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Arlene Tucker

Arlene Tucker is a Taiwanese American artist. Tucker received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia, USA in May 2002. After school, her focus in film and painting led her to the Czech Republic where she worked on film productions and art. A new chapter in NYC found herself developing interactive products at a children’s toy company. Currently, she is working towards a Masters degree in Semiotics at Tartu University in Estonia.

Tartu, Estonia

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

Tom Lilley

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.

London, UK