BolognaRagazzi Digital Award
The Jury of the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award will be consisting of international experts active in digital publishing and illustration.
Warren Buckleitner, Children’s Technology Review
Warren Buckleitner has been reviewing children’s technology products since the 1980s.
He is the editor of Children’s Technology Review (www.childrenstech.com) and creator of the Dust or Magic Institute (www.dustormagic.com) and the Mediatech Foundation (www.mediatech.org). He is a regular contributor to The New York Times and Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine. He is a former preschool and elementary school classroom teacher who holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.
Cristina Mussinelli, Italian Publishers Association IDPF Board Member
Cristina Mussinelli is the LIA project coordinator as she has been focused on the issue of accessibility in publishing since 2007, when she coordinated the Pro-Access Project, funded by the European Commission within the eLearning Program, participated by the Italian Publishers Association, the Federation of European Publishers and Dedicon.
Since 1992, she has been involved in the digital and multimedia market. Since 1988 she has been responsible for the technological innovation and digital publishing areas within the Italian Publishers Association, the trade association representing more than the 90% of the Italian book publishing market, where she manages European and international projects, the digital publishing professional training course program, the Editech conference (www.editech.info) and the Permanent Observatory on Digital Content. Furthermore, since 2010 she has been a member of the Board of IDPF (International Digital Publishing Forum), the global trade and standards association for electronic publishing, that develops and maintains the EPUB® standard.
André has participated in international exhibitions like the Biennial of Bratislava, Bologna, Sarmede or Ilustrarte. From 2000 to 2005 he worked as a theatre set designer in a Lisbon theatre company. He has directed an animation short film (Zé Pimpão, “O acelera”) and a series (Foxy & Meg), both awarded and adapted from books with his illustrations. In 2010, he founded Pato Lógico Edições.
Chris Meade, if:book
Chris Meade is Director of if:book, the think and do tank exploring the future of the book in the digital age. He was previously Director of Booktrust and the Poetry Society, ran “Imagination Services” for Birmingham libraries, devising innovative projects to promote creative reading and writing. He has an M.A. in Creative Writing & New Media and is author of articles, plays and www.insearchoflosttim.net, a digital novella. More at www.futureofthebook.org.uk and my blog www.bookfutures.com