Victor Flores is Associate Professor and Head of the PhD Program in Media Arts and Communication at Lusófona University, in Lisbon. As Principal Investigator in CICANT— Early Visual Media Lab, he coordinates the research projects ‘Curiositas’ (FCT) and ‘Congo VR’ (H2020), he is the editor of the ‘International Journal on Stereo & Immersive Media’ and organizes the ‘International Conference on Stereo & Immersive Media: Photography, Sound and Cinema Research’. His publications include books and articles on historical photography, stereoscopy and immersive media. In 2021 he organised and curated the 'Catalogue Raisonné of Carlos Relvas's Stereoscopic Photography’ (https://carlosrelvascatalogue.pt).
Susana S. Martins
Susana S. Martins is a senior researcher at IHA - Institute of Art History, FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, where she currently heads the Museum Studies research group (MUST) and is a member of the Direction Board. With a PhD in photography and cultural studies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Belgium, she has been mainly working on visual culture studies, namely on the intersection of photography, exhibitions, and print cultures. Martins has lectured in the fields of nineteenth-century art history and visual culture, contemporary art and visual semiotics. She presently teaches and coordinates a course on Photography and Visual Arts at NOVA/FCSH, and is a research team member of IN2PAST.
John Plunkett is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Exeter, UK. His books include Queen Victoria – First Media Monarch (2003), Victorian Print Media – A Reader, edited with Andrew King (2005) and Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship 1820-1914 ( 2012), co-edited with Joe Kember and Jill Sullivan. He as also published articles on panoramas, dioramas, stereoscopy, and peepshows. He is currently completing a co-authored book with Joe Kember, Picture Going: Visual Shows 1820-1914, due out with Oxford University Press in 2023.
Filipe Costa Luz
Filipe Luz holds a PhD in Communication Sciences and is Associate Professor at School of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Information Technologies in Lusófona University. Filipe Luz is the Director of MSc studies "Game Design and Playable Media"; Director of "Videogames" BA studies; and is also a member of the direction board of R&D Unit "Hei-Lab - Digital Human Environment Interface Labs". His work at MovLab (Laboratory of Interactions and Interfaces), where he combines technologies such as Motion Capture, Animation, VR or Stereoscopic Photography, is an example of the cross-media projects that he develops in academic or professional work for the areas of Communication, Cultural and Creative Industries.
Célia Quico, PhD in Communication Sciences, is a professor and researcher at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias since 2009. Main areas of interest are immersive media, interactive media, media literacy, ocean literacy, digital heritage, sustainable and creative tourism. Célia Quico teaches in the following graduate courses: Cinema and Video, Communication Sciences and Sound Sciences. She is also a teacher in the master degree KinoEyes and in PhDs in Communications Sciences and Media Art and Communication. Since 2021, Célia Quico is director of the master degree in Communication in Organizations.
Carmen López-San Segundo
Carmen López-San Segundo is Assistant Professor of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising at the University of Salamanca-USAL and a member of the recognised research group, Academic Culture, Heritage, and Social Memory (CaUSAL). She holds an International PhD Mention with the Media Archeology and Education: Magic Lantern Slides in Spain as a Case Study thesis. She is a Superior Technician of Art and Design in Graphic Advertising at the Arte10 Superior School in Madrid and has a bachelor’s degree in History. She took part in the project A Million Pictures: Magic Lantern Slide Heritage as Artifacts in the Common European History of Learning Project (JPI Cultural Heritage 2015-2018) and she is a researcher of Magic Lantern: Study, Safeguard, Uses and Reuses in 19th-Century Portugal project (PTDC/ART-PER/1702/2021) NOVA.ID.FCT.
Fco. Javier Frutos-Esteban is a Professor of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising in the Salamanca University. He is Academic Secretary of the University Institute of Educational Sciences of the USAL and Principal Investigator of the Recognized Research Group Academic Culture, Heritage, and Social Memory (CaUSAL). He was one of the Spanish Principal Investigators of the European A Million Pictures: Magic Lantern Slide Heritage as Artifacts in the Common European History of Learning Project (AMP) (JPI Cultural Heritage 2015-2018). Also, he is a researcher of Magic Lantern: Study, Safeguard, Uses and Reuses in 19th-Century Portugal project (PTDC/ART-PER/1702/2021) NOVA.ID.FCT and the author of titles such as the Fascinación de la mirada: los aparatos precinematográficos y sus posibilidades expresivas; Artilugios para fascinar. Colección Basilio Martín Patino; Las placas de linterna mágica y su organización taxonómica y Los ecos de una lámpara maravillosa. La linterna mágica en su contexto mediático.
