Renate Ferro served on the original -empyre- moderating board since 2007 with the mission of not only covering emerging discussions in new media and networked culture, but also of ensuring that -empyre- remain a diverse community with representation from many cultures and countries. Since 2010 she has curated monthly guests, and overseen the listserv’s redesign in May of 2013 and August of 2019. In 2018 she spearheaded the organization of the -empyre- Editorial Board.