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I am a Philosopher specialized in Technology, Arts and Interactivity

  • 2015-11-17

    Philosophy Teacher

    I have worked in several Public Schools teaching subjects like Philosophy, Classic Culture or Psychology. I have also been invited for universities and others institutions as lecturer and researcher in Digital Culture, Art and Technologies.

  • 2011-03-14

    Cultural Manager

    Curate and administrate Alg-a Laboratory [+], a relevant independent laboratory where we research about Art and Interactive technologies. I coordinated artist residences, exhibitions and workshops in collaboration with public and private institutions from European level to national and regional level combining global networks with local agents.

  • 2009-09-02

    Art Director

    I founded the Pedagogical Innovation Project "The Resonant Theater" [+] based in Visual Thinking and Meaningful Learning where visual arts, dance and theater work together to translate concepts and feelings deeper. I hired my own professional team working at Educational Centers, Museums and cultural spaces. Furthermore the creative composition, sometimes I played a secondary role in scene and always I supervised technical aspects.

TRAINING

  • PhD PHILOSOPHY & COMPUTER SCIENCE

    Deleuzes inheritance at Data Science
    Santiago de Compostela University | 2017-19

  • MASTERS DEGREE

    Statistical Learning & Data Mining
    UNED University | 2017

  • POST-GRADUATE DEGREE

    Art, philosophy and Creativity
    University of Valencia | 2004-06

  • UNIVERSITY DEGREE

    Philosophy
    Santiago de Compostela University | 2001

  • UNIVERSITY DEGREE

    Philosophy
    Santiago de Compostela University | 2001

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Portfolio

white c4mera


artwork, interactives, visual-arts

white c4mera

herm3tic. Cameras, sensors & telepresence


artwork, interactives, visual-arts

herm3tic. Cameras, sensors & telepresence

Plato’s Cave


educative-innovation, interactives, visual-arts

Plato’s Cave
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Cousateca. Web Platform to share things

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COUSATECA | OCT – DEC 2017
Project Director
Council Department of Participation and Democratic Innovation
http://cousateca.info | http://blog.cousateca.info

Cousateca is a platform where you can share things under free lisenses that you can customize as you want. The project allows register whatever kind of things generating information and data about the uses and even the desires you wish for the thing you are lending. I coordinate this project about #SocialData, #InternetOfThings and #DataAnalysis.

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white c4mera

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WHITE C4MERA | MAR – MAY 2015
Artistic and technical direction
Interactive Workshop and Exhibition
“Normal” Cultural Intervention Center
http://c4mara.herm3tica.tv

The camera obscura is an optical instrument that allows to obtain a flat projection of an external image on the inner zone of its surface. It was one of the ancestral devices that led to the development of photography.

An interactive space where we worked with the memory, the relation with our gestures introducing them in divers bucles. I directed this project with the collaboration of a programmer and electronic musician.

We also interacted with old photographies changing them with creative code programming with free software and using face tracking in an open workshop.

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Cyber Cultural City

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IMAGINARY ECOSYSTEM | MARCH 2015
PROJECT DEVELOPED BY ALBERTO DE ESCOCIA & MANUEL CEBRAL
http://ecosistema.imaxinaria.org/

Imagery is a system of relationships between entities and people who try to share and distribute resources and knowledge according to free licenses and licenses for use typical of the emerging Digital Culture. It stands in the territory of Galicia and the North of Portugal, although open to the world, global and local at the same time, aims to be a self-sufficient ecosystem; Exchanging productivity for generativity, marketing for social innovation and, in general, serving as a platform for exchange and knowledge management with a view to revaluing the forms of life in its nomadic singularities.

We understand that the modern city is falling apart, anchored in the paradigm of consumption, has led to our public spaces in large shopping and leisure centers, exhausted the active nature of citizenship and its initiative, as well as the self-sustainable distribution of resources as well as interactivity Of the middle Given this scenario, we do NOT ASK: how to connect to the metropolis? How to make it faster and increase its merchandise in a transnational context of capitalism? But: how to recapture the ways of life in its territory? How can you add a plus of simultaneity, incubate them in real time and connectivity that makes this territory sensible and even intelligent when it comes to generating and distributing resources and participation as well as giving access to new knowledge?

