Lorenzo Torres

Lorenzo Torres
King Juan Carlos University | URJC · Departamento de Ciencias de la Comunicación y Sociología

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October 2005 - May 2019
King Juan Carlos University
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Presentamos un resumen de la investigación que estamos llevando a cabo a través del proyecto internacional “They:Live - Student lives revealed through context-based art practices” en el marco del programa de ayudas de Europa Creativa y en el que participan seis países europeos. El objetivo fue recopilar fotografías de la vida de los estudiantes en...
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Explicación y reflexión sobre el proyecto de investigación «They:Live - Student lives revealed through context-based art practices» que se coordina de manera general desde Serbia por la Project leader Maida Gruden, asistida por Andrija Stojanovic. Y yo soy el coordinador del grupo español. Gruden pertenece al Students' City Cultural Center (SCCC) d...
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Resumen Twitter acaba de celebrar su decimoquinto aniversario. Durante este periodo, la plataforma ha pasado varias fases que han culminado con un récord de suscriptores y beneficios en 2021. El mundo conoce Twitter y sabe qué es lo que puede o no proporcionar, aparte de las posibilidades de crecimiento que pueda experimentar en caso de potenciales...
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Abstract Twitter recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. During this period, the platform has gone through several phases, culminating in a record number of subscribers and profits in 2021. Twitter is a household name all over the world and people know what it can or cannot provide, independent of the future growth that it may experience with new...
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Capítulo dedicado al analísis de la filmografía de Sorrentino desde el punto de vista de los protagonistas masculinos a través de sus crisis de identidad.
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1ª sesión del curso "Rashômon y su contexto. Análisis del cine de Kurosawa", celebrado on-line y patrocinado por la Fundación japón en España. Para preservar los derechos de autor, he recortado el audio de dos fragmentos: el 1º es la escena final del parque del protagonista de IKIRU (VIVIR, A. Kurosawa, 1952) en la que cante la triste canción...; y...
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En este artículo analizamos textualmente algunas secuencias claves de Trono de sangre (Kumonosu-jō, Kurosawa, 1957) centrándonos en cómo emerge paulatinamente lo siniestro en el relato. En cuanto al concepto de lo siniestro, seguimos tanto la teorización que Freud propuso en su célebre artículo de 1919 “Lo ominoso”, cómo la lectura posterior que re...
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En este artículo analizamos textualmente al-gunas secuencias claves de Trono de sangre (Ku-monosu-jō, Kurosawa, 1957) centrándonos en cómo emerge paulatinamente lo siniestro en el relato. En cuanto al concepto de lo sinies-tro, seguimos tanto la teorización que Freud propuso en su célebre artículo de 1919 "Lo ominoso", como la lectura posterior que...
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En la película Roma se cruzan algunos sucesos importantes de la infancia del Alfonso Cuarón con otros no menos relevantes en un país, México a principios de los años 70, en el que se no se respetaban algunos de los derechos humanos fundamentales. Para analizarlo, vamos a seguir la lectura de Luis Martín Arias (2000) de En torno al casticismo de Mig...
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En este artículo analizo textualmente la adaptación cinematográfica de Cien años de soledad realizada por el director japonés Terayama Shuji que se titula Saraba Hakobune [Despedida del arca]. Más allá de que tradicionalmente se la ha considerado una adaptación libre, hasta el punto de que se piensa ―aunque no se ha confirmado― que García Márquez n...
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In this article I textually analyse the film adaptation of One Hundred Years of Solitude by the Japanese director Terayama Shuji entitled Saraba Hakobune [Farewell to the Ark]. Beyond traditionally being considered a free adaptation, to the point that it is thought ―although it has not been confirmed― that García Márquez would not have allowed the...
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https://theconversation.com/la-serie-the-affair-orfebreria-de-amor-memoria-y-destino-126694
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Análisis de la película PARASITE (‘Gisaengchung’), de Bong Joon-ho (2019). Publicado en MAKMA: https://www.makma.net/un-juego-siniestro-de-familias-concentricas/
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This article connects some of the themes that are usually mobilized in the best contemporary anime—such as multiverses and temporal décadrage— with a theory of cinema associated, in turn, with holograms and the spectator’s unconscious. To this effect, some key sequences of an exemplary film in this sense are analyzed: Your Name (Kimi no na wa) by S...
