Kim Knowles is Lecturer in Film Studies at Aberystwyth University and Experimental Film Programmer at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Her writings on the films and photography of Man Ray have been published in French Studies and History of Photography.
libi rose (striegl) will sometimes admit to being an artist. She will always admit to being fond of puzzles, alternative modes of learning/thinking, complexity theory and robots. She collaborates with the SLIPPAGE Lab at Duke University and is co-founder of the OFF microcinema in Fort Collins. Her work is freely available online because she believes information should have no owners. She holds an MFA in experimental and documentary arts from Duke and a BA/BFA in film from CU Boulder.
Mary Virginia Swanson is an innovator, educator, author, advisor and entrepreneur in the field of photography. Ms. Swanson counts among her consulting clients internationally known artists and respected arts organizations. Unique among advisors in our field, her broad background and professional reputation offers a broad range of perspectives on both the making and marketing of art.
Megan Prelinger is a cultural historian and the author of two books: Inside the Machine: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age (2015), and Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race (2010). She is also co-founder and information designer of the Prelinger Library in San Francisco, where she lives.
Photographer MJ Sharp is an artist and educator based in Durham, North Carolina. A Tennessee native, she came to Duke University as an undergraduate ready to major in chemistry, but one art history survey course with Professor Rona Goffen derailed her into the humanities and left her with a lifelong love of art history, which conveniently, continues to be pertinent to the study of contemporary photography.