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Thierry Mortier

thierry mortier is a belgian semiotic architect operating in the field of contemporary art. At the basis of his work lies his research into semiotic generation through semiotic satiation. Superimposing signs to construct signs of superposition, called noizuyo-e, pictures of the noisy world. ノイズ 世 絵. Currently he’s working on a visual representation of noisense (noise + sense), the semiotic architecture he believes semiosis dwells in. - more info on www.semiotic.tv

Ghent, Belgium

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

Hamsini Shivakumar

Director of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, Hamsini Shivakumar is an accomplished brand strategist, researcher and communications thinker with over two decades of experience. Loves studying human nature, with its myriad nuances and contradictions. Has a particular interest in developing new frameworks for addressing classic and new age branding issues. Published a WPP-Atticus award winning paper on global branding. Is a regular contributor to international and local publications.

New Delhi, India