Your Data, Your Story
AI and Digital Transformation
Innovation in Peace Building
We study people in their beautifully complex interactions with cultural objects. These interactions give insight into human aspirations and leave traces of people’s motivations, ideas, and desires. They make up the basis of human behavior. We probe into these networks of objects and humans using a methodology that includes modeling, designing, framing, big data analytics, and AI. We research these phenomena to find answers to the most pressing questions about what human life will look like in the future.
AI AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
AI and the Digital are reshaping our understanding of innovation and creativity. We help people transform their organizations, activities and models to leverage the engagement of digital technologies in a strategic way, taking present day and future needs into consideration. They are part of our present, and our aim is to help others learn how to work with these tools to better engage their audiences and acquire competitive advantages. Our approach covers the technology, the people and the ethical, offering a comprehensive perspective that empowers leaders to transform their organizations.
INNOVATION IN PEACE BUILDING
We approach peace building from a pragmatic and multidisciplinary point of view, using technology, innovation and knowledge from research findings to improve and design processes, models, and practices. Our approach custom-applies digital technologies, data analytics, AI, and design thinking to propose effective solutions to complex peace problems. We bridge our varied skills toolbox to create best practices in order to engage with peace building in the 21st Century.
Engineer & Humanist, Video Game Enthusiast, YouTube
I am a first-year PhD student in the Hispanic Studies program. My research focuses on video game fans and online communities. I work at the CulturePlex as a data analyst, and graphic designer. My previous experience working at the Complex Systems Modelling group in Quito, inspired me to dive deep into the humanities.
PhD Student, and Artist the Old-School Way, Training Specialist, Community Programs
My PhD work is an act of creating beauty. An unimaginative and aesthetically starved life diminishes hope and humanity. I like to analyze needs and find solutions. In the words of the great Canadian poet Anne Michaels, we need to find a way to make beauty necessary; find a way to make necessity beautiful.
Computer Scientist, AI Specialist, Believer in the Law of Attraction
I work in design techniques that prevent traditional bias and foster equity in AI processes. Graduated from the University of Informatic Sciences in Havana, Cuba. Over ten years of teaching and industry experience in software engineering, software project management, software quality and research methods.
Hispanic Studies M.A. Student, Digital Creative
My curiosity led me to immerse myself in the digital world. I understand the relationships between Multimedia Communication, Design and Digital Humanities as the roots of creativity. They allow me to create user experiences that inspire design and strategic decisions in different scenarios.
Director, Curious, Explorer, Reader, Runner, Food Aficionado
Juan-Luis Suárez started the CulturePlex Lab in 2007 with funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation with the goal of establishing a creative place to help define the digital transformation. His work focuses on advancing digital innovation and building a theory of cultural networks.
María Paula Espejo
PhD Student in Hispanic Studies, Peace Building, Government, Partnerships
I am building a trans-disciplinary method that leverages innovation to strengthen reconciliation in post-conflict contexts. I hold a Master of Arts from Universidad de Los Andes in Peacebuilding, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis on Conflict Resolution and Peace Research from Universidad Javeriana.
Computer Scientist, Project Manager, Passionate About Science
I am a PhD student in Hispanic Studies with specializations in Scientific Computing and Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Resolution. I have a degree in Software Engineering from the Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas in Havana, Cuba.
Art Historian, PhD Student, Digital Collections, Exhibitions
I am an Art Historian interested in cultural networks and data analysis. I use a data driven methodology to unearth the Spanish art shown in exhibitions in the UK, US, and Spain during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Avid Reader, and Coffee Aficionado, Big Data in the Humanities
I am in my first year of the PhD in Hispanic Studies at Western University working on digital innovation and cultural networks. I completed my undergraduate studies in Literature and Humanities at Los Andes University, Bogotá, and my M.A. at Western on Natural Language Processing and civic journalism.
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