We think of the visualization of data and the theory of games to account for this ecosystem: a cyber-city based on the communes of Galicia and Northern Portugal, which connects to the nodes that register in it, sharing resources, protocols and knowledge in a system Which revalues ​​its use against market value. A visualization that ultimately allows us to detect: what is it that needs a node to generate innovation?

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herm3tic. Cameras, sensors & telepresence

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Innovation, development and research project in Visual and Performing Arts through the new technologies (ICTs) for its diffusion and promotion, the approach to new audiences, the retransmission beyond our borders and the improvement of technological tools destined to professionalize the sector.

We rephrase the “hermetic” concept of tradition through ICT in a space where the closed aspect becomes open through cameras and sensors, their interactivity and the telepresence chance.

http://herm3tica.tv
Interactive Workshop and Seminar about the ITCs and the Scenic and Visual Arts.
University of Santiago de Compostela & Minister of Culture
sept. de 2014 – jun. de 2015
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Cooperland. Infrastructures for Social Cooperation

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COOPERLAND 2014
INFRASTRUCTURES FOR SOCIAL COOPERATION
EUROPEAN UNION. EUROPE FOR CITIZENX BUDGET

An European Project where Alg-a Laboratory collaborated with the Vigo City Council and a network of European Partners elaborating an European interactive map of cooperative citizen practices. We identify social entities or simply methodologies that have generated social innovation and we treat to understand why are they possible as well as make a database with that practices. Finally we present some documents with the European Policy Makers at European Parlament.

Some of the profiles of the project were:

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VI International Meeting COLLECTIVE ARCHITECTURES

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Collective Architectures Galicia is the meeting for the year 2013 of the network Collective Architectures, and will be held in the parish of Valadares (Vigo), from 11 to 14 September.
In essence, it consists of a space of debate, relationship and exchange of knowledge and experiences around the social construction of habitat, that is, the design of the physical space where we develop our lives from a perspective of participation and involvement of the citizenship. The meetings also serve to share problems and opportunities of the territorial reality in which they are celebrated, in this case Galicia.

http://galiza.arquitecturascolectivas.net
Member of the Organization Team
VI International Meeting
COLLECTIVE ARCHITECTURES
on set. 2013
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Imaginary and Contemporary Fair

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Imaginary and Contemporary Fair emerges as a space of knowledge, debate and construction around analog and digital networks, free collaborative technologies and open protocols with which to imagine and move towards new realities and collective cultures. Under the concept of a traditional fair, Imaginary Fair will concentrate groups and projects related to Alternative Economies, Information Systems, New Territorialities, Interactive Arts and other Models of Institution. For five days the fair will be developed through workshops, lectures, debates and presentations, stalls and information, facilities and performances.

Foundational Member and Coordinator
http://feira.imaxinaria.org
IMAGINARY AND CONTEMPORARY FAIR
4 editions until 2014
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Plato’s Cave

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Plato rises from his grave more than two thousand years after his death and there is a great nightmare. The cavern that prophesied as the worst example of the human being has been consummated in the television device.

http://platon.herm3tica.tv
Philosophy-Theater · Contemporary Dance · Visual thinking · Meaningful Learning · Pedagogy innovation
set. de 2009 – jul. de 2012

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herme3TIC-tv. Digital Humanities Lab

Digital humanities lab

I have presented the paper herm3TIC-tv: Prototype of a human and social sciences laboratory based on Deleuze-Guattari philosophy and the application of the new ICT at the International Conference SIGraDi 2018 treating the subject of “Technopolitics” where I proposed a prototype of a Digital Humanities Lab based on an interdisciplinary approach. The project was part of my research on an “herm3TIC” discipline, which overcome humanistic and hermeneutic difficulties when they try to face new technologies and interaction, designing a space where social sciences can reach the experimentation going further the mere documentation. This experience is also developed in a proper site http://herm3tica.tv .

