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Luis de Miranda

Full name: Luis Filipe de Miranda Correia.

Citizenship status: Double nationality French and Portuguese. Born 15/09/1971.

Phone (m): +447982851499.

Institution: The University of Edinburgh

Present positions

  • 2014–2017 | PhD student, The University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • 2014–2017 | Director of the Crag, Creation of Reality Research Group, Director of the Anthrobotics Cluster, The University of Edinburgh.
  • 2014–2017 | Tutor in French Literature and Creative Thinking, The University of Edinburgh.

Degrees and Recognitions

  • 2016 | Certificate with Honours, Summer School in The Regulations of Robotics in Europe: Legal, Ethical and Economic implications, School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.
  • 2015 | Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, HEA, UK.
  • 2007 | Master 2 in Philosophy, Paris I – Sorbonne, Paris, France. Dissertation published as a book in French and translated as a peer-reviewed article in English (see below).
  • 2003 | Master 1 in Philosophy, Paris I – Sorbonne. Dissertation published as a book in French (see below).
  • 1994 | Master of Business Administration, HEC–Paris (‘Best business school in Europe’, according to Financial Times), Jouy-en-Josas, France.

Recent Research Awards

  • 2016 | The University of Edinburgh Researcher-Led initiative fund, awarded to The Anthrobotics Cluster.
  • 2014 – 2017 | The university of Edinburgh Research Scholarship Award.
  • 2015–2017 | UK French Institute Sponsorships, awarded to The Crag.
  • 2016 | First Prize in the 3-Minute-Thesis Competition of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh.
  • 2015 | The University of Edinburgh Researcher-Led initiative fund, awarded to The Crag Research Group.
  • 2014 – 16 | DELC Initiative awards, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2014 – 2016 | The LLC Student-Led Initiative Fund, University of Edinburgh.

Teaching experience and accreditations

  • 2017 | Creative Thinking, University of Edinburgh Summer School.
  • 2014 – 2016 | French literature, French language, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2015 | Creative Writing and Ethics, Oxbridge Academic Program, Paris, France.
  • 2015 | Associate Fellowship Accreditation (Higher Education Academy)
  • 2014 | Creativity, Ecole Media Art, Châlon-sur-Saône, France.
  • 2013 | Literature and French class, substitute teacher, Lycée Saint-Louis, pupils aged 10 to 17, Stockholm, Sweden.


Extra-academic work experience

  • 2012 – 2014 | Founder and director of Haute Culture Books, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2004 – 2012 | Editorial director, book editor, manager, strategic adviser, and co-owner, Max Milo Editions, Paris, France.
  • 1997 – 2003 | Cultural reporter, book critic, journalist. Interviews of José Saramago (Nobel Prize), Joyce Carol Oates, Jim Harrison, Jonathan Franzen, Michel Serres, Jonathan Coe, Pierre Bourdieu, etc.

Authored publications | Books

  • 2012 | L’être et le néon, philosophical essay, Max Milo, Paris, France.
  • 2011 | Qui a tué le poète?, philosophical novel, Max Milo. Translated into Turkish (Galata Editions, 2012). Currently being translated into English.
  • 2010 | L’art d’être libres au temps des automates, philosophical essay, Max Milo.
  • 2008 | Paridaiza, philosophical novel, Plon, Paris, France.
  • 2008 | Une vie nouvelle est-elle possible? Deleuze et les lignes, academic essay, Nous, Caen, France. Translated into English as Is a New Life Possible? Deleuze Studies, Edinburgh University Press, 2013).
  • 2007 | Peut-on jouir du capitalisme?, philosophical essay, Punctum, Paris, France.
  • 2003 | Ego trip, ou La Société des artistes sans oeuvre, philosophical essay, Max Milo.
  • 2002 | Moment magnétique de l’aimant, philosophical novel, La Chasse au Snark, Paris, France.
  • 2001 | A vide, philosophical novel, Denoël, Paris, France.
  • 2000 | Le Spray, philosophical tale, Calmann-Lévy, Paris, France
  • 1998 | La Mémoire de Ruben, philosophical novel, Gamma Press, Belgium. Translated into Arabic (Walidoff Editions, Tunisia, 2010).
  • 1997 | Joie, philosophical novel, Le Temps des Cerises, Paris, France.


