Laurence A. Rickels moved to the Coast in 1981 upon completing his graduate training in German philology at Princeton University. While in California he earned a psychotherapy license. He has published numerous studies of the phenomenon he calls "unmourning", a term that became the title of his trilogy: "Aberrations of Mourning", "The Case of California", and "Nazi Psychoanalysis". His most recent publication (in German translation) is "Geprüfte Seelen" (Passagen 2012).
Marc Ries, received his doctorate in 1995 at the Institute for Philosophy at the University of Vienna, in 2000-2001 he was a guest professor for comparative visual theory at the F.-Schiller-University in Jena, from 2006 to 2009 guest professor for media theory at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, from 2010 professor for sociology and theory of media at the Offenbach University for Art and Design. Research and publications in the areas of technical media, media cultures, and art.
Stefan Ripplinger, free-lance writer, based in Berlin. Publications on art, film and literature, notably "Die Zeichen des Messias", a reader with texts by and about Isidore Isou ("Schreibheft", 78 / 2012).
Constanze Ruhm is an artist, filmmaker and curator. From 1987-1993 she studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. From 1991-1993 at the Institute for New Media at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. In 1996/97 visiting professor for visual communication at the Offenbach University of Art and Design. In 1998 she received a grant from the Schindler program at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. From 1999-2006 she was on the board at secession in Vienna.