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BiographieDr. Xavier Nueno received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is a media historian focusing on the material history of knowledge, social histories of quantification, and architectural history. Over the past decade, he has studied the roots of the information society and its development from the early modern period to the present. The first phase of this research was carried out at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and has recently been published under the title El arte del saber ligero. Una breve historia del exceso de información [the art of light knowledge. a brief history of information overload] published by Ediciones Siruela. This research traces the origins of information management to the invention of the printing press. It examines how cultural actors between the 14th and 18th centuries dealt with situations of what is now referred to as information overload. The second phase of this research was conducted for a dissertation at Harvard University, “The Statistical Order of Knowledge. A Social and Intellectual History of Search Engines,” under the supervision of Peter Galison. This project examines the automation of indexing practices throughout the 20th century in Europe and the United States. It focuses on the spaces, practices, and material cultures of information management and examines the shift from library organization to contemporary digital environments where information is stored in databases.
At Harvard University, Xavier Nueno specialized in the emerging field of media studies, with a strong focus on the social histories of quantification. Nueno has a solid academic publication record and an ability to generate projects that communicate scholarly work beyond universities and engage cultural institutions and communities. In the past, he has collaborated with artists, architects, engineers, cooks, and activitsts in projects that combine scientific research with publication and education. His work has been presented at the Centro Nacional Museo de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS), the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), the Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes (MUCA) in Mexico City, the Los Angeles Art Book Fair (LAABF), and the Museum of the Nobel Prizes in Stockholm, Sweden. He has also received support from the Graham Foundation Fellowship and the Harvard Urban Mellon Foundation. He is co-author of Napa(s). Persistir en lo inacabado (Archivo Lafuente, 2018) In 2020, he published the book Chaque Mercredi Caracas (co-author, Editions HS), which was awarded "Les Plus Beaux Livres Suisses de l'année 2020".
Film and Visual Studies
Arts et Langages
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales - Paris
Universitat Pompeu Fabra