SIIM: Research and Social Innovation
SIIM theoretical research has started from the study of 20th-century avant-garde legacy and its impact upon digital Media Art and Net Art, contemplating these forms as expressive inter-art hybrid genres.
SIIM research has practical purposes, seeking to establish strategic narrative structures operating in intermedial connective environments; strategic narratives that can contribute to create social impact. See SIIM international-cooperation
The practical application of theoretical research fosters collaboration with national and international agencies, creating synergies in various areas of society, from national institutions (Univ. Complutense, Univ. Autonomous, Univ.Francisco de Vitoria among many others) to international ones, as well as private companies, and NGOs. All these actors contribute to form a network of active communities that exchange knowledge, international cooperation and social innovation.
SIIM also encourages the inclusion of Spanish research groups in the dynamics of international work, participating and organizing exchange activities as seminars, conferences, international congresses and stays at prestigious universities (Harvard, Brown, Linnaeus, Goldsmith College). See SIIM-activities
SIIM fosters exchange and dissemination of research results in peer-reviewed and impact indexed publications, contributing to the visibility of the research. The program has two associated journals with ISSNs. A specialized journal for academic research on the topic, Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics JCLA. A bilingual (English-Spanish) Journal of Artistic Creation and Literary Research JACLR, aimed at recent graduates, which gives visibility to their research and creative writing. Editing and peer-reviewing tasks at JACLR are performed in collaboration between students under the supervision of university professional members of SIIM as well as external collaborators from a broad spectrum of institutions.
The visibility of research activities is complemented by the collection of books Complit InterArt that SIIM coordinates within the program New Directions in the Humanities at University of Illinois Research Park.
SIIM also includes a translation practices linked to the Victorian Web, which has enabled translation training for over 80 participating students.
SIIM innovative teaching practices include participation activities in “The University in the Street”, the “Week of Letters” and the “Week of Science” all of which have been recorded in various videos: “Transmedia challenge” at Cultural Factory (2016) "Intertextual Dialogues" (2015) "Romanian Poets and Musicians (2015)" “From William Burroughs to electronic literature"(2014), “World Englishes” (2013), “Once Upon a Mashup (2014)”, “Espido Freire’s creative workshop” (2012), “Educating in Humanism” (2011). See SIIM InterCrea Hub
Creating knowledge transmission channels aimed at graduate students (mainly in relation to the official master"s degrees) represents a breakthrough in innovative training and excellence, in addition to the practical application of research to the socio-economic sphere for example through various forms of encouraging university-industry synergies and crowdsourcing in collaboration with various entities. See SIIM-Entrepreneurship
Areas of interest
-The study of artistic forms as metacognitive tools
- Strategic storytelling and Social Innovation
-Research on multimodal social semiotics and intersubjective cognition
-Intermedial studies, translation, re-mediation, adaptation
-Sociological impact of World Literature(s)
-Research on cross-cultural aspects attached to Social Sciences and Humanities
- International Cooperation
- Training in Academic Publishing and Creative Writing