Edina is a performance artist, curator and researcher, born in Bosnia and living between the UK and the Balkans. In her multidisciplinary art practice she addresses trauma and memory, and has exhibited internationally. Recently she has shown her performance piece Holy Jolie in London, Bosnia and Serbia to wide acclaim. She is a PhD candidate at Reading University, researching belly dance as a hybrid form and social practice in postcolonial and trans-national context.
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.
Joshua Glenn, a commercial semiotics veteran with over 15 years' experience in the field, is co-principal of the Boston- and New York-based consultancy Semiovox, and emeritus co-founder (with former colleague Malcolm Evans) of this website, Semionaut. He is editor and author of several books, including SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS, THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY, and the bestselling family activity series UNBORED. More info here.