Maria Mencia

She studied English Philology at the Complutense University of Madrid and Fine Art & Design and History and Theory of Art, University of the Arts, Londres but actually she is an Associate Professor in Media and Communication, Kingston School of Art Faculty at Kingston University, London, UK, and executive Member of the Electronic Literature Organization Board of Directors (ELO) and book editor for the "Electronic Literature" series with ELO-Bloomsbury Press.

A pioneer in digital poetry, this artist, teacher, and writer earned a PhD in Digital Poetics and Digital Art at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts-London (2000-2003) with an original thesis about the intersection between visual arts, poetry and electronics: From visual poetry to digital art: image-sound-text, convergent media, and the development of new media languages. Her work also explores the borders between languages.

She has countless mentions and awards, including the Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature in 2017 for her editorial and authorial work on #WomenTechLit (Computing Literature, West Virginia University Press, 2017); or the anthologization of her work in collections such as the ELO first Collection, with In Birds Singing Other Birds' Songs (2001) or the fourth ELO Collection with "The Winnipeg: The Poem that Crossed the Atlantic" (2018).

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