Mark Kingwell is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine in New York. He is the author or co-author of seventeen books of political, cultural and aesthetic theory, including the national bestsellers Better Living (1998), The World We Want (2000), Concrete Reveries (2008), and Glenn Gould (2009). In addition to many scholarly articles, his writing has appeared in more than 40 mainstream publications, including Harper’s, Adbusters, the New York Times, the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Toronto Star, and Queen’s Quarterly. Kingwell’s last book was a collection of essays on politics, Unruly Voices (2012); a new collection of his essays, Measure Yourself Against the Earth, appeared in October 2015.
Molly Sauter is a doctoral student in Communication Studies at McGill University in Montreal and holds a masters degree in Comparative Media Studies from MIT. Her dissertation is on the political philosophy of disrupted and dysfunctional ICT spaces. She is the author of The Coming Swarm: DDoS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civic Disobedience on the Internet (Bloomsbury, 2014). She tweets @oddletters, blogs at oddletters.com, and resides in Toronto.