Maya Livio (she/her) researches, makes media, and curates on questions of living and dying on a networked planet. Rooted in a commitment to social and environmental justice, her work builds cross-disciplinary bridges spanning research and practice while probing at the contact zones between technological systems and ecosystems. Her projects and writing have been featured in, written about, and supported by places such as The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, RedLine Contemporary Art Center, The Washington Post, the Institute of Network Cultures, NPR, Femmebit, Complex Magazine, VICE, The Baltimore Sun, The Denver Post, Labocine, and Vanity Fair. She holds a PhD from the University of Colorado and a MA from the University of Amsterdam.
Livio’s work in cultural production and strategy has included programming and commissioning art and discourse as Curator of MediaLive, an annual media arts festival at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), and as Curator of the Media Archaeology Lab, a space for hands-on research with historical technologies.
Lori Emerson is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Director of the Intermedia Arts, Writing, and Performance Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also Founding Director of the Media Archaeology Lab. Emerson writes about media poetics as well as the history of computing, media archaeology, media theory, and digital humanities. She is currently working on a cluster of research projects she calls “Other Networks” or histories of telecommunications networks that existed before or outside of the Internet. She is co-author of THE LAB BOOK: Situated Practices in Media Studies” (forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press, 2021) with Jussi Parikka and Darren Wershler and author of Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound (University of Minnesota Press, June 2014). She is also co-editor of three collections: The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media, with Marie-Laure Ryan and Benjamin Robertson (2014); Writing Surfaces: The Selected Fiction of John Riddell, with Derek Beaulieu (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2013); and The Alphabet Game: a bpNichol Reader, with Darren Wershler (Coach House Books 2007).
Thea Lindquist (she/her) is a librarian and historian interested in helping others integrate digital methods and open and collaborative approaches into their scholarly practice. She is professor in the University Libraries at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is also a founding initiative director and co-executive director of CU Boulder’s Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship. Lindquist has actively promoted Digital Humanities in a variety of contexts, both inside and outside of CU Boulder, and is currently director of CU Boulder’s Digital Humanities graduate certificate. Her own research in digital history is often experimental, collaborative, multidisciplinary, and international.