Craig Baldwin is a California filmmaker, publisher, and educator whose
work in part reflects the Funk or Neo- Dada aesthetic that threads through
Bay Area artwork of the past half- century, as well as Situationist strategies of
détournement and media intervention. Over the past two decades, Baldwin
has also been curating and screening thematic programs of radical documen-
tary and experimental work in his weekly Other Cinema showcase. Baldwin
is currently an adjunct faculty member of both the San Francisco Art Insti-
tute and California College of the Arts.
David Banash is an associate professor of Eng lish at Western Illinois Uni-
versity where he teaches courses in contemporary literature, film, and popu-
lar culture. His essays and reviews have appeared in Bad Subjects: Political
Education for Everyday Life, Paradoxa, PopMatters, Postmodern Culture, Recon-
struction, Science Fiction Studies, Trickhouse, and Utopian Studies.
Marcus Boon is an associate professor of Eng lish at York University, Toronto.
He is the author of The Road of Excess: A History of Writers on Drugs and In
Praise of Copying and the editor of Subduing Demons in America: Selected Poems
of John Giorno and America: A Prophecy! The Sparrow Reader, both from Soft
Skull. He writes about music for The Wire.
Jeff Chang was a U.S.A. Ford Fellow in Literature and a winner of the North
Star News Prize. His first book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, garnered many hon-
ors, including the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary
Award. He is the editor of Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip- Hop. He
is currently writing two new books, Who We Be: The Colorization of America
and Youth. In 1993, he co- founded and ran the influential hip- hop indie label,
SoleSides, now Quannum Projects.
Joshua Clover is a scholar, poet, and journalist. His first collection of poems,
Madonna anno domini, won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of
American Poets. His most recent books include The Matrix, a book of film
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