Matthew Campanella is a bohemian, writer and educator and living in northern Italy. He recently settled down long enough to complete a Master's in Semiotics from the University of Tartu, specializing in tourism and the cognition of place. Matthew hopes to expand his academic interests into other fields, notably the Semiotics of genre fiction. He is currently a teacher in Udine.
Hannah Hoel has lived in London, New York, LA, DC and Santa Fe. She has degrees in visual culture, philosophy and fine arts. She was selected for the first cohort of SITE Santa Fe Scholars. Winner of Semionaut's first new writer award, Hannah currently works for Space Doctors and is based in Brighton UK. Hannah has written on arts and culture for THE Magazine, Adobe Airstream, The Santa Fean and the Huffington Post.
Kristian Bankov (b. 1970) is professor in semiotics, sociology of consumption and brand communication at New Bulgarian University. He is the head of the Southeast European Center for Semiotic Studies and director of the Sociosemiotic laboratory there. KB is the main organizer of the annual Early Fall School in Semiotics (EFSS) which takes place in Bulgaria, mostly in Sozopol, each September since 1995. He likes beer and football. For more information see Facebook.