Charley Lineweaver is the convenor of ANU’s Planetary Science Institute and holds a joint appointment as an associate professor in the Research School of Earth Sciences. He obtained a PhD in astrophysics from UC Berkeley. Lineweaver has written chapters for several books, including Our Place in the Universe, and has written for Scientific American, Newton Graphic Science Magazine, and The Canberra Times on black holes, the origin of the universe, time-warps, and the Big Bang.
James Thornton is the founding CEO of ClientEarth, a Conservation Fellow of the Zoological Society of London, and Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Bristol. The New Statesman named him as one of 10 people who could change the world and he has twice won Leader of the Year at the UK Business Green Awards. Thornton graduated from Yale, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, with departmental honours in philosophy. He is the author of Immediate Harm and The Feynman Challenge.
Jason deCaires Taylor
Jason deCaires Taylor is a sculptor, environmentalist, and photographer. Taylor created the world’s first underwater sculpture park in 2006 in the West Indies, which was listed as one of the Top 25 Wonders of the World by National Geographic. Other major projects include MUSA in Mexico, Museo Atlántico in Spain, The Rising Tide in London, and Ocean Atlas in the Bahamas. He is a member of The Royal Society of Sculptors and in 2014 he was awarded The Global Thinker by Foreign Policy.
Patrick Stokes is a lecturer in philosophy at Deakin University, Melbourne. He specialises in 19th and 20th century European philosophy, personal identity, narrative selfhood, moral psychology, and death and remembrance. A particular focus is bringing Kierkegaard into dialogue with contemporary analytic philosophy of personal identity and moral psychology. Stokes was awarded the 2014 AAP media prize.
Marina Benjamin is the former arts editor of the New Statesman and deputy arts editor of the Evening Standard. A memoirist best known for The Middlepause, which offered a poetic and philosophical take on midlife, her latest memoir Insomnia was published in 2018. Benjamin is a Consultant Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund and a creative writing tutor at Arvon. Her other books include Last Days in Babylon and Rocket Dreams.
Tim Dean holds a doctorate in philosophy in evolution and morality from the University of New South Wales. Previously the Editor of Cosmos and Editor of Australian Life Scientist, Dean is currently an Honorary Associate in the Philosophy Department at the University of Sydney. His work has appeared in New Scientist, Popular Scientist, Cosmos, and the ABC. In 2015 he was awarded the AAP Media Professionals’ Award.
Zan Boag is Editor of New Philosopher, Editorial Director of the international magazine Womankind, and Director of poet bookstore. In 2017 he won the Australasian Association of Philosophy Media Professionals Award and was shortlisted for Editor of the Year in the international Stack Awards. Boag speaks regularly on philosophy, technology, the media, and ethics, and is the co-founder and host of the monthly philosophical discussion series Bright Thinking.
Antonia Case is the literary editor of New Philosopher, the editor of Womankind magazine, and an award-winning writer and journalist. Case was selected as ‘philosopher in residence’ for the 2016 Brisbane Writers’ Festival and is currently writing a book on personal identity and change. She was the winner of the 2013 Australasian Association of Philosophy Media Professionals’ Award and in 2016 was shortlisted for editor of the year in the Stack Awards.
André Dao is a writer and editor who is co-founder of Behind the Wire, an oral history project documenting people’s experience of immigration detention, and a producer of the Walkley-award winning podcast, The Messenger. His work has appeared in The Monthly, SBS True Stories, Meanjin, and Al Jazeera English. Formerly the editor-in-chief of human rights publication Right Now, Dao was a finalist for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Young People’s Medal in 2011.
Tom Chatfield is a British writer, broadcaster, and tech philosopher. He is the author of six books, including Netymology, Live This Book!, and How to Thrive in the Digital Age, and speaks around the world on technology, the arts, and media. Chatfield was launch columnist for the BBC’s worldwide technology site, BBC Future, is a Visiting Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute, and is a senior expert at the Global Governance Institute.
Matthew Beard is a moral philosopher with an academic background in applied and military ethics. He is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame Australia and a Fellow at The Ethics Centre, undertaking research into ethical principles for technology. In 2016, he won the Australasian Association of Philosophy prize. He is a presenter on the ABC podcast Short & Curly, an award-winning children’s podcast.
Russel Herneman is an award-winning cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Times of London, Private Eye, Prospect, The Spectator, and many others. In 2018 he won Pocket Cartoon of the Year 2018 in the Political Cartoon Awards, European Newspaper Design award for illustration, and Society of News Design Award of excellence for Illustration. He was an exhibitor at the Society of Graphic Fine Art Draw 18 at Mennier Gallery, London.
Alvaro Hidalgo is a graphic designer and illustrator who formerly worked as an art director in design projects and as a film editor and post-producer in audiovisual projects. His illustration work uses a combination of traditional techniques and digital image processing and Hidalgo’s award-winning illustrations have graced the covers of Rolling Stone and Womankind, and have appeared in The New Yorker, Wired, Newsweek, and The Atlantic.
Genís Carreras is the designer of every cover of New Philosopher magazine and the creator of Philographics: Big Ideas in Simple Shapes. Carreras’s work has been recognised in the AOI World Illustration Awards, the Laus Awards, and the Stocks Taylor Benson Awards, and his work has been featured in the books MIN: New Simplicity in Graphic Design, Playing with Type, Geometry Makes Me Happy, and Geo/Graphics.
Aida Novoa & Carlos Egan
Aida Novoa & Carlos Egan are the art directors of New Philosopher and Womankind magazine, as well as for poet tea, which is produced by the magazines’ publishers. Their work for the publications has been recognised by AIGA, the oldest and largest organisation for design in the United States, as well as by Computer Arts magazine, Desktop Mag, and Creative Journal.