[-empyre-] bio - gabriel menotti
Valeria De los rios
vdelosrios at gmail.com
Wed Jun 12 02:54:41 EST 2013
Hello, I just heard about empyre and found the idea exciting!
My name is valeria de los Ríos (vdelosrios at gmail.com), I hold a Ph.D. from
Cornell University and currently work as an Assistant Professor at
Instituto de Estética, Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile. My research
has focused on the relationship between visual technologies and literature.
In 2011 I published my book *Es*pectros* de luz. Tecnologías visuales en la
literatura latinoamericana*, and in 2010 I co-edited a volume on the work
of the filmmaker Raúl Ruiz, *El cine de Raúl Ruiz. Fantasmas, simulacros y
artificios. *[http://valeriadelosrios.jimdo.com/]. I am currently working
on a project involving life and animality in Latin American literature and
film, always considering the use of media, technologies and the
materialities of communication.
On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 3:33 PM, Gabriel Menotti
<gabriel.menotti at gmail.com>wrote:
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> What a nice opportunity to get to know more about the participants of the
> list, especially the lurkers (category to which I normally, proudly
> belong). =)
> My name is Gabriel and I have moderated a couple debates on empyre before,
> on topics like the denied distances of the cinematographic circuit, gaming
> subcultures and in/compatible research (with Magnus Lawrie). I was planning
> to do another on super-human agency, but teaching overwhelmed me completely!
> I have a PhD in Media and Communications (Goldsmiths, University of
> London) and another in Communication and Semiotics (Catholic University of
> São Paulo). Interests/ fields of activity include "cinema" and grassroots
> media. I often mingle research and practice, and thus ended up organising
> pirate screenings, remix film festivals, videogame championships, porn
> screenplay workshops, installations with film projectors, generative art
> exhibitions, academic seminars, and collective 3d-printed model-making
> sessions, among other things. Some of these works and research results have
> been presented in events such as ISEA, Rencontres Internationales
> Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Makeart, Interactivos?!, the São Paulo Biennial and
> Last year I published a regular "academic" book, Através da Sala Escura
> (br portuguese only, easy to find in PDF), which investigates the history
> of movie theatres under the light of contemporary art practices and VJing.
> Currently, I’m back in my home town, lecturing at the local Federal
> University of Espírito Santo (UFES).
> At this very moment, I'm in London helping organizing the Media
> Archaeology / Technological Debris conference+workshop that happens in
> Goldsmiths next week [http://technologicaldebris.info]. If you are
> around, be invited to come! =)
> empyre forum
> empyre at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au
Valeria de los Ríos
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