A brief introduction
I consider myself a multidisciplinary researcher, a software developer, a digital artist, a visual ethnographer and a nomad.
I live in Greensboro (NC), leading the SciArt Lab as a postdoctoral researcher at the LIS Department of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro while I work remotely as Software Engineer for Enxendra Technologies, developing SaaS cryptographic solutions with digital signatures.
I have a wide background as a researcher. I’ve been Research Fellow at the P2P Lab, a spin-off of Tallin University of Technology and the P2P Foundation. I have collaborated with research groups such as the Global Brain Institute of the Free University of Brussels, the Critical Making Lab at the University of Toronto and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in diverse topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Complex Adaptive Systems, P2P dynamics and the Social Implications of Technology. Currently I also collaborate as researcher with University of Valencia.
I am the founder and coordinator of Bitmind, a commons-oriented startup to explore the potential of the DLTs/DAOs/OVNs and the evolution of social complexity in agent-based models and production communities. Bitmind had an international impact in the context of Applied Research & Open Source Blockchain development around OVNs/DAOs. In 2017 Bitmind was acquired by the P2P Foundation.
Additionally, I am a hobbyist photographer and digital artist, with interests in the interaction of technology with visual arts and digital music composition. I have other side projects and conduct some self-directed research initiatives.
I am also co-founder of the SciArt Lab, a digital R&D laboratory for the open exploration of Science, Art and Technology. We consider that a multidisciplinary approach is crucial to hack seemingly unrelated topics such as artificial intelligence, generative art, complex adaptive systems or digital photography.
For years I have been exploring the evolution of social complexity in agent-based models. Currently I am also applying qualitative approaches such as visual ethnography to study diversity of identity/identities in real social agents. I am also starting to study the intersection of artificial agent-based models and genetic algorithms with music composition and domain-specific languages.