Exploits and opinions of vVvA (andres lombana bermudez).
I am a researcher/educator/designer born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, now living in Austin, TX. I work on the intersection between youth, digital technology, learning, and literacy. I am a PhD student in Media Studies at UT-Austin and previously completed a MSc in Comparative Media Studies at MIT. I study how young people use technology for learning, creating, and participating in culture and society. I am particularly interested in studying youth practices of circulation, search, and creation of media content. Having been a long life student of the relationships between youth, technology, and everyday life, I am familiar with qualitative and quantitative methods, and especially skilled in content analysis, ethnography, and in-depth interviewing. Parallel to my academic work I have sustained a cross-media design practice and developed several creative projects. My artwork has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries such as the Italo-Latin American Institute in Rome, the Ethnological Museum in Berlin, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Art Gallery in Washington D.C. Currently, I am a mentor at the Youth and Media Lab at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and a research assistant for the Connected Learning Research Network.
You can contact me via email at lombana[at]alum.mit.edu .