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, Crossed Wires (Oxford University Press, 2023) and he continues to write articles about the Internet and other communications systems for Le Monde diplomatique.
ShinJoung Yeo (sjdiscordia [AT] gmail.com)
Shinjoung Yeo is an assistant professor in the Media Studies Department at Queen College, City University of NY. Her research is focused on the history of the Internet, the global information and communication industry, geopolitics, labor, network infrastructures, and cultural and information provision. She has published several articles and book chapters, including “Tech Companies and Public Health Care in the Ruins of COVID”, Access now but for whom and at what cost? and “Artists in Tech Cities.” She has recently published books Behind the Search Box: Google and the Global Internet Industry from the University of Illinois Press (April 2023), and Baidu: Geopolitical Dynamics of the Internet in China (Routledge, 2022). She teaches the Political Economy of Media, Media and Capitalism, and Media and Social Movements.