Philosophy Bachelor (Madrid Autónoma University), Fine Arts PhD (Barcelona University). Cum Laude PhD., European Doctorate Accreditation: Robotics as Artistic Experimentation. A Historical Approach to the Evolution of Automaton Machines from the Perspective of the Aesthetics, Univ. Barcelona. 2011-2012 PhD Extraordinary Award
After 20 years working in the Faculty of Fine Arts, of the University of Barcelona, he is currently professor at the Compluense University. Iglesias worked as webmaster and several individual projects for the MACBA Contemporary Art Museum Barcelona: Antagonisms, Remote Connection and On Translation: The Web (by the artist Muntadas).
He has been invited to give lectures on Net.Art, robotics, art and new technologies in different Universities and Research Centers as CEDIM-Education Design Center (Monterrey, Mexico), European University (CEES), Carlos III University, Alicante University, Barcelona University, Cuenca University, Salamanca University and Valencia University, among others.
Iglesias’ work focuses on three main concepts. The first one is communication, understood as a basic human activity through which individuals relate to one another and establish social relationships, and in relation to which it is necessary to consider again the dialogic notion as well as reconsider the role of the addressee. Communication is a process in which, quoting Kaplún (1998), “two or more human beings or communities exchange and share experiences, knowledge and feelings, even if this is done remotely and through artificial means.” And the second one is interaction, considering that the relationship between humans and machines, so far based on the usage, care and management of machines’ actions —that is to say, based on the mere handling of machines—, should develop in order to be based on a mutual and internal interaction. And control as a unifying concept of the behaviors of modern societies, where the use of automated systems in registration and information processes does not mean the absence of a subjective intent on the global system and, therefore, handling.
Description: Cyber00 aims to create a public-private space for users to meet, where they can send e-mails, delete them, modify them, copy them, download information and everything else that the “possession” of an e-mail allows, but in this case the e-mail is not private but public.the conceptual idea is defined on the identity of the subject in real life, its disfigurement and the assumption of different profiles for their actions in the WWW. The real subject ceases to be “one” to become multiple, or multiple of himself, he becomes a user with as many technological faces as he makes connections. The computer is no longer a window to another world, it is no longer Alice’s mirror, but a multi-sectioned diamond that enables infinite explorations. The cyber00 project lasted six weeks. Each week a list of 400 addresses around the world were sent a series of e-mails to actively participate in its development. The first message was sent out on Monday 23 October 2000 with the following text: please, check my e-mail! Thehome-page evolved week by week by introducing messages sent with the word please.Today, one user, who fully assumed his cyber-profile, modified his e-mail address to include the word “please”.