Ernesto Priego

Ernesto Priego was born in Mexico City and lives in London, England. He is a scholar, researcher, consultant, poet, translator, editor and curator. He is mostly known for his scholarly interest on comic books, but recently he’s been focused on the relationships between technologies and multi-modal storytelling. He’s particularly interested in the development of good practices in the creation and use of web-based tools for arts and humanities research.

His interest in comics led him to pursue a Ph.D. in Information Studies at University College London, researching how the media-specificity of comic books, webcomics, mobile comics apps and comic book culture fits within current debates about the future of the book. After finishing his dissertation Ernesto co-organised the formation of The Comics Grid, a web-based international collaboratory of comics scholars.

He does a bunch of other things. A good way to find out more about the breadth of his work is by exploring some of his online footprint. He is passionate about the power of micro-blogging for research, scholarly communications and citizen engagement, so he can always be contacted @ernestopriego on Twitter.

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Most Recent Articles

May 23, 2013
Las humanidades digitales como disidencia cognitiva.
December 6, 2012
As a researcher interested in the digital humanities and as a blogger, editor and academic blogging and social media workshop facilitator, I have observed different shades of digital literacy levels. I have witnessed it not between groups from different countries, disciplines or institutions, but within self-contained groups or communities that are often assumed to have the same skill sets or more or less similar degrees of access to infrastructure, financial means, education, and connectivity amongst others since these groups' members belong to the same organisation, faculty or department. That members of the same organisation should not be assumed to necessarily have the same digital skills or level of access to said skills, education or resources is precisely one of the motivations for this post.
April 15, 2012
Recently, there’s been considerable interest in how academics can evaluate the impact of social media outputs. A recent article, titled “Who Gives A Tweet? Evaluating Microblog Content Value” [PDF]  and signed by Paul André, Michael S. Bernstein and Kurt Luther, shares the results of a study which involved the creation of an online tool, titled “Who Gives ATweet?” (WGAT).
January 26, 2012
Last October, I gave a lecture at the Lifelong Learning Division of the School of Humanities at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). This was one of the ways I participated in the University of Venus Networking Challenge, where I was aiming to “go interdisciplinary” and “go international”.
February 23, 2011
From the archives - this post was originally published at http://uvenus.org on 2010.06.28.
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