SEQUENCE One Contributors

  • Richard Grusin (author of SEQUENCE 1.3) is Director of the Center for 21st Century Studies and Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received his Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of California-Berkeley. He has published numerous chapters and articles and written four books: Transcendentalist Hermeneutics: Institutional Authority and the Higher Criticism of the Bible (Duke, 1991); with Jay David Bolter, Remediation: Understanding New Media (MIT, 1999); Culture, Technology, and the Creation of America’s National Parks (Cambridge, 2004); and Premediation: Affect and Mediality After 9/11 (Palgrave, 2010).  He is currently working on a project entitled “Radical Mediation.” Grusin is deeply committed to open access publication of scholarly work.
  • Selmin Kara (author of SEQUENCE 1.4) is Assistant Professor of Film and New Media at OCAD University. She has critical interests in digital aesthetics and new materialist approaches in cinema as well as the use of sound, new technologies, and art activism in contemporary documentary. Selmin’s work has appeared and is forthcoming in Studies in Documentary Film, Poiesis, the Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media, and Music and Sound in Nonfiction Film: Real Listening. She is currently co-editing two collections, revising a chapter on post-cinema and the Anthropocene, and working on her book, which proposes a new materialist framework for understanding sound and image relationships in documentary in the age of networks.
  • Russell Pearce (co-editor/producer of SEQUENCE and SEQUENCE One) teaches Media Studies at the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex. He is a doctoral candidate in the School and is researching how the adoption of eBooks affects the reading habits of different groups of people. Returning to academia after a career based in the video games industry, his interests are in the Digital Humanities, with a focus on the reception and appropriation of new types of media content being produced by and for an audience that is unhindered by traditional forms of ownership or compensation.
  • Rupert Read (author of SEQUENCE 1.2) is Reader in Philosophy at the University of East Anglia and was until recently a Green Party Councillor in Norwich, UK. His books include Kuhn (Polity, 2002), Philosophy for Life (Continuum, 2007), There is no such thing as a social science (Ashgate, 2008), Wittgenstein among the sciences (Ashgate, 2012) and (co-edited with Jerry Goodenough) Film as Philosophy: Essays on cinema after Wittgenstein and Cavell (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). He is now working on a book critiquing the political philosophy of liberalism. He blogs at Liberal Conspiracy, Rupert’s Read, and at Talking Philosophy. You can also read some of his work at another of his websites here. Read is Chair of Green House Think Tank.
  • Steven Shaviro (author of SEQUENCE 1.1) is the DeRoy Professor of English at Wayne State University. He is the author of The Cinematic Body (1993), Doom Patrols: A Theoretical Fiction About Postmodernism (1997), Connected, Or, What It Means To Live in the Network Society (2003), Without Criteria: Kant, Whitehead, Deleuze, and Aesthetics (2009), and Post-Cinematic Affect (2010). His work in progress includes forthcoming books on music videos, and on Whitehead’s philosophy in the light of speculative realism. He is also pursuing work on “post-continuity” film and post-cinematic media forms, and on science fiction as a mode of ontological and sociological speculation. He blogs at The Pinocchio Theory. Shaviro is also deeply committed to open access publication of scholarly, critical, and academic work.