The Editors: Marina Levina is a faculty member in the Media Studies Program at the University of California-Berkeley. She
is currently working on a book titled Life as a Virus, Life as a Code: Biopolitics of Control over Post-Human Life.
She has published work on personal genomics, health information technologies, genetic engineering, and cultural metaphors
of scientific research. Her research interests include critical studies of science and technology, visual culture, and critical
Grant Kien is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at California State University, East Bay.
His research focuses on technography, qualitative approaches to technology research, globalization, communication and culture,
mobility and communications networks as performative, symbolic, and interpretive spaces. Recent works include a full length
book, Global Technography: Ethnography in the Age of Mobility (Peter Lang, 2009) and a chapter in the volume Material
Culture and Technology in Everyday Life: Ethnographic Approaches (edited by Phillip Vannini, Peter Lang, 2009).