Jesse Lerner is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and educator based in Los Angeles. His films include T.S.H. (2004), The American Egypt (2001), Magnavoz (2007), and Atomic Sublime (2010). He has curated projects for the Robert Flaherty Seminar, the Centro Fotográfico Manuel Alvarez Bravo in Oaxaca, and the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao. He is currently a professor of media studies at Pitzer College.
Rubén Ortiz-Torres is a Mexican-born artist, educator, and curator living and working in Los Angeles. His work spans a diverse range of media including and often combining photography, film and video, sculpture, and customized cars and machines. Ortiz-Torres is currently a professor of visual arts at the University of California, San Diego.