Dr Javier Pereda

Liverpool School of Art and Design

I am a doctor in Web Science with a background in Graphic Design. Before transitioning to academia, I worked in a wide range of Design industry roles for diverse transnational companies such as Director of Art and Design and Creative Director. I have mainly managed and worked in post-production for film and TV, with companies such as Nickelodeon and Ollin VFX in Mexico, CityTV in Colombia, and Univision in the USA. I am currently part of the Experimental Technologies Lab (xLab) at the Institute of Art and Technology, where I created the Printeractive research group, where we explore the role of Interaction Design methods and their impact on the development of Art and Design practice. Our most recent research project Afrobits received a special commendation from the British Library for the best Artistic project and was shortlisted for the best research project award. Our team also came second for the People's Choice Awards.

My research interests are deeply linked to heritage and culture. My areas of research focus on Latin American Studies, Film Studies, Human Information Interaction and Visualisation, as well as Masculinity in Culture. One of my most recent lines of research investigates how Tangible User Interfaces as part of Human-Computer Interaction can help users with low digital literacy to explore Semantic Web heritage collections. Furthermore, my research is deeply linked to the decolonisation of technologies in the cultural heritage sector and the production of narratives for subaltern cultures.

My scholarly background is very diverse with postgraduates in Marketing and Creative Visualisation, Multimedia Production and Web Science and most recently a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. I am currently the Co-Investigator for the UKRI project 'Unlocking the Colonial Archive', funded by the AHRC and the NEH in the USA, in collaboration with Lancaster University and the University of Texas at Austin and the LLILAS Benson Library. I have also developed research collaborations and partnerships with the University of Bern, Universidad de Alicante, Maynooth University, University of Oxford, the University of Liverpool, and in Mexico with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the National Institute of Archaeology and History (INAH) and the National School of Archaeology and History (ENAH).

I am currently an editorial board member of the Radical Languages journal at the University of Atacama in Chile. We focus on the decolonisation of language and culture in academic environments. Please contact me if you would like to contribute. We receive articles in English and Spanish.

🎓 Supervision and PhD

I am currently supervising PhD students related to Digital Humanities, museum collections, artificial intelligence and bots. I am also part of the supervisory team for an ESRC/CASE fully funded PhD that explores the role of imperial violence in museum collections through the use of Big Data methods. This is a PhD in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, Lancaster University and the World Museum Liverpool.

I am open to discussing research proposals on any relevant subject given my research expertise. I am especially happy to consider working with candidates with interests in the following areas related to Design, cultural heritage, Digital Humanities and Web Science:
• Curatorial processes and Semantic Web
• Knowledge and Data Engagement
• Decolonisation of technology and culture
• Digital Collections in GLAMs

I am also happy to supervise/co-supervise PhDs in:
• Critical Design
• Design Thinking
• Latin American Studies
• Film Studies
• User-Centred Design (Co-Desing and Participatory Design)
• Gender Studies
• Decolonisation and Intersectionality

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD on these topics, please send me a 500-word outline of your research proposal and a copy of your CV.

*Current PhD Students:
• Ben Wills-Eve. Algorithms, AI and Public Interactions with History and Heritage Online

• Marjotte Miles. Museums, Big Data and the Violence of Empire. (ESRC/CASE)

Languages

Spanish - Latin American
Spanish; Castilian
Portuguese

Degrees

University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, PhD, Web Science
University of Southampton, United Kingdom, MSc, Web Science
Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom, MA, Multimedia Production
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Universidad de la Comunicación, Mexico, PG Certificate in Creative Visualisation
Universidad Tecnológica de México, Mexico, BA, Graphic Design

Highlighted publications

Pereda J, Murrieta-Flores P, Radburn N, South L, Monaghan C. 2020. Afrobits: An Interactive Installation of African Music and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Proceedings of EVA London 2020, EVA London :106-111 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Pereda J, Heathcote D. 2019. First Thing, Everything: InterDesign Manifesto DOI Author Url Public Url

Pereda J, Torrico Avila E, González Gonzáles JA, López Meraz ÓF, Gonzalez J. Latin American Young Researchers and the Academic Labour Market Employment. A Case Study Analysis. Revista Espacios en Blanco, Núcleo de Estudios Educacionales y Sociales (NEES),

Book

Torrico Ávila E, Pereda J. 2021. Lenguas Radicales. El Lenguaje Como Constructor de Realidad Pereda J, Torrico Ávila E. 1 Universidad de Atacama. Chile Author Url Publisher Url

Editorial/letter to the editor

Torrico Ávila E, Pereda J. 2021. Editorial. Lenguas Radicales. Torrico Ávila E, Javier P. Lenguas Radicales. El Lenguaje Como Constructor de Realidad, 1 :3-8 Author Url Publisher Url

Conference publication

Pereda J, Murrieta-Flores P, Radburn N, South L, Monaghan C. 2020. Afrobits: An Interactive Installation of African Music and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Proceedings of EVA London 2020, EVA London :106-111 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Pereda J. 2019. A TUI to Explore Cultural Heritage Repositories on the Web Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI '19: Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Pereda J, Murrieta-Flores P, Ritsos P, Roberts J. 2017. Tangible User Interfaces as a Pathway for Information Visualisation for Low Digital Literacy in the Digital Humanities IEEE VIS 2017 - 2nd Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities, IEEE Vis Author Url Public Url

