Marta Delatte (1982) is an Internet researcher, journalist, educator, and the founder and research director of Liquen Data Lab. Graduated in Journalism (URL), she continued her education with a PgDip in Cultural Management (URL), and later on, with a Masters Degree in Music as Interdisciplinary Art (UB). She is currently completing her PhD in Digital Memory at the University of Hull as a member of the Media and Memory Research Initiative, a centre of excellence for research on the collection, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of mediated memories, especially those that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect or association with emerging areas of interest. She has been a contributing writer for VICE, The Creators Projects and Broadly en Español and her film essays and multimedia artwork, mainly based on found-footage narrative, has been shown in Barcelona, Madrid, Wien, New York, Sarajevo and Hanoi.
She is currently teaching at LCI Barcelona School of Higher Education in Design. Previously she has collaborated as teacher assistant at the School of Drama, Music and Screen of the University of Hull (UK, 2015-2016) and as guest educator for projects such as the European Commission Camp "Generation 1992" (Barcelona, July 2011) and for The Will to Live Center, a Social Enterprise, operating in the field of supporting and assisting the handicapped’s integration completely through training, orienting and consulting in order to help disabled people find suitable jobs and sources to consume their products (Hanoi, February-June 2011).
Since 2009 is the co-founder and creative director of the digital lab www.ellenjames.net, where she has acquired a systemic approach to the Internet ecology and an interdisciplinary eye for research inquiry in creative fields. In 2009 she authors a paper for an “Ethical proposal on the conflict of the visual representation of war in the digital age” for Tripodos, and in 2010 she publishes a paper on “Music & Technology, the emergence of the virtual in soundscape composition” and the chapter on “Contemporary Art & Informational Society” for Enciclopedia Catalana Temàtica.
Interested in digital affordances in the performing arts, in 2012 she starts working with opera director Rafael R. Villalobos with the production "Dido&Aeneas, Mircroopera for a single performer" premiered at Espai Moritz in Barcelona (june 2012). In 2013 they team up again to win the 7th Europäische Opernregie-Preis Camerata Nuova/Opera Europa, that lead to premiere Noye's Fludde in Wiesbaden in 2013.
In 2015 she was awarded with a Doctoral Scholarship at the Media and Memory Research Initiative of the University of Hull (UK) where she is contributing to the discussion around knowledge discovery in creative archives and leading the development of a web app -net.wanderingliquen.com- that is being build collaboratively to enable feminist engagements with archives and new models of history. In 2015 she also participated at the conference "Feminist Research Methodologies: Challenges and Negotiations" at Sheffield Hallam University and started collaborating as undergraduate trainer at the School of Drama, Music, and Screen of University of Hull.
In 2016 she presented her research project "A user experience approach to the politics of information design" at Signal/Noise: A FemTechNet conference on pedagogy, technology and transdisciplinarity at the University of Michigan and participated in the elaboration of the report "Making Labour Advocacy Urgent: Tactics and issue Rhetorics in the Worker's Rights Issue Space" at the CUHK Research Summit: Digital Methods & Social Development at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2017 she was invited to give a talk about creative archives and critical perspectives on UX design and research and present her work at the ACCUMULATION TECHNOLOGIES: DATABASES AND 'OTHER' ARCHIVES, an international symposium focused on archival practices conducted within the framework of the Research Project Global Art Archive (GAA), and organized by Art Globalization Interculturality (AGI) and the Faculty of Geography and History of the University of Barcelona.
She is also a local project coordinator for Art+Feminism, a global campaign to improve content about feminism and the arts in Wikipedia.