Manuel Garin // Works at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, where he teaches as associate professor in Film and Media Studies. In 2012 he defended his Ph.D. thesis on visual humor, later published as a book: El gag visual. De Buster Keaton a Super Mario (Cátedra, 2014)He developed the GAMEPLAYGAG project during research stays at the Tokyo University of The Arts and the University of Southern California, and has later published related research in scientific journals such as International Journal of Cultural Studies, L’Atalante or Comunicación, as well as in several edited books and academic blogs. His research focuses on comparative media, serial narratives and audiovisual humor. Trained as a musician, he has an M.A. in Film Scoring from ESMUC music school.