Issue 2, 2010

Journal of The International Association of Transdisciplinary Psychology

Volume 2, Issue 1
May 2010
Heavy Bored Cyborg: Attunement and Addiction
Paul Boshears, Japan
Paul Boshears (B.Sci. Kennesaw State University) has studied at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, West Africa and is currently studying at the European Graduate School. Formerly a researcher at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan, he is finishing his research on methamphetamine use thanks to funding provided by the National Institute of Drug Abuse. He maintainskudzukongzi.blogspot.com
s of Dissociation: Cyranoids, Zombies and Liminal People – An Essay on the threshold between the human and the inhumanVincenzo Di Nicola, M.Phil, M.D., Dip.Psych, F.R.C.P.(C), Canada
Vincenzo Di Nicola is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Montreal. His formal training began with a Studentship in Philosophy at McMaster University during high school, followed by studies in Psychology at McGill University and the University of London. Further training in medicine at McMaster University was followed by specialty training in paediatrics and psychiatry with fellowships in family therapy (McGill University) and child psychiatry (University of Ottawa). Vincenzo’s interests include transcultural psychiatry and trauma studies. He is the author of A Stranger in the Family: Culture, Families and Therapy (NY: Norton, 1997) and Letters to Young Therapists (forthcoming). Vincenzo entered the European Graduate School in 2009 as a doctoral candidate and is researching trauma using Giorgio Agamben’s “philosophical archaeology” and Alain Badiou’s conception of the “event.” 
Jeremy FernandoSingapore
Jeremy Fernando is the Jean Baudrillard Fellow at the European Graduate School. He works in the intersections of literature, philosophy, and media; and is the author of ‘Reflections on (T)error’, ‘Reading Blindly’, and ‘The Suicide Bomber; and her gift of death’. Exploring different media has led him to film, and installation art, and his work has been exhibited in Vienna, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Singapore. He is the editor of the thematic magazine ‘One Imperative’, and is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University. 
A Beginner’s Guide to Cultural Media Criticism of The History of Psychology
Matthew Giobbi, United States
Matthew Giobbi is a professor of psychology at Mercer County College and Lecturer of the history of psychology at Rutgers University (Newark) in New Jersey, United States. He trained in orchestral performance at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium, and The Mannes College of Music, NYC. He holds an MA degree in psychology from The New School for Social Research, NYC and a Ph.D. in critical media theory from the EGS in Switzerland.Wallace Stevens and the War between Mind and Sky: Psychology, Aesthetics and Violence in the Notes Towards a Supreme Fiction
Lim Lee Ching, Singapore
Lim Lee Ching teaches poetry at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also a lecturer at the SIM University, Singapore, where he works on interdisciplinary pedagogy. His research involves literary aesthetics, the Canon, non-ideological cultural theories, as well as war, violence and peace studies.

Arthur Koestler, Thomas Mann, and Arthur Schopenhauer’s Essay On Death: The Psychology of a Very Brief Encounter*

Henry Innes MacAdam, United States
Henry MacAdam traces his ancestry to Ireland and Scotland and his family home to the Catskill Mountain region of New York State. For many decades he lived abroad, especially in Lebanon, where he taught in the Department of History and Archaeology at the American University of Beirut. He has published two books and 75 articles on subjects ranging from ancient history and culture to epigraphy, numismatics, children’s literature, biography, historical geography, local New Jersey history, and New Testament studies. Since 1986 central New Jersey has been home. He has taught Humanities (World History; Sociology; Film & Literature; Professional Writing; Poetry; and Technology, Society & Culture) at several area institutions. He is currently Adjunct Prof. of Humanities at DeVry University.
Transculturation of Online Identity
Stephen J. McNeill, United States

Stephen J. McNeill, Ph.D. is Lecturer of Communication & Media Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kennesaw State University, Georgia.
A Nonlinear Moment With Artist Dennis Donohue (USA/Belgium)
Denis O’Sullivan, Belgium
Dennis Donohue is American/Irish living and creating in Brussels, Belgium. His creative media include ink visuals and techno philosophy.

Helplessness and the Psychology of Failure in Literacy Acquisition
Andrew Spano, United States
Andrew Spano’s twenty-years of teaching and in professional communications make him uniquely suited to help students from many disciplines and cultures. With a master’s degree in English from the University of Vermont (where he was a Graduate Teaching Fellow), he has taught ESL, writing, literature, journalism, telecommunications, mass media, advertising, public relations, photography, education, and psycholinguistics at eight colleges and universities. In addition, he has studied creative writing and taught expository writing at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (Where he was a Teaching Assistant), and studied English Renaissance literature at the University of Oxford, England. His media experience includes ten years as a full-time journalist at a dozen newspapers and magazines for which he has written and edited thousands of articles and taken hundreds of published photographs. His academic work and poetry has appeared in respected journals and magazines and in a chapter for a book about China. He has published numerous poems and won five journalism awards. In addition he is a mathematics contributor to Wikipedia. Mr. Spano is a Ph.D. candidate in media and Continental philosophy at the European Graduate School (EGS) in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, where he has completed one year of his degree, and is a June 2009 New York City Teaching Fellow, scheduled to begin his M.Ed. in September of that year as well as teaching in a High Needs public school as an ESL specialist.

De-Signing Deleuze
Julia Holzl
Julia Holzl is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the European Graduate  School (Saas-Fee/Switzerland), where she received a Dr.phil. in Philosophy,  Media, and Communications. Currently pursuing a second doctorate at the Centre for Modern Thought at the University of Aberdeen, she is also a Visiting Professor at Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok. Her main interests lie in twentieth-century and contemporary continental philosophy, particularly  in/its relation to poetry.

Book Review
Reading Julia; you’ll never walk alone
Jeremy Fernando, Singapore
Jeremy Fernando is the Jean Baudrillard Fellow at the European Graduate School. He works in the intersections of literature, philosophy, and media; and is the author of ‘Reflections on (T)error’, ‘Reading Blindly’, and ‘The Suicide Bomber; and her gift of death’. Exploring different media has led him to film, and installation art, and his work has been exhibited in Vienna, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Singapore. He is the editor of the thematic magazine ‘One Imperative’, and is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University. 

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