Poet, photographer, and curator Charles Hood has published nine books; the most recent of these won the Hollis Summers prize at Ohio University Press. He has been a Fulbright scholar in New Guinea, an Artist in Residence with the Center for Land Use Interpretation, a Writer in Residence with the Annenberg Community Beach House, and a National Science Foundation grantee in Antarctica. He teaches at Antelope Valley College in the Mojave Desert. He is currently at work on an untitled collection of poems about the Great Basin, part of a larger body of work to be created during the next two years.
Kelly Loudenberg is a producer and director based in New York City. Her short-form documentaries explore the pursuits of people engaged in reconfiguring urban and rural spaces in unexpected ways and bringing the utopian to the practical through radical reconsiderations of the built environment. Her work has screened at the Guggenheim Lab, Exit Art, AIA Albuquerque, Architecture in the City Festival San Francisco, Seattle Design Festival, Architecture and Design Film Festival NY & Chicago, and The Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2010, she completed a residency with the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Wendover, Utah. She has produced and directed for Tribeca Film Festival, Hulu, CNN, MTV, Vice TV, BBC, Reuters, Current TV, and various fashion brands. She is working on a film-based project about the experience of time.