Pau Alsina

Mediaccions. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

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Pau-Alsina-3Pau Alsina is Professor of the Arts and Humanities at the Open University of Catalonia where he coordinates and teaches in the area of Contemporary Art and Thought. He teaches at the Master of Art and Curator of New Media at the School of Design of the URL. Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Barcelona with a thesis about emerging systems in practices that interrelate art, science and technology. His later research has focused on a historical, theoretical and structural analysis of media art and in particular on the relationship between art, biology and technology. In this sense he has published books such as”Art, Science and Technology” (2007) and, with Dr. Rennó, “Between monsters and chimeras: art, biology and technology.” (2015) and has also published several book chapters and articles on thought, art and digital culture. Since 2002 he directs the journal Artnodes, where he has coordinated different issues as “Heterotopias” (2004) “Computability” (2005) or a conference dedicated to “Art Matters” (2015). His lines of work deal with the media archeology, the Software Studies and the new materialism applied to the Arts. He is a member of the collective Art Matters and Mediaccions research groups at the Open University of Catalonia, and Art, Architecture and Digital Society of the University of Barcelona. Blog: paualsina.wordpress.com Twitter: @paualsina

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Elisenda Ardèvol

Mediaccions. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

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Elisenda Ardèvol has a Ph.D. from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​and is a teacher of Social and Cultural Anthropology in the Arts and Humanities Department of the UOC. She is currently participating in the Master’s degree course in ‘The Information and Knowledge Society’ as well as in the UOC’s inter-disciplinary doctorate programme on ‘The Information Society’, in which she teaches about qualitative methodologies. She is also involved in the Master’s degree courses: ‘Theory and Practice of the Creative Documentary’ at the UAB and ‘Visual Anthropology’ at the UB, as well as in other courses and seminars on anthropology and audiovisual media, with special emphasis on the potential of the digital and imaging technologies in ethnographic research.

She is the co-ordinator of the inter-disciplinary group Mediaccions, which researches into the digital culture at the UOC. Her current lines of research are focusing on the anthropology of the media and on the development of qualitative methodologies by which to study cultural practices and new media.

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Tere Badia

HANGAR Centre de Producció i Recerca d’Arts Visuals

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tere-badia-thumbA graduate in the History of Art from the University of Barcelona and the holder of a Master’s degree in ‘The Information and Knowledge Society’ from the ‘IN3’ (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute) of the UOC. A researcher in the fields of cultural policy, networks, international cultural co-operation, and in research, development and innovation in artistic production. She has commissioned exhibitions and projects of contemporary art, image policies and new media. She has been linked professionally with the Fundació Interarts (Barcelona) and with the agency for multimedia communication Goetzinger & Komplizen (Karlsruhe). She co-ordinated the Disonancias en Cataluña programme and, commissioned by the AAVC (Association of Visual Artists of Catalonia), she designed the Comprehensive R+D+I Plan for the visual arts in Catalonia. She is a teacher at the IDEP University School of Barcelona and at the ESDI (Higher Institute for Internet Development). Since 2010, she has been the director of Hangar, a centre for production and research in visual arts in Barcelona.

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Amador Fernández-Savater

Editorial Acuarela

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Amador Fernández-Savater mixes intellectual activities with politics. He published a book of essays in 1999 (Filosofía y acción, Editorialímite, Santander), and has been part of the publishing house Acuarela Libros since its foundation 10 years ago. Acuarela was one of the first publishers to systematically protect their books with the ‘Creative Commons’ licences, with very positive results all round. For the past few years he has co-directed the periodical Archipiélago. He is currently a collaborator of the daily newspaper Público, where he is in charge of an interview section (Fuera de lugar) (‘Out of place’) and a blog (blogs.publico.es/fueradelugar).

He has been an active participant in several social movements (student, antiglobalization, Copyleft, Say ‘No’ to War, V de Vivienda (Housing)). He is co-author of a book about the experience of the Red Ciudadana (Citizens’ Network) after the 11-M* (Acuarela Libros & A. Machado, Madrid, 2008).

He currently broadcasts from Radio Círculo the weekly programme Una línea sobre el mar, dedicated to ‘garage philosophy’, and he is a collaborator of eldiario.es, with the blog Interferencias.