Book Chapters

  • 2017 | ‘On the Concept of Creal: Ethical Promises of a Non-Teleological Creative Universal’, in The Dark Precursor: Deleuze and Artistic Research, Orpheus Institute Series, Leuven University Press.
  • 2012 | ‘A Thousand Years of Fluoritude’, in Néon, Le néon dans l’art des années 1940 à nos jours, Exhibition Catalogue, Archibooks, Paris, France. Translated into English and Italian.

Publications as a translator

  • 2013 | Felicity, Haute Culture books. Translation from French into English of Un Coeur simple, a tale by Gustave Flaubert.
  • 2005 | Adoration, Max Milo. Translation from English (USA) into French of Milk, a novel by Darcey Steinke.


Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • 2017 | With Dr. Ram Ramamoorthy and Dr. Michael Rovatsos. ‘We, The Anthrobot: Learning from Human forms of Interaction and Esprit de Corps to Develop More Diverse Social Robotics’ (to be submitted soon).
  • 2016 | Life is Strange and ‘Games are Made’: A Sartrean Reading of a Multiple-Choice Videogame (under review), Games and Culture.
  • 2015 | ‘Esprit de Corps and the French Revolutionary Crisis: a Prehistory of the Concept of Solidarity’, University of Vienna Forschungsportal.
  • 2013 | ‘Is a new life possible? Deleuze and the lines’, Deleuze Studies.
  • 2003 | ‘La société existe’, AnthropolisRevue du Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Institutions et des Organisations Sociales.


Invited plenary presentations and master classes

  • 2015 | Public presentation: ‘A Cultural History of Neon Signs’, Explorathon, The Banshee Labyrinth Cinema, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 2015 | ‘What is crealism?’, Oxbridge Academic Program, Paris, France.
  • 2014 | Master class on creative writing, Stockholm University, Sweden.
  • 2014 | Master class on creation and crealism, Ecole Media Art, Châlon-sur-Saône, France.
  • 2012 | ‘On writing’, Clandestino Institut, Göteborg, Sweden.
  • 2012 | ‘L’être et le néon’, Institut de Physique du Globe, Nuit des Savoirs, Nuit Blanche, Paris, France.
  • 2012 | Public Seminar ‘The cultural history of neon lights’, Café des Fous, Paris, France.
  • 2011 | ‘Avez-vous le sens des créalités?’, University of Lille, France.
  • 2010 | ‘What is crealism?’ University of Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • 2008 | Guest of Honour: ‘Solitude in French literature’, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Recent Conference Talks

  • 2016 | ‘We, The Anthrobot: Undertanding the Human-Digital Unity’, Biopolitics 2.0, Mancept, The University of Manchester.
  • 2015 | ‘Esprit de Corps: The Secret of Collective Action’, How to Act Together, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
  • 2015 | ‘On the Concept of Creal: Ethical Promises of a Non-Teleological Creative Universal’ | Dare 2015, Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium.
  • 2015 | ‘Out of Focus: Existentialism Through the Lens of the French Videogame Life is Strange’ | French Media Research Group Conference, University of Newcastle, UK.
  • 2015 | ‘Towards a New Frontier of the Self? A Genealogy of Esprit de Corps’ Society for European Philosophy, University of Dundee, UK.
  • 2015 | ‘Can Esprit de Corps Recreate Our Lives?’, Deleuze Studies International Conference, Konstfack University College, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2015 | ‘The birth and growth of ‘esprit de corps’: studying the impact of an idiom and an idea on French History’, Society for the Study of French History Conference, University of St Andrews, UK.
  • 2015 | ‘Esprit de corps: a universal anti-universalistic concept’, Cultural Literacy in Europe Conference, University of Birkbeck, UK.
  • 2015 |‘Esprit de corps: A Prehistory of the notion of Solidarity’, Graceh Conference, University of Vienna, Austria.
  • 2015 | ‘One for all, all for the Nation: the 18th century French invention of ‘esprit de corps’ and its propagation into the English language’, British Society For Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Oxford University, UK.
  • 2012 | ‘Numérisme et créalisme: la dialectique du siècle à venir?’, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France.
  • 2012 | ‘Les creations de réalités’, Colloque Frontières, Université de Pau, France.
  • 2011 | ‘The crealist mode of power’, University of Toronto, Canada.

