David Chalmers is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona. He is author of The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory (Oxford University Press, 1996). He is especially interested in consciousness, artificial intelligence, metaphysics, and meaning.

Andy Clark is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. He is the author of five books, including Being There: Putting Brain, Body And World Together Again (MIT Press, 1997) and Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies and the Future of Human Intelligence (Oxford University Press, 2003). He is especially interested in robotics, neural control systems, and the role of the body and the world in thought and reason. 

Julia Driver currently teaches at Dartmouth College.  Her main research interests are in ethical theory and moral psychology, and she has published a book (Uneasy Virtue, Cambridge) and a variety of articles in the area of normative ethical theory.  She is co-editor of the Normative Ethics section of The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (

Hubert Dreyfus was educated at Harvard and teaches philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests bridge the Analytic and Continental traditions in 20th-century philosophy. He has written books on Heidegger (Being-in-the-World, MIT Press), and on Artificial Intelligence. (What Computers (Still) Can’t Do, MIT Press). Dreyfus recently published On the Internet (Routledge), and is working on a book with Charles Taylor tentatively entitled, Retrieving Realism.

Stephen Dreyfus is a graduate of Video Symphony, just beginning his professional career as a digital film editor. He has worked as an Assistant Editor on several independent films. A long time amateur philosopher, he is always looking for new and interesting ways to bring his surrealist stories and ideas to the entertainment world. His email address is

Frances Flannery-Dailey received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, and is Assistant Professor of Religion at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. She teaches courses in Bible, Religion and Culture and Judaism. Her main area of research is apocalypticism in early Judaism (300 B.C.E.-200 C.E.), and she is currently writing a book for Brill Publishers entitled Dreamers, Mystics and Heavenly Priests: Dreams in Second Temple Judaism.

Christopher Grau was educated at Johns Hopkins University and New York University. In addition to editing the “Philosophy & The Matrix” section of The Matrix website, Chris is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Florida International University in Miami. He has previously taught at Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins University, Brooklyn College, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His current research involves the ethical ramifications of theories of personal identity.

Sean Greenberg received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He teaches at the Johns Hopkins University; his teaching and research centers on the history of early modern philosophy, and he is currently writing a book about early modern accounts of free will.

Richard Hanley was educated at Sydney University and the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of The Metaphysics of Star Trek (reprinted in paperback as Is Data Human?), and is co-editor of the forthcoming Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Language. He works on metaphysics, philosophy of language, and ethics, and dabbles in time travel fiction; and is gainfully employed in the Philosophy department at the University of Delaware.

Colin McGinn was educated at Oxford University. He has written widely on philosophy and philosophers in such publications as the New York Review of Books, the London Review of Books, the New Republic, and the New York Times Book Review. McGinn has written fourteen books, including The Making of a Philosopher; The Mysterious Flame; The Character of Mind; Ethics, Evil and Fiction; and the novel The Space Trap. He is currently a Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.

Michael McKenna received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1993.  He is an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Ithaca College.  McKenna has published various articles on the topics of free will and moral responsibility.  He is currently working on a book devoted to a communication-based account of morally responsible agency.  McKenna teaches courses in metaphysics, moral and political philosophy, and philosophy in film.

T.J. Mawson was educated at Oxford University and has never left; he is currently Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at St Peter’s College. His main area of research interest is The Philosophy of Religion, but he has also published on The History of Philosophy and Ethics. 

John Partridge is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts where he teaches courses in aesthetics, philosophy and literature, and the philosophy of the emotions. He received a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and has published articles on Plato in Ancient Philosophy and Skepsis.

James Pryor was educated and teaches philosophy at Princeton. He has published on the epistemology of perception, and works primarily on philosophical issues concerning the mind and knowledge.

Iakovos Vasiliou is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. He has previously taught at Cornell, Johns Hopkins, and Georgia State University. He has published articles on Plato, Aristotle, and Wittgenstein and is currently working on a book on moral epistemology in Plato and Aristotle.

Rachel Wagner was educated at Wake Forest University and the University of Iowa. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. At Southwestern, she teaches comparative courses in Islam, the Problem of Evil, Religion and Film, and Religion and Literature, incorporating materials from many different religious traditions. Her primary training is in Western Religions and biblical studies, and her dissertation is based on William Blake’s epic poem Jerusalem.

Kevin Warwick is a Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading, UK. His book In the Mind of the Machine gives a warning of a future in which machines are more intelligent than humans. In 1998 and 2002 he received surgical implants which shocked the scientific community. The second of these linked his nervous system to the internet. His experiments are reported on in his autobiography I, Cyborg.