Drew Denny

Born in Texas but roving the globe by 18, Drew Denny currently works as a documentary photographer, Art Editor for LA Record, writer, multimedia artist and teacher of eco-art at Whitman Continuation School. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Aesthetics and Politics at California Institute of the Arts after graduating with Honors from the Production program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and taking a break to research the Movement of Landless Workers in Brazil as well as the relationship between sweatshop manufacturing and the sex trade in Southeast Asia. Drew also received a certificate from the UCLA Center for Pre-Hospital Care in order to become a licensed EMT. Her fascination with the human body and brain led to the Brain House project, a concept that started with the story of a performance artist who builds an installation of her own brain as a house in order to entertain audiences as she interacts with her thoughts only to discover memories she never knew she had.

LA Record
Big Whup
Movement of Landless Workers

Norman Klein

Norman Klein is a cultural critic, and both an urban and media historian, as well as a novelist. His books include "The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory," "Seven Minutes: The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon," and the data/cinematic novel, "Bleeding Through: Layers of Los Angeles, 1920-86" (DVD-ROM with book). His next book will be "The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects." (Fall, 2003).

His essays appear in anthologies, museum catalogs, newspapers, scholarly journals, on the WEB—symptoms of a polymath's career, from European cultural history to animation and architectural studies, to LA studies, to fiction, media design and documentary film. His work (including museum shows) centers on the relationship between collective memory and power, from special effects to cinema to digital theory, usually set in urban spaces; and often on the thin line between fact and fiction; about erasure, forgetting, scripted spaces, the social imaginary.