Benedict Salazar Olgado (Bono [bō- nō]) is a Ph.D. student in Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. Co-advised by Dr. Geoffrey C. Bowker and Dr. Roderic Crooks, Bono’s research is broadly situated at the intersections of memory, technology, and document(ation) studies particularly in relation to transitional justice. He also writes about social media and video games in the Global South. Bono received his M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a B.A. in Social Sciences and Communication from the Ateneo de Manila University. An audiovisual archivist, Bono has worked in various media archives, including as founding Director of the National Film Archives of the Philippines (now Philippine Film Archives). Passionate about teaching and mentorship, he taught archival theory and practice at the University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Studies as an assistant professor of practice. Bono's scholarship is grounded in his work as a community organizer and human rights advocate.
His goal in life is to visit every panda outside of China. He is halfway there.
as of 17 September 2020