The GAMEPLAYGAG videos were first edited and screened in 2008 by Manuel Garin, who currently works at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, as Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies. 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: Keaton Across The Arts”, financed by public grants. Author of the book “El gag visual” (Cátedra, 2014), his research on cinema, art history and new media has been published in scientific journals such as International Journal of Cultural Studies, Communication & Society, Feminist Media Studies, The Sixties, EJHR, L’Atalante, EPI or Comparative Cinema, and in books from Oxford University Press, MIT Press, Routledge, Amsterdam University Press, ABC-Clio, Mimesis, Intermedio, Cátedra or Edicions 62. As a cultural critic, he has written for magazines such as La Maleta de Portbou, Contrapicado or Cultura/s – La Vanguardia. Trained as a musician, he holds the Professional Degree in Piano and an MFA in Film Scoring from ESMUC Music School.