Charles R. Acland is Professor and Concordia University Research Chair in Communication Studies, Montreal. His books include Screen Traffic: Movies, Multiplexes, and Global Culture (2003), Swift Viewing: The Popular Life of Subliminal Influence (2012), and the co-edited (with Haidee Wasson) collection Useful Cinema (2011). With Katie Russell, Acland edits the Canadian Journal of Film Studies.
Carolina Aguerre is a doctoral candidate in social sciences and scholar of the National Scientific and Research Council (CONICET) of Argentina. She is also a researcher and lecturer at the Center for Technology and Society and the Department of Administration at the Universidad de San Andrés.
Marisa Brandt is a doctoral candidate in communication and science studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her dissertation is an interdisciplinary study of researchers developing virtual reality as a therapeutic tool for treating veterans with post-traumatic stress. A second project looks at how the Zapatistas are coordinating an anti-genetically modified maize social movement in Chiapas, Mexico. She has also done research on the politicization of health and medical news in the US news media. She studied English and creative writing at Berkeley, and worked as an editor for two years in Seattle before beginning her doctoral study.
Jack Z. Bratich is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University. He authored Conspiracy Panics: Political ...