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Xavier Nueno

Writer and researcher in history of the media

Xavier Nueno has a PhD in Film and Visual Studies from Harvard University. His area of interest includes history of knowledge in its various scientific, artistic, sensorial, and technological forms. Since 2023 he has been working as a researcher in the History and Theories of Architecture, Technology and Media at EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. His research on the information society has led to his latest book El arte del saber ligero ("The art of light knowledge", Ediciones Siruela, 2023), in which he examines how cultural actors and society have managed information overload from its origins through to the invention of printing, from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries. He is co-author of Napa(s). Persistir en lo inacabado ("Synthetic(s): Persisting in the unfinished", Ediciones La Bahía, 2017) and also of Chaque mercredi Caracas (Edition HS, 2020), a collection of images that explores the relationship between colonialism and mass tourism, and winner of the 2020 Les Plus Beaux Livres Suisses de l'Année award. His short film Cómo miramos ("How we look", 2021) has been shown at the Nobel Foundation in Sweden, and his other art works have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Queen Sofia National Museum Art Center, the University Museum of Science and Art in Mexico City, and at the LA Art Book Fair.

Update: 18 December 2023


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Frank Pasquale and Xavier Nueno

A legal revolution