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Taras Boyko

Ukrainian-born researcher with academic interests in semiotics, history and culture studies. BA & MA in History, MA in Semiotics. Has worked in Ukraine, US, UK, Hungary and Estonia. Enjoys travel and exploring new places which led to creating travel information website – now 5 years of helpingonline fellow travelers in find optimal travel solutions (timetables, best fares, sightseeing suggestions).

Tartu, Estonia

Sraboni Bhaduri

Sraboni began her career as a counselor and therapist 20years ago. She has followed her interest in people and contemporary culture through her work as a strategic planner in advertising and then as a brand consultant. Her current assignment is in the area of market research. Her educational background is in psychology and her doctoral dissertation is in the area of organizational culture and learning. She continues to nurture her interest in psychology and has trained in psychoanalysis.

New Delhi, India

Marina Simakova

A qualitative researcher and semiotician, Marina is interested in contemporary Russian culture’s myths and metaphors, She is completing a PhD on the ethical dimension of the language & semiotics of otherness. Inspired by Plato's dialogues and Beckett's plays, Marina dreams of transforming the focus group into a new genre of sociological theatre. By getting rid of the one-way mirror she aims to kill three birds with one stone, achieving the goals of aesthetic pleasure, consumer knowledge and transparency.

Moscow, Russia