Paul Atkinson (author of SEQUENCE 4.1) is a Lecturer in the School of Media, Film and Journalism (MFJ), Monash University, Australia. His background is in the philosophy of science, media theory and visual culture, which has led to an interest in the relationship between lived time and media form. He has published in a wide range of book collections and journals, on topics that extend from bergsonism, cinema and foreseeability to modern dance and affect theory. He is currently working on a book that examines Bergson’s aesthetic writings and how rates of change affect visual form as well as a series of articles that explore the relationship between process philosophy, aesthetics and narrative.
Russell Glasson (co-editor of SEQUENCE Four) is visiting lecturer in Transmedia Cultures at the University of Brighton. His research uses a variety of ethnographic and discursive methods to explore the impact digital materiality has on the reception of media, both in content and form. With Grant, he is founding co-editor of SEQUENCE.
Catherine Grant (co-editor of SEQUENCE Four) is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sussex. She established (and continues to curate for) the open access campaigning website Film Studies For Free, and the Audiovisualcy video group, and is also founding editor of the academic digital platform REFRAME (publisher of SEQUENCE). Grant has published widely on theories and practices of film authorship and intertextuality, and has edited volumes on world cinema, Latin American cinema, digital film and media studies, and the audiovisual essay. A relatively early adopter and prolific producer of the online short video form (including mashups and remixes), she is founding co-editor of [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies. This new peer-reviewed publication was awarded the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award of Distinction for 2015.
Tanya Kant (co-editor of SEQUENCE Four) is a doctoral candidate at the University of Sussex and graphic designer for REFRAME. Her research interests include the socio-cultural implications of algorithmic personalisation practices for web users, online identity performance and constitution, online privacy and political economy of SNSs. Recent publications: ‘Giving the viewser a voice? Situating the Individual in Relation to Personalization, Narrowcasting and Public Service Broadcasting’, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media 58:3 (2014): 381—399 and ‘FCJ-180 ‘Spotify Has Added an Event to Your Past’: (Re)writing the Self through Facebook’s Autoposting Apps’, Fibreculture Journal, 25 (2015).