Resume

Lecturer in Digital Media at the Media Arts Department of Royal Holloway, University of London. Graduate in Philosophy from the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona, Master’s degree from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (Tisch School of the Arts) and Official Master’s Degree in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He holds a PhD in Social Communication from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. From 2005 to 2016 he worked at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, as a researcher and an instructor in digital arts and audiovisual communication among other subjects, and has also taught at Universitat de Vic, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and Unviersidad San Francisco de Quito (Equador). He has participated in interactive installation, performance and video projects, which have been shown in New York and Barcelona, as well as in several workshops and conferences. His research interests are focuse on both digital art and interactive documentary and transmedia. 

 

Current Position:

2016-    Lecturer in Digital Media. Media Arts Department, University of London.

 

Education:

2015   PhD in  Social Communication, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (thesis directors: Simon Penny (UC Irvine) and Lluís Codina (UPF)).

2007-2008    EU Official Masters Degree: Interdisciplinary Master in Cognitive Science and Interactive Media, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

2003-2005     Master of Professional Studies: Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

2000-2002    Complete PhD Courses in the PhD in Philosophy Program, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

1996-2000    Graduate in Philosophy, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

 

Conferences and workshops:

2015 Guest speaker at the panel Active Audiences, international conference Shaping the Future of News Media, the International Conference on Integrated Journalism Education, Research and Innovation (Barcelona). Title of presentation: Contributions of the interactive decoupage to reading and analyzing interactive audiovisual works in cybermedia.

2015  Panel: Multimedia and interactive content research: the experience of Mediapro. II Interactive Communication and Cybermedia Day. Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona).

2014  Chair and panelist at the Cybernetics, Art and Creativity panel. IEEE 2014 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century. Boston, USA.

2014 Panel: Authorship and creation of interactive features in cybermedia. First Interactive Communication and Cybermedia Day. Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona).

2014 Panel: Printing the future: availability of cultural content  in a conference on 3D printing at the Museu Episcopal de Vic, Vic, Catalonia.

2013    Student Volunteer Chair at the Seventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, in Barcelona.

2012    Talk: What is Interactive Video? in the Project Universities’ conference Interactive Visions. 2012 Screen Festival, LOOP Fair, Barcelona.

2011    Presentation of the Paper Creating Black Boxes: Emergence in Interactive Art en ISEA2011 (17th International Symposium on Electronic Art), Istanbul, Turkey.

2010    Conference at the Centre de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona (CCCB): Emergence, Art and Artificial Life, at the 3rd Conference of Innovation and Cultural Dissemination, organized by the research group Digidoc (UPF) and the  CCCB Lab.

2010    Worksop: Arduino y processing: Introducción a la herramientas y al diseño de interacción (nivel medio) at the CAMON Centre in Alicante (Valencia, Spain), with Quelic Berga and Daniel García.

2010   Student Volunteer Chair at The 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, in Barcelona.

2009    Conference at the International Simposium Impressión Expandida, organized by the Impressión Expandida Research Group at the Facultat de Belles Arts, Universitat de Barcelona: Notes on Interaction Design: Conclusions from the Robot Factory application’s experience in the Interactive Slide.

2009    Conference: Processing at the Civic Centre Golferichs, Barcelona.

2009    Masterclass: Processing, programación para artistas y profesionales at the CAMON Centre in Alicante (Valencia, Spain).

2009    Worksop: Processing y Arduino at the CAMON Centre in Alicante (Valencia, Spain), with Quelic Berga and Daniel García.

2007    Conference: Processing, at the Civic Center Can Xalant in Mataró (Barcelona).

2006-08   Workshop of audiovisual creation at the project scola@spciomvstr al Espacio0 Movistar de Barcelona, funded by Movistar.

2006    Conference and show of work: Píxeles en Vivo at the Workshop Software-Performance: Un tiempo- un lugar, organized by the Prospecciones Binarias Research Group at the Facultat de Belles Arts, Universitat de Barcelona.

2006    Processing help at the Hangar Art’s Centre, Barcelona.

2006    Workshop (one week), at the Hangar Art’s Center in Barcelona: Primeros pasos con Processing.

2006    Conference: Creativity in Internet at the Cultural Center Can Xalant in Mataró (Barcelona).

2005    Conference and show of work at the Educational Symposium: Live image processing and Mixing of Video, IMC Expo, at the Chelsea Museum in New York.

 

Exhibitions and projects:

2015 Interaction designer and advisor for Amb Títol (interactive documentary).

2013   Inteactive installation Cadenes humanes (human chains) presented at the Ingràvid festival in Figueres, Catalonia.

2010-    MouTe, computer vision software for the creation and sketching of interactive installation, developed with Max/Msp/Jitter.

2008    Presentation of Robot Factory for the Interactive Slide (Interactive Systems Lab, IUA-UPF) at the European Science Forum de Barcfelona (ESOF08), in the  Outreach Activities.

2007    Pixeldraw 2.0: Update and redesign of the Pixeldraw project, in celebration of the Internet Day, at the Cultural Center Can Xalant in Mataró (Barcelona).

2006    Far (audiovisual performance with Carles Sora y Dopamina), at the Metrònom Gallery, Barcelona, and at the festivals Festival de Curts de Torelló and Barcelona Visual Sound.

2006    The Punch and Verse (performance with Ana Busto and Mark Buccheri) at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York, funded by the Spanish Consulate in New York.

2006    Creation of 3D Real-Time graphics for the Nou_Id show by Konic Thtr.

2006    Creation of the online collaborative application Pixeldraw¸ in celebration of the Internet Day, at the Cultural Center Can Xalant in Mataró (Barcelona).

2006    Exhibition of the live painting pieces Painted and Liquid Vídeo at the 5a Mostra Sonora i Visual in the Convent de Sant Agusí, Barcelona.

2005    Interactive web feature for the Now! festival of the Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona (CCCB).

2005    Creation of two videos for the music show Kistch Electrokàustic by Kitsch, presented in the Banyoles Theater (Girona) and the La Pedrera building in Barcelona.

2005    The Punch and Verse (performance with Ana Busto and Mark Buccheri) at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York.

2005    Digital Babylon (interactive installation) at the ITP Show in the New York University.

2005    Videoclip Presó Mental for the group Kitsch.

2004-05   Translation from English to Catalan for the Processing Reference (processing.org).

 

Participation in UPF funded research and production projects:

2013-2016 Researcher. Active Audiences and Journalism. Interactivity, Web Integration and Findability of Journalistic Information. CSO2012-39518-C04-02. National Plan for R+D+i, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

2011     Interactive Design and production coordination for the interactive tutorial Cómo elaborar un proyecto académico  for the Centre for the Learning and Research Centre in UPF.

2008     Robot Factory application for the Interactive Slide with the Interactive Systems Lab, IUA-UPF.

2007-08    Producer, multimedia programmer and interactive designer for the modular interactive online project  Alimentació i la nutrició humanes i la seva didàctica, MQD Project (de mejora de la calidad docente) in collaboration between Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat de Barcelona (Math and Experimental Sciences Didactics), funded with a help from AGAUR (Project 2006MQD00193).

2006-08   Media programmer for ISOLDA (Integrated System for the OnLine Distribution of Audiovisuals): Programming of the real-time video editing module and hte postproduction module.