Andrew Ó Baoill is interested in the interplay of technology and democracy, and in how we create spaces for active public engagement.
Ball Kicker is the sports editor of Schizophrenic Cat Weekly. Kicker is changing the face of sports journalism because she is a.... female. She enjoys mice, clean laundry and ice cubes.
Bill Mazza, an average, middle-aged, white, cis-man, having never worked as a professional writer, journalist, or comedian, knew he'd be perfect for the task of writing for LoCA. "I only hope I've taken this job from someone more deserving," he said without being asked.
Spawned in the cornfields of Central Illinois, Bill Wood mastered the art of taking things apart long before realizing he could sometimes put them together as well. In place of manifestos, he now writes grants for community gardens and paint recycling programs. He lives 15 minutes away from Three Mile Island, the meltdown of which served as inspiration for "London Calling" (the song, not the album).
Aimee Rickman thinks a lot about youth, technology, gender, policy, and digital involvement as they relate to the cultural construction of adolescence. When not writing, she teaches guitar, tends bar, studies infrastructures, and wishes it were summer in Urbana. She writes occasionally as Phillipa Diamond or as Johnny Diamond (and one time as Zbygniew Gurk).
FemiNanci always wondered why her brother played baseball while she played softball, and why her brother’s bike frame was different from hers. Now she is more than happy to point out gender based double-standards to anyone willing to listen (or not).
Baseball Softball Love Festival by Thor. Used under Creative Commons, Flickr
Before signing on as LoCA’s contributing science editor, Parabola Meniscus lived for three years among the world’s last komodo dragons, produced award-winning documentaries about the complex cultural negotiations of the Lingerie Bowl, and cultivated a devoted readership on her blog chronicling the psychic effects of late night infomercials. She lives alternately in Humptulips WA, Hoopeston IL, and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Alberta, Canada. She recently turned down an opportunity to join the shortlist of HOTstem test subjects citing professional conflict of interest.
Komodo Monitor by A.Davey. Used under Creative Commons License
Vinnie Fitzpatrick was once short listed for "Sexiest Man Alive" in the Ozzie Osbourne Impersonator category. When he is not being sexy (which is seldom), he takes the words to church hymns and makes them dirty. He is married (sorry, ladies) and the proud guardian of twin rhesus monkeys.
Warren Piece would really like to meet that one Librarian Stereotype.
Finger traps photo by Mike Mozart. Used under Creative Commons attribution license.