About

 

The GAMEPLAYGAG videos were first edited and screened in 2008 by Manuel Garin, who currently works at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, as Associate Professor in Film and Media Studies. In 2012, he completed his PhD dissertation focused on visual humor, later published as a book: El gag visual. De Buster Keaton a Super Mario (Cátedra, 2014). He has been visiting scholar at different institutions like the Tokyo University of The Arts, the University of Southern California and Columbia University, where he developed the comparative media projects Gameplaygag: Between Silent Film and New Media and A Hundred Busters, financed by competitive public grants. His research on cinema, video games and serial narratives has been published in scientific journals such as International Journal of Cultural Studies, Communication & Society, Feminist Media Studies, EMP, L’Atalante, EPI or Comparative Cinema, and in books from Oxford University Press, MIT Press, ABC-Clio, Mimesis, Intermedio, UOC Press or Edicions 62. As a cultural critic, he has written for magazines such as La Maleta de Portbou, Rockdelux, Contrapicado or Cultura/s – La Vanguardia. He is currently developing the digital humanities project A Hundred Busters: Keaton Across The Arts, focused on the influence of Buster Keaton in other artists during the last century.