Pereda J, Isaksen L. 2014. Developing downloadable TUIs for online pedagogic activities TEI'14 Eighth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, Munich, Germany, 16 - 19 Feb 2014., Public Url

Pereda J. 2014. Installation for Interpretation of Archaeological Sites. The Portus Visualisation Project CAA2012 Proceedings of the 40th Conference in Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Southampton, United Kingdom, 26-30 March 2012, :91-101

Pereda J. 2011. Lucha Libre: visualizing behind the mask. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011), :268-273 DOI

Chapters

Pereda J, Heathcote D. 2020. First Thing, Everything: InterDesign Manifesto Delorie OL. Creative Manifestos: Inspirational Statements to Celebrate Self-Expression :58-58 Sterling Publishing Company, Incorporated 9781454939214 Publisher Url

Pereda J. 2017. Exploración del Patrimonio Cultural a través de Interfaces Tangibles en la Red Jiménez-Badillo D. Arqueología Computacional. Nuevos enfoques para el análisis y la difusión del patrimonio cultural. 1 :265-283 INAH. Mexico City 978-607-539-027-7 Author Url

Scholarly edition

Pereda J, Heathcote D. 2019. First Thing, Everything: InterDesign Manifesto DOI Author Url Public Url

Software/Code

Pereda J, Fray H, Weakley A. 2019. A Liverpool Bestiary. Database CMS

Pereda J. 2013. INTERNET OF THINGS – THE TOWN LIGHT Author Url

Pereda J. A Downloadable Tangible Query System for Semantic Web Cultural Heritage Author Url

Journal article

Fray H, Pereda J. 2019. Conductive Circuits Printmaking Today, :34-35 Publisher Url Public Url

Pereda J, Murrieta-Flores P. 2011. The role of Lucha Libre in the construction of Mexican male identity Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, 4 DOI Author Url Public Url

Pereda J, Torrico Avila E, González Gonzáles JA, López Meraz ÓF, Gonzalez J. Latin American Young Researchers and the Academic Labour Market Employment. A Case Study Analysis. Revista Espacios en Blanco, Núcleo de Estudios Educacionales y Sociales (NEES),

Artefact

Pereda J. 2018. Whale. A Liverpool Bestiary

Pereda J. 2010. Wrestling Toy Maker Author Url

Pereda J. 01100001 01100011 01100111 01110100. Of Rights And Resistance, Liverpool Slavery Museum Publisher Url

Poster

Roberts JC, Frankenberg-Garcia A, Rees G, Pereda J. 2017. Visualisation and graphical techniques to help writers write more idiomatically IEEE Conference on Visualization (VIS)

Frankenberg-Garcia A, Lew R, Roberts J, Rees G, Pereda J. 2017. Best practices in combining learner needs, lexicographic data and text editors to help learners write more idiomatically eLex 2017

Thesis/Dissertation

Pereda J. Online Cultural Heritage: Facilitating Complex Query Making Through Tangible User Interfaces Earl G, Yin Y, Isaksen L.

Internet publication

Pereda J, Fray H. Printeractive Workshop at LJMU Arts Author Url

Highlighted activities

Research Grants Awarded:

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC-CASE), Museums, Big Data and the Violence of Empire, Dr Deana Heath , Dr Patricia Murrieta-Flores , Dr Emma Martin, Grant value (£): 100,000.00, Duration of research project: 4 years. 2021

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC-UKRI) and National Endowment for the Humanities (US), Unlocking the Colonial Archive: Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Indigenous and Spanish American Historical Collections, Grant value (£): 361,236.00, Duration of research project: 3 years. 2020

Award:

Afrobits - Best Research Project Finalist, British Library Labs, British Library, https://blogs.bl.uk/digital-scholarship/2020/12/shortlist-and-voting-bl-labs-public-awards-2020-last-chance-book-bl-labs-symposium.html. 2020

Afrobits - Special Commendation Artistic Project, British Library Labs, British Library, https://blogs.bl.uk/digital-scholarship/2020/12/shortlist-and-voting-bl-labs-public-awards-2020-last-chance-book-bl-labs-symposium.html. 2020

Editorial boards:

Lenguas Radicales (Radical Languages), Atacama University, Chile, Editorial Board. 2020

Professional activities

Conference presentation:

Design Thinking for Online Cultural Heritage Engagement, SPARC - UKIERI Digital Heritage Workshops, Oral presentation. 2021

Afrobits: An Interactive Installation of the Trans Atlantinc Slave Trade, Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, London, Oral presentation. 2020

Afrobits An interactive installation of African music and the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, British Library Labs Awards Symposium, Oral presentation. 2020

A TUI to Explore Cultural Heritage Repositories on the Web, Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, Tempe, Az, Oral, Demo. 2019

