Professor of Transmedia Communication and Digital Culture
Media Art Curator




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Teaching and Research

Carolina Fernández-Castrillo is Visiting Scholar at Venice Centre for Digital and Public HumanitiesUniversità Ca’ Foscari Venezia. She also carries out her teaching and research activities in Digital Culture and Communication at Carlos III University of Madrid.

Currently, she also takes part in the following Academic Programs in Transmedia Narratives and Media Art:

  • Master in Visual and Digital Media (School of Human Sciences and Technology, IE)
  • Master in Transmedia Documentary and Reportage (UC3M/RTVE)
  • Master in Advertising Communication (UC3M)

Previously, she has been a Lecturerat the Doctorate Program of Culture and Media Industry at Bayreuth Universität, an international point of reference in Transmedia Studies and in the Doctoral Program of the Distance University of Madrid University (UDIMA).

In the last decade, she has developed her teaching activity in many renowned institutions. It is remarkable her work as professor responsible for the area of Experiential Learning at New York University-Madrid.

Regarding her academic background, she is European PhD at Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and Sapienza University of Rome, where she has also been a Lecturer. She won the Extraordinary Doctorate Award and the Excellence Mention from Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard with the PhD thesis “Futurism as ‘polyexpressive’ Reconstruction of the Universe: From Cinema to Postmedia Condition”. She conducted this research between Spain, Italy and the United States with the funding program for artistic development from the Official Credit Institute (ICO) and the Ministry of Education. Among the international institutions of her Predoctoral training, we find Universiteit Utrecht and Bremen Universität. Thanks to her Media Archaeology innovative methodology, Dr. Fernández-Castrillo obtained an invitation as Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University.

From 2009, she is Associate Researcher at ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, where she develops her Media Art projects. She has also been Visiting Scholar at Yale University and has conducted her Postdoctoral research at Bayreuth Universität and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).

In the last years, she has been the Director of several international research groups as Studies on Intermediality and Intercultural Mediation (SIIM/UCM) or Visual Media and Digital Communication (UDIMA). She has also been part of funded research projects and she has collaborated with multiple institutions and research centers as an expert in Digital Culture as, for instance, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) at Open University of Catalonia (UOC), founded by Manuel Castells and directed by Derrick de Kerchove.

She is the author of several publications in prestigious editorial houses as Amsterdam University Press, Manchester University Press, Bulzoni Editore, etc. She has been Invited Lecturer in several international seminars and conferences at Queen Mary University of London, New York University or School of Creative Media (CityU of Hong Kong), invited by the director Jeffrey Shaw, and in several public presentations in the context of the Jean Monnet Chair “The Culture of European Integration”.

Consultancy & Cultural Management

Since the beginning, she carries out her research with the cultural management and the Media Art critic. For more than a decade, she has collaborated with the Contemporary Audio-Visual & New Media Arts Festival (MADATAC) and with the exhibition research and publishing editorial at the Fundación Juan March, especially remarkable her contribution to Futurist Depero (2015).

She is a cultural consultant of several institutions as Factoría Cultural Madrid (MATADERO) and she is part of the Innovation Advisory Commission at Madrid Press Association (APM). She has been previously involved in several projects of Visual Media and New Technologies at the Cervantes Institute, the Ibero-American Museum of Contemporary Art (MEIAC) or ALCINE International Film, among others.

From the Institute of Visual Media at ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe she produces her projects for art and innovation as EncyCloudPrado, an immersive installation created together with Bernd Lintermann for the Prado Museum, which obtained the Financial Studies Award (CEF) in 2016 for Education and New Technologies.  She is currently organizing several events on digital culture as Art curator in Venice.

She has been invited editor as an expert in digital culture and transmedia communication in Icono14. Revista científica de comunicación y tecnologías emergentes and is part of the advisory committee of several international journals as Yearbook of Moving Images StudiesVenezia Arti. Annual Journal of Arts & Culture or enl@ce.Revista venezolana de información, tecnología y conocimiento.