Teresa Mendes Flores
Teresa Mendes Flores is the principal investigator of the Photo Impulse project at ICNOVA where she coordinates the Culture, Mediation and Arts research group, and is a member of the board of direction. Currently she is one of the main editors of the Journal of Communication and Languages (ISSN 2183-7198). Previously funded projects in which she participated as a researcher include: Feminine Politics – Gender Politics and Strategies Oriented Towards Visibility of Women Members of Parliament (2008-2011), History of the Visual Culture of Medicine in Portugal (2010-2013), Culture at the Front Page – A Study of the Portuguese Newspapers During the First Decade of This Century (2012-2014), Stereo Visual Culture – The Visual Culture of Portuguese Stereoscopic Photography (2012-2015). For her postdoctoral degree she studied the Photography of the Portuguese Scientific Expeditions (2012-2017), she lectures in the fields of semiotics, visual media archaeology and image theory, focusing on photography and film.
Nuno Borges de Araújo
Nuno Borges de Araújo has a degree from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), is a PhD student in Communication Sciences at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade do Minho (ICS-UM) and is a researcher at the Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade da Universidade do Minho (CECS). He participated in several training actions in the area of the history of photography, practice of old photographic processes, conservation, restoration, treatment and dissemination of old photographic images (1995-2013). He has carried out research work in the area of the history of photography and visual culture in Portugal in the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. He is the author of national and monographic publications on this theme.
Howard Gil graduated in Fine Arts in 2014 from the University of Castilla-La Mancha, did a Master's degree in research in artistic and visual practices in 2017, and is currently writing a thesis on the origins of Mundinovi in Spain, in the area of humanities and communication from the University of Burgos. His work is based on experimentation in the plastic arts focused on illustration, puppets, automatons and 2D and Stop Motion animation. Also, he develops research processes in recreation and experimental archaeology, which he is applying in his thesis. In the past 13th International Seminar, organized by the Museu del Cinema and the University of Girona, he published the first visual hypothesis of a mechanical altarpiece.
Celia Cuenca is a PhD student at the University of Barcelona. She dedicates her thesis to the study of optical views and visual spectacles in Spain through the study of the collection of the Cinema Museum in Girona. She obtained a Degree in Humanities from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona (2015) and a Master Histoire de l’Art from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2017). She is part of the Gracmon research group (UB) and has collaborated with the project Virtual worlds in the cinema of origins led by Ángel Quintana at the University of Girona (2019-2021). Her areas of interest include media archaeology, optical spectacles and visual culture, photography and stereoscopy.
Ana David Mendes
Ana David Mendes is a PhD candidate in Contemporary Art at the University of Coimbra. She is specialized in Museology. Recently, she received a PhD Research Scholarship through CICANT (Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture, and New Technologies) for the project Curiositas: Peeping Before Virtual Reality. She has been the coordinator and artistic curator of BAG- Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art, since 2018. Co-founder of m|i|mo (Museum of the Moving Image) in 1996, she was its scientific and artistic coordinator until 2017. Since 1999 she has developed several exhibitions such as the interactive project The Eye Workshop, created in 2010, that exemplifies her passion for curating museum collections with new technologies, enabling research and stimulating artistic recreations of artefacts. Since 2013 she has participated in three research projects of CICANT on stereoscopic photography. She is currently a co-investigator in the research project The Amazing Optical Machine.
Ana Figueiras received her PhD in Digital Media from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UT Austin Program | Portugal). Her main research area is information visualization, focusing on visual forms of storytelling and on identifying the best techniques for incorporating narrative elements into visualization. She is also interested in new methodologies for performance and experience evaluation in visualization, the use of visualization in journalism, and visualization literacy.
Md Sarower Reza Jimi is a Bangladesh-born, Lisbon-based filmmaker and researcher. His educational background includes a bachelor and masters in Mass Communication and Journalism, as well as an Erasmus-funded masters in filmmaking. He had worked as a journalist in television, radio, and newspaper in his home country. He also writes fiction for television channels in Bangladesh. In 2017, Sarower was awarded the Meril-Prothom Alo award for the best screenplay writer in television, alongside several award nominations in Bangladesh. His debut short film has been officially selected and screened at several International film festivals including OSCAR and BAFTA qualifying ones. Presently he is doing his Ph.D. in Media archaeology at the University of Lusofona's Media Art and Communication program.
Between fashion and cinema studies, Carolina Fadigas dedicates her research in both areas. With a graduation and masters degree in Fashion Design by Universidade da Beira Interior (2021) and a post graduation in Cinema and Audiovisual in Escola Superior Artistica do Porto (2022), is adding a new journey as a PhD student in Universidade Lusófona for Media Arts and Communication. In parallel to her academic field, also works as a freelance costume designer for cinema and theater.
Cinematographer graduated from Kino Eyes - The European Movie Masters.