Janine Marchessault is a Canada Research Chair in Art, Digital Media and Globalization at York University. She is the author of Marshall McLuhan: Cosmic Media (Sage 2005) and is the editor of several collections including Fluid Screens, Expanded Cinema (University of Toronto Press 2007). She is the Director of the Visible City Project + Archive at York University, which is examining artists’ cultures in the context of globalization in Toronto, Montréal, Havana and Helsinki. She is a founding member of the Public Access Curatorial Collective, L.O.T.: Experiments in Urban Research, and the journal Public: Art/Culture/Ideas. She curated Being on Time (2001) with Public Access.
Michael Prokopow holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard. His areas of specialty include North American material culture, architectural and design history, critical theory and aesthetics. Currently he is a faculty member at Ryerson University teaching in the History Department, the Faculty of Communication and Design and the York-Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. Between 2003 and 2007 he served as the curator at the Design Exchange, Canada’s only museum dedicated to the documentation, conservation and study of post -1945 Canadian industrial design. He is a member of L.O.T.: Experiments in Urban Research