Santiago is a Colombian American New Media Producer and Artist, with a background in Television, Video and Performance Art. Thanks to the Fulbright Grant, he received his Master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU. He taught Interactivity at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and then relocated to Florida in the Fall of 2005 to teach Interactive Media at the University of Tampa. He started exhibiting internationally in 1992, participating in festivals such as Siggraph, FILE and the Japan Media Arts Festival, among others. His interests are non-linear narration, video-art, interactive design, creative code and queer expressions. In his latest project, The Cabaret, he is producing a series of experimental videos, digital prints, and virtual portraits, created with the volumetric sensor Kinect and custom code in Processing, that capture three-dimensionally the members and supporters of vibrant LGBTQ communities around the world. All his works are available online at www.santi.tv
BOGUE: Voguing in Bogota. The House of Tupamaras is a Voguing house of 8 professional dancers, artists and performers that are using their dance, their open homosexuality, and their bodies as a political tool in a conservative and cold city like Bogotá, Colombia.