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Albena Todorova

Albena Todorova is currently at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia where an innovative semiotics offer includes courses on advertising & consumer culture. In 2009 she wrote a dissertation on Edgar Allan Poe in popular culture. Albena is now doing PhD research on Poe mythology & symbolism globally from Baudelaire through to Japanese mystery writer Edogawa Rampo, 60s horror movies, Lou Reed, Antony Hegarty, contemporary emo, manga & gaming subcultures and online interest groups.

Sofia, Bulgaria

Thomas Wendt

Thomas Wendt is currently a digital and user experience strategist in New York City. He has worked and consulted for agencies, startups. and individuals throughout the world. Thomas is interested in how semiotics and consumer culture affect brand strategy, digital anthropology, and customer insights. Find him on Twitter or visit his website to get in touch. twitter.com/#!/thomas_wendt www.surroundingsignifiers.com

New York City,

Celeny Gonzalez

New York City native and a student at The New School, Urban Studies program, Celeny is interested in the spatial and political design of cities and how these pertain to the experiences of the individual. Through writing, visual art, photography and qualitative research she attempts to capture and relate the stories of the people to the stories of architecture. She is also interested in performance, environmental art and Caribbean culture. One of her current design interventions includes eco-graffiti. More at: www.miscelenyous.org.

New York City, USA