Carolina Fernández-Castrillo (accredited as Full Professor, ANECA 2016) is Professor of Cyberculture and Transmediality at the Department of Communication and Media Studies (Carlos III University of Madrid) and researcher in the group TECMERIN (Television-cinema: memory, representation and industry) as the driving expert in the area of Media Archaeology.
She is also Research Fellow at the Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia as Principal Investigator of the project “Digital Media Culture: Intercreativity and Public Engagement” on Digital Innovation and Activism in connective environments.
Currently, she is also professor and coordinator of the following Academic Programs in Digital Communication and Innovation:
• Master in Transmedia Documentary and Reportage (UC3M/RTVE) – Mobile and Interactive Storytelling
She also teaches Communication and Participation of Civil Society in the Internet in the Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Film, Television and Media Studies (UC3M), a pioneer subject on the Information Society from Civic Engagement and Cyberactivism.
In the last two decades, she has developed her teaching and research activity in many renowned international institutions. It is remarkable her work as professor responsible for the area of “Experiential Learning” at New York University-Madrid, an essential experience in her contribution to the field of Innovation in Educommunication. She usually collaborates as Guest Lecturer in several international PhD programs as the Doctorate Program of Culture and Media Industry at Bayreuth Universität, a benchmark in Transmedia Studies. She has also coordinated the area of “Research in Digital Media” of the Doctoral Program at Madrid Open University and she was the Academic Director of the Master in Digital Communication and the Master in Education and New Technologies.
Regarding her academic background, she is European PhD at Complutense University of Madrid and Sapienza University of Rome (2009), where she has also been a Lecturer. Her contribution to Intermedia Studies on the relation between the old and digital Avant-garde gained a great recognition, she won the Extraordinary Doctorate Award and the Excellence Mention from Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard together with an invitation as Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. She conducted this research between Spain, Italy and the United States with the funding program from the Official Credit Institute Foundation and the Ministry of Education. Among the international institutions of her Predoctoral training, we find also Universiteit Utrecht and Bremen Universität.
From 2009, she is Associate Researcher at ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, where she develops her projects in Digital Innovation on Interactive and Immersive Communication. She has also been Visiting Scholar at Yale University and has conducted her Postdoctoral research at Bayreuth Universität and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.
In the last years, she has been the Director of several international research groups as Studies on Intermediality and Intercultural Mediation (SIIM/UCM) or Visual Media and Digital Communication (UDIMA) and she is part of several national funded research projects. She has collaborated with multiple institutions and research centers as expert in Digital Culture as the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) at Open University of Catalonia, founded by Manuel Castells.
In addition to her remarkable international career, she is the author of several publications of theoretical innovation in prestigious academic journals and editorial houses as Amsterdam University Press, Manchester University Press, Bulzoni Editore, etc. She has been Invited Lecturer in several international seminars and conferences at Queen Mary University of London, New York University or School of Creative Media (CityU of Hong Kong), invited by the director Jeffrey Shaw, and in several public presentations in the context of the Jean Monnet Chair “The Culture of European Integration”.
Her academic research is currently focused on Transmedia Activism. She has recently shared her las contributions on Hacktivism and Expanded Information in Artnodes, ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Arts), EADH (European Association for Digital Humanities), among other institutions. In 2022 she has organized the International Conference on Transmedia Activism: Creativity & Expanded Information (UC3M, VeDPH, Istituto Italiano di Cultura-Madrid) with the participation of Carlos Scolari and Paolo Cirio, among others.
FYI: she is working in the edition of a specialized volume on TRANSMEDIA ACTIVISM, a CFP will be soon available for those interested.
Digital Innovation, Transmedia Activism, Civic Engagement, Intermediality, Media Archaeology
Fernández-Castrillo, C. y Rogel, C. (2022). “Vernacular Creativity in the Digital Age: Teaching Advertising Communication in Connective Environments”/ “La creatividad vernácula en la era digital: enseñanza de la comunicación publicitaria en entornos conectivos”. In Icono14. Revista científica de comunicación y tecnologías, vol. 20 (1). 1-16. https://doi.org/10.7195/ri14.v20i1.1700
Fernández-Castrillo, C. (2021). “La condición transreal: información expandida y hacktivismo en el Media Art”. In Artnodes, 28. 1-10. http://doi.org/10.7238/a.v0i28.377879
Fernández-Castrillo, C. (2019). “Periodismo y crítica de arte”. In Garbisu Buesa, M. y Blanco Alfonso, I. (coords.), Periodismo cultural. Madrid: Ediciones CEF. 211-246.
Fernández-Castrillo, C. (2018): “In search of here and now in Media Arts: A Media Archaeological Review”. In Grabbe, L. C., Rupert-Kruse, P. and Schmitz, N. M. (eds.), Image Temporality: The relation of Time, Space and Reception of Visual Media, Marburg: Büchner-Verlag, pp. 118-132.
Fernández-Castrillo, C. (2018): “Analogical netwoks: Futurist revolutionary perception of the intermedial paradigm”. In Göken, M., Nuledo, C., Savarini, N. and Wiehl, A. (eds.), Netwerke der Intermedialität: Theorien, Analysen, Praxis, Hamburgo: Dr. Kovac, pp. 167-280.
Fernández-Castrillo, C. y Linterman, B. (2017). “EncyCloudPrado: posibilidades didácticas de las nuevas tecnologías para el acceso a la información en el ámbito museístico”. In Tecnología, ciencia y educación. Revista de carácter científico multidisciplinar, vol. 7. 10-28. https://doi.org/10.51302/tce.2017.133
Fernández-Castrillo, C. (2016). “Lyric Simultaneities: From ‘Words in Freedom’ to Holopoetry”. In Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology, vol. 13, n. 2. 125-136. Número especial: Cross-cultural intermediality: From performance to digitality. https://doi.org/10.3726/b10729_125
Fernández-Castrillo, C. y Girlanda, E. (2016): “Il cinema post-oculare: dal real-time al virtual time”. In: Imago. Studi di cinema e media, vol.12, pp. 31-41.
Fernández-Castrillo, C. (2015): “Intermedialities in Visual Poetry: Futurist ‘Polyexpressivity’ and Net.art”. In: López-Varela, A. and Sukla, A. Ch. (eds.), The Ekphrastic Turn: Inter-Art Dialogues, Champain, Illinois: Common Ground, pp. 281-362-381.
Fernández-Castrillo, C. (2015): “Del documental web interactivo a las transmediaciones en entornos conectivos: Highrise”. In: Rodríguez-Ferrándiz, R. and Tur-Viñes, V. (eds.), Narraciones sin fronteras. Transmedia storytelling en la ficción, la información, el documental y el activismo social y político, Tenerife: Latina de Comunicación Social, pp. 131-146.
Fernández-Castrillo, C. (2015): “La saga Matrix como epitome de la condición digital”. En: El genio maligno. Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, vol.17.
Fernández-Castrillo, C. (2014): “Presentación Media Art: Arte, Ciencia y Tecnología”. Editor of the Special Issue on MEDIA ART: ART, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. In: Icono14. Revista científica de comunicación y tecnologías, vol. 12, pp. 1-8.
Fernández-Castrillo, C. (2014): “Prácticas transmedia en la era del prosumidor. Hacia una definición del Contenido Generado por el Usuario (CGU)”. In: CIC Cuadernos de Información y Comunicación, vol. 19, pp. 53-67.
Fernández-Castrillo, C. (2011). Narrativa Audiovisual. Madrid: Centro de Estudios Financieros. 2011.