Our social interactions, increasingly mediated by technology, require subjectivity singularization spaces. The philosophy of Deleuze-Guattari gives us the keys of a machinic device that can counter-actualize the generic arrangement we suffer, derived from media and technology. This space is considered as a scenic space but also scientific and analytical, developing what Deleuze-Guattari called schizoanalysis clinic but that we can also understand as the development of a proper and interdisciplinary methodology for the new laboratories of human and social sciences.

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Areas of technological transvaluation through the Deleuze-Guattari philosophy

The philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari is used both to encourage the current technological and cybernetic evolution of society and to the contrary: to proclaim the need for areas and opaque layers to interconnectivity. Probably this is because technology itself is neutral: it depends on our uses and applications, the type of social formations that it gives rise to. But, if we contrast the current uses and applications, which areas would be the most critical, those in which there is more sensitively a transvaluation of the use of technologies? Four axes are proposed around which we critically decide the human and social use of technology.

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Lapsus, interrupciones, balbuceos… Deleuze vs. NLP

Anomalías del lenguaje en Deleuze frente a los algoritmos Natural Language Processing

La filosofía de Gilles Deleuze desarrolla la crítica nietzscheana al lenguaje y la gramática. “No nos libraremos de Dios mientras sigamos creyendo en la gramática” dice Nietzsche (El crepúsculo de los ídolos, 1889). Desde la crítica metafísica a la noción de sujeto y su dependencia del predicado como “accidente”, Deleuze propone un pensamiento basado en el “infinitivo” (Lógica del sentido, 1969) donde la acción se suspende sobre sí misma en un eterno presente “sin espesor”. Si bien, esto ya había sido esbozado, según el propio Deleuze, en filosofías como la de Spinoza (Spinoza: Filosofía práctica, 1981), a través de las afecciones (en vez de accidentes) inmanentes de la substancia, el estudio deleuziano va más allá estudiando la agramaticalidad como fenómeno de desbordamiento creativo.

En algunas de sus principales obras escritas junto al psicoanalista Félix Guattari (El AntiEdipo, 1972 y Mil mesetas, 1980) nos presentan rasgos de esta agramaticalidad creativa que, aproximándose al fenómeno de la esquizofrenia, crea un claro más allá del lenguaje constreñido por la sintaxis. En otras obras menores (Crítica y clínica, 1993) Deleuze estudia casos concretos, pertenecientes a la literatura y el arte en los que la expresión subvierte la propia lengua y fenómenos como los lapsus, las interrupciones o balbuceos lingüísticos, no son taras psicoanalíticas, sino potencialidades creativas y deseantes.

La pregunta fundamental que nos surge, ante las nuevas metodologías de procesamiento de lenguaje natural (NLP) es hasta qué punto son compatibles ambas visiones del lenguaje. Aunque en un principio, los algoritmos NLP pueden darnos una sensación muy técnica, computacional y por ello también constreñida del lenguaje, ¿sería posible encontrar usos y aplicaciones creativas de estos algoritmos de manera acorde a las potencialidades deleuzianas del lenguaje? Tal como se ha señalado en algunos otros artículos sobre Big Data y filosofía (Pensar después de Big Data) no hay, probablemente, una única respuesta. 

El artículo será presentado en el 3º Congreso Internacional TechLing’18.

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Teoria da imagem no Maus Hábitos (Porto)

Lançamento do livro “Teoria da Imagem” de Manuel Cebral Loureda | 30.06, às 18h

Estarão presentes também o editor da Axóuxere, Roberto Abuín, e o investigador e docente da Esap-Porto, Juan Luis Toboso.
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A imagem não é algo que você possa pensar, mas é algo que lhe permite pensar, como um terreno ou um novo território de pensamento. Continuando com as linhas abertas por Deleuze e Tiqqun, juntamente com uma revisão inovadora de Platão, este ensaio observa o lugar que a imagem ocupa na constituição do humano e as possíveis derivações que, acima de tudo, nascem politicamente. A imagem é algo que necessariamente encontramos em nossas sociedades contemporâneas e, tentando superar as críticas situacionistas, devemos encontrar seu potencial cognitivo.

