Diego Gómez-Venegas is a media researcher and media artist based in Germany. With an ongoing focus on cybernetics history and its epistemology, Diego develops a long-term research aiming at tracing both the techno-epistemological and techno-political relevance of such a period.
Currently, Diego works in his doctoral research on Chile’s project Cybersyn, which he develops at the Institute of Musicology and Media Sciences of Humboldt University of Berlin. Under the supervision of Wolfgang Ernst and Hans-Christian von Herrmann, he seeks to unravel the more-than-historical threads forming the case in order to problematize its techno-epistemological and techno-political conditions. In that vein, he unfolds a media-archaeo-genealogical analysis. His most recent writings on this subject are “Towards the Operative Objects of Post-Capitalism,” with Zerené and Cotoras, in APRJA (Aarhus, 2021), “Forgetting / Cybernetics” in Chronus Art Center Editorial (Shanghai, 2020), and “Cybersyn and the symbolic memory of paper” in Artnodes (Barcelona, 2019). Diego’s doctoral research has been supported by a scholarship of Chile’s National Agency of Research and Development (ANID, formerly CONICYT).
Previously, until February 2018, Diego was an assistant professor at the University of Chile, in Santiago. There, he taught at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism’s design undergraduate program, as well as at the Faculty of the Arts’s Master of Media Arts – through these appointments he was the supervisor of over twenty thesis projects. During this period, Diego also developed research and art projects in the intersection of media arts and experimental design; all, as a mode of inquiry into media-cultures and the techno-logical apparatuses that sustain them. Examples of this are Searching for Euclid (Santiago, 2016), Informe (Santiago, 2016), Algorithmic Mediations for Agonism (Santiago, 2016), and Remoteness of Light (Reykjavík, 2015).
Diego was also the responsible editor for the inaugural issue of the journal Canal: cuadernos de estudios visuales y mediales (Santiago, 2017); co-editor of the book Aciclopedia: Compendium on Form Beyond Canon (Santiago, 2017); and co-author and co-editor of the book Mediaciones Algorítmicas para el Agonismo (Santiago, 2016). Similarly, he is the translator of Mieke Bal’s “El compromiso con el mirar” for Canal 2-3 (Santiago, 2019), and the author of the articles “Experimental Design as Archaeological Practice” in Diseña (Santiago, 2018); “La máquina abierta – una máquina odisea” in Qual Quelle (Santiago, 2018); and co-author of “Nature Ex-Novo” in Kepes (Manizales, 2017).
Diego holds an Master of Fine Arts in Design Media Arts from UCLA, which he achieved thanks to the support of scholarships from the Fulbright Commission, and Chile’s National Commission of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT).
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