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This paper is part of broader research entitled "Analysis of the YouTuber Phenomenon in Spain: An Exploration to Identify the Vectors of Change in the AudioVisual Market". My main objective was to determine the predominant audiovisual genres among the 10 most influential Spanish YouTubers in 2018. Using a quantitative extrapolation method, I extrac...
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In Antichrist (Lars Von Trier, 2009), the inverted story of a modern-day Adam (He) and Eve (She) and the death of their son, we witness the deep wound that von Trier himself suffered when his mother revealed to him a truth. He would later reveal this truth to the general public, and I follow the film’s own allusive structure by returning to this re...
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André Bazin proposed an analogy between the plastic arts and the idea of the mummy, stating that the former would serve to exorcise the inexorable nature of time. Related to the mummy there is the Sphinx whose myth connects with Oedipus, the only one capable of answering to its interrogation. My hypothesis is to rethink the Bazinian proposal and tr...
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Sin frontera, no hay vida. La dimensión simbólica en Va, vis et deviens (R. Mihaileanu, 2005) 1 LORENZO JAVIER TORRES HORTELANO Sin frontera, no hay vida. La dimensión simbólica en Va, vis et deviens (R. Mihaileanu, 2005) Mediante el análisis de algunas secuencias clave de la película Vete y vive, se analiza la importancia del concepto de frontera...
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Mediante el análisis de algunas escenas seleccionadas del último capítulo de la sexta temporada de Homeland y de la película Sully, reflexiono sobre el origen etimológico del término “compromiso” y su relación con la figura del héroe. ¿Son ámbitos diferenciados, irreconciliables o, en momentos determinados, él héroe puede lidiar con cierta locura q...
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[ES] Hasta hace bien poco el ámbito de la política, si bien alimentaba el espectáculo televisivo, lo hacía en el contexto de géneros ‒los telediarios y los programas de información política‒ cuyas convenciones conducían a contener en cierto límite su tratamiento espectacular. Pero en los últimos tiempos se ha producido un cambio notable sobre el qu...
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Hasta hace bien poco el ámbito de la política, si bien alimentaba el espectáculo televisivo, lo hacía en el contexto de géneros ‒los telediarios y los programas de información política‒ cuyas convenciones conducían a contener en cierto límite su tratamiento espectacular. Pero en los últimos tiempos se ha producido un cambio notable sobre el que se...
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Lorenzo Vilches ha editado el Diccionario de teorías narrativas: Cine, Televisión, Transmedia TEORIAS NARRATIVAS: anotación completa de las teorías clásicas y contemporáneas NARRATIVAS DE CINE: las teorías y análisis del cine visto desde las teorías específicas NARRATIVAS DE TELEVISIÓN: teorías de la narración de ficción y no ficción televisiva NA...
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Through provocative essays by specialists in different aspects of Japanese culture, this book provides an historical and analytical survey of the presence of Goddesses in Japanese audiovisual culture from its origins to the present day. It shows how these feminine myths are represented in Japan; not only as beneficial or creative deities, but also...
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Through the analysis of selected scenes from the last chapter of Homeland 's sixth season and the film Sully, I reflect on the etymological origin of the term “commitment” and its relation to the hero‟s character. Do they belong to different or irreconcilable areas, or at certain moments, can the hero deal with a certain madness that would imply t...
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2017, Trama & Fondo, nº 42. "Infancia y violencia". ISSN: 1137-4802. "Absent Fathers: The cinema of Kore-eda Hirokazu". Abstract Throughout the filmography of the Japanese filmmaker Kore-eda Hirokazu a series of themes related to death, memory or assumption of the loss are repeated, often in relation to the father figure. From Dare mo (Nobody K...
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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism launched on May 9th 2016 and is the largest and most comprehensive resource available for all those involved in the study of modernism. An accessible and intuitive online platform, Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism brings together a wealth of interdisciplinary content about the Modernist period, and is the...
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En este artículo propongo un acercamiento a un nuevo modelo de representación audiovisual llamado virtual lúdico (MRVL). Para esto, confío en parte en el modelado que se centra en el cine de Hollywood, propuesto por Jesús González Requena. Pero, debido a que el objeto de estudio que propongo es más amplio, ya que cubre varios medios audiovisuales m...
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Mediante el análisis textual de la coda fotográfica en b/n del film Vozvrashcheniye (El regreso, Andréi Zvyagintsev, 2003) proponemos una hipótesis sobre el secreto que guarda el cofre que el padre, ausente de la familia tras doce años, busca en un viaje iniciático en compañía de sus hijos y lejos de la madre. Ello nos llevará a evaluar el papel si...
