Simon Perril

perril Simon Perril is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and English. He has a degree from Anglia Polytechnic, an MA from Leeds University, and a PhD from Cambridge University. He is a poet whose publications include Hearing Is Itself Suddenly a Kind of Singing (2004), and the chapbooks Volume (1998) and Spirit Level (1996). He is one of 4 poets featured in the mini-anthology New Tonal Language (1999), and has also written widely on contemporary poetry. He edited Tending the Vortex: The Works of Brian Catling (2001), and is currently editing a collection of essays on the poetry of John James, and working on a monograph on contemporary British Poetry. His current creative project is Nitrate / the Intermission; a book of poems concerning early and silent cinema. For samples of poems, weblinks, images and mp3 files of readings, visit the Brunel University Archive of the Now. Click on 'Authors' and scroll down until you find him.


Kate Pullinger

kate2.jpgKate Pullinger (Fiction, Laboratory)

Kate Pullinger is a Reader in Creative Writing and New Media in the Faculty of Humanities at De Montfort University, Leicester, and a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. Kate Pullinger's most recent novel is A Little Stranger. Other books include the novels Weird Sister, The Last Time I Saw Jane, and Where Does Kissing End? and the short story collections, My Life as a Girl in a Men's Prison and Tiny Lies. Kate Pullinger writes for film, radio and new media; her multimedia online novel, Inanimate Alice, created with web artist babel, won the first prize for Digital Art 2005, sponsored by MAXXI, the Museum of the Twenty-First Century in Rome, and Fondazione Rosselli. Kate Pullinger grew up in Canada and lives in London.

Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold is Visiting Professor at the Institute of Creative Technologies at DMU and affiliated to PART. He is the author of:
Tools for Thought
The Virtual Community
Smart Mobs
Was the:
editor of Whole Earth Review
editor of The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog
founding executive editor of Hotwired
founder of Electric Minds
Has taught:
Participatory Media and Collective Action (UC Berkeley, SIMS, Fall 2005)
Toward a Literacy of Cooperation (Stanford, Winter, 2005)
Participatory Media/Collective Action (UC Berkeley, Fall 2006)
Digital Journalism (Stanford, Winter, 2006)
Non-resident Fellow, Annenberg Center for Communication, USC
Visiting Professor, Institute of Creative Technologies & the Production & Research in Transliteracy group, De Montfort University, UK
Current project:
The Cooperation Project

Sue Thomas

suethomas06.jpg Sue Thomas is Professor of New Media in the Faculty of Humanities at De Montfort University. She founded the trAce Online Writing Centre in 1995 and was Artistic Director until coming to De Montfort in January 2005. Her books include the novels Correspondence (1992) and Water (1994), and an edited anthology Wild Women: Contemporary Short Stories By Women Celebrating Women (1994). Her nonfiction includes Creative Writing: A Handbook For Workshop Leaders (1995) and most recently Hello World: travels in virtuality (2004). She has published extensively in both print and online, and has initiated numerous online writing projects including The Noon Quilt, now an iconic image of the early days of the web.She has been teaching writing since 1988 and devised and managed the MA in Writing at Nottingham Trent University. More recently she developed the trAce Online Writing School, and devised and taught online courses for the British Council. Currently she manages Writing and the Digital Life, a blog and listserv about the impact of technology upon writing and lived experience. Her research interests include transliteracy and narratives of digital experience. She is writing a study of nature and cyberspace.