Aleš Vaupotič, PhD is a video artist and literary comparatist. He is employed as an Assistant Professor, the dean of the School of Humanities and the head of the Research Centre for Humanities at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. He is a member of executive committees of the European Network for Comparative Literary Studies (REELCS/ENCLS) and the president of Society for Connecting Art and Science ArtNetLab. In his work he combines artistic and scholarly approaches. His areas of research include theory of discourse, theory of new media and theory of literary realism.