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.
Oliver Litten is co-owner of Group Red, based in Hamburg and Berlin. A brand strategist, trends and innovation expert he was worked for leading agencies, including Interbrand and Added Value, and his client list includes Virgin, Levis, Apple, Beiersdorf, Pepsico/Lays, Nike, Procter & Gamble, GlaxoWellcome and Unilever. Oliver specializes in facilitating creative workshops and immersion experiences where clients come face to face with opinion formers.
Heta Trivedi, an Architect by profession and a Bharatanatyam dancer by passion, is currently pursuing her last semester in Masters in Arts Journalism (MAJ) at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. She is currently working on her thesis based on Semiotics and Architecture. The world of semiotics fascinates her and Heta enjoys analyzing different forms of visual art like architecture, advertisements, cinema etc. She was one of the participants covering the 12th International Jazz Festival at Capetown in 2011.