About

My name is Bruno and I’m PhD Student in Advanced Studies in the Materialities of Literature at the Centre for Portuguese Literature and School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Coimbra. I hold an MA in Publishing Studies and Text Editing (FCSH-UNL) and a BA in Literary Studies (FLUC).

My current research interests include: copy art, experimental and electronic literature, media archaeology, open access, and digital culture. I’m collaborator of the Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Literature (UFP, Portugal) and the Consortium on Electronic Literature (hosted by ELO at MIT, USA). 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). In 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