Dimitris is Professor of Social Anthropology at VU University Amsterdam. He studies material infrastructures ethnographically since 2004. In his most recent book ‘The Road’ (2016) he shows that infrastructures are primarily socio-cultural entities rather than merely an object of civil engineering or politics. Until 2014 he ran the project ‘Crisis-scapes’ studying urban spaces and infrastructures during the crisis in Athens. Beyond his academic publications he has co-produced 4 documentaries based on his research, whilst his work is featured regularly in international media outlets.
Amber is a cyborg anthropologist and user experience designer from Portland, Oregon. She studies the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds. She is the co-founder and former CEO of Geoloqi, a location-based software company. Her TED talk, ‘We are all cyborgs now’, has been viewed over a million times. Named one of National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers, she’s been listed among Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 and featured among Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology. Amber is the author of ‘An Illustrated Dictionary of Cyborg Anthropology’ and ‘Calm Technology’ as well as numerous articles on the web.
Daniel is Professor of Anthropology at University College London. He is a Fellow of the British Academy. He has written and edited thirty-seven books. Recent volumes include ‘Social Media in an English Village’ (2016), ‘How the World Changed Social Media’ (2016), ‘Webcam’ (2014), ‘Digital Anthropology’ (2012), ‘Migration and New Media’ (2012), ‘Tales from Facebook’ (2011), ‘Stuff’ (2010), and ‘The Comfort of Things’ (2008). Daniel currently directs the project ‘Why We Post’, which investigates the use and consequences of social media. He tweets at @DannyAnth