Ian Dahlman is a B.C.L/LL.B student at the Faculty of Law, McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.  He holds a Master of Arts in Communication and Culture from the joint programme at York University and Ryerson University.  His thesis work, “‘A Big, Beautiful Mess’: Collectivity, Capitalism, Arts & Crafts and Broken Social Scene,” explored collective approaches to creating and selling music through an ethnographic study of the Toronto-based band Broken Social Scene and their record label Arts & Crafts.  He currently works in the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy at McGill.

Andrew deWaard is a PhD student and SSHRC/Chancellor’s Fellowship recipient at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the Cinema and Media Studies program. He has just completed the co-authored manuscript entitled The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh: indie sex, corporate lies and digital videotape for Wallflower/Columbia University Press. His most recent publications concern Spike Lee and cinematic authorship, Radiohead and the digital music industry, and melodrama and the ‘hood film. His dissertation concerns screen synergy and political economy within media. @dewaard

Brian Fauteux is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in Media & Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He recently completed his doctorate in Communication at Concordia University where he wrote his SSHRC-funded dissertation on campus radio and local music in Canada. His most recent publications are on manifestos in punk music, specifically their use in Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come, and on the “alternativeness” of campus radio broadcasting.  @brianfauteux

Joe Zerdin is an emerging technology analyst at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Joe loves technology. When something new and shiny comes out he immediately evaluates it and starts to consider how it can be used to enhance teaching and learning. With over a decade of experience working with various educational technology tools, Joe is well versed in promoting, supporting, troubleshooting, and lightening the pressures that are sometimes associated with adopting new technologies in a teaching and learning environment.