Chris Shaw is a Doctoral Candidate in English Literature at Texas Tech University, with specialization in Literature and Science, postmodern literature, detective fiction, and the literature of OULIPO. His dissertation explores connections between George Spencer-Brown’s logic and deconstruction, using these to read the novels of Thomas Pynchon. He holds a Master’s in Theory from the University of Western Ontario, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Michigan State University, and is a licensed professional engineer.
Jamie Hutchinson is editor of electrical and computer engineering publications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Jan Müeggenburg is currently working as a pre-doctoral assistant at the Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media at Leuphana University in Lueneburg, Germany, writing his dissertation on Heinz von Foerster‘s Biological Computer Laboratory. Between 1998 and 2005 he studied media studies, philosophy and British cultural studies at Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (Germany) and Edith Cowan University in Perth (Australia). From 2006 to 2010 Jan was a member of the graduate program – The Sciences in Historical Context – and a pre-doctoral assistant at the Institute for Philosophy at the University of Vienna. He was previously a visiting scholar in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign as well as at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.