My name is Bruno and I hold a Ph.D in Materialities of Literature (University of Coimbra). I have completed a MA in Publishing Studies and Text Editing (NOVA University of Lisbon) and a BA in Literary Studies (University of Coimbra).

My current main interests include experimental poetry, copy art and electronic literature, using methods from: Literary – Cultural – Media — Studies. My research is inscribed in the entanglement between Comparative Media Studies, Intermediality and Interarts (and other comp- and inter- dialogues), Media Archaeology, Digital Humanities, Digital Culture, Postdigital (and other non-digital fields).

I’m currently a research assistant at CIAC (U. Algarve), coeditor of the Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Literature (U. Fernando Pessoa, Portugal) and a research fellow of Electronic Literature Organization. I’m also a poet, performer, and digital artist who believes in a practice-based research model for knowledge production.

Why hackingthetext.net?

This personal website aims to aggregate the dispersed info about my research and artistic work, both seen here as being inseparable. hackingthetext.net provides the updated lists of research articles published in scientific journals and papers presented at conferences (see here). On the website, I also provide the links to the poetic works I’ve been creating (check it here).

As I see it, poets and researchers should do with language what hackers do with computational systems:

Hackers believe that essential lessons can be learned about the systems – about the world – from taking things apart, seeing how they work, and using this knowledge to create new and even more interesting things.

Steven Levy. Hackers: Heroes of the computer revolution.
New York: Delta, 1985. P. 24.

I’m not sure I can do things in a more interesting way than others who preceded me or the ones that are my peers. I prefer to think that the scientific and artistic fields are domains of continuous diachronic instantiation that ask for a synchronic collaboration within the present and towards the future.

contact info
brunoministro [at] hackingthetext [dot] net