Dan Schiller (dschille [AT] illinois.edu)
Professor Emeritus of Library & Information Science and of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a historian of information and communications in the context of the five-hundred year development of the capitalist political economy. Earlier in his career, he was a professor at UCSD, UCLA and Temple Universities. He is the author of several books including, mostly recently, Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis (University of Illinois Press, 2014), and he continues to write articles about the Internet and other communications systems for Le Monde diplomatique. Presently, he is conducting archival research for a longstanding project on the history of US telecommunications.
ShinJoung Yeo (s.yeo [AT] lboro.ac.uk)
Lecturer at Loughborough University in the Institute for Media and Creative Industries. Her current research focuses on the political economy of the search engine industry that encompasses labor, capital logics, geopolitics, and material infrastructures. She is currenty working on a book based on her dissertation “Behind the Search Box: The Political Economy of a Global Internet Industry.” She is also involved in Free Government Information that advocates for free access and preservation of government information.