Shane Denson is a DAAD postdoctoral fellow in the Duke Program in Literature, an associate of the Duke S-1 Speculative Sensation Lab, and a member of the interdisciplinary research unit “Popular Seriality—Aesthetics and Practice” (based at the Freie Universität Berlin). He is the author of Postnaturalism: Frankenstein, Film, and the Anthropotechnical Interface (distributed through Columbia University Press) and co-editor of several collections, including Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives (Bloomsbury, 2013), Digital Seriality (a special issue of Eludamos: Journal for Computer Game Culture, 2014), and Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st Century Film (REFRAME Books, forthcoming). His blog can be found at: medieninitiative.wordpress.com. See also: https://uni-hannover.academia.edu/ShaneDenson | https://twitter.com/medieninitiativ
Karin Denson is an artist and former teacher. She studied art and earned a master’s of education in Germany, where she worked for several years as a teacher for children with special needs in emotional and social contexts. She has also worked as a systemic counselor and she holds a Montessori degree. Since coming to the Triangle area last year,she has devoted herself entirely to her art practice, experimenting with a variety of materials, media, and technologies. She has collaborated with the Duke S-1 Speculative Sensation Lab and taught art workshops at the Duke International House. Her collaborative work with Shane Denson will be on display this Spring at Duke and in 2016 at Rutgers University Camden. She can be found online at http://thenewkrass.wordpress.com.
Rebecca Norton was born in Kentucky and received her BFA from the University of Louisville in 2004 and her MFA from Art Center College of Design in California in 2010. She mixes autobiography, philosophy, theoretical mathematics, and references from the discourse of art history in her exploration of painting. Concerned with perception and sensation, she creates highly active surfaces that expand beyond conventional portrayals of figures and space. Rebecca’s work has exhibited at California State University in Long Beach and The Green Building in Louisville, KY. She has been a contributing writer for The Brooklyn Rail, Arts in Bushwick and Abstract Critical. In 2010, Rebecca began collaborating with Los Angeles artist Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe as Awkward x 2. In 2011, Awkward x 2 received a grant from the Puffin Foundation for works on canvas. In 2014, Rebecca was chosen as the 2013 Painting Category Award Winner by See.Me. Rebecca currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. (via FiercelyCurious). To read more about Rebecca, see here and follow her website rebeccajnorton.com.