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Josephine Berry Slater Editor, Mute
Josephine Berry Slater is Editor of Mute. She also teaches courses in the Culture Industry and Biopolitics and Aesthetics at Goldsmiths University. She is co-author of No Room to Move: Radical Art and the Regenerate City and co-editor of Proud to Be Flesh: A Mute Magazine Anthology of Cultural Politics After the Net

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Caroline Heron General Manager, Mute
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Anthony Iles Deputy Editor, Mute
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Hari Kunzru Contributing Editor, Mute
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Mira Mattar Contributing Editor, Mute
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Benedict Seymour Contributing Editor, Mute
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Stefan Szczelkun Contributing Editor, Mute
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