Rubén Díaz holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Universidad de Sevilla, studied for a year at the Hispanic Studies Department of the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom), and completed a post-graduate programme in Digital Journalism. He is a doctoral candidate in the Communication Processes programme and a student in the second cycle (Master’s level) degree programme in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Universidad de Sevilla.
In charge of their festival, he is a member of ZEMOS98, a research team interested in developing on-going, open and collaborative multidisciplinary projects. Rubén Díaz is the editor of the following publications: "Creación e Inteligencia Colectiva" (Creation and Collective Intelligence) (2005), "La televisión no lo filma" (Television Doesn’t Film This) (2006), the catalogue for the exhibit curated for ZEMOS98 by José Luis de Vicente "Reclaim the Spectrum" (2006), "Cultura digital y comunicación participativa" (Digital Culture and Participatory Communication) (2006), and "Panel de Control. Interruptores críticos para una sociedad vigilada" (Control Panel: Critical Switches for a Society under Surveillance) (co-published with Fundación Rodríguez). He coordinated the most recent publication by ZEMOS98: "Código fuente: la remezcla" (Source Code: The Remix). He recently organized a symposium on “Expanded Education” for the 11th Annual ZEMOS98 Festival with Juan Freire, and he is currently preparing a book of the same title. A researcher and cultural producer, Rubén Díaz is interested in digital culture, as well as educational and communication processes.