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Th rough the textual comparative analysis of two reference texts in the pseudo-documentary fi lm and a pseudo-travel literature, Las Hurdes. Land Without Bread and Campos de Níjar, I wonder if these are more dominated by social criticism and ideology than by aesthetic experience. Are they texts that create a universal historical memory or rather is...
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In this article I propose an approach to a new model of audiovisual representation call virtual playful (MRVL). For this, I rely in part on modeling that focuses on Hollywood cinema, proposed by Jesús González Requena. But, because the object of study I propose is more comprehensive, as it covers various audiovisual media beyond the cinema as deduc...
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My aim in this paper is to textually analyse some images from Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Biutiful (2011); especially those which will help me to relate this film to the phenomenon of the so-called World Cinema and the vernacular theories advocated by the German thinker Miriam Bratu Hansen, who died this year.
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La rememoración del pasado (Segunda República, la Guerra Civil, el período franquista,¿) y la realidad social (el paro, la violencia doméstica, inmigración, eutanasia,¿) es un tema recurrente en el cine español contemporáneo (1990-2005). Directores renombrados como Pedro Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar, Fernando León de Aranoa, Icíar Bollaín, o Isabe...
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Through a textual reading of one of the least known films directed by Kurosawa, Tora No o Wo Fumu Otokotachi (1945) (Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail), we focus on the way Kurosawa deals with the concept of Truthin his cinema. To this aim, we use three key elements: (1) some data from Kurosawa's biography; (2) the tragichistorical episod...
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With the aim of attempting to establish the symbolic structure underlying images on the whole, in this paper we carryout the textual analysis of some key sequences from the film Werckmeister Hármóniak by Béla Tarr and how theyintertwine with an author's childhood memory. To be precise, herein we are concerned with the symbolic structure arisin...
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Comunicación presentada en el "XI Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Historiadores del Cine, 'Savia nutricia? El lugar del realismo en el Cine Español" celebrado en Córdoba el día 25 de febrero de 2006
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Análisis textual completo de la película PRIMAVERA TARDÍA de Yasujiro Ozu (1949).
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En la República de Platón, Sócrates discutía con Trasímaco el calcedo-nio sobre el concepto de justicia. El sofista afirmaba: « […] sostengo que lo justo no es otra cosa que lo que conviene al más fuerte» 1. Afirmación que podríamos poner en relación con el relativismo filosófico y moral en el que, históricamente, derivaron los sofistas y que Sócra...
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En la República de Platón, Sócrates discutía con Trasímaco el calcedo-nio sobre el concepto de justicia. El sofista afirmaba: « […] sostengo que lo justo no es otra cosa que lo que conviene al más fuerte» 1. Afirmación que podríamos poner en relación con el relativismo filosófico y moral en el que, históricamente, derivaron los sofistas y que Sócra...
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En "La posibilidad del regreso (del exilio) a través de la experiencia estética" se analiza textualmente una de las películas más importantes del exilio español: "En el balcón vacío", de Jomi García Ascot y Mª Luisa Elio (México, 1962). A través del análisis pormenorizado de algunas de sus secuencias más interesantes, vamos desgranando el sentido d...
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A partir de la comunicación presentada en el congreso internacional JARDINS SECRETS. El somni eròtic, UNIVERSITAT DE LLEIDA, 14, 15 y 16 de diciembre de 2004. Análisis textual de la película "Deseando amar" de Won Kar-Wai, como ejemplo representativo del sueño erótico en el medio fílmico. Universitat de Lleida
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Análisis de la cultura visual de uno de los directores cinematográficos japoneses contemporáneos más interesantes: Kitano Takeshi. Para ello recorro en profundidad una de sus películas, si cabe, más peculiares, pues sin salirse del todo de su estilo más violento y surrealista, es capaz de ofrecernos un sentido distinto al que ha habituado a su públ...

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The main goal of this research is to study the strategies of the Spanish Press in the social media nowadays, but also to define and understand the new changes happening in the social media.
