Marlene Clark, PhD, is associate professor of English at the City College of New York, Center for Worker Education. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses and is interested in the philosophy of Space, Shakespeare, and Art. Marlene holds a doctorate in English from The Graduate Center at the City University of New York and is editor of Juxtapositions: Ideas for College Writers.
Manon Slome, PhD, is an independent curator working in New York City and is the President and Chief Curator of No Longer Empty, a New York City-based, 501C3 nonprofit arts organization dedicated to orchestrating site specific public art exhibitions in empty storefronts.
madison moore, PhD (lower case on purpose) recently obtained his doctorate in American Studies from Yale University. His interests are varied and include electronic dance music, nightlife culture, black queer studies, and alternative subcultures. madison is a pop scholar and his writing has appeared in Art in America, Interview, Thought Catalog, Splice Today, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies. madison is currently a staff writer at Thought Catalog and a freelance contributor to Interview.
Mario founded Make it Happy, an organization devoted to the generation and support of positive social change, by creating projects that spread and inspire happiness, while cultivating a grassroots network of social innovators.
Becky Cooper is a graduate of Harvard College and creator of Map Your Memories™, a collaborative art project that asks strangers to fill in the outlines of a place with whatever is meaningful to them. It is your chance to capture your city, your myth, your home on paper. Mapping Manhattan is a book based on the project launched this April. The ongoing project has been featured in the The New York Times Magazine, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York,The Harvard Crimson and The Harvard Advocate and has been exhibited in gallery spaces around New York and Cambridge
Nadeem Mazen is an interactive filmmaker based in Boston. Prior projects include co-directing OK Go’s viral music video “Last Leaf,” designing and developing the interactive platform “Entrepreneur’s Grill” for Boston Globe, making the campaign-ad fact-checking software “Reactvid”, and aiding fabrication of Josh Ritter’s stop motion paper-cut video “Love is Making its way back home.” Mazen’s work has been awarded prestigious AdFest silver and bronze medals for viral video and animation.
Erin Lee Carr
Erin Lee Carr is a video producer based in Brooklyn, NYC. Her current job is as a
Producer at VICE Media where she has been for the past three years. Carr covers science, weapons, technology and internet culture. She has been profiled in ELLE and her work has been featured in The Atlantic, CNN, the Huffington Post, the NY Observer, Time, the NYTime’s Bits Blog, XOJane, Smithsonian Magazine, Popular Science, World Star Hip Hop, Gizmodo, and the front page of YouTube as well as many others.
Carr’s video pieces have amassed over 20 million views worldwide. On her off hours she enjoys quoting lines from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and walking on the sunny side of the street.