Exploring Online Cultural Heritage. Integrating Queries Through Tangible User Interfaces on the Web, Virtual Heritage Network, Maynooth University, Ireland, Oral presentation. 2015

Online Cultural Heritage. Integrating Queries through Tangible User Interfaces on the Web, Virtual Heritage Network, Maynooth, Ireland, Oral presentation. 2015

The New Online Museum Manifesto, Museums and the Web, Baltimore, USA, Oral presentation. 2014

Web Based Tangible User Interfaces for Online Museums, DigiFest, Southampton, Uk, Poster presentation. 2013

Web Based Tangible User Interface for an Online Constructivist Museum: The God Collector Experiment, Museums and the Web, Portland, Oregon, USA, Demo Talk. 2013

Web Based Tangible User Interfaces for Constructivist Museums, Digital Transformations Moot, London, Oral presentation. 2012

Editorial boards:

MDPI Sustainability (Impact Factor 2.798), Reviewer, https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability. 2021

Lenguas Radicales (Radical Languages), Atacama University, Chile, Editorial Board. 2020

IEEE Transactions on Education (Impact Factor 1.855), Reviewer, https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=13. 2018

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool John Moores University, Latin-American Revolutionary Networks: A Knowledge Graph Analysis of Mexican Revolution Popular Graphic Arts, Grant value (£): 2,000. 2021

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC-CASE), Museums, Big Data and the Violence of Empire, Dr Deana Heath , Dr Patricia Murrieta-Flores , Dr Emma Martin, Grant value (£): 100,000.00, Duration of research project: 4 years. 2021

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC-UKRI) and National Endowment for the Humanities (US), Unlocking the Colonial Archive: Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Indigenous and Spanish American Historical Collections, Grant value (£): 361,236.00, Duration of research project: 3 years. 2020

International Travel Grant, LJMU, ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, Grant value (£): 20,000. 2019

Liverpool John Moores University, Printeractive. Developing a practice towards the integration of interaction design and printmaking., Hannah Fray, Grant value (£): 2,000. 2018

Liverpool John Moores University, Towards an LJMU Linked Data Repository, Hannah Fray, Grant value (£): 2,000. 2018

CASIAD Research Fund, Visualising Beyond the Mask, Grant value (£): 2,000. 2009

CASIAD Research Fund, Socio-cultural relationships of Mexican Wrestling in Latin America., Grant value (£): 2,000. 2008

Award:

Afrobits - Best Research Project Finalist, British Library Labs, British Library, https://blogs.bl.uk/digital-scholarship/2020/12/shortlist-and-voting-bl-labs-public-awards-2020-last-chance-book-bl-labs-symposium.html. 2020

Afrobits - Runner Up People's Choice Awards, British Library Labs, British Library, https://blogs.bl.uk/digital-scholarship/2020/12/shortlist-and-voting-bl-labs-public-awards-2020-last-chance-book-bl-labs-symposium.html. 2020

Afrobits - Special Commendation Artistic Project, British Library Labs, British Library, https://blogs.bl.uk/digital-scholarship/2020/12/shortlist-and-voting-bl-labs-public-awards-2020-last-chance-book-bl-labs-symposium.html. 2020

International Advertising Association (IAA) Award, Creative Visualisation. 2004

Fellowships:

HEA Fellow, Higher Education Academy. 2019

Teaching qualification:

PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. 2019

Other invited event:

Multifaceted Engagements with Cultural Heritage, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, India, Workshop working with the use of Semantic Web technologies in the Heritage sector. The workshop incorporated 3D scanning and rendering technologies as part of a standard digitisation process for cultural objects. Funding granted by AHRC, in collaboration with Lancaster University.. 2019

Masterclass ‘Multimodal Engagements with Cultural Heritage’, Maynooth University, Ireland, 3-day Masterclass that introduced participants to methods of creating and reusing cultural heritage artefacts at the intersections of digital and physical methodological approaches. It provided participants with the theoretical background, best practices, and hands-on experience of A) Converting physical objects to digital and printed interactive 3D models, and B) Querying and visualising online cultural heritage through user interfaces.. 2016

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, University of Oxford, A workshop on the Humanities Web of Data: publishing, linking and querying on the semantic web.. 2013

Media Coverage:

Association for Computer Machinery, World's preeminent showcase for tangible, embedded and interactive technology opens March 17 (https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/afcm-wps021919.php). 2019

https://www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/7309-publica-inah-libro-sobre-arqueologia-computacional-y-difusion-cultural, Publica INAH libro sobre arqueología computacional y difusión cultural. 2018

Diabolique Magazine, Wrestling with the Strange: The Fantastical World of Lucha Libre. 2017

Europeana, Europeana Research Grants: The Long List. 2016

Nowhere Men TV, Livin' La Vida Lucha. 2015

University of Oregon, NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, Oaxaca, 2015. https://blogs.uoregon.edu/mesoinstitute/about/curriculum-unit-development/gender/. 2015

External collaboration:

King's College London, Making the Connected World.

Other Professional Activity:

Printeractive Workshop. An open workshop between designers, makers and artists..

Printeractive. A Printeractive Pop Up at The Walker Gallery.

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