Article in Caracteres Vol. 6, No.1


I’m very happy that the full-length, original English version of a text I wrote about illegibility has been included in the new issue of聽Caracteres, a digital humanities peer-reviewed journal. Caracteres is edited in Salamanca, Spain, and publishes articles in various languages. Aside from texts about gaming, data visualization, and digital archives, this issue includes a research dossier by a group of Czech linguists. The PDF version of Caracteres聽Vol. 6, No. 1 can be downloaded here, and the browser-based version of my text is here.


Diaspora as “written” by Reverse OCR, a Twitter bot by Darius Kazemi. I mention this in my article 馃檪

Article in Shift Journal 9: Networks


A bit after the date, but an article I wrote about poor image circulation in Venezuela was published in the 9th issue of Shift, a journal on material culture currently hosted by the Graduate Center聽at CUNY and the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU. This is an exciting event as it’s my first article in a peer-reviewed journal, and it also represents the most recent iteration of my research on this issue. In this particular text, I attempted to聽propose certain additions to Hito Steyerl’s poor image theory that I came up with as I applied it outside of the Euro-American context, with special emphasis on how it works in terms of localized effects.聽 There is plenty of ground still to cover, and more complications of the theory remain to be proposed. The entire issue of Shift聽(which is, this article notwithstanding, very interesting and multidisciplinary) can be read/downloaded here.


Article in Revista Comunicaci贸n No. 175


An article I wrote last year about poor image circulation in Venezuela titled Reacci贸n y subversi贸n: la imagen pobre en Venezuela聽(Reaction and Subversion: The poor image in Venezuela) is included in the 175th number of Comunicaci贸n journal, edited by Centro Gumilla Foundation in Caracas. The entire number聽is devoted to issues related to audiovisual technologies, and it can be read in its entirety here聽(my article is 69-75); it聽will probably come out聽in print next year.

This is very exciting for me as聽it’s my first article聽in an academic journal, and Comunicaci贸n is probably the #1 media-related publication in Venezuela. I feel very honored to be in such good company, with other scholars that are still working and producing quality research in spite of the crisis that affects us on a very primal聽level.