Tomás Laurenzo


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  • Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Universidad de la República of Uruguay, and City University Hong Kong, Computer Science and School of Creative Media, Associate Professor

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  • ISEA2019

    Tomás Laurenzo, PhD. is an artist, computer scientist, and academic working with physical and digital media, interested in data representation, music, interaction, and politics. With a hybrid background, his research spans across different practices and interests, including artificial intelligence, HCI, physical computing, and virtual reality. His artistic production is also diverse, including installation, interactive art, music, live cinema, and digital lutherie. His artworks and performances have been shown internationally with exhibitions in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Since 2014, he is an Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media of the City University of Hong Kong. Laurenzo has also performed artistic and academic activities in several institutions including The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Microsoft Research, Carnegie Mellon University (USA), Brunel University (UK), INRIA (France), and the University of the Republic (Uruguay), among others.

    ISEA2015

    Dr. Tomas Laurenzo, Assistant Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong. Tomás is an artist and academic who works with both physical and digital media exploring the artistic construction of meaning and its relation with power and politics.With a background in both computer science and art, Laurenzo’s work spans across different practices and interests. His artistic production includes installations, interactive art, music, live cinema, and digital lutherie. His artworks and performances have been shown in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.Since 2014, he is Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media of the City University of Hong Kong. Laurenzo has also performed artistic and academic activities in several institutions including UDELAR, Microsoft Research, Carnegie Mellon University, Brunel University, and INRIA, among others.

    ISEA2014

    Tomas Laurenzo, Universidad de la República, UY, is an artist, designer, researcher and engineer, born and based in Montevideo, Uruguay. He works as Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of Universidad de la República (UDELAR) University, being the Director of the Engineering School’s Media Lab. He holds a Master of Science, a Computer Engineer degree and a Bachelors in Computer Science degree. His Masters thesis has been considered a pioneering work in Uruguay. He is a PhD candidate, advised by Dr. Franco Robledo (UDELAR) and Dr. Alvaro Cassinelli (University of Tokyo). He has publications in the areas of art, HCI, Software Engineering and Mobile Robotics; his artworks and performances have been shown and awarded locally and internationally.

    ISEA2013

    Tomas Laurenzo, Laboratorio de Medios, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay.

    ISEA2011

    Tomás Laurenzo is an artist, designer, researcher and computer engineer, born and based in Montevideo, Uruguay. He works mainly in the new media art and human-computer interaction fields, tending to include new technologies in the artworks and tools that he creates. Although he has a rich experience working independently in both public and private sectors –working or having worked for many companies and institutions from Uruguay, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Mexico and the USA– he is now Associate Professor (full-time, tenured), at the Computer Science dept. of the Universidad de la República of Uruguay, where he is the director of the recently created media lab –Laboratorio de medios– of the Engineering School, as well as being Associate Researcher at the Center for Basic Research of the School of Psychology, Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture, Researcher at the National Agency of Research (ANII). Since 2011 he is Research Fellow at Microsoft Research. He has also performed artistic and academic activities in several foreign and local institutions including Carnegie Mellon University of USA, Brunel University, West London, INRIA Institute of France, the ALFA academic network of the European Union, ORT and IUAS Universities of Uruguay and Uruguay’s Ministry of Education and Culture, among others. He has publications in the areas of New Media Art, HCI and mobile robotics; his artworks have been shown both in Uruguay and in foreign countries.He holds a degree in Computer Engineering and a Master of Computer Science (done under the direction of Dr. Sergi Jordá, Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona, Spain, and Dr. Eduardo Grampín, University of Uruguay), titled new media art, both from Universidad de la República. He is a PhD. candidate, working under the advice of Dr. Álvaro Cassinelli (University of Tokyo)


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