LILA ZEMBORAIN is an Argentine poet and critic who has lived in New York City since 1985. She is the author of the poetry collections Abrete sésamo debajo del agua (1993), Usted (1998) Guardianes del secreto (2002), Malvas orquídeas del mar (2004; , Rasgado (2006), and the chapbooks Ardores (1989), and Pampa (2001). Her work has been included in the anthologies Mujeres mirando al sur. Poetas sudamericanas en USA (2004) and Final de entrega. Antología de poetas contra la violencia de género (2006). Her poems, translated by Rosa Alcalá and Mónica de la Torre, have also appeared in several English-language anthologies, including The Light of the City and Sea. An Anthology of Suffolk County Poetry (2006), and Corresponding Voices (2002); in the art catalogues Alessandro Twombly (2007) and Heidi McFall (2005); and in publications such as Ecopoetics, Rattapallas, The Brooklyn Rail, A Gathering of the Tribes, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and Mandorla. She has also authored the book-length essay Gabriela Mistral. Una mujer sin rostro (2002), directed the Rebel Road series and curated the King Juan Carlos Cultural Centre Poetry Series at New York University. She currently teaches at the New York University MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish program, which she directed from 2009 to 2012.
GERMÁN SIERRA is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Neuroscience at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), and author of literary fiction and essays. He got his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Santiago de Compostela before doing postdoctoral research in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Brain Research Institute in UCLA. His scientific research work has been published in major Neuroscience and Neurology journals as well as in several Neuroscience and Neurology books both in English and Spanish. Germán Sierra is deeply interested in contemporary experimental fiction. Most of his fictional work deals with metamediatics and the role of science and technology as cultural discourses in post-postmodern and posthuman societies. He has published the novels El Espacio Aparentemente Perdido, La Felicidad no da el Dinero, Efectos Secundarios, Intente usar otras palabras, Standards, and the book of short stories Alto Voltaje. His essays can be found in several books about contemporary culture, technology and writing.
FRANCISCO JARAUTA is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Murcia (Spain) and a guest lecturer at numerous European and American universities. His work focuses on the fields of philosophy of culture, the history of ideas and aesthetics and theory of art. Among his publications, we could highlight La transformación de la conciencia moderna (1991), Escenarios de la globalización (1997), Poéticas/Políticas (2001), Desafíos de la Mundialización (2002) and Escritura suspendida (2004). He has been the curator of international exhibitions such as ‘Arquitectura radical’ (2002), ‘Micro-Utopías. Arte y Arquitectura’ (2003) and ‘Desde el puente de los años. Paul Celan – Gisèle Celan-Lestrange’ (2004). He is a member of the Scientific Committee of Iride, Experimenta, Pluriverso, Le Monde Diplomatique, World Political Forum and the Scuola Internazionale di Alti Studi (Modena). He is part of the Géophilosophie de l’Europe group and also coordinator of Grupo Tánger. In addition, he directs the Observatorio de Análisis de Tendencias (Trend Analysis Observatory), the Arquitectura collection and the Scientific Committee of the Instituto Europeo di Design.
BASARAB NICOLESCU is an honorary theoretical physicist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at Paris, Professor at the Babes-Bolyai University in Romania, Professor Extraordinary at the School of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University, in South Africa, member of the Romanian Academy, and President-Founder of Transdisciplinary Research and Studies (CIRET). He is a world-renowed figure of transdisciplinarity. His books include: From Modernity to Cosmodernity – Science, Culture and Spirituality, State University of New York (SUNY) Press, New York, 2014; Manifesto of Transdisciplinarity, State University of New York (SUNY) Press, New York, 2002;Science, Meaning and Evolution – The Cosmology of Jacob Boehme, Parabola Books, New York, 1991. A complete bio-bibliography of Basarab Nicolescu can be found on the page http://basarab-nicolescu.fr/
VICENTE LUIS MORA An award-winning writer, poet, essayist and literary critic, Vicente Luis Mora (Córdoba, 1970) is one of contemporary Spain’s most versatile authors. His work explores literature beyond the traditional boundaries of the print genre and emphasizes the writer as textual artist. He has published six books of poetry, four works of fiction, and five of essays; his work is included in a variety of journals and anthologies. In addition to his own literary production, Mora is one of the most followed literary critics on the internet and received the 2010 “Premio Revista de Letras” for Best Blog. “Exhibit 15” first appeared in Spanish in Subterráneos (DVD Ediciones, 2006) and then in the anthology Pequeñas resistencias 5: antología del nuevo cuento español (2001-2010) (Páginas de Espuma, 2010).