Freelance researcher and writer who publishes mainly on creative and visual culture. PhD in Art & Design from Nottingham Trent University 2008. Lectures at local universities & colleges in Nottingham and has worked as exhibitions co-ordinator at QUAD Visual Arts and Media Centre, Derby. Current work explores the possibilities of creative ecologies that emphasize a 'materialist semiotic' of non-linguistic entities - materials, objects, behaviours - informed by the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari and Manuel De Landa.
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.
Kristian Bankov (b. 1970) is professor in semiotics, sociology of consumption and brand communication at New Bulgarian University. He is the head of the Southeast European Center for Semiotic Studies and director of the Sociosemiotic laboratory there. KB is the main organizer of the annual Early Fall School in Semiotics (EFSS) which takes place in Bulgaria, mostly in Sozopol, each September since 1995. He likes beer and football. For more information see Facebook.