Mark Amerika (email@example.com) is the author of many books including the novels Sexual Blood (1995) and The Kafka Chronicles (1993). In 1993, he started The Alt-X Online Publishing Network (http://www.altx.com). In June of 1997 he launched the highly-acclaimed GRAMMATRON hypermedia narrative project (http://www.grammatron.com). He has recently presented and
exhibited his online art projects in many venues including the Ars
Electronica Festival, the International Symposium of Electronic Art,
SIGGRAPH 98, Virtual Worlds 98, and the Adelaide Arts Festival in
Erik Belgum's audio fiction has been nationally syndicated on New American
Radio and aired throughout Europe, on the ABC (Australia), BBC, CBC
(Canada) and recently as part of the Bayerischer (Munich) Rundfunk's
horspiel series. He recently completed sound design on a CD production of
Raymond Federman's classic surfiction novel, "Take It Or Leave It" and
this fall the American Composer's Forum will release a double CD of his
ambient fiction piece, "Blodder." His CD's are available through the
Electronic Music Foundation at emf.org.
Tom Bland is co-author of posttv, (http://www.posttv.com), a web-based
entertainment extravaganza that is part of the permanent collection of the
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is principal of Gravi-tech, a
company specializing in music composition/sound design/and new media
programming. His sound work includes The Digital Experience, a multimedia
installation for the Getty Information Institute. He is also a member of
the design faculty at California College of Arts and Crafts.
Anne Burdick's hybrid practice, the Offices of Anne Burdick
(http://www.burdickoffices.com), mixes graphic design, editing and writing in a range of projects from collaborative literary experiments to
institutional communications. She is the design editor of electronic book
review (http://www.altx.com/ebr/) where she acts as site designer,
guest-editor (ebr 6 and 7: image + narrative), and catalyst for digital
collaborations between writers and designers. She teaches in the graduate
programs in graphic design and new media at the California Institute of the
Arts and Art Center College of Design.
Cam Merton is one of the founding members of the "nervous objects" network
ensemble and is one of the creators behind the "Lingua_Elettrica" project
which features a hybrid web/installation work based around a "live"
physical space fitted with a variety of sensors gathering kinetic, light,
temperature and other information and utilising it for randomly generated
narrative environments. He is presently the Arts Programme Officer for
IMAGO Multi-Media Centre in Perth, Western Australia.
Brendan Palmer, aka Reset, started his own music label, Zonar Recordings,
in 1996. A frequent performer in the Australian club and rave scene, he is
particularly interested in analogue musical instruments, many of which he
used in his remixes for the PHON:E:ME project. A founding member of Clan
Analogue, a collective of Australian electronic artists, Palmer has
released many underground CDs including atone's "atonement" and the remix
Joseph Tabbi is editor of electronic book review (http://www.altx.com/ebr/)
and the author of Postmodern Sublime: Technology and American Writing from Mailer to Cyberpunk (Cornell University Press, 1995). He is also the
editor, with Michael Wutz, of a collection of original essays, titled
Reading Matters: Narrative in the New Media Ecology, also published by
Cornell University Press.