herramienta.digital | Pablo Somonte Ruano


Pablo Somonte Ruano


Pablo Somonte Ruano (Mexico City, 1992). Multimedia worker, filemaker and cryptoexplorer.

I'm interested in topics in the intersection of technology, design and society: generative systems, moving images, participation, free software, cryptography and p2p networks.

Right now I'm working in deriva.mx a transmedia project approaching structural violence in Mexico through cinema and interaction. I also teach a university course at CENTRO, Networks and Systems: Politics and Economics. Download the study plan and the class presentations (in spanish).

I also make music, for my personal project Párvulos and sometimes for commissioned work. Download my EP: Palabra, recently released in VAA (Varios Artistas).

Social networks: personal instagram, instagram for herramienta.digital, twitter, github.

Download my CV.

Write me at x@pablo.sx

Poetry zines | 2013

Series of generative poetry zines inspired by the concrete poetry movement.

Tools: Processing.

This zines were created with the intention of experimenting with language and its structure in conjunction with simple graphical elements like lines and shapes. All of the poems, as well as the titles of the books, are generated randomly by an algorithm choosing from a database and following simple grammatical rules. This rules were designed to imitate the grammatical structure of rhetorical figures and other common poetry patterns. Additionally, the graphical elements enable new relations and different reading possibilities.