James Der Derian is the principal investigator of InfoTechWarPeace.
He is Professor of International Relations (Research) and Director of the Watson Institute's Global Security Program at Brown University. His research interests are
international relations theory, international security, information technology,
and media studies. His articles on war and technology have appeared in the
New York Times, Nation, Washington Quarterly, and Wired. His most
recent book is Virtuous War: Mapping the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment
Network. More information.
Annick T.R. Wibben is the co-investigator
of InfoTechWarPeace. She is Assistant Professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco and Adjunct Faculty at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies. She received her doctorate in International Politics from
the University of Wales at Aberystwyth with a dissertation on 9/11 security
narratives. In the fall of 2003, she was a Rockefeller Humanities Fellow
for Human Security in New York City. Her writing is in the area of (feminist) critical security
studies and international (feminist) theory. More information.
Solon Barocas served as a research and production assistant with InfoTechWarPeace
from 2001-2003. He graduated with a BA from Brown University in 2003, concentrating
in both International Relations and Art-Semiotics. He received his MSc in International Relations at the London School of Economics in 2005. His research
and artistic work focuses on the politics of representation, and combines security
studies, media and social theory, and new media production.
Ross Chapman was a research assistant with InfoTechWarPeace in the summer/ fall of 2004. He graduated from Brown University, concentrating in Modern Culture and Media, in 2005. Ross'
primary interests are Zen Buddhism, the evolution of masculinity, and the development
of infopeace strategies to spread compassion and love in postmodern prisons
within and without chambers of discipline and punishment.
Masha Kirasirova has worked as a research assistant with InfoTechWarPeace
from 2003-2005. She has since graduate from Brown University with a BA in
English and Politics. Masha's primary interests are media and information warfare, particularly
their impacts on security and political identity formation in the Middle East
and the former Soviet Union.
Colin Murphy is a graphic and web designer of InfoTechWarPeace. He is
a principal of Murphy and Murphy, a design firm in Providence, RI. Murphy and
Murphy designs corporate identity, two and three dimensional collateral materials,
and web sites including Cold Fusion programming for corporate and institutional
Ben Mauer is a graphic and web designer of InfoTechWarPeace. He graduated
from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA in 2002 and continues to engage in radical
approaches to media literacy, production, and dissemination. His past experience
includes developing and maintaining the website for the Five College Program
in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire and stints at Wired Digital
in San Francisco and various ad agencies. www.telephag.nu
Emily Paddon was a research assistant with InfoTechWarPeace in 2003-2004.
She graduated from Brown University in 2004, with a double concentration in
International Relations and the History of Art and Architecture. Emily is interested
in global security from a cultural, aesthetic, and human rights perspective with an emphasis on the Middle East. She is currently pursuing an M.Phil. at Oxford University.
Michael and David Udris are the filmmakers for InfoTechWarPeace. Through
documentation of conferences and interviews with participants they attempt to
not only record, but re-assemble and re-interpret InfoTechWarPeace events to
produce the VY2K and After 9/11 documentaries. Their professional experience
as film and video artists includes work for Showtime, MTV, London Records, and
The Watson Institute and their work has appeared in galleries, film festivals,
and television outlets internationally. www.udris.com
Caleb Waldorf worked in the Events Department at the Watson Institute
from 2002-2004 and is a production assistant for InfoTechWarPeace. He received
his BA from the University of Pittsburgh in art history and religious studies
in 2001 and since the fall of 2004 has been pursuing his MFAat UCSD. Caleb
is primarily interested in representation and the aesthetics of information
technology in contemporary news media, particularly relating to armed conflict
and security. www.terroristic.org