Tim Lenoir is the Kimberly Jenkins Chair for New Technologies in Society at Duke University. He has published extensively on the history of biomedical sciences and is currently engaged in an investigation of the developement of computer graphics, medical visualization technology, and the introduction of virtual reality and to surgery.
Lenoir has also been deeply involved in constructing collaborative, online digital libraries for a number of projects, including How They Got Game -- a large-scale research project on the history of interactive simulation and videogames.
Patrick Herron is a poet, artist and information scientist from Chapel Hill, NC, US. His doll Lester is the author of Be Somebody (2008, Effing Press), about which Ron Silliman wrote, "Like somebody who understands that what makes Moby-Dick great is all that stuff about whales, Be Somebody is difficult in the way the very best books are." Patrick is the author of several books of poetry including The American Godwar Complex (2004, BlazeVox) as well as a recent book on the relationship between text mining and scientific discovery in medicine (2008, Verlag Dr. Mueller). He is finishing work on a new volume of poetry tentatively entited Embedded. Patrick's poetry and media art has appeared in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and his proximate.org was the first new media poetics site added to the permanent electronic collection of the New Museum for Contemporary Art. You may find some of Patrick's poems and essays in print and online journals such as The Exquisite Corpse, Jacket, Fulcrum, Fanzine, A Chide's Alphabet, and Talisman. He is the founder of the Carrboro International Poetry Festival, a member of the board of directors for Carolina Wren Press, a winner of the 2005 Triangle Arts Award from The Independent (Durham, NC, US), and a former Carrboro NC Poet Laureate. Patrick teaches new media studies, develops serious games, and studies global innovation networks as a Senior Analyst for the Jenkins Collaboratory in Media Arts + Sciences at Duke University.