*11th March, 2004, the date of the train bombings in Madrid.

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Mariona Genís

GREDITS / Bau, Centre Universitari de Disseny de Barcelona

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Co-ordinator of the Technical Department. Co-ordinator of the line of research into Pedagogical Innovation in/through design, which is being followed at GREDITS (Grup de Recerca en Disseny i Transformació Social: Research Group in Design and Social Transformation).An architect from ETSAB (UPC). She has completed projects of design, restoration and renovation of spaces which have been published in various media and by different administrations such as the Generalitat de Cataluña and the Local Architectural Heritage Department of the Diputación de Barcelona. She is a lecturer on the courses for the Higher Diploma in Interior Design and for the Postgraduate Degree in Restoration of Spaces at the Bau. Website: AGP Arquitectes

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Moisés Mañas

Laboratorio de la Luz. Universitat Politècnica de València

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moises-manas-thumbMoises Mañas (Ph.d.) is an artist, researcher and professor of Interactive Art, Interfaces Design and Videogames in the Fine Arts Faculty – Universitat Politècnica de València. (Spain). Doctorate in Visual Art and Intermedia by UPV.
Member since 2000 the research group “Laboratorio de Luz.”-UPV. Member of the Technical Committee of the International Congress ACE program
2005, 2006 and 2007. (International conference on Advances in computer entertainment technology, ACM SIGCHI) Member of the artistic committee of the DIME-ATS, 2006 and 2008 (Digital Interactive Media Entertainment & Arts). Festival Jury Ciber @ rt Bilbao 2004, Member of the International Research group “Ludic Interfaces”.

He started work in interactive art the 90´s mid, developing interactive multimedia narratives offline (experimental cd-rom) and online (netart). His works has been presented and awarded in many festivals and
exhibitions related to art and technology, in and out of Spain since 1998 as, ARCO electrónico 2013 (Special mention), QUARTEL 2014 (Abrantes- Portugal), The WRONG, New Digital Art Biennale (2013), Common Ground (Miami-USA) 2012, Museo de Arte Moderno de Santo Domingo (Rep.Dominicana) 2011, Instituto. de desarrollo de las artes visuales de la Habana (Cuba) 2011, Galeria Space (Pittsburgh-USA) 2011, Digital Image-Space Festival ENTER (Canary-2009), Neue Galerie – Graz (Autria) 2009, MEIAC-Badajoz 2008, ZKM Center for Art and Media- Germany ,2008-09, Bienal de Valencia 2007, File 04 (Sau Paulo. Brazil), Mediaterra 2000 and 04 (Atenas. Greece), Inmedia 2000 (Michigan, USA ) Observatory-2000, Valencia, Intertecno 2000, Valencia, Audiovisual Creation Festival of Navarra 98/99/00, Ciber@rt 1999, “Les brassieres”, Liege. Belgium. 2001, etc.
Website: www.moisesmanas.com

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Jorge Luis Marzo

GREDITS / Bau, Design College of Barcelona

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A graduate in Geography and the History of Art from the UB. A member of the group researching into Design and Social Transformation (GREDITS). A historian, art commissioner and writer. Recent exhibitions: El d_efecto barroco. Políticas de la imagen hispana (‘The baroque d_efect.Politics of the Hispanic Image’) (2010-2011), Low-Cost. Libres o cómplices (‘Low-Cost. Free or accomplices’) (2009). Recent books: La memoria administrada. El barroco y lo hispano (‘The administered memory. The Baroque and the Hispanic’) (2010), ¿Puedo hablarle con libertad, excelencia? Arte y poder en España desde 1950 (‘May I speak freely, Your Excellency? Art and Power in Spain since 1950’) (2010), Spots electorales. El espectáculo de la democracia (‘Electoral spots. The spectacle of democracy’) (2008).

