Aleš Vaupotič, PhD is a video artist and literary comparatist. He is employed as an Associate Professor at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia, where he was also the dean of the School of Humanities and the head of the Research Centre for Humanities. He is a member of the executive committee of the European Society of Comparative Literature (ESCL/SELC). He was the president of the Society for Connecting Art and Science ArtNetLab. In his work he combines artistic and scholarly approaches. His areas of research include theory of discourse, semiotics, theory of new media and theory of literary realism.