Recent Conferences Bursaries

  • 2014-16 | LLC Postgraduate Fund, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2015 | BSECS Postgraduate Bursary, Annual Conference, Oxford, UK.
  • 2015 | Graceh Conference on European History, University of Vienna, Austria.
  • 2015 | Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Bursary, Birkbeck University, UK.


Recent interviews of Luis de Miranda and articles

  • 2016 | Interviews of Luis de Miranda on anthrobotics, Futurism, Robohub.
  • 2016 | Portrait of Luis de Miranda, Pantheon-Sorbonne Magazine.
  • 2015 | Interview of Luis de Miranda, The Oxford Philosopher.
  • 2015 | Interview of Luis de Miranda, The Hard Core Gamer.
  • 2015 | Interview of Luis de Miranda, Dark Zero.
  • 2015 | Interview of Luis de Miranda, Digitally Downloaded.
  • 2015 | Interview of Luis de Miranda: Atlantico.
  • 2015 | ‘La République ne fait plus rêver? La France a besoin de foi’, opinion article, Le Nouvel Obs.
  • 2014 |‘Access and aesthetics’, article on Luis de Miranda, Reading in Translation.
  • 2014 | ‘On translating and publishing’, article on Luis de Miranda, Literalab.
  • 2014 | Interview of Luis de Miranda, Typographical Era.
  • 2012 | Radio interview of Luis de Miranda, Open Democracy.
  • 2012 | Radio interview of Luis de Miranda, France Culture.
  • 2011 | Interview of Luis de Miranda, La Tribune.
  • 2011 | Radio interview of Luis de Miranda, France Culture.
  • 2011 | ‘Pour un moratoire sur les prix littéraires’, opinion article, Le Monde.
  • 2011 | ‘Un héros philosophique’, opinion article, Libération.
  • 2011 | Radio interview of Luis de Miranda, BFM.
  • 2011 | ‘La speculation, maladie mentale de la Terre’, opinion article, Libération.
  • 2010 | ‘Wikileaks: Qui règne par le code tombera par le code’, opinion article, Libération.
  • 2010 | Radio Interview of Luis de Miranda, France Culture.
  • 2008 | ‘Une civilisation de la fête et de l’oubli, opinion article, Le Monde.


Conferences or workshops organised, seminars or talks convened

  • 2017 | Anthrobotics Workshop, Anthrobotics Cluster at the University of Edinburgh, Crag Research Group, The University of Edinburgh School of informatics, Oxford Human Centred Computing Group, French Institute UK, Centre for Humanities Innovation at Durham University.
  • 2016 | 60 Years of Essentially Contested Concepts | The University of Edinburgh Eidyn Group, The School of Philosophy, Crag Research Group, the Centre for The Study of Modern Conflict, French institute UK.
  • 2015 | Creation of Reality International Conference | The Crag Research Group, The University of Edinburgh.
  • 2015–2017 | Crag Interdisciplinary Seminar, University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • 2012 | L’être et le néon, multimedia presentation, Institut de Physique du Globe, Nuit des Savoirs/Nuit Blanche, Paris, France.


Recent consultancies

  • 2016 | Editorial adviser, Teamsinside, Paris, France.
  • 2012 | Historical adviser, First major international exhibition on Neon Art, Maison Rouge, Paris, France.

Artistic Public Projects

  • 2004 – 2014 | Director of several short movies, including Nietzsche and Jesus: an interview (over 37,000 views on YouTube, 90% of likes and over 80 comments).


  • Fluent (writing and speaking): French, English, Portuguese.
  • Good understanding and good speaking level in Spanish and Swedish.
  • Some German, Latin, Ancient Greek.


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