Robin van den Akker is a cultural philosopher at Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL) and Erasmus University College (NL), as well as a guest researcher at TNO Information and Communication Technology. He teaches, writes and speaks on contemporary aesthetics and culture, the digitization of everyday life and social space and social time. He also co-coordinates the ‘Centre for Art and Philosophy’ and acted as advisor for various art exhibitions and cultural events. Robin and Timotheus Vermeulen are founding editors of Notes on Metamodernism. They are currently working on a monograph on the topic.
Nadine Feßler studied Comparative Literature, History of Art and American Literature at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. She is a member of PhD-Programm ProLit and works as a research assistant at LMU Munich.
Alison Gibbons is Senior Lecturer in English at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She has published internationally in a number of journals and collections including New Perspectives on Multimodality (2009) and The Handbook of Stylistics (2014). She is co-editor of Mark Z. Danielewski (2011) and the Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature (2012) and author of Multimodality, Cognition and Experimental Literature (2012).
Hila Shachar is a Lecturer in English Literature at De Montfort University and a member of the Centre for Adaptations who specialises in the adaptation of classic literary works and authors in various media including film, television and ballet. Her book, Cultural Afterlives and Screen Adaptations of Classic Literature: Wuthering Heights and Company (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), was featured in The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, as well as nominated for the 2012 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. She works as a writer for The Australian Ballet and is currently writing a monograph on literary biopics, examining the screen adaptation of the figure of the author. She can also be found on her personal blog, le projet d’amour.
Luke Turner is an artist based in London. His work investigates the operations and oscillations of art, exploring presence and affect across the physical and digital realms. His practice evolved out of his innovative work on the web in the late ’90s, and in 2011 he published the Metamodernist Manifesto. He graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA in Fine Art in 2008, and in 2010 he completed an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art. He now shares a collaborative practice with Shia LaBeouf and Nastja Säde Rönkkö, and has exhibited his work widely internationally. Past exhibitions and performances include #METAMARATHON, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2014), #IAMSORRY, Los Angeles (2014), and Discussing Metamodernism, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin (2012).
Timotheus Vermeulen is Assistant Professor in Cultural Theory at the Radboud University Nijmegen, where he also heads the Centre for New Aesthetics. He has written on contemporary aesthetics, art, film and television for amongst others The Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, Screen, Monu, Frieze, and various collections and catalogues, and has spoken anywhere from the Documenta to Frieze (for his CV, click here). He also acts as curatorial advisor, most recently for the Notes on Metamodernism shows at the Moscow Biennial and the MAD Museum New York, and the Discussing Metamodernism exhibition at Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin. Timotheus and Robin van den Akker are founding editors of Notes on Metamodernism. They are currently working on a monograph on the topic. See also his website: timotheusvermeulen.com.