Anthropologist dr. Dan Podjed is a senior research associate at the Institute for Slovenian Ethnography ZRC SAZU, a consultant at the Innovation and Development Institute of the University of Ljubljana and an associate professor at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. His research focuses on the relationship between people and technologies and the development of products and services tailored to people. In 2019, he published the book Videni, in which he explained why we are increasingly watching and showing off with the help of smartphones and other devices. In 2020, his book Anthropology between Four Walls was published, in which he presented how he learned about society and himself during the covid-19 pandemic. In 2021, he published the collection Invisible life of waste, in which he and his co-authors devoted themselves to the things we turn into trash. From 2022, he leads the project Isolated people and communities in Slovenia and Croatia. He is also the head of the national research program Ethnological, anthropological and folkloristic research of everyday life. The Public Research Agency of the Republic of Slovenia twice listed his works as outstanding achievements in the field of science, namely in 2011 and 2021. From 2022 to 2023, he was a member of the national advisory group for monitoring the movement of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In 2023, he received the Bob of the Year award, given by the Večer newspaper.