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Gareth Lewis

Gareth Lewis works as a cultural and communications analyst for Space Doctors (Brighton, UK). His academic background is in English Literature and Philosophy, and he holds an MA in Sociology and Cultural Theory from the London School of Economics. Gareth specializes in using culture to help grow brands, sharpen strategy and drive new thinking. He has experience across all major categories. Gareth has also edited and had work published in a range of newspapers and magazines.

London, UK

Kathryn Borel

Kathryn was born in 1979 in Toronto, the daughter of a hotelier. She has worked as a writer & broadcaster for a decade. She was founding producer of top-rated CBC national radio program Q. Her print journalism has appeared in the Guardian UK, the Globe & Mail, the Toronto Star, the National Post, the Walrus, Salon.com and Nerve.com, among others. Kathryn's first book, Corked, was a finalist for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour Writing, Canada's top humour writing prize. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and her existential dread.

Toronto, Canada

Maria Papanthymou

Maria spent over 10 years in advertising and research agencies (including ACNielsen, Publicis, BBDO), where she worked mainly as Media Research Director. She completed a dissertation on visual semiotics in 2004 and after that started working as a freelance semiotician with several international companies. She enjoyed the methodology so much that in 2009 she decided to make it her main field of specialization and founded semiotic and cultural research agency LocalTalk. Maria holds Masters (Hons) degree in Sociology and PhD in Social Psychology from State University of Management, Moscow.

Moscow, Russia