of the editors of Nettime's Unstable Digest. In 2001, Sondheim assembled a special topic for the America Book Review on Codework. His video/soundwork has often been screened at Millennium Film (NYC), as well as a number of other venues. Sondheim teaches in the trAce online writing program; in 2000-2001 he taught new media at Florida International University in Miami. He currently works in video, cdrom, performance, sound, and text, often in collaboration with Azure Carter, Foofwa d'Imobilite, and others.

Relevant URLS:
Trace Projects at




James Charles Fox, Jr.


received his B.A. (1999) in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans in Louisiana and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.  He will receive his M.A. (2005) in English, with a specialization in Writing, from the State University of New York at Albany.  Two of his one-act plays, Penguin Politics (1997) and To Hope Against Hope (2004), were produced at the University of New Orleans where he also received the 2004 Academy of American Poets College Prize for "Camille" and "On Waking", featured in the Ellipsis literary magazine, issue 32 (2004).  He is currently working on an experimental film based on the cinematographic poetry and poetics of Louis Zukofsky.






David J. Tremblay


MFA candidate, Columbia College




Kyle A. Wiggins


Department of English, University of Montana




Jayne Fenton Keane (JFK)

for further info, please visit her website, “The Stalking Tongue” at 
JFK is also a  student in Poetry at Griffith University in Australia. 

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