Marvin Heiferman is an independent curator and writer who has focused on the influence of photographic images on culture and history in projects such as WHY WE LOOK on Twitter (@WhyWeLook 2012–present), Photography Changes Everything as part of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative, (2008–2012), and Fame after Photography at the Museum of Modern Art (1999).
Alex Klein is an artist, writer, and curator working between Los Angeles and Philadelphia, where she is the Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber Program Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. At ICA she co-curated the exhibition First among Equals, and launched the exhibition, publication, and programming initiative Excursus.
Tina Kukielski is co-curator, with Daniel Baumann and Dan Byers, of the 2013 Carnegie International, in addition to serving as curator of the Hillman Photography Initiative. She recently curated the exhibition Cory Arcangel: Masters (November 3, 2012–January 27, 2013), a focused survey of the artist’s works since 2002.
Illah R. Nourbakhsh
Illah R. Nourbakhsh is professor of robotics, director of the Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment (CREATE) lab, and head of the MS Robotics Technology Program at Carnegie Mellon University. His current research projects explore community-based robotics, including educational and social robotics and ways to use robotic technology to empower individuals and communities.
Arthur Ou is an artist and writer based in New York City. He is the director of BFA Photography and assistant professor in the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design. He has exhibited internationally, most recently in Photography Is Magic!, part of the 2012 Daegu Photography Biennial in Daegu, Korea.
Divya Rao Heffley
Divya Rao Heffley received her PhD from Brown University and her BA from Yale University, both in the History of Art and Architecture, and is a past recipient of the Carter Manny Award from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.