Mark Amerika
Mark Amerika ( 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 ( In June of 1997 he launched the highly-acclaimed GRAMMATRON hypermedia narrative project ( 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 Australia.

Erik Belgum
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

Tom Bland
Tom Bland is co-author of posttv, (, 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
Anne Burdick's hybrid practice, the Offices of Anne Burdick (, 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 ( 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
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
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 compilation "Dislocations."

Joseph Tabbi
Joseph Tabbi is editor of electronic book review ( 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.