Juan B. Gutiérrez
|Juan Bernardo Gutiérrez|
Juan B Gutiérrez (June 2006)
March 17, 1973 |
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
|Occupation||Novelist, Professor of Mathematics|
|Notable works||Extreme Conditions|
Juan Bernardo Gutiérrez (born March 17, 1973) is an American mathematician and author of Colombian origin, known primarily for his theoretical and practical contributions in the field of hypertext fiction.
Gutiérrez was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He graduated in 1996 with a B.Sc. in civil engineering from the National University of Colombia. He moved to the United States in 2001. He graduated in 2009 with a Ph.D. in mathematical biology from Florida State University. Currently he is a professor of bioinformatics and mathematics at the University of Georgia.
In 1996, at age 23, he won the international literary prize Carlos Castro Saavedra in Medellín, Colombia. That same year, he was awarded a National Grant in Literature by the Colombian Ministry of Culture to write the digital novel El Primer Vuelo de los Hermanos Wright (The First Flight of the Wright Brothers). In 1997 and 1998 he received two national grants from the Bogotan Institute of Culture to write the digital novel Condiciones Extremas (Extreme Conditions). These two novels are regarded as the first hypertextual novels in the Spanish language (Sasson-Henry, 2006; Mecke, 2004; Pajares, 2001).
Bibliography in English
- Extreme Conditions, Version 3, 2005. Digital novel published in Literatronica.com
- The First Flight of the Wright Brothers, Version 2, 2006. Digital novel published in Literatronica.com
- The influence of artificial intelligence in hyperfiction: Towards the digital author. in Proceedings of the Congress Literatures: From Text to Hypertext Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, 2006.
- Literatronic: The use of Hamiltonian cycles to produce adaptivity in literary hypertext. Proceedings of The Bridges Conference 2006: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science London, UK.
He has also published in Spanish several short stories, a story book, the same two novels referenced, and scholarly articles.
- Osvaldo Cleger. Doctoral dissertation (in Spanish), University of Arizona, 2009. El arte de narrar en la era de las blogoficciones: Una aproximacion interdisciplinaria a la literatura en los blogs.
- Ted Fordyce. MA Thesis, Georgetown University, 2010. Linked variations: authoring-system specific link construction and the analysis of hypertext literature.
- Sirka Klöpper-Mauermann. Doctoral dissertation (in German), University of Hamburg, 2015. Die spanischsprachige Hyperfiction und ihr Leser: narratologische Auslotungen einer schwierigen Beziehung.
- Carolina Gainza. Doctoral dissertation (in Spanish), University of Pittsburgh, 2013. Escrituras Electrónicas en América Latina. Producción Literaria en el Capitalismo Informacional.
- Jochen Mecke (Universität Regensburg, Germany). Ästhetische Differenz in Print- und Hypertext (fiktion) (Aesthetic difference in print and Hypertext fiction). PhiN-Beiheft 2/2004: 141. Philologie im Netz (in German). Journal of Philology of the University of Berlin.
- Susana Pajares Tosca (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark). Condiciones Extremas. Digital Science Fiction from Colombia. Latin American Literature and Mass Media. Garland. Hispanic Issues Series. New York, 2001.
- Perla Sasson-Henry (US Naval Academy). From Hypertexts To Blogs: "El Primer Vuelo De Los Hermanos Wright" And "Más Respeto Que Soy Tu Madre" in Proceedings of the Congress Literatures: From Text to Hypertext, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, 2006.