Craig Adcock
Craig Adcock received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He is a professor of 19th- and 20th-century art history at the University of Iowa. Recent publications include Judy Ledgerwood: Cold Days (Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, 1999); "Marcel Duchamp," in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (Oxford University Press, 1998); James Rosenquist, The Big Paintings: Thirty Years, Leo Castelli (Rizzoli, 1994); "Marcel Duchamp's Gap Music: Operations in the Space between Art and Noise," in Wireless Imagination, ed. Douglas Kahn and Gregory Whitehead (M.I.T. Press, 1992); "Duchamp's Way: Twisting Our Memory of the Past 'for the Fun of It,'" in The Definitively Unfinished Marcel Duchamp, ed. Thierry de Duve (M.I.T. Press, 1991); James Turrell: The Art of Light and Space (University of California Press, 1990).

William Joseph Anastasi
William Anastasi taught painting at New York's School of Visual Arts from 1971-1986. From 1984 to the present he has been co-artistic advisor of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York City. He has held one-man shows of his artwork throughout the world since 1966. He has written and published on Alfred Jarry and James Joyce.

André Gervais
André Gervais is a poet, essayist and professor of literature at the University of Québec at Rimouski.

Stephen Jay Gould
Stephen Jay Gould is the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Geology at Harvard University and Curator for Invertebrate Paleontology at the university's Museum of Comparative Zoology. He also serves as the Vincent Astor Visiting Professor of Biology at New York University.

Thomas Girst
Thomas Girst is research manager at the not-for-profit Art Science Research Laboratory, NY, and co-publisher of the Berlin-based Die Aussenseite des Elementes, a semi-annual compilation of contemporary international art and literature. He occasionally writes fiction and is the editor-in-chief of this online journal. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines in the US, Canada and Germany.
He studies Art History, American and German Studies at Hamburg University and NYU.

Francis M. Naumann
Francis M. Naumann is an independent scholar and curator, specializing in the art of the Dada and Surrealist periods. He is author of numerous articles and exhibition catalogues, including New York Dada 1915-25 (Harry N. Abrams, 1994), considered to be the definitive history of the movement, and a monograph on the French artist, Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Making Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (Ludion Press, Ghent, 1999). He has organized numerous exhibitions, including "Making Mischief: Dada Invades New York" for the Whitney Museum of American Art (1996-97), and "Beatrice Wood: A Centennial Tribute" for the American Craft Museum in New York (1997). He is currently preparing a monograph on the American painter Wallace Putnam (1899-1989).

Timothy Phillips
Timothy Phillips received a general education from Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto, Canada. He received his art education at the Slade School (University of London), the Byam Sha School (London), the Grande Chaumière (Paris), and the Academy Simi (Florence). He has studied under Salvador Dali, Pietro Annigoni and Augustus John. He has had showings in London, Paris and New York; collections in Spain, Germany, the UK, the US and Canada; and commissions from the Commissioner of Mauritius (to the Republic of South Africa), the late Maxime Series, and numerous clients in Canada and the UK.

Donald Shambroom
Donald Shambroom is a writer and artist. He studied philosophy and painting at Yale University. Since 1968, when he read Calvin Tomkin's The World of Marcel Duchamp during a high school physics class, he has been inspired and encouraged to paint by Duchamp's decision to give it up. His work has been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. A recent series of paintings, "The Juggler of Gravity," depicts a figure based on himself who is flying, falling or suspended in space.

Rhonda Roland Shearer
Rhonda Roland Shearer, an associate of the Harvard Department of Psychology and a visiting scholar in New York University's physics department, is a New York-based artist who directs the not-for-profit Art Science Research Laboratory, Inc.

Jean Suquet
Jean Suquet has published seven books on Duchamp. He is one of the foremost scholars on Duchamp and was a close friend of Duchamp's for the last twenty years of Duchamp's life. He has been closely connected with the Surrealists since 1948.



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