Chris Spannos has had almost 16 years experience in self-managed media collectives and also as an activist, organizer, and anti-capitalist. From 1998-2006 he participated in the Redeye collective, heard on Vancouver Co-op radio. In September 2006 he joined Z as full-time staff focusing on ZNet and ZCom web operations. Other media work includes helping out with Z Video productions, being the occasional light and sound tech for local theater works, and also, with others, hosting weekly local public screenings and discussion of political documentaries. Chris has worked as a multi-diagnosis social service worker, embroidery machine operator, cook, sailor, and book store clerk. He edited the volume Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, 2008). He has contributed chapters to books such as The Accumulation of Freedom (AK Press, 2012) and The End of the World as We Know It (AK Press, 2014), both edited by Deric Shannon. Chris is founder of People's Communication Inc. which is the parent organization for the websites The New Significance and NYT eXaminer. He developed the latest incarnation of ZNet's web operations. Chris is currently an Editor for teleSUR English in Quito, Ecuador and host of teleSUR's online video show Imaginary Lines.