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O autor Manuel Cebral Loureda é licenciado em Filosofia pela Universidade de Santiago de Compostela e especialista em análise estatística e mineração de dados. Atualmente é professor de Filosofia no ensino secundário. Nos últimos anos trabalhou como produtor e mediador cultural de forma independente e através de Alg-a Lab (www.lab.alg-a.org/pt/). Os seus trabalhos desenvolvem e investigam o uso de tecnologias interativas em diferentes contextos, sempre orientados para a inovação pedagógica e cognitiva.

O mediador Juan Luis Toboso é investigador e curador em arte contemporânea. Doutor pela Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade Politécnica de Valência. Colaborou com diferentes instituições como o Museu Serralves, a Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian e o Programa de Arte e Arquitectura da Guimarães 2012 Capital Europeia da Cultura. Também é membro de vários grupos na Espanha, Brasil e Portugal, com foco na criação de nós de pensamento em torno dos novos processos de criação artística, bem como na investigação de novos territórios na produção, crítica e difusão das artes plásticas. Atualmente é professor na ESAP – Escola Superior Artística do Porto.

Axóuxere Editora (axouxerestream.com) é uma editora e produtora cultural galega, concentrada na construção de processos habitáveis que híbridem o pensamento com formas de vida por inventar. Também editam textos ou materiais audiovisuais problematizadores dos estatutos e discursos que configuram as tramas de subxectivação da contemporaneidade. Igualmente interessada na fracturação dos códigos que impedem a poética de configurações políticas livres. Máquina de guerra em constante transição de estado de ser.

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“Teoria da imagem” book presentation

Manuel Cebral

I have presented my book “Teoria da imagem” at SELIC (Santiago de Compostela Book Week) 2018. The book have been published by Axouxere Editora. The image is not something you can thing at all, rather well, is something which lets you think, like a ground or a new territory of thinking. Continuing the lines opened by Deleuze and Tiqqun, together with an innovative revision of Plato, this essay observes the place that the image occupies in the constitution of the human and the possible derivations that, above all, are born politically. The image is something we obligatorily meet in our contemporary societies and, trying to overcome situationist critics, we should find its cognitive potential.

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International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Information

I will stay at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Information which will be celebrated at the Faculty of Arts, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal on December 5, 6 and 7, 2017. I present the communication “Is Big Data the new capture machine? Correlations between Data Mining and Gilles Deleuze Philosophy” which you could find here

The accelerated growth of technologies related to the Artificial Intelligence raises considerations that must be rigorously evaluated. Due to the Media attention or the huge amounts of funding, it is urgent that we begin the public debate on all the issues related to the application of Artificial Intelligence in everyday life. The impact of these technologies will be an intrinsic part of all aspects of our life: in our home, in our body, in health care, in war, etc. Thus, the relationship between machines and humans seems to be increasingly close, and it can reach to the point of extinction of the purely biological. As A.I. may be the last human invention, we should think carefully about all the scientific, political, ethical, legal, and philosophical aspects that surround it. You can check here the full program. 

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    I was invited by Manuel to collaborate in some projects he was developing. He was trying to combine Scenic Arts and Technology from a pedagogical point of view. I was a bit skeptics at the begining but finally all works as he said, even better! Of course, all had been thinked with detail. And I would repeat if I had the chance.

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    He is a deep thinker and he always is researching new subjects and being updated. I have published few texts from him and I very satisfied with the results, and of course, waiting for more!

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    Manuel is very hardworking and imaginative! I have worked with him in several interdisciplinary projects and he always gives the key to resolve whatever problems we find in the way.

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