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.
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.
Tom is a qualitative researcher turned brand strategist, with a particular interest in semiotics and co-creation as drivers of innovation. He worked for four years at Synovate, before moving to brand consultancy Sense Worldwide. A qualified sound engineer, Tom also runs an independent record label that revels in blurring the lines between fact and fiction. Tom holds a BA in Modern Languages and Literature from Oxford University.