TOBY MILLER is Professor of English, Sociology, and Women's Studies and Chair of the Program in Media and Performance at the University of California, Riverside and author ofTechnologies of Truth (1998) and The Avengers (1997). NITIN GOVIL is Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Sociology at the University of Virginia. JOHN MCMURRIA is Assistant Professor of Communications at DePaul University in Chicago. RICHARD MAXWELL is Professor and Chair of Media Studies at Queens College, City University of New York. TING WANG is a doctoral student in the Department of Radio, Television& Film at Northwestern University.