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Natalija Arlauskaite

is Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Vilnius University (Lithuania), where she teaches Film Theory, European Avant-Garde and Gothic Literature & Film. She is an author of Structure of semantic space in works by Velimir Khlebnikov (2005, Vilnius University Press) and completing Small book about Dracula.

Kate Rossmanith

teaches performance studies in the Department of Media, Music and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Australia. She researches rehearsal and performance preparation practices, and is currently studying the ways in which residents in north Australia are being trained to live around crocodiles. Kate also works as an essayist, and her writing has appeared in Best Australian Essays.

Yvon Bonenfant

is Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts and Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University of Winchester. An extended voice composer/performer, he has also worked to explore haptic methodologies for choreography and other forms of devised performance. His works have been shown in the UK, Canada, the US, Japan, France, Portugal and Brazil and he has created a body of published work that articulates theory and practice from transdisciplinary perspectves. He is overseas research associate of the IDEAT trans-arts research insitute of the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and a member of the Performance as Research Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research.

Kirsty Beilharz

is Professor of Sound, Music and Interaction Design in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at the University of Technology Sydney. Her research focuses include: generative processes in sound and music; spatial and timbral dimensions for auditory graphing; interactive sonification; and gestural interaction design. She has a background in digital media and music composition.

David Chapman

creates digital sound pieces for both gallery and web exhibition. Recent work has included a series of projects based around Gunpowder Park, a recently reclaimed munitions test site, and the Lee Valley, near London. The projects, based on the collection of bio-acoustic and environmental field recordings include Revelation (2004), an on-line art project which maps through sound and image the site surrounding in London Lee Valley and Hark (2005), an audio-visual installation. He has produced and directed a number of documentary films, including The Hum (1997), which explored inexplicable occurrences of low frequency noise in the West of England and Steel-Cello / Bow-Chime (2005), which examines the performance history of the sound sculptures developed by artist Bob Rutman in the 1960s. He is a senior lecturer in media production at the University of East London, UK.:

Louise K Wilson

is a visual artist who makes installations, sound works and videos. She studied Fine Art at the University of Northumbria, Studio Arts at Concordia University, Montreal and is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD at the University of Derby. She has undertaken numerous artist residencies and commissions and exhibited widely in North America and Europe, her recent exhibitions include Composure at Impressions Gallery in Bradford (2008); Post-Cinema, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne (2007); Sonic Arts Network Expo in Plymouth (2007) and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2005). Her work explores perceptual and cultural aspects of science and technology and she frequently involves the participation of individuals from industry, museums, medicine and scientific research in the making of work.

Anne Cranny-Francis

is Professor in Critical and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney. She has published widely on feminist fiction, media, cultural theory and literacy. Her books include Feminist Fiction:  Feminist Uses of Generic Fiction (Polity Press, UK; St Martins Press, NY:  1990), Engendered Fiction (NSW University Press, 1992), Popular Culture (Deakin University Press, 1994), The Body in the Text (Melbourne University Press, 1995) and Gender Studies:  Terms and Debates (Macmillan, 2003).  Her most recent work is on technology, touch and sound and includes Multimedia:  Texts and Contexts (Sage, 2005) and a recent issue of Visual Communication (Vol. 7, No. 3 (2008)).