Issue 3 Contributor Bios

xtine burrough is a hybrid artist working at the intersection of media art, technology, and digital poetry. She uses remix as a strategy for engaging networked audiences in critical participation. Professor and Area Head of Design + Creative Practice in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at The University of Texas at Dallas, burrough is the creative director of LabSynthE, a Laboratory for Synthetic and Electronic Poetry. The second edition of burrough’s book, Foundations of Digital Art and Design with Adobe Creative Cloud (New Riders, AIGA Voices that Matter Series), was published in 2020.

Angela Elkordy, Ph.D., is Chair and Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences, and program director for Learning Technologies at National Louis University in the Chicago area (and online). Her writing has appeared in numerous platforms and publications, including books such as Foundation of Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials and Gamify Literacy. Her research focuses on the learning sciences, design and technology, teacher learning and instructional design. Dr. Elkordy has recently written Design Ed: Connecting Learning Sciences Research to Practice (ISTE, 2019) with Dr. Keneman.

Letícia Ferreira is a PhD student at the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research interests include media studies, new media art, participatory experiences in public spaces and their political and aesthetic potentials. She is a member of the Laboratory for Synthetic and Electronic Poetry (LabSynthE) and of the Public Interactives Research Lab (PIRL). She collaborates often with other artists and academics, and some of her works have been exhibited in Dallas, TX, Madrid Spain, and Portland, OR.

Rachel Hendery is Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at Western Sydney University. Her main research interest is language contact and change, in particular the use of digital methods for mapping, modelling, visualising and disseminating linguistic and cultural research. Current projects include Waves of Words: mapping and modeling Australia’s Pacific ties; Howitt & Fison’s anthropology: using new methods to reveal hidden riches; and Mapping Print; Charting Enlightenment. She has been a co-organizer of the hackathons described in this article for the past two years.

Ayn Keneman, Ed.D., is Chair and Professor, in the Early Childhood Department at National Louis University in the Chicago area. Her writing has appeared in numerous platforms and publications, including Literacy Practice and Research a journal of the International Literacy Association. She is an invited participant to the National Technology Leadership Institute, Washington, DC. Dr. Keneman has recently written Design Ed: Connecting Learning Sciences Research to Practice (ISTE, 2019) with Dr. Elkordy.

Liam Magee is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University. His current research explores how advances in automation and machine learning are resituating and reconditioning debates on employment, cities and sustainable development. He is a chief investigator on Antarctic Cities and the Global Commons: Rethinking the Gateways. Along with the other co-authors, he co-organises the hackathons in Western Sydney examined in this article.

Andrew Perry is a Lawyer, Social Entrepreneur, and Casual Lecturer at the University of New South Wales and the College of Law. His undergraduate research focused on participatory budgeting, and the Internet as infrastructure for civic and commercial participation. He is now focused on applied research as a ‘constitutional lawyer of the 21st century’, building technology and communities that empower rather than proscribe. He has been involved in hackathons for the past eight years and advises local government on Open Data strategies to empower makers.

Anne M. Royston is Assistant Professor of English at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she teaches avant-garde literature and poetics, media studies, and artists’ books. Her book Material Noise: Reading Theory as Artist’s Book is forthcoming with MIT Press in fall 2019.

Steven Smith is a doctoral candidate in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program at North Carolina State University. His research areas include media studies, digital rhetoric, and multimodal composition. His research primarily focuses on media archaeology, rhetorical delivery, and physical computing technologies such as the Microsoft Kinect or other body-sensing products. He is currently exploring the intersection between physical computing and traditional elements of rhetorical delivery found in the Elocution Movement.

Dr. Teresa Swist is Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University. Current projects include the Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health and the Intergener8 Living Lab, with a focus on participation, platforms and publics. Her areas of interest span transdisciplinary research, design and equity, ecology of learning, plus collaborative curation. She was a co-organizer of the Western Sydney hackathons examined in this article.

Jess Wilton is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Futures of Literary Knowledge at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is affiliated with the English Department. She received her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, where her research focused on the entrepreneurial efforts of American modernists. Her recently published work includes an article in English Studies in Canada about American modernist writers in Hollywood, and she is currently researching the rise of creativity and the future of literary knowledge.

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