Mario Guzmán

Mario Guzmán /

Mario Guzman is a Mexican researcher, experimental writer, and new media artist based in Hong Kong. He has an MA in Literature from the University of Buenos Aires, and a Master in Technology and Aesthetics of Electronic Arts from the University of Tres de Febrero in Argentina. 
In his thesis: "Interfaces and writing modes at the intersection between digital literature and electronic arts", he proposes to merge writing with sound, electromagnetic phenomenons, web development, electronic art, algorithmic literature, and robotics.
Interested in the border between the illegible, the non-linear, and the unstable, he works with dynamically disappearing and continuously looping elements. For him, writing is a performative process that unfolds during performative events and meaningful scenarios in which humans and machines participate together in the creation and negotiation of meaning as an interactive experience.
He wants to bring code studies, storytelling, and culture together by exploring the communication between human and non-human agents, robot-human interaction, and different ways to encode perception and narrative through machines and Artificial Intelligence.
His work has been exhibited in México, Panamá, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, France, and the USA. Highlights include Itaú Digital Story Award, XIX International Biennial of Visual Arts in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Biennial of Young Art in Buenos Aires, Full-dome Understanding Visual Music residency, and the 105th Installations and Media Arts National Hall. 
Currently, he works at Hanson Robotics traveling the world with Sophia the Robot, while designing an artificial neural networks narrator based on XIX century travel literature.