David Berry is Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at Swansea University. His research addresses the methodological and theoretical challenges of studying digital media, engaging with a wide range of thinkers including Heidegger, Kittler, Arendt, Tarde, and Latour. Recent books authored or edited include Critical Theory and the Digital, Understanding Digital Humanities and The Philosophy of Software: Code and Mediation in the Digital Age.
Nick Couldry is Professor and joint Head of the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London, and incoming Professor of Media, Communications and Social Theory at LSE. He is the author or editor of eleven books including Ethics of Media (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013, co-edited with Mirca Madianou and Amit Pinchevski), Media, Society, World: Social Theory and Digital Media Practice (Polity 2012) and Why Voice Matters: Culture and Politics After Neoliberalism (Sage 2010).
Graham Harman is Professor of Philosophy at the American University of Cairo. Calling his work ‘object-oriented philosophy,’ Harman has read Heidegger’s tool-analysis as a metaphysics of autonomous objects, challenging traditional phenomenological approaches that are centred on human perception. His books include Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects, Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics and The Quadruple Object.
Shaun Moores is Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Sunderland. For many years his research has been focused on everyday media use, and he has become increasingly interested in engaging critically with phenomenological approaches in philosophy, anthropology, geography and sociology. Moores is the author of five books, including Media and Everyday Life in Modern Society, Media/Theory and Media, Place and Mobility.
Lisa Parks is Professor of Film and Media Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Her research explores different uses of satellite, computer and television technologies in a transnational context. Parks is the author of Cultures in Orbit: Satellites and the Televisual and three new books in preparation: Coverage: Media Space and Security after 9/11; Mixed Signals: Media Infrastructures and Cultural Geographies; and Down to Earth: Satellite Technologies, Industries and Cultures (co-edited with James Schwoch).
Paddy Scannell is Professor at the University of Michigan. He is best known as a historian of broadcasting, whose work has focused particularly on the phenomenological study of talk as the everyday communicative medium of radio and television. Scannell is a founding editor of Media, Culture and Society, and his books include Radio, Television and Modern Life and Media and Communication.