Ph.D. Student | Archivist
Benedict Salazar Olgado (Bono) received his B.A. in Social Sciences and Communication (double major) from the Ateneo de Manila University and earned his M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
An audiovisual archivist, Bono has worked in various media archives including as founding Director of the National Film Archives of the Philippines. He teaches archival theory and digital preservation at the University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies where he is currently on study leave as he pursues his Ph.D. in Informatics at the University of California, Irvine.
Advised by Dr. Geoffrey Bowker, Bono’s research interests are at the intersections of memory studies, social informatics, and science & technology studies in relation to imagining and critiquing the future of archives as socio-technical systems in pursuit of transitional justice.
Bono's life goal is to visit every single panda bear outside of China. He's halfway there.