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John Sutton

teaches philosophy at Macquarie University. He is author of Philosophy and Memory Traces, and coeditor of Descartes' Natural Philosophy. His recent articles have appeared in Language Sciences, the Fortean Times, and in the Melbourne University Press e-book Thinking in Four Dimensions: creativity and cognition in contemporary dance. He is now working on skill memory and habit memory, and on shared memory and social memory.

Elizabeth A. Wilson

is an ARC Australian Research Fellow in the Research Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. She is the author of Neural Geographies: feminism and the microstructure of cognition (Routledge, 1998) and Psychosomatic: feminism and the neurological body (Duke, 2004). She is working on a project about affect in AI research in the post-war period (1945-1970).

Evelyn Tribble

is Professor of English at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She is author of Margins and Marginality: the printed page in early modern England (1993) and (with Anne Trubek) Writing Material: readings from Plato to the digital age (2003). She is working on cognition and literature, Renaissance literature, and the history of noise, and is convening a seminar on sleep and dreams for the 8th World Shakespeare Congress in Brisbane, July 2006.

Paul Memmott

is an anthropologist and architect who operates a research consultancy practice on Aboriginal projects and specialises in the cross-cultural study of the people-environment relations of Indigenous peoples. Research interests encompass architectural anthropology, Aboriginal housing and settlement design, Aboriginal access to institutional architecture, Indigenous constructs of place and cultural heritage, vernacular architecture and Native Title, action research on Aboriginal homelessness and violence. He works at the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre at the University of Queensland.

Peta Tait

is Professor of Theatre and Drama at La Trobe University, Australia. She is the author of Circus Bodies: Cultural Identity in Aerial Performance (2005), a history of trapeze; Performing Emotions (2002), on social meanings of emotions in theatre; and editor of Body Show/s (2000) as well as books on gender identity in Australian theatre.

Francine Hanley

was recently awarded a Ph.D in the School of Psychology at Victoria University, Melbourne. Her interests include the critical study of the representations and practices applied within the discipline of psychology and health sciences, especially with respect to questions on the relationship between mind and body. She currently works at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Andrew Murphie

is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Media, Film and Theatre, University of New South Wales, Australia. He has published on the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, cultural theory, virtual media, network ecologies and popular music. He is the co-author with John Potts of Culture and Technology (Palgrave, 2003) and editor of the 'fibreculture journal'. His current research focuses on the cultural politics of models of cognition, perception and life; media ecologies; electronic music; and performance technologies. Recent publications include 'Differential Life, Perception and the Nervous Elements: Whitehead, Bergson and Virno on the Technics of Living' in Culture Machine (2005).

Mike Leggett

has been working across the institutions of art, education, cinema and television with media since the early '70s, and has film and video work in archives and collections in Europe, Australia, North and South America. He has curated exhibitions of interactive multimedia, writes and lectures about media art, contributing to journals like Leonardo and Continuum, and is a regular correspondent for the Australian contemporary arts newspaper RealTime. He's currently completing a PhD on database aesthetics and memory at UTS.

Russell Downham

is a doctoral student and tutor in philosophy at Macquarie University. He is examining the implications of contemporary interdisciplinary research on personal memory for our understanding of self-knowledge, focusing on what it means to faithfully remember our personal past. Previously at Monash University he wrote an M.A. thesis arguing that the capacity for emotional suffering is practically indispensable to full human agency.

James Ley

is a PhD. student at the University of Sydney, currently writing a thesis on philosophy of genre in Aristotle.