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Editors Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano, Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC, Madrid), Spain. Maida Gruden, Students’ City Cultural Center (SCCC, Belgrade), Serbia. Andrija Stojanović, Students’ City Cultural Center (SCCC, Belgrade), Serbia. Proposals Submission Deadline: May 15th, 2021 Full Chapters Submission Due: September 15th, 2021 Submission guidelines [link] Submit your proposal (400-800 words) to lorenzojavier.torres.hortelano@urjc.es and book@theylive.eu Introduction This will be an open access book to be published by an international reference indexed publishing company (which will be announced later in 2021). It is aimed to analyze the most relevant aspects of the Creative Europe Project ‘They: Live’ - Student lives revealed through context-based art practices (2020-2023), through three distinct parts that correspond to its different milestones. This call is limited to the first part of the book which seeks to involve reflections from various disciplines (history, sociology, anthropology, visual anthropology, political sciences, cultural and curatorial studies, oral history studies, history of photography, aesthetics of digital art and databases....) on the lives of students (University level) from Second World War to the present day. Within the project, photographs from private albums, archives, and oral history testimonies by current and former students will be collected, documented, and showed on Topothek open online platform. Researchers are welcomed to use it, where other works as photographs, audio, texts databases and research are hosted. They: Live project focuses on the following topics: the everyday student life, campus-related life, cultural habits and free time, interpersonal relations, gender relations, socio-political engagement of students, from the end of the Second World War until contemporary days on the European level. The field of research can be expanded beyond assigned topics of the project and from different angles and disciplines on student’s lives. The second part of the book will encompass case studies about Artist in Residences programs on students’ campuses with essay contributions by selected artists and curators involved in the project. And the third part, written by members of the project consortium, will be a step-by-step manual with recommendations for implementation of the organizational methodology of this type of residential stay in student campuses and exhibits. So, it will be an edited book, a mix of essay, case study and methodology book emerging from the research results of the European project They Live. Objective The objective of this book is to address a relevant issue that involves a multidisciplinary approach, that is, the relationships between students’ lives in the campuses, documentary vernacular photography, oral history, contemporary art, and students’ intangible heritage. It is aimed to offer a valuable contribution regarding the challenges and possibilities faced by contemporary art practices and the archiving of the everyday memory of student communities. Student lives and their activities represent a live reservoir of innovative ideas and relationships, a source through which an evolutionary development of intellectual heritage can be followed, and a completely new view of the European culture and its future development can be established. This is a relevant and current topic that makes the book suitable for scholars and professionals working in the areas of social sciences (history, sociology, anthropology, visual anthropology, political sciences, cultural and curatorial studies, oral history studies, history of photography, aesthetics of digital art, digital humanities etc). One of the strongest features of the book is the multi-national, trans-generational as well as multidisciplinary approach to the topic. Therefore, papers need to address both the scientific and practical implications of the research. Recommended Topics (but not limited) Cultural studies on student lives - History of student culture, - Student lives from the perspective of sociology: everyday life in campuses, interpersonal and gender relationships - Political engagement of students - Gender studies related to students’ life – Anthropology of students’ life- Students lives through photography - Oral history related to students live - Genres of photography coming from students live - Art context-based practices and student lives - Digital archives related to student live photos - Art inspired by student lives - Aesthetics of the archive - Art from archives - Multimedia Art - Comparative view on students’ lives in different countries from the end of WWII until now This is a list of related papers and books: [link] Publisher We are in discussions with international European academic high indexed publishers. This publication is anticipated to be released in Q1 2023. Inquiries Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano Senior Lecturer professor (tenure) Rey Juan Carlos University lorenzojavier.torres.hortelano@urjc.es and book@theylive.eu http://theylive.eu/kategorija.php?menu_id=15
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Addressing the challenge of migrant integration through ICT-enabled solutions, in MICADO Migrant Integration Cockpits and Dashboard, experts from public administration, migration research, and IT create an EU-wide applicable business intelligence solution in support of migrant integration, and pilot it in Antwerp, Bologna, Hamburg, and Madrid. The solution leverages existing and new data to design digital services for three user groups: 1) migrants and refugees, 2) engaged civic society, and 3) public authorities. The technological solution generated has been co-created and tested in different phases (co-creation, usability tests and piloting) with the participation of 742 people (405 migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, 145 workers and heads of public administrations, 192 workers and heads of civil society organizations). They have also been supervised by LESC or local committees of experts and stakeholders. The co-created solution core characteristics are: Multi-lingual content (English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Arabic, Urdu and Dari); Voice-over function to facilitate inclusive access for users with limited literary skills or reading difficulties; Glossary of terms; Basic Information by topic of interest (employment, health, education, housing, and participation); Step-by-step guide on administrative procedures; Events & Courses; Chatbot and personalized integration plans. Project website: https://www.micadoproject.eu/ Marketplace: https://solutions.micadoproject.eu/