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2018-2020 | The Vilcún Caves and the volcanic landscape of Chaitén, Chile | Photoggrametry

PI: Karen Holmberg, NYU. The National Geographic expedition explored the Vilcún cave paintings that are in the south of Chile. The area, known as Santa Bárbara, also includes the Chaitén volcano, which is one kilometer from the coast. The team of twelve experts was led by Karen Holmberg, a professor at New York University, who, for many years, has been studying how volcanic activity redistributes human populations. The project was called “The Vilcún Caves and the volcanic landscape of Chaitén, Chile: a transdisciplinary study of coastal conservation and archeology and the geological heritage of Patagonia”, and was made possible thanks to the National Geographic Explorer scholarships that financed the initiative.
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2011-2018 | James Bay Ethnographic Resource | Videographer

This project contributes to the visual ethnographic and historical record of four James Bay Cree Communities in northern Quebec, Canada. It includes a selection of photographs from 2800 photographs taken by George Legrady in (Fort George, Wemindji, Eastmain and Waskaganish) in the summer of 1973. The collection also features photographs by Mary B Georgekish, Beverly Mayappo, Miklos Legrady, and anonymous photographers. The intent is to provide access to the images to the Cree and academic research communities to advance historical preservation and ethnographic research. This online cultural atlas is realized in collaboration with McGill University, Department of Anthropology, with funding from the National Science Foundation grant and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

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2015 | Konrad Zuse writing on computers and the arts

Konrad Zuse is known for designing the first high-level programming language called Plankalkül and also for creating the first programmable binary computer in 1942. However, his ideas and advanced projections about the potential of computer-aided art are still unknown among many new media researchers and media archaeologists. In this paper we argue that the artistic use of Zuse’s machines was not a coincidence but rather a part of Zuse’s original intent when he designed the Graphomat Z64, one of the first flatbed drawing machines available. Collaboration with professor Esteban Garcia, Purdue University.

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2015 | Sonification, Visualization and Materialization of Biodiversity Data

Research project exploring the sonification, visualization and materialization of scientific data coming from biological research and historical research related to biodiversity.

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2014-2015 | ANTV Regional Television

Theoretical and methodological observations for 7 research groups at the national level to make observations of the, local and national television.

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2009-2013 | Photographie by Hercule Florence

Recollection of information and documentation about the life and work of Hercules Florence in Brazil.

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2010-2013 | Color Television by Gonzalez Camarena (sons)

Interview with Arturo and Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena Jr. sons of engineer Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena. Mexico City, June 2010.

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2010-2014 | Zuse and the Z3 computer

Analysis of the relevance for the computer arts world the papers Konrad Zuse wrote related to the arts.

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2010 | Disertation Proposal Prospectus

Disertation Proposal document on the history of media technology in Latin America

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2009 | Hercule Florence

Recollection of information and documentation about the life and work of Hercules Florence in Brazil.

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2008 | Musical Computer by Jose Vicente Asuar

Interview with composer and Engineer Jose Vicente Asuar in Santiago. The interview was done with Ignacio Nieto.

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2006 | Grupo Tecnologia y Sociedad UNIANDES

We are a research group composed of teachers, researchers and students in the fields of engineering and social sciences. We are dedicated to study the relationships between technology and social change in Colombia and Latin America for teaching, research, action and its projection social environment. We seek to encourage and promote the participation of the University of the Andes in public debates on engineering in Colombia.

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2006 | Botanica e Interfaz

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2001 | Hipercubo

Research on recent (1990's) media art and media art history in Latin America. The result is the book: Hipercubo/ok/

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