Media + Portrait

Media + Portrait

Saturday, October 8, 2016

A Daydreamer of Someone Else’s Dreams. A theoretical framework for the future Web

Western University London ON, Canada / Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco México City

Dr. Gerardo Toledo


Monday, July 13, 2015

The Imaginary App

The book Imaginary App is a very interesting project Me (and my wife Dianne Pearce, she is a visual artist) were invited to collaborate in by Svitlana Matviyenko (one of my peers at The Media Studie PhD program at Western University in Canada) and Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) the editors. Dianne collaborated as Curator of Public Programs at Museum London in Ontario Canada and I, as Instructor of visual editing and creation software for the Apps with the youth council at the same institution. Several designs of that group of teenagers participating were selected and are on the book (see the pictures). Here's a link to the book.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Method, Design & Visual Arts

Powered by emaze A piece of pedagogical and didactic material using the online interactive platform EMAZE

ISEA 2014, Dubai, UAE.

Because I am not here, selected Second Life-Based Art: Dual subjectivity, Liminality and The Individually Social 20th. International Symposium On Electronic Art. Zayed Univerisyty, Dubai United Arab Emirates 2014.

Consensual Hallucination: Bryn Oh's Second Life-Based Work

Consensual Hallucination: Bryn Oh's Second Life-based work, is a Chapter I wrote for the Metaverse Creativity Vol 4. Number 1 (Summer 2014, UK) pp 35-53. ISSN 2040-3550, Online ISSN: 2040-3569 Intellect Publishers of original thinking. This is another product of my research project at the UAM A N-127 “Hacia un Ethos Creativo en la Enseñanza del Diseño y la Visualidad en los Medios Digitales. Un acercamiento a la estética digital como instrumental de interacción cultural para la enseñanza contemporánea de la visualización y el diseño en México” That was proposed and registered, oficially at the UAM A (CYAD), shortly before I was accepted in september of 2007 in the PhD in Media Studies Program of The Faculty of Information and Media Studies of The University of Western Ontario, in London On., Canada. The central subject of my project revolves around communication, information networks and virtual worlds aethetics through the development of a series of analysis, intellectual ‘devices’ and new methods (mainly qualitative) for observing, collecting ad sorting out conclusions in situ. In that sense visuality, virtuality and tecnology and design are the sujéts of study. From a combined perspective of media studies plus digital aesthetics, the articulation of digital technologies, visual arts and contemporary theories of design, emerge as innovative, pervasive, highly influencial environments for artists and the general public. Because of that, schools and institutions devoted to design education will get positively benefited from the reflection and knowledge about new and contemporary forms of visualisation and ‘virtualisation’ through digital technologies. The project N-127 was the keystone for the PhD research proposal submitted to UWO in 2007 and concluded successfully in december 2012.

Saturday, April 26, 2014


Para Eric Foner es "el punto de partida obligado para cualquiera que busque una comprensión adecuada de la historia de nuestro tiempo".

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Tom Boellstorff's Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores The Virtually Human

Revista Miradero

Reseña del libro de Tom Boellstorff por Dr. Gerardo Toledo (2010)
Revista MIRADERO de la Casa Paoli, la primera y única revista de folclor en el ciberespacio puertorriqueño. 
Reseña PDF

Thursday, December 5, 2013

An Avatar Artist Might Become an Artist's Avatar: The Mattes' Heuristics of Digital Art

UAAC/AUAC 2012 Annual Conference, Concordia University, Montreal.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sex In The Suburbs 2002

Design and Production in collaboration with Dianne Pearce of:

Dianne Pearce Website

Sex In The Suburbs (Video installation, 2002)
Catalogues PDF
Sticks & Stones (2005)
Stammer & Rustle (2007)
Deviant Detours (2009)
Tusovchicks, indisciplined meetings (2010)

About Me

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Burlington, ON, Canada
My avatar Lacan Galicia (09/26/2007) was born older than he is today. ‘Both’ conducted an Aesthetic Research within Second Life between 2008 - 2012.

Hello I think I'm ready to talk ....

Lacan wanders a bit in SL



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