Pint of Science: Comics, Humans and Technology in the Pub! 16 May 2017

I am pleased to announce I will participate at the following Pint of Science event:

Humans and technology: in life and in death

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Doors open 6.30 PM, Event 7.00 PM – 9.30 PM

The Artillery Arms 102 Bunhill Row,
London EC1Y 8ND

Come along and live it up – it’ll be dead fun.  The function room is on the first floor, with no wheelchair access.

Technology is everywhere. Its involvement in our world changes across the lifespan. This evening will explore some of the ways researchers are applying different technologies as we age. You’ll hear how technology can be used both as we live and as we die. Expert speakers from City, University of London will introduce you to a world of smart homes, virtual rehabilitation and mobile phone autopsies – a world where online comics are being used to make sense of both life and death.

Full programme info and registration at

Hope to see you there!

Digital Humanities/Humanidades Digitales/Informatica Umanistica, Rome, 20 April 2017

I am looking forward to participating in the event titled “Digital Humanities/Humanidades Digitales/Informatica Umanistica. An Intercultural Dialogue” that will take place on Thursday 20 April 2017 in Rome, at the Political Science Department of the Università degli Studi Roma Tre.

This event has been organised by Domenico Fiormonte, who like me is a member of the Knowmetrics research project based at the Medialab at the Universidad de Granada, led by Esteban Romero Frías. (For a sample of my ongoing collaboration with Domenico, please see

The speakers at this event will be

  • Barbara Bordalejo, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
  • Manuel Salamanca, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  • Teresa Numerico, Università Roma Tre.
  • Manuel Portela, Universidade de Coimbra.
  • Ernesto Priani, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Ernesto Priego, City, University of London.
  • Esteban Romero Frías, Universidad de Granada.
  • Nuria Rodríguez, Universidad de Málaga.
  • Amelia Sanz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

I am hoping to make a contribution from the vantage point of human-computer interaction design applied to the digital humanities as critique and development of alternative, fairer, more open forms of scholarly publishing and assessment. The multilingual, multicultural, multidisciplinary nature of the event should allow for a diverse and thoughtful exchange of perspectives and knowledge sharing.

The event’s abstract and key info can be found below.

The so-called “Digital Humanities” are nowadays more and more spread at international level; institutionally, on the one hand, considering the raising of new centres and organisations, or taking into account the allocation of resources and the financing of the research, on the other, since the “digital” is turning into a privileged component of the project.

Even though the Digital Humanities could be a powerful push towards innovation, it should not be forgotten that any technology is culturally neutral. Hence, this round table seeks to reflect on the DH phenomena from the point of view of the society at large and the culture of the “South”, bringing into discussion the critical adoption of epistemological models coming from the North, at the same time an alternative vision about the relationship between knowledge, territories and digital technology is proposed.

20th april, 2017.
14:30 PM.
Meeting room, 4th floor.
Faculty of Political Science,
Università Roma Tre.
Via Chiabrera, 199 – Roma.

I cannot wait for what promises to be a thought-provoking and productive session.


Las denominadas “Digital Humanities” están cada vez más consolidadas a nivel internacional, bien sea institucionalmente, a través de la creación de nuevos centros y organizaciones, bien en el plano de la financiación de la investigación, pues, cada vez más a menudo, tiende a privilegiarse el componente “digital” del proyecto. Aunque las DH pueden constituir un potente instrumento de innovación, es importante recordar que ninguna tecnología es culturalmente neutra. Por ello, esta mesa redonda se propone reflexionar sobre el fenómeno de las DH desde el punto de vista de la sociedad y de la cultura del “Sur”, sometiendo a discusión la adopción crítica de modelos epistemológicos provenientes del Norte del mundo, y ofreciendo una visión alternativa sobre la relación entre saberes, territorios y tecnología digital.

20 de abril, 2017.
14:30 horas.
Sala de reuniones, cuarta planta.
Facultad de Ciencias Políticas,
Università Roma Tre.
Via Chiabrera, 199 – Roma.


Le cosiddette “Digital Humanities” si stanno sempre più affermando a livello internazionale e istituzionale. Attraverso la creazione di nuovi centri e nuove organizzazioni attraggono risorse e finanziamenti, giacché sempre più spesso nei progetti di ricerca umanistici e sociali viene privilegiata la componente “digitale”. Ma se le DH da un lato possono essere un potente di strumento di innovazione, dall’altro occorre ricordare che nessuna tecnologia è culturalmente neutra. Questa tavola rotonda intende riflettere sul fenomeno delle DH dal punto di vista delle società e delle culture del “Sud”, mettendo in discussione l’adozione acritica di modelli epistemologici e culturali provenienti dal Nord del mondo e offrendo una visione alternativa del rapporto fra saperi, territori e tecnologie digitali.

20 aprile, 2017.
Ore 14.30.
Sala riunioni, IV piano.
Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche,
Università Roma Tre.
Via Chiabrera, 199 – Roma.


2014 Electronic Literature Organization Conference. An #elo14 Archive

#elo14 logo

The 2014 Electronic Literature Organization Conference took place 17-21 June 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

Though the home page did not feature an official hashtag prominently it seemed that the one most users were using was #elo14.

I have uploaded to figshare an XLS file that contains an archive of  the Tweets tagged with #elo14 (case not sensitive) that I collected during the period of the conference.

Priego, Ernesto. 2014: 2014 Electronic Literature Organization Conference. An #elo14 Archive.  figshare.

Please make sure you are using the latest version of this file.

This archive contains  2166 Tweets dated between 18/06/2014  23:15:16 and  21/06/2014 23:51:34.  Times (column E) are Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00).

The file includes 7 sheets. The first sheet is the ‘Cite Me’ sheet, including procedence of this file, citation information,  information about its contents, the methods employed and some context, followed by a sheet containing the Tweets dated 17-21 June 2014 and then one sheet per conference day.

To avoid spam only users with at least 2 followers were included in the archive. Retweets have been included.

Some deduplication and refining has been performed on the individual day sheets to avoid spam tweets and duplication. Some characters in some tweets’ text might not have been decoded correctly. Please note the data in the file is likely to require further refining and even deduplication. The data is shared as is.  If you use or refer to it in any way please cite and link back using the citation information above.

More information about methods and limitations in the file itself.