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Stephen Muecke

researches Cultural Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is working on the historical and contemporary links between culture and commerce in the Indian Ocean. Contingency in Madagascar with photographer Max Pam, will be published by Les Imaginayres, Toulouse.

Annette Hamilton

is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales. She is an anthropologist who has worked in Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land and Central Australia, later turning her attention to South East Asia, in particular Thailand. Her theoretical interests include psychoanalysis, screen cultures, and the impact of technological forms on cultural expression.

Anne Cranny-Francis

is Associate Professor and Head of Critical and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University. Her publications include Engendered Fiction (1992) and The Body in the Text (1995).

Scott McQuire

is Senior Lecturer in the Media and Communications Program at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Crossing the Digital Threshold (1997), Visions of Modernity: Representation, Memory, Space and Time in the Age of the Camera (1998), and Maximum Vision (1998). He is currently completing a book, The Uncanny Home, which explores interactions between media and urban space.

Patricia Pringle

is Senior Lecturer in Interior Design, the School of Architecture + Design at RMIT University, Melbourne. She is currently researching the ways in which modernity's new empathy with space, both imaginative and visceral, was manifested in popular amusements and entertainments of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She is particularly interested in the ways in which these dealt with 'impossible' feats, such as defying gravity or vanishing, and in the way in which such aspirations continue to shape spatial experience today.

Steve Collins

is a PhD candidate and Associate lecturer in the Department of Media. Macquarie University. His research interests include musical creativity, fan fiction and copyright law.

Nigel Helyer

is an Australian based sculptor and sound artist with an international reputation for his large scale sonic installations, environmental sound sculpture works and new media projects. He is currently an honorary associate in Architectural Acoustics at the University of Sydney, an industry research partner at the University of New South Wales in the area of Virtual Audio Reality, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the SymbioticA lab at the University of Western Australia. He is also the curator of Sonic-Differences as part of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth 2004.