Penelope Papailias (@penel_p) teaches social anthropology at the University of Thessaly and also runs the Social Anthropology Lab. She is the author of Genres of Recollection: Archival Poetics and Modern Greece (2005), an ethnography of popular historical production in contemporary Greek society. More recently, she has co-authored an online, open-access textbook, entitled Digital Ethnography (2015). She is the author of numerous articles on the cultural politics and media technologies of witnessing, focusing on topics such as affective publics, social grief, cultural memory, the database as cultural form, visuality, violence and necropolitics in the context of event virtualization, networked connectivity and database aesthetics
Petros Petridis holds a doctorate in Social Anthropology and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Greek Research Center for the Humanities. His main interests focus on the ethnographic research of digital culture. Specifically, his interests are in digital economies, file sharing and intellectual property rights, algorithmic cultures, gamification, fan cultures and the politics of knowledge in technosocialities such as Peer to Peer networks and Massively Multiplayer Online Games.
Mitsos Bilalis is an Assistant Professor of Theory and Technology of Historical Information at the University of Thessaly, Department of History, Archaeology, Social Anthropology (Volos, Greece). He studied History at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens and University of Sofia “Sv. Kliment Ohridski”. He has published on theory of History, contemporary visual culture, social history of information and historical culture in the digital domain.
Pantelis Probonas (@pprobonas) is a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology at the University of Thessaly. He is working on a multi-sited ethnography about the politics of death and the disposal of refugees' dead bodies at the EU frontier. Mostly intrested in the body, politics of life an death, medical anthropology, borders and borderlands.