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Fernandez-Blanco Gema


I am an advanced research associated (ARA) at  the Planetary Collegium, CAiiA hub of Plymouth University (UK), directed by Roy Ascott.

I am a psychologist and a PhD in Applied Creativity.

In my thesis "Creative processes in virtual musical environments: A study case throught the analysis of the metaverses. The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse in Second Life" I have studied, as a psychologist using an avatar, throughout symbolic inteactionism, the (group/individual) creativity of  the members the orchestra, and it relation with their personalities, among other issues.


Postdoc with Roy Ascott, Planetary Collegium (currently)

PhD in Applied Creativity with Ecellente Cum Laude (28th October, 2015, UCM) Interuniversitary and Intrauniversitary program with europe mention.

Bachelor of arts in Psychology (2007, UCM)

Research interests

I am focus on cognitive sciences, some of the lines I am interested and I think converge are:

- Artificial sciences:
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Artificial/computational creativity and it relations with consciouness and emotions

- Human Computer Interaction, in concrete, social behaviours, computer vision/sound and VR

- Creativity, in concrete, group creativity, flow and music

I think  it is so important to know and to continue learning about technoetics and education.

If you are interested in some of these research areas, don´t hesitate to contact me!

Creative practice & artistic projects

Last work I am working on: virtual micropoems.