Benedict Salazar Olgado (Bono [bō- nō]) is an assistant professor at the University of the Philippines School of Library and Information studies teaching archival theory and practice. He is currently on study leave as he pursues his Ph.D. in Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. Co-advised by Dr. Geoffrey C. Bowker and Dr. Roderic Crooks, Bono’s research is 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 at 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.
His goal in life is to visit every panda outside of China. He is halfway there.