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Juan Luis is a Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department as well as the Director of the CulturePlex Lab at Western U. His research deals with cultural complexity and complexity theory, digital humanities, technologies of humanism, Hispanic Baroque, as well as globalization and new literatures. Some of his books are "Tecnologías del Humanismo", "Herederos de Proteo", and "Calderón: El escenario de la imaginación". Very recently, he also spearheaded a successful IDI proposal at Western U. in the field of Digital Humanities on which he is collaborating with participants from a broad spectrum of fields of study. Aside from his very active academic career, Juan Luis is also the thesis supervisor for most of the Graduate Students in the lab. Words of Wisdom for the new CulturePlex Members: If, for some unexplainable reason, you happen not to be a Barça fan, please make sure that piece of information does not reach me.

Projects

Virtual Labs for Cultural Simulation

The Virtual Labs for Cultural Simulation offer agent-based simulation environments to test ideas and hypothesis on cultural dynamics,...

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The Hispanic Baroque

The project, “The Hispanic Baroque: Complexity in the first Atlantic culture”, is the fruit of efforts of a group of 35 researchers from...

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Yutzu

Yutzu.com is a python/django multimedia system for the creative mind. Yutzu’s mission is to provide the creative class with a powerful tool...

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Sylva. A Flexible Database System for the Humanities

Recent research in the field of Digital Humanities has identified several common patterns in how information is related. We have observed...

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Publications

Complejidad y Barroco

This article deals with the conceptual problems of analyzing the Baroque as a system of culture, so that we study both the individual...

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Los estudios del Siglo de Oro en Canadá

This is a panoramic view of the state of the art in the area of Golden Age literature in Canadian universities. it explains the...

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¿Humanidades digitales en español?

This articles explains how technology has changed social practices in the last few decades and how these changes have arrived to the...

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Nuevas tecnologías y patrimonio cultural. Más allá de la digitalización: el caso del Hispanic Baroque Project

En los últimos años las nuevas tecnologías han demostrado su utilidad y alto valor en el campo de la preservación y difusión del...

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La complejidad y sus ciencias

This dossier of Revista de Occidente comprises three articles that deal with different ways of doing complexity science. Physicist Yaneer...

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Tecnologías del humanismo

This books introduces the idea of Humanism as a set of technologies of culture that take preeminence in the social and political...

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A Virtual Laboratory for the Study of History and Cultural Dynamics

This article presents a Virtual Laboratory that enables the researcher to try hypotheses and confirm data analysis about different...

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Herederos de Proteo. Una teoría del humanismo español

This book develops a theory of Spanish Humanism that brings to the forefront of the debate the problems that America created for different...

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The Potosí Principle: Religious Prosociality Fosters Self-Organization of Larger Communities under Extreme Natural and Economic Conditions

We show how in colonial Potosí (present-day Bolivia) social and political stability was achieved through the self-organization of society...

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The art-space of a global community: the network of Baroque paintings in Hispanic-America

This paper presents the results of a multi- disciplinary collaboration in Digital Humanities that focuses on the multi-scale analysis of the...

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Topic Maps for Philological Analysis

The use of Topic Maps could be extended to most of the research fields that work with information and in which the semantics is a main...

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Perspectivismo informacional y ritmo político en La vida es sueño

Departing from a definition of "informational perspectivism" and making use of different theories of information, this article shows how the...

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The Neo-Baroque, A Cultural Solution

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Para una teoría de la realidad virtual en Calderón

¿Por qué es importante pensar la obra de Calderón de la Barca a partir de un concepto aparentemente tan alejado del siglo xvii...

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El Humanista Digital

La era digital ha transformado de manera profunda el sentido y la proyección de las humanidades.  Pero no en el sentido catastrofista...

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Sustaining a Global Community: Art and Religion in the Network of Baroque Hispanic-American Paintings

In this paper we analyze the network of Hispanic baroque paintings from 1550 to 1850. We divide the dataset of 11,443 works from Spain and...

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Towards a digital geography of Hispanic Baroque art

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SylvaDB: A Polyglot and Multi-backend Graph Database Management System

This paper presents SylvaDB, a graph database management system designed to be used by people with no technical knowledge. SylvaDB is based...

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Unidad sin orden: Milagros, rituales y caos en el Potosí barroco

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Evolving Creativity: An Analysis of the Creative Method in elBulli Restaurant

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