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Héctor Navarro Güere

KONEKTO / Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya

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He holds a Ph.D. in Fine Arts (UB, 1999) and a degree in Social Communication (Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1993). Professor at the University of Business and Communication, and Co-ordinator of the research group Konekta, at the University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia. Subjects of research: digital convergence and mobile communication. Recent publications: ‘Mobile communication, the digital ecosystem and cultural industries’ and ‘Always on line: perception and uses of the smartphone among adolescents and young people’, both in La comunicación móvil: Hacia un nuevo ecosistema digital (‘Mobile communication: towards a new digital ecosystem’) (Gedisa, 2013); Pantallas, contenidos y usuarios. Panorama de la convergencia mediática digital, los contenidos y el consumo en Cataluña (‘Screens, Contents and Users. A panorama of digital media convergence, contents and use in Catalonia’) (Consejo del Audiovisual de Cataluña, 2011), La prensa comarcal y el consumo de nuevas pantallas (‘The regional press and the use of new screens’) (Asociación Catalana de Prensa Comarcal, 2010). Twitter@caraquen

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Miklós Peternák

C3 Center for Culture & Communication, Budapest

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Miklos-Peternak-thumbMiklós Peternák studied history and history of art, has produced films and videos during the 1980’s and published numerous texts on art and media history. His research areas are new media art, media history, image theory, technical images, art and science, intermedia, and artistic research irself. Head of the Intermedia Department at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, director of C3: Center for Culture and Communication, www.c3.hu.

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Soren Pold

Centre de Visualització i Interacció Avançada. Universitat de Aarhus

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Søren Bro Pold holds a Ph.D. and is Associate Professor of Digital Aesthetics. He has published on digital and media aesthetics – from the 19th-century panorama to the interface in its various forms and modalities, including electronic literature, net art, software art, mobile and urban interfaces. He was leader of “The Aesthetics of Interface Culture” (2004-2007), research manager in the Centre for Digital Urban Living (2008-2012), research programme leader of “Humans and Information Technology”, and currently takes part in Participatory Information Technology and Literature Between Media. Through this he has established interface criticism as a research perspective. He co-edited Interface Criticism – Aesthetics Beyond Buttons (2011). Website: http://au.dk/da/pold@cavi.au.dk

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Jara Rocha

Bau, Centre Universitari de Disseny de Barcelona

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A cultural mediator and independent commissioner, she works on projects at the intersection between the ‘digital humanities’, free culture, and design. Her main areas of investigation are related to the materialities of current cultures. She founded the group ‘Gender and Technology’ at Medialab-Prado and took in hand the experimental school ‘404: School Not Found’ at Intermediae/Matadero Madrid. She takes part in learning and thinking projects such as ‘The Darmstadt Delegation’, and in the blog Fuera de Clase (‘Outside the Classroom’) (diagonalperiodico.net). She is a member of the research groups Learning Spaces (Saïd Business Schoool, University of Oxford) and GREDITS/Objetologías (Bau).

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Clara Piazuelo

HANGAR Centre de Producció i Recerca d’Arts Visuals

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She is a graduate in the History of Art (University of Zaragoza, 2000) and in Audiovisual Communication (University of Barcelona, 2003), with a doctorate in Artistic Education and Visual Culture (Diploma in Advanced Studies from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona, 2006). She has participated in different cultural groups working on cultural research projects, and is currently in charge of the knowledge-transfer programmes at Hangar. She also teaches in the Master’s degree course in Experimentation and Research in Art and Design at the Bau.

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Lluís Anyó

Blanquerna. Universitat Ramon Llull

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Lluís Anyó obtained a PhD in Film Studies from the Ramon Llull University (Barcelona, Spain) with a thesis about video games, narrative and identity. He holds a degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). Anyó is currently Associate Professor of Film Studies in the Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations at the Ramon Llull University. He is also director of the Universitary Master’s Degree in Cultural Production and Communication at the same University. His research focuses on the relationship between identity and narrative, with particular emphasis on video games and cultural practices. He has published works about cultural practices, fan culture, identity and video games.

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Tiziana Terranova

Universitat de Nàpols

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Tiziana Terranova is an Italian theorist and activist, whose work is focused on the effects on society of information technology through concepts such as digital work and shared property. Author of the book ‘Network Culture. Politics for the Information Age’, and of a long series of essays and research papers on the politics and culture of the digital media. She is a lecturer in the Department of Human and Social Sciences at the University of Naples, ‘L’Orientale’, and a member of the university network Euronomade.

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