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Antonio Lopez was co-founder of the seminal LA punk zine, Ink Disease. From there he traversed zine culture, professional journalism and media literacy education. He has written for Mondo 2000, High Times, Punk Planet, Tricycle, In these Times, Brooklyn Rail, and scores of zines, newspapers and magazines. His essays about media and culture have been featured in numerous book anthologies, most recently in the MacArthur Foundation's book series, Digital Learning in the 21st Century. His book on media education and sustainability, Mediacology, was published in 2008. His most recent book is The Media Ecosystem: What Ecology Can Teach Us About Responsible Media Practice.
Antonio was a content provider for a groundbreaking Spanish language media and health CDROM produced by the New Mexico Media Literacy Project, Medios y Remedios, and created a multicultural media literacy curriculum, Merchants of Culture. He teaches and trains instructors in outreach, media production and media literacy, specializing in rural communities.
Antonio received professional training at the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco and is a product of Peace and Conflict Studies at UC Berkeley. He received an MA in Media Studies from the New School and holds a PhD from the School of Punk Rock. He is also co-creator of the music experience, My Country of Illusion. Currently he resides in Rome, Italy and cyberspace.