Erin Manning is the university research chair in Relational Art and Philosophy in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She is also the director of SenseLab. She is the author of Always More Than One: Individuation’s Dance, Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy, Politics of Touch: Sense, Movement, Sovereignty (Minnesota, 2007), and Ephemeral Territories: Representing Nation, Home and Identity in Canada (Minnesota, 2003).
Brian Massumi is a professor of communication studies at the University of Montreal. He is the author of Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts, Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation, A User’s Guide to Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Deviations from Deleuze and Guattari, and (with Kenneth Dean) First and Last Emperors: The Absolute State and the Body of the Despot. He is the editor of The Politics of Everyday Fear (Minnesota, 1993) and A Shock to Thought: Expression after Deleuze and Guattari. His translations from the French include Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus (Minnesota, 1987.